Rice for Pa-Auk Forest Monastery

Rice for Pa-Auk Forest Monastery. 2 steam generators for 4 steamers. Wood powered. The first two are door opened. The second two are hoisted by rope and pulley to open.Last picture is washing more rice (for another round?) Mawlamyine Mon State, MyanmarYogi Bram and my photos too. This was posted on Google+

I had quite a bit of coconut oil on my robes after an Ayurveda Massage on the last day of my 10 night…

I had quite a bit of coconut oil on my robes after an Ayurveda Massage on the last day of my 10 night fast. About half of the robe was discolored Detergent and hot water did not remove the oil and it was still discolored. I asked a Sinhala monk if he knew a way and he told me to smear clay all over the robe and then let it completely dry in the hot sun. I was a little skeptical and the local Myanmar people won't dig into a termite mound either. I arranged for clay from another source […]

Kitchen for 1,000 to 2,000 Residents Overview

Kitchen for 1,000 to 2,000 Residents OverviewA layperson and myself took a trip to the lower monastery to take some pictures of the kitchen process.I will be sharing several posts from time to time featuring this kitchen experience which was amazing, at least in person.The central wood fired oven stove (yes, that's right, wood) is seen in this picture. Another stove on the side was in operation too.There is another separate room which steams rice with four custom made steamers and steaming racks. All powered by wood and sawdust.Lastly, the central stainless steel table for prep work is shown in […]

Abhidhamma Post #3

Abhidhamma Post #3:If you were to go into the task manager of your computer, you would see an idle proceeds running. This is necessary to keep the computer operating system running when it is not in use. If your machine is on, this process will be active whether you are running a large program or not.. Even when your machine is working hard and showing you a video, or a 3d graphic game, the idle process is still working in-between the time it shows you the video frames. Go ahead and check! Run a video and task manager at the […]

Although I do not see myself posting anymore on the Buddhist and Spiritual Communities

Although I do not see myself posting anymore on the Buddhist and Spiritual Communities, you are welcome to reshare my posts in your communities or your gplus pages yourself. These will be posted on my gplus circles and made public with sharing enabled. The first Abhidhamma Post has been shared to several groups except Buddhism and Meditation and it was tiring to do.The second Abhidhamma post on the singular mind with an example on mercy killing has not been shared to any Buddhist and Spiritual communities to date. I will continue to share some posts to Philosophy of Mind, (and […]