Kauai, Pa-Auk

Why the moons are off by one day in Eastern and Western Calendars

The website Http://TimeAndDate.com is a “must-know” and “must-have” for Buddhist monks, especially when they travel abroad.  It calculates the Moon Phases and Solar Noon for a specific area.  One thing that was very enlightening was how the Western calendars were off from the Buddhist calendars for the new and full moons. Why? Well… pick a place in the East, like Yangon…

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A new Spot

I had to ask Bhante Devananda several times in order to go to the end of the road to see the ocean today. We have been at this location for six weeks now without ever going to the ocean at the end of our own road.  However, after we got there, Bhante Devananda did not want to leave.  Being the…

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Kauai, Meditation

Kauai Dhamma Talk September

Here are links to the two parts of a Dhamma Talk on the Mahamangala Sutta givin at Princeville Community Center in Kauai.  September 27th. The first part has Loving kindness The second part starts the main subject. (First 3 minutes were not recorded) The talk will be a series on the Sutta.  This talk covered the introductory verses. The files…

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Kauai, Meditation

Unedited Kauai talk August

Here is an unedited file from the dhamma talk I gave.  The first section on Loving kindness is missing. Soon I will add the first talk which has a similar first section. The two hours consists of:Chanting and loving kindness meditation 5 minute breakAn introduction and general overview of the Sabbasava Sutta.5 minute breakA brief meditation session, followed by Q/A and…

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That Which Feeds Us

This video is probably the most beautiful and entertaining environmental message on Kauai, GMO and agriculture you will ever see. A “Wow!” for all 22:55 minutes! Subscribe to this blog to receive updates via email.

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Kauai Update #2

I am still happy to report that things are continuing to go well. However, we did have a small hiccup, OK, a big one. We moved. Yes, I know it was beautiful place we had, and maybe the most beautiful place in Kauai too. But something was just not right and so we decided to move out and we are…

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Our Bodhi Tree

There is a Bodhi Tree on our property and we sometimes do a vandana (chanting) in front of this tree rather than at the gazebo. We did one tonight until a passing rain cloud sprinkled on us. From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhi_Tree The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo (from Sinhalese: Bo) and “peepal tree” in Nepal and Bhutan, was a large…

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Kauai Update 1

Report on Kauai I am pleased to write you with a very happy report on our trip to Kauai.  We have been doing really good work and things have been working out well.  My concepts and ideas about Kauai as a special place for monks to live and practice has met and and exceeded my expectations.  I feel it is…

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Canyon Hike Review

This is a picture of the Waimea Canyon Trail. I recommend going on the Canyon Trail Hike and going further beyond the small waterfall and then to the edge of the cliff where the top of another huge waterfall is.  The view is so spectacular.