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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Virgo » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:46 pm

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Virgo » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:49 pm

Two more. :)
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed May 05, 2010 1:05 am

Nice photos above, Kevin.

The most Venerable Madawela Punnaji has arrived here in the U.S. for a few months! He will be traveling to many states of the U.S this year and then also to Canada, before he goes back to Malaysia, where they are understandably disappointed to not have him there for most of this year.

Here I am with Ven. Madawela Punnaji :

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Ben » Wed May 05, 2010 1:30 am

Thank you Kevin and David for those excellent photos!
kind regards

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Goofaholix » Wed May 05, 2010 2:13 am

David N. Snyder wrote:The most Venerable Madawela Punnaji has arrived here in the U.S. for a few months! He will be traveling to many states of the U.S this year and then also to Canada, before he goes back to Malaysia, where they are understandably disappointed to not have him there for most of this year.


Is this the same Punnaji that Shaila Catherine talks about being one of her main teachers?
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed May 05, 2010 2:25 am

Goofaholix wrote:Is this the same Punnaji that Shaila Catherine talks about being one of her main teachers?


I don't know, but I wouldn't doubt it. Everyone I know who has studied under him, usually comes out saying that he is the best teacher they have ever met. He gave the eulogy in Malaysia for K. Sri Dhammananda and was requested to stay and they almost hold him down when he travels to other places to teach. There are even many monks who look to him for guidance.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:52 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:This morning my wife and I had the honor of meeting Ayya Phalañani. She is visiting the U.S. from Thailand and a member of Dhamma Wheel here too. So here is a photo of the meeting of 3 Dhamma Wheel members:

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At Wat Thai Los Angeles, March 17, 2010
Left to right: Ayya Phalañani, Woini, David


David is that the shrine room at your center? It's breathtaking.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby andre9999 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:00 pm

Ngawang Drolma wrote:David is that the shrine room at your center? It's breathtaking.



The Buddha must really like eggs. :)
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:35 pm

Ngawang Drolma wrote:David is that the shrine room at your center? It's breathtaking.


Hi Laura,

No, that is from Wat Thai L.A. where Ayya Phalanyani was staying at the time. Yes, that is beautiful.

Here is the altar at my place:

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Two mini-Maha Bodhi Temple replicas on each side.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:09 am

Candles the colours of the Buddhist flag... I like it! :thumbsup:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:29 am

Greetings,

I caught up with Ben on the weekend. I was using his computer to check Dhamma Wheel and such, and accidentally stumbled upon an online banking transaction in which an anonymous person from California had transferred a significant sum of money into his account. I was curious about it, but I didn't ask Ben what the story was.

Later, after this knife incident...

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... I realised it was an assassination attempt! Thankfully I managed to thwart it though, through the innovative use of a set of tongs. Unable to take me out of commission, Ben was obliged to return his commission to the anonymous sender of said funds. The appropriate authorities have been informed.

:spy:

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:58 am

Great photo!

:clap:

Is that Ben behind you??

I thought I read that you (Ben) lost a lot of weight (I think I read from one of your posts) while you were on the long retreat.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:12 am

That is me, David!
Yes, I did loose some weight which I am now finding again.
Photo courtesy of Dhamma Wheel member, Quinn!
Paul was a great help in the kitchen. Saved my 'bacon' by helping me to prepare for a week-long camp with 84 people (mostly 12/13 year olds). Got in some sights around Launceston as well, even the monkey enclosure.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby pilgrim » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:19 am

I'll be meeting Hanzze in Phnom Penh tomorrow...Will post a pic when I'm back. Think we'll make a odd couple. :toast:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:26 am

pilgrim wrote:I'll be meeting Hanzze in Phnom Penh tomorrow...Will post a pic when I'm back. Think we'll make a odd couple. :toast:
Well, at least one of you will be odd.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:40 am

Thanks Quinn! Great photo Ben and Paul!

Retro - Maybe you've now guessed why Ben is living in a Penal Colony? Did you really think he spent that month in Burma? :tongue:

Pilgrim - I will look forward to seeing the photos of your meeting with Hanzze! :smile:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:38 am

cooran wrote:Thanks Quinn! Great photo Ben and Paul!

Retro - Maybe you've now guessed why Ben is living in a Penal Colony? Did you really think he spent that month in Burma? :tongue:

Pilgrim - I will look forward to seeing the photos of your meeting with Hanzze! :smile:

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Well, that's right. No one's actually seen any photos from my trip yet...
And let's not forget we Tasmanians have a taste for human flesh...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Pearce
And here I am working in the kitchen in an 'outdoor education' campus...(roll Twilight Zone music)
Hmmm.... I wonder who's coming for dinner?
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby plwk » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:53 am

I'll be meeting Hanzze in Phnom Penh tomorrow...Will post a pic when I'm back. Think we'll make a odd couple. :toast:
Well, at least one of you will be odd.

Quick..grab hold of the Jatukam amulets.... :jumping:
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If this single thing is recollected and made much,
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:18 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Ngawang Drolma wrote:David is that the shrine room at your center? It's breathtaking.


Hi Laura,

No, that is from Wat Thai L.A. where Ayya Phalanyani was staying at the time. Yes, that is beautiful.

Here is the altar at my place:

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Two mini-Maha Bodhi Temple replicas on each side.


Wow, look at that lovely Buddha! Wish I could see it in person :)

Best,
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:40 pm

Here is a recent photo of me and Woini with Bhante Sujatha after one of our Dhamma programs at our place. Note my new hair style -- BALD!! :tongue:

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