Postulants (anagārika)
Alternative translations: Pakow Thai
Parent topic: Types of monks
7 excerpts, 12:56 total duration

Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 44Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 6, 2014

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2. Ajahn Pasanno gives more information about the cremation ground story. [Ajahn Chah] [Personality] [Postulants]

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3. “Did the pakow who accompanied Ajahn Chah to the cremation ground ever ordain?” [Ajahn Chah] [Postulants]

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

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6. “Why did older men ordain as pakows and follow Ajahn Chah on tudong?” [Older monks] [Postulants] [Ajahn Chah] [Tudong] // [Culture/Thailand] [Food] [Almsfood]

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7. “Is it common for older men to ordain?” [Older monks] // [Postulants] [Association with people of integrity]

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8. “How long would such pakows ordain?” [Older monks] [Postulants] // [Amaravati] [Dhammapala]

Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 52Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 18, 2014

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4. “Was your eight years living with novices like how it was described in this reading ['Toilets on the Path']?” [Ajahn Pasanno] [Novices] // [Thai]

Story: Ajahn Preecha comes to Wat Pah Pong at the age of 11 or 12. [Ajahn Preecha] [Postulants] [Ajahn Chah] [Wat Pah Pong]

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10. “So they do temporary ordinations in Thailand?” [Culture/Thailand] [Temporary ordination] [Novices]

Follow-up: “What would be the duration, was there a range?” [Wat Pah Pong] [Ajahn Chah]

Story: Ajahn Chah ordains 80 temporary monks for his mother's funeral. [Family] [Death] [Funerals]

Follow-up: “Did they come in as anāgārikas or sāmaṇeras?” [Sequence of training] [Postulants]

Story: Ajahn Chah takes on temporary ordinations for three years.