Place to meditate for long time (months)

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Place to meditate for long time (months)

Post by anandha » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:54 am

I live in chennai,India, would like to spend life on meditation for several months to a year. I searching such a place in india, i prefer south india to meditate with cheap cost or donation based. Can you suggest me places where it is possible (monasteries if possible) ? and Whom to contact in any monastery regarding this ?

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Re: Place to meditate for long time (months)

Post by philji » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:45 pm

Have you contacted Ramana ashram. tiruvannamalai? Or perhaps rent an apartment near by.

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Re: Place to meditate for long time (months)

Post by garudha » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:15 pm

Hi anandha,

I was thinking about hangin out in India to meditate.

Isn't it possible to dwell in the forests and caves up in the mountains, drinking water from the rivers and occasionally venturing to local villages to beg for food ?

In India; one cannot do this anymore ?

Of course, you might not to live like this... but is it even possible in the modern-age ?


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Re: Place to meditate for long time (months)

Post by KrisW » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:27 pm

Go to Vrindavan
The guru is the Buddha, the guru is the Dharma, likewise the guru is the Sangha, the guru is Śrī Heruka, the guru creates everything.

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Re: Place to meditate for long time (months)

Post by tingdzin » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:25 pm

In my opinion it is next to impossible to do this anymore. There were some hippies who did it, but these days India is twice as crowded and less accommodating. Then again, India is a big place, and one should beware of making blanket statements.

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