Away on retreat for a while…

For all my dear fellow bloggists, I’ll have to take leave of you for 10 days or so, while I’m teaching a retreat here at Jhana Grove, WA. If I don’t get around to answering all questions or responding to all comments that deserve a response, I hope you’ll forgive me. If you really want me to respond, best ask again when I’m back.

Just a reminder, when you leave comments, WordPress decides automatically what gets included and what doesn’t, and like all automated systems it sometimes makes mistakes. I will get around to check all submitted comments sooner or later, but meanwhile follow the sagely advice of the Hitchhiker’s Guide. One tip: if your post includes several links, it is more likely to be held back (because spam often includes links).

7 thoughts on “Away on retreat for a while…

  1. The wisdom of Douglas Adams. Nice!

    A retreat at Jhana Grove, WA sounds wonderful.

    Metta. And thank you Bhante Sujato!

  2. That is wonderful that Bhante is teaching meditation. That is the best gift to give others, the gift of Dhamma. That is the best merit one can do for humanity, to develop the mind in meditation. Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

    Venerable Sir, the best thing you can do for us is to practice and then teach us the way to liberation. All other of your hobbies are less relevant, and it is a relief that you are putting those worldly issues asside in order to teach meditation.

    Previously, someone in the blog discussion has asked whether the Buddha said anything about rebirth. I am reading MN60: The incontrovertible Teaching and the Buddha here states that “Since there actually is another world, one who holds the view ‘there is no other world’ has wrong view.” “there is another world” is meant to be another world after this world i.e. rebirth.

    … Then the Buddha goes on to say if one makes good kamma, shares is virtuous then paragraph 12: If there is another world, then on the dissolution of the body, after death, this good person will reappear in a happy destination, even in the heavenly world”.

    So it is clear that the Buddha said there is actually rebirth, and not to believe so is “wrong view”

  3. Hi Ajahn Brahmali, Sujato,

    I am finding referring to different types of Buddhism confusing.

    What do you call the early teachings ie following the Pali Canon ….. just Buddhism, early Buddhism

    Theravardan – slightly altered or later forms of Buddhism –

    As for Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. as most follow a hierachy and guru and very authoritarian styles of teaching I thought a good name for that would be “Authoritarian Buddhism”. What do you think?

    Daisy

  4. .

    Hi Ajahn Brahmali, Sujato,

    I am finding referring to different types of Buddhism confusing.

    What do you call the early teachings ie following the Pali Canon ….. just Buddhism, early Buddhism

    Theravardan – slightly altered or later forms of Buddhism –

    As for Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. as most follow a hierachy and guru and very authoritarian styles of teaching I thought a good name for that would be “Authoritarian Buddhism”. What do you think?

    Daisy

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