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by BKh
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in the Mahamevnawa in Sri Lanka
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Ordination in the Mahamevnawa in Sri Lanka

The ten year thera designation was popularized, I believe, by the western Ajahn Cha tradition as a way to indicate elder monks. I think you may be referring to the practice of the western Ajahn Cha tradition monks calling ten vassa monks with the prefix Ajahn. Actually, I wasn't. The ajahn designat...
by BKh
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in the Mahamevnawa in Sri Lanka
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Ordination in the Mahamevnawa in Sri Lanka

Just wondering how you could be a Thero as that is a title for monks with a minimum of 10 vassas. In Sri Lanka it is an honorific for all monks. In fact, it is legally a part of all monks names on their passports. The ten year thera designation was popularized, I believe, by the western Ajahn Cha t...
by BKh
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Examples of great Facebook pages (that are not just quotations)
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Examples of great Facebook pages

Ajahn Chah Facebook page https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=29923 So I'm sure this is a good page, but it's exactly not what I am after. I want examples of pages that are not simply quotations. It's not a criticism of pages like this, but I want to see more original ways of using FB to spr...
by BKh
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Examples of great Facebook pages (that are not just quotations)
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Examples of great Facebook pages (that are not just quotations)

I am interested in finding examples of two types of effective Facebook pages... 1) General Dhamma propagation beyond simply posting sutta quotations or teacher quotations. or 2) Pages for local Buddhist organizations that use Facebook to support their real-world programs and activities. There seem t...
by BKh
Sun May 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can (or should) Buddhist communities become more democratic?
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: Can (or should) Buddhist communities become more democratic?

The title of the pole is very misleading. Democracy is a form of governance. It has nothing to do with monastic or lay. And democracy is itself a tricky concept to apply to small groups. Do you mean majority rule? And when you say community are you talking about monasteries? The Tuesday night medita...
by BKh
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Medicine in the Pāḷi Canon
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Medicine in the Pāḷi Canon

This is the chapter on medicine:
https://suttacentral.net/en/pi-tv-kd6

Here is the chapter that tells the story of Jivaka. It is a great story
https://suttacentral.net/en/pi-tv-kd8
by BKh
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Petavatthu & Vimānavatthu in English.
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Petavatthu & Vimānavatthu in English.

These are a recent translation: https://www.amazon.com/Stories-Ghosts-Petavatthu-Kiribathgoda-Gnanananda/dp/9556870539 https://www.amazon.com/Heavenly-Mansions-Vimanavatthu-Kiribathgoda-Gnanananda/dp/9556870547 The kindle versions should be available in whatever amazon store you use. You can listen ...
by BKh
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: DhammaWheel Public Library Challenge: The Social Harmony Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: DhammaWheel Public Library Challenge: The Social Harmony Edition

I was happy to see that our library system has ordered three copies for the collection. Anyone else have any luck getting books purchased?
by BKh
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: DhammaWheel Public Library Challenge: The Social Harmony Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 697

DhammaWheel Public Library Challenge: The Social Harmony Edition

Now seems like a good time to encourage folks to recommend that their local public library purchase a copy of Bhikkhu Bodhi's latest anthology, The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony . Most public libraries have a system for current patrons to submit a suggestion either on line or in ...
by BKh
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: New website: BuddhaRupa
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: New website: BuddhaRupa

Based on feedback, a page has been added with popular tags to help explore the site:

https://buddharupa.wordpress.com/explore/

A button has also been added to subscribe to new images by e-mail.

Thanks for the feedback!
by BKh
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: New website: BuddhaRupa
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: New website: BuddhaRupa

Adding infinite scroll would make it so none of the images can be missed. It is probably part of your WordPress.com theme already, but it can also very easily be added if it isn't. Thanks for the feedback! I looked into it and it seems that if there are any elements in the footer it automatically d...
by BKh
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: New website: BuddhaRupa
Replies: 6
Views: 567

New website: BuddhaRupa

After the recent release of over three hundred thousand images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) into the public domain , I created a website to help people discover these and other images of the Buddha around the internet. https://buddharupa.wordpress.com/ I also setup a facebook page so yo...
by BKh
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 290 suttas from Bhikkhu Bodhi's Numerical Discourses in new free Kindle/EPUB
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: 290 suttas from Bhikkhu Bodhi's Numerical Discourses in new free Kindle/EPUB

SarathW wrote:Isn't those Sutta's available in Sutta Central as well?
I'm not sure.
by BKh
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: [Study] Rate of disrobing by western monastics
Replies: 50
Views: 3309

Re: [Study] Rate of disrobing by western monastics

It should also be noted that disrobing in this community often happen in clusters. I know one monastery that had close to zero disrobing for almost five years and then many disrobe all at once. So a study of just a few years could be well off the mark in either direction. If you really are trying to...
by BKh
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Handful of Leaves Volume 5 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Handful of Leaves Volume 5 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Oh, and that page from Tricycle is almost ten years old. Sati has not distributed Handful of leaves for several years. North America is covered by Wat Metta now. That seemed correct -- The "Sati-Center" is based at "IMC" (Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, Calif), where Than-Geof's books are ...
by BKh
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Handful of Leaves Volume 5 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Handful of Leaves Volume 5 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Oh, and that page from Tricycle is almost ten years old. Sati has not distributed Handful of leaves for several years. North America is covered by Wat Metta now.
by BKh
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Handful of Leaves Volume 5 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Handful of Leaves Volume 5 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Hi all, :namaste: If I am not mistaken, that series has been re-organized and the suttas that were in volume 5 are now included in what is 1-4. All of the books of the KN that he has translated (Which was previously vol. 4) are now published as stand alone books. Except the Khp. I don't think he ha...
by BKh
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: DhammaWheel Public Library Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 1297

Re: DhammaWheel Public Library Challenge

Just saw that our library has added ItBW to the online catalogue–four copies! I was surprised they even added more than one. The books aren't available yet, but should be in soon. Anyone else heard anything back from their library? Well, about four months after the initial request, four copies have...
by BKh
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do you like in a guided meditation?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: What do you like in a guided meditation?

SarathW wrote:I like Joseph Goldstein's guided meditations.
Thanks.
PS: By the way why do you want to do something you do not like.
When I said I didn't like them, I meant I didn't like using them.
by BKh
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do you like in a guided meditation?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

What do you like in a guided meditation?

I am going to be helping create some guided meditations and I was curious what features people appreciate having. Specifically, do you like having a measured silent portion after the guided part so you can time the rest of your meditation? Like 30min/45min/60min versions? Personally, I don't really ...