Could I say a prayer for someone with cancer? I can, and have, but there was more to say about what I could do for her.
I made a quick video of Venerable Maṇi Sāra who can supposedly balance unbelievable things.. I saw him, picked up a rock and asked him to show me if it was real. Yup. It is real.
Exactly twenty years ago today (February 7, 2001), I followed through with my decision to ordain with lifelong intentions. Although I am only 14 vassa because of a re-ordination ceremony, this day means more to me than my very own birthday. This day was also the day I got my name. Today, I not only have the monk name Bhikkhu Subhūti, but I also have an actual legal passport name of Bhante Bhikkhu Subhuti as well as other essential ID’s too. I remember when I came to Pa-Auk still dressed in white anagārika robes that I got at Wat Pah […]
Did the Pa-Auk Sayadaw name his monastery after himself to immortalize his name? Is this an ego trip? What is the story?
A happy Hawai’ian Christmas story from 2018.
There are many features that make the Buddha a Buddha besides the iconic drooping earlobes. From time to time, I see statues of the Buddha that are just not right.
In 1993, I visited China with five lucky School of Technology students at my University. Before going, I asked around for some cool things to say and “Chī le ma?” or “Have you eaten yet?” was the phrase I learned besides asking for the toilet. It does not mean what it literally says. Instead, it means a little bit like “How are you?”, but more casual like, “How’s it going?” It sounds funny in English and that is why I say it in English to my Chinese monastic friend when I see him. Recently, one of my friends who is […]
I thought it would be cool to show Yogi Brahm the Pa-Auk kitchen and let him capture how the meals are made for 1200 yogis each day.
On November 24, I helped make a nice breakfast and lunch for Pa-Auk Forest Monastery, Pyin Oo Lwin. I organized 28 monks including myself to give.
Many people believe that Ajahn Brahmavamso teaches the same meditation method as Pa-Auk, but they are very different. Read more…