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nice pics!
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LuisR wrote: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:40 pm
_anicca_ wrote: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:29 pm
LuisR wrote: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:07 pm

Is Ajahn Suchart the one that does the Dhamma in english Channel on youtube?
Yes, and I have been featured in several of his videos :)
Cool. I really like that channel. He answered a couple of my questions. I didn't realize people could stay there with him. how was it?
It makes any other meditation retreat seem easy. Being around Ajahn Suchart and at Wat Yan is certainly an experience. He is a very kind individual, and his behavior and practice is one to emulate.
"A virtuous monk, Kotthita my friend, should attend in an appropriate way to the five clinging-aggregates as inconstant, stressful, a disease, a cancer, an arrow, painful, an affliction, alien, a dissolution, an emptiness, not-self."

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Post by windaub »

Actually Pa Auk sayadaw isn't in Pa Auk's main any more, he's in Pyin Oo Lwin, and I'm not sure he is still teaching. Also, I don't think applying there would be an easy thing, especially from outside the country.
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Post by Akashad »

Hi Diamind,

Shaila Catherine a student of Pa Auk Sayadaw is having an online course.I think it goes for 8 weeks and focuses on samatha practice.Registration is open now.Its starts at October i think.

Here is the link:

specifically this link: ... g-concentr

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petitecath15 wrote: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:39 am I really hope that I will have the opportunity to attend all this one of these days.
As well as the online course there are also groups:
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Natalie Quli: Multiple Buddhist Modernisms: Jhāna in Convert Theravāda

An interesting survey and rather more thorough than the oft-cited one by Leigh Brasington. Though the paper was published a decade ago it’s quite new to me and I don’t recall seeing it mentioned before on Dhamma Wheel.

This article focuses on the meditative jhānas as they are encountered by Western, English-speaking Buddhists in popular Buddhist writings and teachings available in the United States. I ask: how do the most popular teachers frame jhāna meditation? Do their teachings and writings reveal “traditional” or “modernist” ways of understanding? Are there significant differences between the various jhāna teachers’ presentations, particularly in their constructions of authority in the Buddhist tradition? Do they display the qualities of “Buddhist modernism” cited in the Buddhist studies literature?
Anabhirati kho, āvuso, imasmiṃ dhammavinaye dukkhā, abhirati sukhā.

“To not delight in this dhammavinaya, friend, is painful; to delight in it is bliss.”
(Sukhasutta, AN 10:66)
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Post by Zom »

"This makes it very worrisome to place all of these teachers under the simple
rubric of “Buddhist modernism” generally, or even within specific
“lineages” of nationally-circumscribed modernisms (i.e., “Sri Lankan
Buddhist modernism”). And given the simultaneous flow of multiple
Buddhist traditions not only into Western cultures, but across Asian
national borders as well, tracing specific Buddhist modernist “lineages” is
likely to become increasingly difficult if not impossible in some cases".
I will help her. Let this be called "Hybrid Buddhism" 8-)
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Post by holylotus »

_anicca_ wrote: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 pm
Thank you for these wonderful pictures!

Is there some place to deposit your valuables for safekeeping?

Do monks also stay in similar platforms?

How do you manage without mosquito nets? And in the wintertime?

Also what is the daily schedule like?

Thank you very much. May you be well and happy
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