Repost of one single vid small size. 13mb The new Meditation Hall for Lay Yogis in The Middle Monastery…

Repost of one single vid small size. 13mbThe new Meditation Hall for Lay Yogis in The Middle Monastery of Pa-Auk Forest Monastery.Work days are rare and voluntary at Pa-Auk, so lots of preparation is done to make it worth everyone's time. About 500-600 people showed up by my estimates.4 mixing stations constantly going to feed the fire line, Gloves to protect the hands, a crew to wash the gloves, a crew for drinks, a crew to deliver drinks, a crew to carry sand and rocks and cement to the mixing stations, a crew to give the rocks and sand, etc […]

3 pics on transportation in Myanmar. 1. The taxes on cars are less expensive than before, but still…

3 pics on transportation in Myanmar. 1. The taxes on cars are less expensive than before, but still expensive. For example, a used (legal) Toyota Land Cruiser may have cost $200,000 USD in 2001. To get around this, it is now very common to buy a tractor engine and make a truck out of it. They are used for hauling just about anything, including school children.Myanmar was once known as a place where you could still see ox and pony carts, but they are quickly becoming a thing of the past. 2. This form of transportation is still a very […]

Today, February 7th, is my ordination anniversary from 2001. I ordained under Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw…

Today, February 7th, is my ordination anniversary from 2001. I ordained under Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw on the February full moon day for the purpose of liberation. I can still remember burning my credit and bank cards the day before hoping to never to touch money ever again. I was so scared, but I knew it was the right path for me. So far, so good.In 1999, I left home to travel the world and possibly following my dream of becoming a monk, and that is exactly what I did.(I reset my ordination in 2007, so I am only 7 monk […]

I just recieved a box of goodies from Thailand for the FM translation system.  It has a new fm mic for…

I just recieved a box of goodies from Thailand for the FM translation system.  It has a new fm mic for our translation system along with 15 adapters and 10 extra headphones.  The adapters will allow one radio to support two sets of headphones.   The new microphone has a range of over 100 feet (200 ft circle).  I get so happy every time there is a translated talk! This was posted on Google+