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In search of a noble teacher.

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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In search of a noble teacher.

Postby Wind » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:11 am

Hi everyone

I have decided to seriously search for a noble teacher to possibly be ordain under. So I was wondering if anyone could recommend a highly regarded teacher? I prefer a teacher in the Thai forest tradition who can speak fluent English. I am also open to any noble teacher from Sri Lanka as well.

Thanks for your help

Wind

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby Goedert » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:09 pm

Friend,

Bhante G, at West Virginia in USA.

His monostery website is:

http://www.bhavanasociety.org/

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:26 pm

With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby bodom » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:12 pm

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery

Buddhist monastery in the Thai Forest Sangha tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.

http://www.abhayagiri.org/

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:48 pm

Ajahn Amaro. Chithurst Forest Monastery UK.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby Wind » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:58 am

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I will look up each and everyone one of them and learn more about them. :)

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby rowyourboat » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:59 am

With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby appicchato » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:40 pm

The OP is looking for a 'Noble Teacher'...and good luck to him/her...although (my) reality compels me to say that all of the subsequent 'recommendations' will not give (what I consider to be) the desired outcome...the people mentioned give talks but not the personalized instruction that I get the feeling the OP is looking for...in fact it would be difficult to find any 'name' that does...if asked I would recommend reading the Suttas and go with the Noblest Teacher from the git go...just a bit of reflection from personal observation...

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:46 pm

Ajahn Amaro has just taken over as Abbott of Chithurst and part of his remit will certainly entail preparing people for ordination.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby andrewuk » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:50 pm

Meditate, don't be negligent, lest you may later regret it!

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:23 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:56 am

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby Goofaholix » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:24 am

Are you suggesting that some teachers are ignoble and you want to avoid them?

The best way to decide which teacher you want to stay with long term is to go and spend a few weeks or months on retreat with any or all teachers that might interest you until you find one you want to stay with.

Most people have had more than one teacher and you can learn a lot by learning from any and every teacher. It's good to find one you really want to stay with long term but it doesn't always happen like that so in the words of the song "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with".

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Re: In search of a noble teacher.

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:43 am

Good points Goofaholix,

There are many teachers out there. A few are famous, but that doesn't mean that the others are worthless. And as has already been mentioned, it's unlikely you'll be able to get a lot of personal attention from a famous teacher. (Not that it's not worthwhile to have such contact if you have the opportunity, of course.)

Mike


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