Cultural context
Subtopics: Culture/Natural environment, Culture/Asia, Culture/India, Culture/Sri Lanka, Culture/Thailand, Culture/Native American, Culture/West, Women in Buddhism, Language, Buddhist identity, Popular culture
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Metta Retreat, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 11, 2008

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1. “One of my lay insight mediation teachers said, 'The Western lay practitioner is an experiment in Buddhism.' What do you think? To me it seems our lay teachers are also an experiment.” [Culture/West] [Lay life] [Lay teachers] // [Monastic life] [Abhayagiri] [Sīladharā] [Culture/Thailand]

Quote: “Because the monastic presence is so strong in Asia, oftentimes people overlook the strength of the tradition of lay practice and lay teachers.” [Cultural context]

Story: The Buddha tells Māra he will found the fourfold assembly (UD 6.1). [Buddha/Biography] [Māra] [Fourfold Assembly] [Stages of awakening] [Learning]


Metta Retreat, Session 5Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 13, 2008

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16. “What could American culture learn from Thai culture?” [Culture/West] [Culture/Thailand] // [P. A. Payutto] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Cultural context]

Quote:Mai bpen rai.”

Quote: “'If there was a culture that was steeped in Buddhism, that would really solve all the problems of the world.' No it wouldn't. There are still human beings there. They'll create suffering wherever they go.” [Cultural context] [Politics and society] [Human] [Suffering]