Online buddhist monks

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GarcherLancelot
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Online buddhist monks

Post by GarcherLancelot » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:45 pm

Are there any?I could use some counselling from them(there is a reason ,I choose them over the likes of psychologists in this matter),I don;t really care which "yana" are they from but preferably they know some New Age stuffs. ..

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by Yudron » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:31 pm

Our own Khedrup is a monk. There are many monks on-line.

On a separate topic: Any of us could take robes tomorrow, and that would be very meritorious, but that would not necessarily make us a good counselor. Investigate the reputation.

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by Huifeng » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:05 am

Lots of monks (and nuns) online.
But, a monk (or nun) online does not a counselor make.

~~ Huifeng

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by catmoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:22 am

Huifeng wrote:Lots of monks (and nuns) online.
But, a monk (or nun) online does not a counselor make.

~~ Huifeng
Neither does it preclude being a counselor. In my experience you're pretty good at it yourself. Remember when I wandered into E-Sangha, completely lost and overwhelmed by it all?
Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by Rakz » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:30 pm

I remember Ven. Huifeng and a Tibetan buddhist moderator from Chicago (forgot her name) on e-sangha helping me out when I was a noob. Their knowledge and compassion for teaching is priceless.

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by philji » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:04 am

Why do they have to know new age stuff...

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by muni » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:06 am

Spread the meaning of the Buddha to help from the honest heart on internet and everywhere.

NOTHING MORE.
Buddha said all is empty like my brain.
Let’s make a selfie!

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by JKhedrup » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:34 am

You can find Western Pure Land nun Ven. Wuling here: http://www.abuddhistperspective.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ven. Heng Sure from City of Ten Thousand Buddhas has a blog: http://paramita.typepad.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ven. Robina Courtin, well known student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Australian nun, has a blog here: http://www.robinacourtin.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

These are just a few.

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by GarcherLancelot » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:02 pm

philji wrote:Why do they have to know new age stuff...
Because my worry is related to some new-agey stuff,just thought they might be able to help out.. .

back to OT:
Thnx guys!But you sure they don;t mind people suddenly asking them questions?.. .

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by GarcherLancelot » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:01 pm

JKhedrup wrote:You can find Western Pure Land nun Ven. Wuling here: http://www.abuddhistperspective.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ven. Heng Sure from City of Ten Thousand Buddhas has a blog: http://paramita.typepad.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ven. Robina Courtin, well known student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Australian nun, has a blog here: http://www.robinacourtin.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

These are just a few.

Does Ven.Heng Sure mind if I just casually chat with him via facebook?.. .

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Re: Online buddhist monks

Post by JKhedrup » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:13 pm

I'm sure you can try. Ven. Heng Sure is pretty active, his time might be limited. But it never hurts to try, and could bring great benefit.

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