SV: [Pali] Re: Fwd: Faye stands with the Burmese people!
- --- Ong Yong Peng <pali.smith@...> skrev:
> Many Theravada monks, nuns and laity have beenActually, Burma kept the tradition of samatha and
> trained in Burmese
> meditation techniques, most notably the styles of
> Pha Auk Sayadaw,
> Mahasi Sayadaw and S. N. Goenka.
vipassana alive when it was more or less forgotten in
Ceylon, and without the reciprocal contacts between
those two countries, I don't know if Theravada
Buddhism would have survived until today.
> Two of the six known Buddhist Councils were held inMy first Buddhist teacher - Sister Amita Nisatta - was
> Myanmar. The Fifth
> Council was held in Mandalay, and the Sixth Council
> in Yangon (Rangoon).
Swedish born, but studied in Burma before the coup
d'état in 1962. I myself got an opportunity to make a
short visit to Rangoon in January 1980, so part of my
heart is still there; it's a country not easy to
I think the important thing now is to try to keep the
information flow open. That seems to be what's new
this time - a "holy alliance" between bhikkhus and
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