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Bhikkhu Pesala
« on: February 01, 2013, 04:32:45 PM »


Bhikkhu Pesala
previous website: http://my.opera.com/Pesala/blog/

www.aimwell.org

Bhikkhu Pesala first practiced intensive meditation at a retreat conducted by Mr John Coleman in 1975, and ever since has dedicated his life to Dhamma practice.

After his ordination in 1979 under Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw, he adopted the Sayādaw's method of watching the abdominal movements, and slow, mindful walking. He teaches meditation wherever and whenever he is invited.

He set up the Association for Insight Meditation (see external link below) with the help of Christine Fitzmaurice and David Glendinning in 1995 to support those who want to practice insight meditation seriously. The website contains a wealth of information related to the Dhamma, including Pali terms and names and numerous article.

He is a regular contributor to Buddhist forums and blogs, including Dhamma Wheel , the discussion forum for this Dhamma Wiki



Kuti (Blog) name: Association for Insight Meditation

additional websites: Insight Meditation

Quote from: A Brief Biography
A Brief Biography

Bhikkhu Pesala is the author of this web site and the Spiritual Director of the Association for Insight Meditation, which he set up in 1995 with the help of Christine Fitzmaurice and David Glendinning.

His first contact with Buddhism came through meeting two meditators who had practised the U Ba Khin meditation method with Sri Goenka in India. After an intensive ten-day retreat with Mr John Coleman, the author of »» “A Quiet Mind ,” he resolved to dedicate his life to the practice of insight meditation .

In 1976 he moved to Birmingham as the lay attendant of Sayādaw U Rewata Dhamma. For the next three years he drove the Sayādaw all over the country to visit his supporters and helped with cooking for vipassanā retreats and other daily chores. He studied the Visuddhimagga Sīlakkhandha and Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha with the Sayādaw.

He ordained in 1979 with Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw as his preceptor, and Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka as the examiner. Later the same year, he went to practise intensive meditation for six months at Mahāsi Yeikthā in Rangoon. Altogether, he has been to Burma four times to practise meditation under senior disciples of Mahāsi Sayādaw, especially Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka.

He has edited many books by Mahāsi Sayādaw, Ledi Sayādaw, and other Buddhist monks and scholars. He has worked tirelessly for many years to promote the systematic approach to insight meditation taught by the late Mahāsi Sayādaw.

Bhikkhu Pesala has had to endure all kinds of difficulties over the years due to his wish to adhere strictly to the Vinaya rules, as practised by his most venerable preceptor. Many monks nowadays do not observe even the basic training rules for bhikkhus; they regard the monastic training as impractical in the modern world. Bhikkhu Pesala has opposed this lax and negative attitude throughout his life as a monk, and urges lay supporters to take a more active role in protecting the Buddha’s Dispensation from further decline.

Those who are unwilling to follow the training are causing the disappearance of the true Dhamma. The training rules were laid down by the Omniscient Buddha to preserve the sāsana for future generations. They were designed to protect a monk’s spiritual growth and long-term happiness, not to make life more difficult and painful than it is already. One needs faith to inspire faith in others.

The essential teaching of the Buddha is the Four Noble Truths and the last of these is the Noble Eightfold Path, which comprises morality, concentration, and wisdom. More than 2,500 years have passed since the time of the Buddha, and during this long time many traditional ceremonies and rituals have become embedded so deeply that it is difficult to see the original teachings. All Buddhists should study the teachings and meditate to develop their spiritual powers.

No Offence

- Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa -

150. Those monks who explain what is no offence as an offence work for the harm, unhappiness, and loss of gods and men. They make much demerit and cause the disappearance of the true Dhamma.

151. Those monks who explain what is an offence as no offence …

152-9. Those monks who explain what is a light offence as a heavy offence … a heavy offence as a light offence … a gross offence as not a gross offence … a not gross offence as a gross offence … a partial offence as a complete offence … a complete offence as a partial offence … a curable offence as incurable … an incurable offence as curable … work for the harm, unhappiness, and loss of gods and men. They make much demerit and cause the disappearance of the true Dhamma.

160-1. Those monks who explain what is no offence/an offence as no offence/an offence, work for the welfare, happiness, and benefit of gods and men. They make much merit and preserve the true Dhamma.

