Earlier in the month I went for a tour of some of the temples in Bukit Mertajam and will be publishing the results over the next couple of weeks.
Ajahn Suthep explains how he was living in the jungles of Thailand in the 70s fighting with the communists. And how it was that he eventually became interested in Dhamma, met Luangpor Teean and ordained.
In this video Ajahn gives an introduction to Basic Dynamic Meditation showing how to get started with the technique.
I decided to write my own Multi-Calculator which would show all the operations I was trying to perform in the interface, and I am now making it available as a freeware download for Windows..
Here are 10 minutes of magic on the Bansuri (Indian Bamboo Flute) from Prasad Bhandarkar, one of the leading disciples of Hari Prasad Chaurasia, accompanied by some friends on the Mood India series.
When I was at the Taiping Temple I became quite expert at quite quickly getting up what I hope were eye-catching and attractive posters in an attempt to interest people in our events.
“Impermanent indeed, are (all) processes, arisen they have the nature to decay, after arising they come to cessation, the stilling of them is blissful.”
In the second of this series Ajahn talks more about his teacher, the great Thai master Luangpor Teean and the influence he has had on Ajahn’s life and work.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2010: As far as I know this particular appeal is now over, but still I would like to mention that Ven. Sanghasena is involved in on-going good works amongst the Ladakhi people, and this is a good temple to support.
As a follow up to yesterday’s post I am including this story about the young Bodhisatta and his cousin Devadatta. The story originally appear in the Abhinishkramanasutta, but the retelling here is by the Sri Lankan monk Ven. Sīlacāra.
A couple of weeks ago I quoted a verse from a discourse of the Buddha in which he reprimands boys who torment animals, and now I posting the full discourse so the context can be seen.
Recently Ajahn Suthep gave a retreat here at Vivekavana, and during that time we had a chance to record a series of videos in which he talks about the influences on his life and the development of his teaching.
This is a wonderful evocation of the spirit of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshwara! The performers are from the China Disabled Peoples Performance Art Troupe in Hubei, and all of the dancers are deaf and mute.
Today is the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan at the end of World War II. The first reporter on the scene was the Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett, wrote this moving report which was published one month after the event.
In earlier posts I have shown some of the tools I am using to output panoramic photographs and make videos out of them. Here I will show a great software that can make “paintings” out of your photos.
On Sunday July 18th a joint programme between the Taiping Bodhi Lankarama Dhamma School and the Than Hsiang Chan Yuen Dharma School was held at the latter’s premises in Bukit Mertajam.
This article traces a remarkable piece of activism in the case of anti-vivisectionism in the early 20th century, it is a long piece but will be well worth your time to read, and gets quite exciting at times!
Ven. Shravasti Dhammika has been a monk for over 30 years and has traveled extensively in all the major Buddhist countries, which gives him a breadth of knowledge and experience which is hard to match.
I had used the Digital Clip Factory to scan from one end of a photograph to another in order to make viewing of the long murals as Bayon presentable. I also have another video made this time of the East Wall.