Ok. So this summer I'm going to Nepal, to India then over to Thailand. I have the intention of ordaining and I figure this trip of traveling alone and visiting different monasteries will give me a taste of what monastic life would be like. So the plan is to first go to California and go to Abhayagiri but now I'm thinking Wat Metta. What is the opinions surrounding these monasteries? I know Abhayagiri seems very strict concerning ordination and I don't know if they would accept another person. But even if I was accepted to either monastery I will still go to Asia first. Now I was thinking of spending alot of time in Thailand to find a Wat to go forth at.....but after browsing through this forum it seems like Sri Lanka could be a better choice?
1. What are the opinions about Abhayagiri and Wat Metta?
2. What are the thoughts concerning Thailand Vs. Sri Lanka in regards to ordaining?
Thank you all very very much!