162-9. Those monks who explain a light offence as a light offence … work for the welfare, happiness, and benefit of gods and men. They make much merit and preserve the true Dhamma. (A.i.150-169)

Not Dhamma

- Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa -

140. Those monks who explain what is not Dhamma as not Dhamma, work for the welfare, happiness, and benefit of gods and men. They make much merit and preserve the true Dhamma.

141. Those monks who explain what is Dhamma as Dhamma, work for the welfare, happiness, and benefit of gods and men. They make much merit and preserve the true Dhamma.

142-9. Those monks who explain not Vinaya as not Vinaya, Vinaya as Vinaya, what was not said by the Tathägata as not said by him, what was said by him as said by him, what was not practised by him as not practised by him, what was practised by him as practised by him, what was not laid down by him as not laid down by him, what was laid down by him as laid down by him, work for the welfare, happiness, and benefit of gods and men. They make much merit and preserve the true Dhamma. (A.i.140-149)

Ordination
       
Oakenholt, June 1979
       

       
Front Row:
 Ven Nyānaponika, Ven Piyatissa, Ven Rewata Dhamma, Ven Mahāsi Sayādaw (seated), Sayādaw U Janaka, U Aggadhamma, U Myat Saw (the owner of Oakenholt), and two temporary monks Bhikkhu Pesala is at the far right of the middle row.
       
What Happened to Oakenholt?

Oakenholt Buddhist Centre
 was sold soon after the owner passed away. It is now a retirement home. It pleases me that the elderly can enjoy the peaceful surroundings that we did all those years ago. May the residents discover an interest in meditation during their final years.
       
Going Forth
       

       
Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw with Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sucitto, Ajahn Ñānadharo, and Ven. Hammalawa Saddhātissa
       
Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw with Monks and Lay Meditators
       

       
Back Row:
 Dave Ashcroft, Mrs Aung’s two sons, Jurgen, Jerry Rollason (artist of Ajahn Chah’s portrait at Chithurst), Dr Michael Clark, Roy Brabant-Smith, Burmese Kappiya, John Woodfine (Ajahn Kāruniko), three unknown, Mr Dennison.
       
Monks:
 Unknown, Ven Dhammawiranātha, Rob Johnson, U Aggadhamma, Mahāsi Sayādaw, Sayādaw U Janaka, three temporary monks, Ajahn Ñānadharo (Laos), U Khin (BBC), U Pesala.
       

Front Row:
 Three Tibetan nuns, unknown, Mrs Aung’s two daughters, hidden, unknown, Mrs Khin, Joan Hamze, Mrs Aung, Mrs Ruth Dennison, Abhiññāni, six
unknown.
       
Please let me know if you can identify anyone else

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Re: Bhikkhu Pesala
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015, 06:14:37 PM »
A, with concerting for a while, developed Dhamma-Gift, awareable on Ven. Bhante Pesalas always much frequented Pages, as the Hints suggesed here: [1]

Quote from: on the Inframe? article on his(?) maintained Aim well : Bhikkhu Visuddhācāra - Healing Through Insight Meditation (Download the » PDF file (256 K) to print your own booklets., suggesting found on our Dhammafriends site: http://tsurezuregusa.de/, some minutes ago, website

© You may print any of these books for your own use. However, all rights are reserved. You may not use any of the site content on your own website, nor for commercial distribution. To publish the books, permission must be sought from the appropriate copyright owners. If you post an extract or handle able, short essays on a forum, post a link to the appropriate page. Please do not link directly to PDF, MP3, or ZIP files[1]. (This page last updated on 22 March, 2015)

...maybe worthy to rethink, clear frames of "frames to use this gift" -alternative to Dhamma-Dana's ways- maybe? How can someone remember the old ones?


Sadhu, for all this gifts also here in the future, maybe!

Thought of karuna to it, with mean while more practical Experiences in this parts of livelihoods:

How about the usual copyright ideas and its "Freedom" of Press pressure of the US? Where, the link where one post to a searched place where? appropriate page... in this cases or general, maybe thinking of CO2 and consummated use, what about Bhikkhus and monastics? Same, Same... many questions can always arise, outside the frame of reverences and the outside additional desires.

"Healing Through Insight Meditation © " brings Attma always to the question in regar of Jhanas in such cases, and its endangering of Insight.

