Teachers in UK

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Andy Coke, modified 12 Years ago at 11/22/09 2:31 PM
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Teachers in UK

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Dear all,

I was wondering if you could point me to good teachers in the UK? I live in Edinburgh, and I know Samye Ling is close; also the Portobello Zen priory, but I'm not very fond of Zen since it seems with so little structure to it (maybe I'm wrong?)

For the pragmatism they show I'm somewhat drawn to the theravada style, so if you knew of a any teacher I'd very thankfull if you let me know emoticon

Cheers,

Andy
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Florian, modified 12 Years ago at 11/23/09 4:24 AM
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Hi Andy,
I've been hearing good things about Christopher Titmuss.

Occasional DhO posters Alan and Duncan are in London. Not your purebred Theravadins, though. Still, highly recommended.

A few Ajahn Chah Thai Forest Tradition monasteries. They have the full tradition thing going, which may make talk about attainments very complicated.

Cheers,
Florian
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Andy Coke, modified 12 Years ago at 11/24/09 2:49 PM
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Thanks Florian,

had a look at all the sites and they look very good. Alan and Duncan's site (along with the baptist's head) look horribly tempting, I'm pulling myself from reading about magick emoticon

Cheers!
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Florian, modified 12 Years ago at 11/24/09 3:13 PM
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Andres Coca Lopez:
Alan and Duncan's site (along with the baptist's head) look horribly tempting, I'm pulling myself from reading about magick emoticon


Duncan actually picks up on this theme in this article: Magick

Cheers,
Florian
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Daniel M Ingram, modified 12 Years ago at 12/12/09 2:14 AM
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Gaia House in Devon has teachers of various strains and qualities, so try inquiring there to see who is around who might work with your interests.
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Andy Coke, modified 12 Years ago at 11/29/09 5:49 AM
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Florian "Monkeymind" Weps:


A few Ajahn Chah Thai Forest Tradition monasteries. They have the full tradition thing going, which may make talk about attainments very complicated.


Done a bit of research now, and I don't really get to any good conclusion. Could I seek a teacher in a monastery?

Also, how is a teacher helpfull if you can't talk about attainments? I guess you describe things as you perceive them through your practice and then they point you in the right direction. and see what happens next... but isn't that just the same but without a name?


Apparently the zen priest in the zen(soto) priory here in Edinburgh is very good (I've talked to him and he seems to know what he's doing, but I don't, so I can't really tell) but I haven't been going because zen seems to me so unstructured and ambiguous, maybe I'm not wrong? I hope I am.

Thanks guys,

Andy.
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Andy Coke, modified 12 Years ago at 11/29/09 8:53 AM
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Mahasi people in UK, a list of places. I wonder why I never found them before.


Birmingham Buddhist Vihara 29/31 Osler Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 9EU Tel: (0121) 454-6591; EMail: dhamma@globalnet.co.uk (Ven. Dr. Rewata Dhamma )

London Vihara1 Old Church Lane (Britain Burma Buddhist Trust) , London NW9 8TG; Tel: 0208 200 6898 (Ven. Indacariya)

Saraniya Dhamma Meditation Centre 420 Lower Broughton Road Salford, Gr. Manchester M7 2GD Tel: (0161) 281 6242 (Ven. Nyanujjotar Bhivamsa)

Santisukha Vihara, 269 Vicarage Farm Road, Heston, Middlesex, TW 5 0DR; Tel:/ Fax: 0208 570 2097 (Ven. Kemuda)

Sasana Ramsi Vihara
, 83 Booth Road Colindale, London, NW9 5JU Tel: (020) 8205-0221(Ven. Uttara)

Tisarana Vihara, London, 357 Nelson Road, Whitton, Twickenham , Middlesex, TW2 7AG; Tel: 0208 898 6965, EMail: vihara@tisarana.co.uk (Ven. U Kavinda)


Coming from: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism/viharabr (Most of the links in there are wrecked, but if you google them you'll find at least one website (Birmingham) that is resonably updated)

Cheers,
Andy.
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Florian, modified 12 Years ago at 11/29/09 2:28 PM
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Andres Coca Lopez:
Done a bit of research now, and I don't really get to any good conclusion. Could I seek a teacher in a monastery?

Sure. That's what monks are for. See below for things to be aware of.

Also, how is a teacher helpfull if you can't talk about attainments? I guess you describe things as you perceive them through your practice and then they point you in the right direction. and see what happens next... but isn't that just the same but without a name?


Depends on your character, I guess. Here's a good read on the subject: The Mushroom Factor

Cheers,
Florian
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Giles McGregor Vint, modified 10 Years ago at 11/5/11 8:05 AM
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Bhante Bodhidhamma is an excellent Mahasi teacher. He used to be the resident teacher at Gaia House. Many retreats are held through the year of differing types and lenghts. Bhante Bodhidhamma runs three month reatreat periods a few times a year, where you can stay from eight days minimum, and up to three months.

www.satipanya.org.uk

Satipanya, White Grit, Minsterly, Shropshire, SY5 0JN. Tel: +44 (0)1588 650752, Email: info@satipanya.org.uk

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