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Old 26-02-2021, 11:03 AM
Quodsi Quodsi is offline
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Question I want to contact a Buddhist monastery

Hi all,
I have decided that I need to contact a Buddhist monastery.

I see many monasteries online, but I thought may be you can recommend me something from personal experience, or some monastery that would reply to someone who needs advice and guidance.
So, hope you can share some info.
Thanks
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Old 26-02-2021, 12:02 PM
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Here's what I can relate, though it wasn't a monastery but a Tendai Buddhist Sangha and I arranged a sit down with the ordained soryo.

I just Googled Buddhist temples for my area, I live in the boonies and I found a small gathering. I emailed the soryo and after an exchange where he gathered some information as to why I wanted to meet we arranged a get-together at his house. He was very gracious and gave me over three hours of his time. We had a very productive conversation.

I'd say your first step is simply locate one in your area and make contact however possible and then go from there.
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Old 26-02-2021, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Quodsi
Hi all,
I have decided that I need to contact a Buddhist monastery.

I see many monasteries online, but I thought may be you can recommend me something from personal experience, or some monastery that would reply to someone who needs advice and guidance.
So, hope you can share some info.
Thanks
Any would help and give guidance, maybe one close to your Home is best then you could arrange to have a chat via E-mail or Telephone....
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Old 28-02-2021, 05:56 AM
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@JustASimpleGuy,
@sky123,

I wish there were buddhist monasteries or Sanghas in my counntry, but no.
Only option at present is online communication.
Books are my shelter, but I actually need someone who has been walking the path for a long time.
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Old 28-02-2021, 06:34 AM
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@JustASimpleGuy,
@sky123,

I wish there were buddhist monasteries or Sanghas in my counntry, but no.
Only option at present is online communication.
Books are my shelter, but I actually need someone who has been walking the path for a long time.


You could look for and join a Online Sangha, that might be your best solution. I hope you find something to help you
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