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A little help figuring this out please....

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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A little help figuring this out please....

Postby Nicro » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:59 am

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?

So:
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!

Nick

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Re: A little help figuring this out please....

Postby alan » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:49 am

You could give a little help by providing your reasons. Why do you want to ordain?

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Re: A little help figuring this out please....

Postby Nicro » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:12 am


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Re: A little help figuring this out please....

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:44 pm

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Re: A little help figuring this out please....

Postby Nicro » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:49 am

Thanks Bhante, I sent you a PM.

Anyone else have any interesting info to share?

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Re: A little help figuring this out please....

Postby Ytrog » Sat May 21, 2011 10:54 pm

I would say: go for it.

If you have a typical life with a career and maybe a family of your own then ordaining is as hard as breaking out of a prison.
A few years ago I had a strong wish to ordain, but lacked the courage. Now I have a career (no relationship or kids luckily) and I'm essentially stuck in this life (full of stress and deadlines, mind you). Now for me ordaining is "that unobtainable dream".

Bottom line: Certainly take the chance while you still can.

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Re: A little help figuring this out please....

Postby Kaktus » Mon May 23, 2011 8:52 am

English isn´t my native language. So please accept my apologies for my kind of spelling and grammar ;-)

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