Originally a contract computer programmer by trade, Bhante Subhūti is an American Buddhist Monk with roots in the Sri Lanka and Myanmar Forest Traditions. He ordained in 2001 under The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadawgyi as his preceptor, a monk who is known for his strict practice of meditation and following the full list of monks’ rules which is very rare in the world today. In 2007 he chose to go to Na-Uyana Monastery in Sri Lanka which also had similar rules and meditation standards. In Sri Lanka and still as a monk, he went through another ordination ceremony which reset his rains count and therefore, his seniority. He returned again to Pa-Auk in Myanmar in 2012. Three years later, in 2015, Bhante Subhūti had an opportunity to go to Kauai, Hawaii, USA . He was very close to establishing a monastery but decided to leave for one year to allow the donors to save money. Back in Myanmar, he returned to school an earned a Diploma in Buddhism at the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University. He now, officially, has 11 “rains” (years of seniority), but has the combined total experience of 17 years. His heart has often floated back to Kauai and he has now returned again this April 9th to see if the vision of a monastery in Kauai can be revived. Bhante Subhūti is very strict in following the Theravada Buddhist monks’ 227 rules, and has not handled money in 17 years. He enjoys meditation, learning, teaching and collecting his food by alms where it is possible whether it be in Myanmar, Sri Lanka or Kauai itself. He says, “It works, but you just have to have faith that it will work.”
This website includes writings & talks & essays by Dhammarakkhita Bhikkhu (Mahaviveka).
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Sangham Dhamma-Vinaya Forum is a try to erect a virtual Vihara (a monastery which is usable to set out Vinaya procedures) and should be offered to the monastic Sangha later on.
It's an independent laity project and exclusively supported by direct involved voluntary working people.
Next to this maybe particular intention this board should be an unforced place to discover Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha and a place to practice, exchange knowledge and experience as well as to study the teachings. After all the main focus is lesser to create something special outwardly but to support each other in regard of the training.
It is now running as an experimental building side and will be moved to its mother site sangham.net later on.
Please in no way hesitate to participate, criticise and contribute your ideas!
You are the one who makes it moving on or not.
Thanks to all who had supported it till here and which is also done with your interest and time you spent her to read. Thanks.
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