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa


"Ohne dem Stilllegen dieser fünf Eigenschaften, ist man unfähig des Eintritts und Verweilens im ersten Jhana. Welcher fünf?...
Quote from: Dhamma-shnipsl from: AN 5.256: Macchariya Sutta — Knauserigkeit (3): http://acesstoinsight.EU/tipitaka/an/an05/an05.254.than.html

maybe whe also can test and maintain, this parts of the Forum/Monastery when it seems the proper time and skills.

Thanks to so many hints Ven. Bhnate Pesala, well meant, or just offered, indirectly, out of Compassion.

* Johann wieder here ending: the remembering of the name and email, seems to be a "browsercookie" only, no requests, in this are doneby SMF-Forms at such a stage, console, would give "known more then", if not Spam gate has been done, so remember either Name of Fake-emails, if you use such, thinking you generosity could be ordered easy later on.

"Furthermore, diseases are sometimes mind related, i.e. one may become sick due to stress or depression. Since meditation corrects the mental imbalance, any psychosomatic disorder will also be cured."

How about his health and meals, do anybody know about his incomes of that here? That was maybe a short extract: see in the middle part

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Re: Bhikkhu Pesala
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 02:45:40 PM »
One may find Bhante Pesala, possible contact him, via his new forum:

http://www.aimwell.org/forums.html "Association for Insight"

* Johann : just got aware on DW, wondering not seeing him since a longer, and thought other might possible seach for him and his advices. For sure he could need certain help there, but not sure if Bhante is able to take given.
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Re: Bhikkhu Pesala
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 04:48:07 PM »
If you are a beggar it's propably the most annoying thing for one with much possession to reach out and give him some cent...

Althought the is a nice article about killing does not mean that a long time Vipassana-trainee is aware of mindstates and in such cases also not able to trace derived violations of precepts.

Currently, after having the thought that he might have good use of two books of his preceptor as well as his Nissaya, my person can not link you to the "killing" topic, being taken all life conditions after making an offering. But that seems to be pretty common under western "monks", such reaction out of poorness and macchariya .

So be careful not to give somebody something he is actually pride in the believe that he is independend of support and possible better stay where you are in regard of how you might be preperceived, meeting with a Brahman.

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa

...Then the Blessed One waved the hand in the air: "Just as, Bhikkhus, this hand is not hold, not seized, not imprisoned in the air, even so, Bhikkhus, a families approaching Bhikkhus mind, whatever, does not get hold, seized, nor imprisoned admidst families: 'Let those, being selfish and given to gain, be selfish and given to gain, let those, being given to merits, do merits', and what ever he gains he is pleased and joyful, so as with what others gain he is pleased and joyful, like this, Bhikkhus, a Bhikkhu ready to approach families.

"Kassapa, Bhikkhus, approaches families with a mind that does not get hold, seized, nor imprisoned admidst families (,thinking:) 'Let those, being selfish and given to gain, be selfish and given to gain, let those, being given to merits, do merits', and what ever he gains he is pleased and joyful, so as with what others gain he is pleased and joyful.
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November 11, 2018, 12:31:09 AM
May the Dhamma be the greatest blessing in our lives today!
 

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Sehr ehrwürdiger Samanera Johann,
hier gibt es einen Fehler. Nicht Mӧge, sondern Mӧgen.

Dhamma Grüβe an Sie aus Sri Lanka!
 

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(I, Breah Karuna, will try to send the pictures tomorrow again, because today the sending does not work)

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November 04, 2018, 04:09:20 PM
ខ្ញុំព្រះករុណានឹងផ្ញេីរូបភាពនៅថ្ងៃស្អែកទៀត ព្រោះឥលូវផ្ញេីមិនទៅទេព្រះអង្គ
 

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November 04, 2018, 07:58:41 AM
Sadhu
 

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November 04, 2018, 02:45:36 AM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

I wish you a devotional day.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!


 

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November 03, 2018, 03:11:53 PM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

I thank you for your kind service.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!


 

Cheav Villa

November 03, 2018, 02:03:55 PM
ព្រះករុណាព្រះអង្គ
 

Johann

November 03, 2018, 02:01:26 PM
(I would like to inform Breah Ang, that I, Breah Karuna, together with my husband/family, and older Sister Sophoeun will go to Aural tomorow in the morning. May Breah Ang be told to (a)wait.)

