This was from Pa Auk Mawlamyine befire I left for Intakaw. With over 500 monks, a fully operational …

This was from Pa Auk Mawlamyine befire I left for Intakaw. With over 500 monks, a fully operational clinic is possible.  Western Medicine Doctors come twice per week.  A Dental Surgeon two or three times per week.  And of course, Local Myanmar Medicine one day per week.  Most medicine is usually donated an available "in-house."  Malaria testing is available "in-house" too.  Much has changed since 2001!  Sadhu! This was posted on Google+

Just got 4 new toy fm microphones delivered. It is an idea I had to make simultaneous translations easier…

Just got 4 new toy fm microphones delivered. It is an idea I had to make simultaneous translations easier. 15 feet range can accommodate 30 or so listeners. The translator can whisper into the mic and the listeners can listen with an fm tuner and headphones. I hope this idea works. The mic ws $6. USD ea This was posted on Google+

This non-legged creature was found in my kuti.  The picture was shot from my bed about 6 feet away. …

This non-legged creature was found in my kuti.  The picture was shot from my bed about 6 feet away.  As you can see, he came from the widely spaced floorboards.  Sorry about the photo quality,  I might have been shaking.  One time when I described a craite snake (found inches from my bed) to Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, he said to me, "Don't worry.  It's not dangerous but VERY poisonous."  He meant it won't chase you.  Snakes are usually slow moving, or at least the ones I live to tell about. This was posted on Google+