I want to become a Buddhist Monk forever

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I want to become a Budhist Monk forever, Can anyone Guide me for this
#2 Aug 21st, 2011, 13:27
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Forever like the Gautama?

http://ask.metafilter.com/123829/How...-Buddhist-Monk

Cheers..
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Well, not sure why this is in Bihar forum. Moving it to Yoga and Spirituality.
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Go to the nearest buddhist monastery and ask ? If there is none in your location, then it becomes a travel issue, in which case we can help you go from A to B.
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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer View Post Mod Note
Well, not sure why this is in Bihar forum. Moving it to Yoga and Spirituality.
I'm not sure why this is in a travel forum!

(oh! nycank has answered: abhishek may not know the way to the nearest monastery...)
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Abishek,
do not rush forever. Do you do meditation? Try to find a Buddhist monastery near for a guide. I lived a Buddhist abbey in the UK for one week. It was a good experience.
Take care
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I'm not sure why this is in a travel forum!

(oh! nycank has answered: abhishek may not know the way to the nearest monastery...)
Nick-H please be more kind without a sarcasm.
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Hi Abhishesk,
You may like to evaluate the option of staying in a monastery for few days living their way of life. I know one of my friends stayed in a tibetan monastery for about a week in exchange of rendering his service(helping hand) in their day today activities/work.
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There are basically two traditions of Buddhism existing today: Theravada, (literally: "the teaching of the elders", i.e. the ones following the Buddha's teaching more closely), and Mahayana (lit. "the great vehicle", with teachings not found in the discourses of the Buddha). Theravada is practically extinct in India, Mahayana is present mainly thru Tibetan Buddhism.

There is one institution now about to revive Theravada in India, the Mahabodhi Society in Bangalore, with branch-monasteries in Ladakh.
http://www.mahabodhi.info/monastic_academy.html

http://mahabodhi-ladakh.org/

The choice of a suitable training monastery is important, and in case you do not find the few options available in India suitable, you do have the option to go to another country like Sri Lanka (or to Burma) for your training. Check this post here for points-of-view:
Several questions about staying in a Sri Lankan meditation center
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These are spur of the moment thoughts, once the situation eases, the thought is lost. I doubt if the OP will be back here, but would like to see him reach his destination if he is sincere.
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Abhishek should first decide what kind of buddhism suits him, Mahayana, Theravada, the various Tibetan lines, or zen. Perhaps talking to a senior monk in any buddhist monastery would make for a clear understanding of the situation. Then he could think of his next step.

He may, if he so desires, check about the hindu monasteries of various denominations. How about being a 'naga' sadhu?
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Abhishek , your wish is admirable. I would suggest you not to hurry. being religious for entire life is tough and being a monk in true sense is tougher..it is always better to follow lord Buddha's basic teachings strictly in normal life, then only you would gain strength to become a real follower, a monk and can understand his actual teachings. try to read Shilbhadra's explanation of Lord Budhh's teachings.

pls take it as brotherly advice
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Originally Posted by Yourfriend View Post Hi Abhishesk,
You may like to evaluate the option of staying in a monastery for few days living their way of life. I know one of my friends stayed in a tibetan monastery for about a week in exchange of rendering his service(helping hand) in their day today activities/work.
I would really love to do this seeing as I really don't have money to go to fancy resorts and retreats. I would love to give my services in return for shelter. I could work my Light to the world from there. Please can you tell me more details?
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You can start with one of the buddist temples in Miami.
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Wonder if Abishek is in Silent retreat?. he hasn't answered the first post yet.

Must have found a plane to call home
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Originally Posted by ofthefay View Post I could work my Light to the world from there. Please can you tell me more details?
What is this light ? and where is there ? You know what Jane Jacobs once said about "there"
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