Monday, May 18, 2020

The Way to True Happiness: Theravada (doc)

Theravada Buddhism (video) via Ellie Askew, Dhr. Seven, CC Liu (text), Wisdom Quarterly

Women can awaken.
"Theravada Buddhism, The Way to True Happiness" is a brief look into the Thai Forest Tradition, where Westerners have been going to sit with the enlightened teacher Ajahn Chah, who was able to communicate the heart of Buddhism to Westerners better than any teacher in Thailand. Many benefitted from it, themselves awakening the way the Buddha awakened to become the "Enlightened One."

Is rebirth really a real thing?
The British monk who first studied theoretical physics at Cambridge Ajahn Brahm (Peter Betts) is an excellent example of this, but he is not the only one. There are many Westerners in this tradition.

What were these young British, Americans, Australians, and Europeans finding in the forest? Anyone may today visit Ajahn Chah's monastery Wat Pah Pong and stay at Wat Pah Nanachat, the "International Forest Monastery" in northeast Thailand to find out. In the place of a visit to Isan, the rural northeast bordering Laos, there's this short film.

Ajahn Brahm (Peter Betts), a UK success story

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