What to do when someone “gives” anger? Today is Boxing Day.
Accused of Being Psychic A brief video describing this story has been added to this post below. The longer story is below that. I think it was in 2003 or 2004 when I was at Pa-Auk Meditation Center when this event happened to me. I was at the mountain meditation hall during the meditation break and I saw a yogi dressed in white yogi clothes. His outfit basically looked like pajamas to most Westerners, but if you know the meditation scene and you know how the foreigners usually dress at Pa-Auk, then you would know that he was a serious […]
Very few people from the West know about what the monks use for their bath towels and their bathing soap.
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 […]