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Ven Rakkhita reading MCTB
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6/9/16 6:40 PM
Youtube video of Ven Rakkhita reading direct from Daniel Ingram's 'Core Teachings of the Buddha' on The Sixteen Stages of Insight.

Ingram's 16 Ñānas pt1 [Mod6]


Ingram's 16 Ñānas pt2 [Mod6]



Ingram's 16 Ñānas pt3 [Mod6]



Ingram's 16 Ñānas pt4 [Mod6]


Nothing like a monk with a English accent reading MCTB.
~D

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6/10/16 3:46 AM as a reply to Dream Walker.
Fantastic!

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6/10/16 6:04 AM as a reply to tom moylan.
Very cool, thanks DW!

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1/1/20 12:33 AM as a reply to Dream Walker.
hi
 This is Ven Rakkhita the British samanera monk on the video. I just joined the community here on Dhamma Overground. It was pleasant to find this thread ( 'Nothing like a monk with a English accent reading MCTB.' )
 I see it was back three years ago it looks like, so I don't know if anyone will reply. But I'm still following Daniel's work. Lately I spent much time on Kasina work / vipassana, after tracking some threads on Deconctructingyourself.com interview with Michael Taft.
https://deconstructingyourself.com/dy-008-meditation-magick-fire-kasina-guest-daniel-ingram.html
I shall be carefully working through this website to find like-minded community and practicioners on my wavelength.

Take care and thanks for positive responses to the youtubes

Bhante Ven Rakkhita Samanera ( Bro Ben )

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1/1/20 3:52 AM as a reply to Bhante Rakkhita Samanera.
Oh, how very cool! I hope you will like it here. Very best wishes!

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1/1/20 7:35 AM as a reply to Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö.
Thankyou,
  Here in the Dragon Temple of Davao, Philippines... there are not so many people to discuss with about meditation. When I read the threads and topics .... at last ... i can identify with the style of thought and flavour of Dhamma
I feel happier already
Gratitude again

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1/1/20 9:33 AM as a reply to Bhante Rakkhita Samanera.
Welcome to Dharma Overground. Can you tell us a little about yourself? How and why did you become a monk, for example?

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1/2/20 1:44 AM as a reply to Chris Marti.
Hi, thankyou for your kind welcome,.....  ' Nothing like a monk........  (with a English accent)..... reading MCTB.

How I became a monk - and why. I'll try.
During my student years, studying drawing, illustration Graphic Design and animation, I became very interested in 360 degree perspective, and meditating on a sphere of light.That was 1983-84 in Liverpool. I resisted the written essays and the resulting friction led to me leaving the course. This meditating had much greater fascination and affinity for me. It turned about to be white /light kasina, and the resulting spheres of boundless space etc. I decided to travel to Asia. I flew to Philippines. After deciding to settle there I went to Australia to earn more money for this lifestyle and used the visualisation capacity resulting from the meditation to illustrate childrens' books and newspaper illustration. I also was soul-mate searching and set off to return to Philippines via Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.. maybe Hong Kong. My chosen soul-mate arrived in Singapore from UK. By the time we had got to Thailand we were not happy and there was friction arising. In Chiang Mai the friction led to me wondering about meditation courses which were locally available at Wat Ram Poeng in a 26 day meditation course. An adaption of intensive Mahas Sayadaw technique. The opportunity to be absorbed in a temple environment and dedicating all time to meditation restored my happiness. I asked if I could assist the Westerners meditation section of the temple, and they suggested I ordain. That led to three years 1986-1989 involved in the teacher's assistant role there. I then found myself quite burnt out and stressed. I left the order and returned to lay life and UK, and Europe. After about twenty years of colourful life in 2009 I returned to the temple life. I flew to Thailand and explained that I wished to explore many other teachers, temples and cultures to see and compare them. In Malaysia I met the late MahaThera Punnaji who suggested I visit Sri Lanka and at least took Samanera ordination. So that was 2010 March. Which explains roughly how and why I became a monk and later became a Samanera.
  Most of these anecdotal accounts would be better done in an interview style as many adventures and quirky events also happened and then just filmed or audio recorded I think. But it gives a rough scaffold of some of the events. Thanks for asking.
  There was another question i just saw 'Can you tell us a little about yourself?'... ha...  i usually find it hard to tell as and little about myself... when i get going it usually goes on for quite a lot about myself. Not in ego way, just a lot happened, and anecdotes say a lot about life. I'll try to share what I can as we go along. With loving kindness, friendly wishes and harmless wishes for upholding the great Dhamma.

P.S - Is there a way you can actually 'make friends' with people on the site? i didn't see a way yet. Any tips. I see the 'Online Friends' button on the bottom of the screen.

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1/2/20 11:18 AM as a reply to Bhante Rakkhita Samanera.
Thanks for your story - very interesting.

There's no way to "friend" people on this site but can message other users privately here to have one-to-one conversations on this system. Use the "Messages" link at the top of each page.

Chris Marti
DhO Moderator

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1/5/20 6:36 PM as a reply to Chris Marti.
Thankyou Chris,

   I think I'm getting some idea of how it works. Thanks for your reply and explanation. Looking forward to more Dhamma sharing and exploring.

happy paths

Bro Ben