Anăgărika:(a-nah-gah-ri-ka)'homeless one'. An
Anăgărika (male), Anăgărikă (female) still is technically a lay
person, lives in a monastery and follows the Eight
Ajahn: teacher, from the Păli ăcăriya.
'Achan' is sometimes used.
widely used meditation technique: one composes the mind by
focussing attention on the inhalation and exhalation of
impersonal, ‘not?self', without individual essence; one of the
three characteristics of all worldly phenomena, according to the
(a-nic-cah)impermanent, transitory; one of the three
characteristics of all worldly phenomena, according to the
Arahant an enlightened
being, free from all delusion. In Buddhist tradition, it is the
last of the four stages of the realisation of
Bhikkhu : Buddhist
Bhikkhu alms mendicant; the term
for a monk, who lives on alms and abides by training precepts
which define a life of renunciation and simplicity.
Bodhisattva (Sanskrit) A
term from Mahayana Buddhism, referring to one who 'delays complete
enlightenment' for the sake of helping other beings reach
generosity; hence, often used to refer to an offering,
especially of food, to a monastic community.
Dhamma: this word is used in several
ways. It can refer to the Buddha's Teachings as contained in the
scriptures; to the Ultimate Truth, to which the Teachings point;
and to a discrete 'moment' of life, seen as it really
special strict monastic observances. Dhutanga bhikkhus are noted
for their diligence and impeccability. In Thailand, such monks
often undertake the mendicant's wandering practice of the Buddha's
time - hence the phrase, 'to wander (or 'go') tudong'.
unsatisfying, 'hard to bear'; one of the three characteristics of
all worldly phenomena, according to the Buddha.
Jongrom: (a Thai word
derived from cankama from Pali, the scriptural language) means
pacing to and fro on a straight path.
or cause which is created or recreated by habitual impulse,
volitions, or natural energies. In popular usage, it often
includes the sense of the result or effect of the action, although
the proper term for this is vipaka. (In Sanskrit:
Kuti (Pali, Thai) hut;
typical abode of a forest monastery bhikkhu.
Luang Por: Venerable Father, a title
used to address older monks.
loving-kindness, goodwill, friendliness.
at another's good fortune; 'sympathetic joy'.
from attachments. The basis for the enlightened vision of things
as they are. (Sanskrit: 'Nirvăna'.)
Observance Day: a sacred day or
'sabbath', occurring every lunar fortnight. On this day, Buddhists
re-affirm their Dhamma practice in terms of precepts and
(In Pali, Uposatha.)
Pindapăda:(bin-da-bah-da) (Thai: pindabaht) alms food; or the alms
round on which the food is received.