Any monasteries accepting ordinations

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Any monasteries accepting ordinations

Postby samadhi_steve » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:00 am

Hello

I am from Canada and would like to go forth within the next year. I am wondering if anyone knows of any monastery that is accepting new ordinations?

Also being from Canada would I be able to ordain say in the states and be able to practice and live there for extended periods of time?

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Re: Any monasteries accepting ordinations

Postby rowboat » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:36 am

Have you contacted Birken Forest Monastery? It's in British Columbia, near Kamloops. On the left side of their homepage there's a link titled "Becoming a monastic". Clicking this link takes you to a page with several monasteries and some general information. http://birken.ca/
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Re: Any monasteries accepting ordinations

Postby lojong1 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:46 am

Birken Forest Monastery has good reputation. The founding monks went through some hardships coming here ordained with nowhere to go.

Denman Island Hermitage BC? http://www.dharmafellowship.org/hermitage/
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Re: Any monasteries accepting ordinations

Postby samadhi_steve » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:08 pm

Thank you I will check out Dharma Fellowship, although I would like to ordain in Theravada Tradition.

I have contacted Birken, they currently are not taking any new ordinations.

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Re: Any monasteries accepting ordinations

Postby samadhi_steve » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:04 am

nope they just told me ajahn sona is not accepting new applicants for monastic training.

Must be due to support?
It's unfortunate there are only few places to ordain in the West and it seems most of them are not accepting new applicants :(
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