We have seen many Facebook selfies of politically active monks with their bowls turned upside down. What does this mean and is that proper?
This video explains both passive and aggressive methods for memorizing Pāḷi with the Rote Method.
Today I saved an upside down cockroach in my bathroom.
To help with Buddhist literacy, I made a basic video that helps people memorize The Noble Eightfold Path in English.
Today, a monk came up to me with his hand inside his shoulder bag and handed me a new tube of Meswak.
If I were to describe a river based on Suttanta values and again in terms of Abhidhamma and commentary values, they both will become very clear.
It is quite common in Myanmar to offer robes at the end of the Rainy Season (vassa) in a ceremony called Kaṭhina. How long do monk’s robes last? A monk normally has a set of three robes; a lower robe, an upper robe and a double robe sometimes referred to as the outer robe. During Kaṭhina, a set of robes are offered, but usually just the lower and upper robes since the double robe or outer robe lasts a long time. I’m not sure how old my double robe is, but I think it may be seven years old. It […]
The Monastery Murder Massacre that happened in Vesālī during the time of The Buddha is not well known among lay people
I have made a list of the most basic Pāḷi terms which will help you in your Theravāda Buddhist Readings and listening to Dhamma Talks.
Most Westerners do not like the ancient commentaries or the Abhidhamma. Here is a story.