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Chogyam Trungpa. The bad boy of Tibetan Buddhism, provides a new perspective perhaps, particularly for those accustomed to learning that the Spiritual Warrior is a defilement-warrior.
Zizek. Makes philosophy challenging but also quite fun.
Category Archives: Goings
Findhorn is not a place of Buddhist practice per se, but it is a place of practice. The main campus of the organization is based in two locations around the quaint Highland town of Forres (about thirty miles from Inverness). … Continue reading
Wat Chom Thong, Wat Ram Poeng and Wat Doi Suthep are the three well-known temples offering intensive meditation retreats in the style of Ajarn Thong, a student of who could be called the founder of the modern vipassana movement, Mahasi … Continue reading
Wat Pa Nanachat (near Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand) was founded by the late Ajarn Cha as a place where non-Thai speaking foreigners could train as monks in the Thai forest tradition. Most of the ten or so monks there are from … Continue reading
Wat Tam Doy Tohn is a few hours out of Chiang Mai. Despite having been used as a station for monks for many years, the current temple buildings are all new, having gone up in the past twenty years or … Continue reading
This was written with long-term (more than a month) stayers in mind, but can be equally useful to people staying in the city short-term. Foreigners can stay in apartments if they have a business visa, but it requires a lot … Continue reading
Directions: The Pa Auk meditation centre just outside of Yangon is a branch centre of the main monastery in Mawlamyaine, the capital of Mon State in the South. From downtown Yangon, you can get to it by taking Bus no.217 … Continue reading
Wat Damnak is a good example of engaged Buddhism. Within its walls, it houses a language center, a weaving center, a primary school, charity administration offices, as well as the library and offices of the Center for Khmer Studies. You … Continue reading