May you have a secure and hurry-less travel and meet good fortune all along the way. May you drive slowly
 

Cheav Villa

November 03, 2018, 12:51:48 PM
សូមទូលព្រះអង្គ​ ខ្ញុំព្រះករុណានិងគ្រួសារ និងបងស្រីសុភឿននឹងទៅឱរ៉ាល់នាព្រឹកស្អែក សូមទូលនិមន្តព្រះអង្គចាំ
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 03, 2018, 12:06:08 PM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

I have put the link on the correct place. Please confirm if it is correct!

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!
 

Johann

November 03, 2018, 10:42:58 AM
Nyom Villa.
 

Johann

November 03, 2018, 10:42:08 AM
And Atma should put it on a good place? Take your time. Nobody can do your work, merits for Nyom Mohan aside he himself.
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

November 03, 2018, 07:27:06 AM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

Since I do not have much time, I would like to submit the following link.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!





 

Johann

November 03, 2018, 07:25:21 AM
Nyom Mohan
 

Johann

November 02, 2018, 01:26:07 PM
Better in Topic itself, Nyom. See here .
 

Cheav Villa

November 02, 2018, 12:53:59 PM
ខ្ញុំ​កូណាមិនយល់ពីពាក្យរបស់ព្រះអង្គទេ
My sleep, my health, my many household, feelings, rememberance, projects, recognitions ... "I want to have time when I'm old and sick ... surely! សូម ព្រះអង្គ ជួ
 

Johann

November 02, 2018, 12:20:25 PM
No problems or demands at all Nyom Villa. All fine for Nyom, there where she is?
 

Cheav Villa

November 02, 2018, 12:17:21 PM
My sleep, my health, my many household, feelings, rememberance, projects, recognitions ... "I want to have time when I am old and sick ... surely! សូមព្រះអង្គជួយពន្យល់ផង
 

Cheav Villa

November 02, 2018, 12:13:05 PM
 :o ខ្ញុំកូណាមេីលច្រលំទៀតហេីយ សូមទោសព្រះអង្គម្តងទៀត  :D
 

Cheav Villa

November 02, 2018, 11:26:23 AM
ខ្ញុំកូណាសូមទោសមិនបានឆ្លីយតបព្រះអង្គ ទាន់ពេលទេីបតែងាកឃេីញ។ ខ្ញុំកូណាចង់ជួយធុងទឹក និងបេីអាចនិងបុកអណ្តូង
 

Johann

November 01, 2018, 10:05:29 AM
May all have/hold an auspicious Uposatha-Sila-Observance day.
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 03:14:35 PM
"Oh! My sleep, my health, my many household, feelings, rememberance, projects, recognitions...", I will have time when I am old and sick... surely!
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 03:09:31 PM
in earlier times "Buddhist" would come the day before Sila-day to the monastery and, not going to sleep, after having taken 8 precepts, do 24h merits. "good old times..."  :)
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:50:41 PM
 :) lost... "Zeit hat man nicht, die muß man sich nehmen"
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

October 31, 2018, 01:43:14 PM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

I agree with you. But I need more time.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:25:52 PM
Thinking "in the future" is another lost battle... Nyom: Sieg! . Next minute you could die and what follows Nyom?
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:22:24 PM
Similar to this one, maybe: [Khmer] Anreden, Begrüßung | Forms of adress, Greeting , started as layperson by now Bhante Khemakumara.
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

October 31, 2018, 01:17:50 PM
Dear The Most Reverend Samanera Johann,

In the future, I will try my best.

Dhamma Greetings from Sri Lanka!
Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake




 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:16:37 PM
Where ever people stop to make merits, don't rejoice with it, it will not need long that revolution-desires arise, having gone out of puñña
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:11:17 PM
What about teaching ways of introduction abhivadana, and how to adress monks, behave, speak in monasteries? That would be great in many aspects for Nyom.
 

Johann

October 31, 2018, 01:08:34 PM
Nyom could teach a little Sinhalese, and open a topic. At least such, by thinking and giving into the Sublime Sangha would be of great benefit for Nyom. Not ease to find possibility to make merits, yet surely devotion is also one.
 

Mohan Gnanathilake

October 31, 2018, 12:59:52 PM
Sehr ehrwürdiger Samanera Johann,

Dhamma Grüβe an Sie aus Sri Lanka!

Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake





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