Saturday, February 26, 2011

Teaching

It's been a while, and seems about time to open up to an important monastic activity - teaching. So, this notice is two-fold.

First, to let everyone know I'm settling in here, and unlikely going to leave this country to find another home in the near future. The place I'm at now is open to receiving meditators, and the head monk has agreed to make me the legal co-head of the monastery. If that goes through, we'll start building huts and inviting people to come to join us in regular meditation courses. In the meantime, I'm inviting meditators to come on a limited basis; if you are dedicated and don't mind roughing it a bit, please visit sirimangalo.org for more information.

Secondly, and perhaps of more immediate interest, I might be traveling to teach again, this time in Mexico, with Ajaan Suphan of Wat Rampoeng. As a result of this potential trip, and from discussion with the head international teacher at section five, Wat Mahadhatu, Ajaan Suphat (whose idea it was), I've taken the initiative to invite people to set up courses in their community, or even just invite one of us to give a talk, if we're in the vicinity. I've set up a website for information, and to contact us if you are interested in setting up a course or just attending one. The site is here:

http://carika.sirimangalo.org/

The idea is to go traveling for the Buddha's 2600th birthday, this May. With just a little initiative from some dedicated individuals, it's possible something great can come of this. And if it doesn't, I'm happy here in my cave.