Forest versus city monks
Parent topic: Types of monks
9 excerpts, 26:09 total duration

Remembering Ajahn Chah Weekend, Session 9 – Apr. 28, 2001

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7. Story: Ajahn Chah ordains at age 20. Told by Ajahn Amaro. [Ordination] [Ajahn Chah] // [Monastic life/Motivation] [Sense of urgency] [Forest versus city monks]

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8. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah’s dying father asks him to remain in robes for life. [Sickness] [Recollection/Death] [Parents] [Monastic life] [Ajahn Chah] [Determination] // [Learning] [Culture/Thailand] [Unattractiveness] [Forest versus city monks] [Sutta] [Sense of urgency]

Quote: “I dedicate my body and mind, my whole life, to the practice of the Lord Buddha’s teachings in their entirety. I will realize the truth in this lifetime … I will let go of everything and follow the teachings. No matter how much suffering and difficulty I have to endure I will persevere, otherwise there will be no end to my doubts. I will make this life as even and continuous as a single day and night. I will abandon attachments to mind and body and follow the Buddha’s teachings until I know their truth for myself.” — Ajahn Chah [Buddha] [Dhamma] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma] [Knowledge and vision] [Truth] [Relinquishment] [Suffering]

Reflection: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 40 [Energy] [Doubt] [Continuity of mindfulness]

Remembering Ajahn Chah Weekend, Session 30 – Apr. 29, 2001

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4. When I first went there, the town monks were very critical of Ajahn Chah. Reflection by Ajahn Sumedho. [Forest versus city monks] [Wat Pah Pong] [Aversion] [Ajahn Chah] // [Ajahn Sumedho] [Rains retreat] [Forgiveness] [Jealousy] [History/Thai Buddhism] [Ajahn Mun]

Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 40 – Mar. 2, 2014

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1. Introduction to The Natural Character of Awakening and Chao Khun Upāli. Teaching by Ajahn Jotipālo and Ajahn Pasanno. [Chao Khun Upāli] [Ajahn Mun] [Forest versus city monks]

Story: Ajahn Mun takes on the role of abbot at a city temple out of respect for Chao Khun Upāli’s request. [Abbot]

Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 49 – Mar. 13, 2014

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9. “Was Luang Por Teean a forest teacher? Dhammayut or Mahanikai?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Teean] [Forest versus city monks] [Thai sects]

Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 50 – Mar. 14, 2014

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6. Quote: “In the future, the forest monks will be like village monks, and the village monks will be like lay people.” — Ajahn Tongrat. Quoted by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Tongrat] [Forest versus city monks] // [Ajahn Liem] [Wat Pah Pong]

Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 53 – Mar. 19, 2014

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8. “You’d have one village supporting more than one monastery, is that right?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Ñāṇiko. [Almsround] // [Forest versus city monks] [Wat Pah Nanachat]

Questions and Answers with Dharma Realm Buddhist University – Nov. 18, 2014

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2.Ajahn Lee’s biography contrasts the lives of city and forest monks. Is the lifesytle here (Abhayagiri) similar to the dhutaṅga monks?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo] [Forest versus city monks] [Abhayagiri] [Ascetic practices] // [Vinaya] [Saṅgha] [Culture/Thailand] [Learning] [Merit] [Nibbāna]

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3. “What are the connotations of “dhutaṅga monk?” Is it a slur?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Forest versus city monks] [Ascetic practices] // [Tudong] [Culture/Thailand] [Ajahn Pasanno]