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by BKh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Your 2018 Vesak plans
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Your 2018 Vesak plans

Thought it would be interesting to see what people are doing for Vesak, either at public events or privately.

If you are in Colombo, you might want to check this out. It will be in English...
www.mahamevnawabm.org/grand-vesak-mandira/
www.facebook.com/events/219374251951648/
by BKh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Searching in Sri Lanka for a Monastery for Ordination
Replies: 11
Views: 29

Re: Searching in sri lanka

You might want to check out this page

https://mahamevnawabm.org/ordination/
by BKh
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers

So, just as an example, today they had text for an invitation to an event that needed to be checked. Not very long. Something that could take about 10 minutes.
by BKh
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers

Perhaps a few more words would be helpful, such as, the monastery, the type of text, the amount of text, how periodic -- things like that (unless of course you are receiving what you need from PMs). I have gotten some great help so far, but I would be happy to have more. My hope is to have a pool o...
by BKh
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers

Hope no one minds if I bump this up from time to time. Since people are replying in pm's this might get lost. To add something of value, I'll leave this... Itivuttaka: the Buddha’s sayings The section of the threes 98. Giving This was said by the Lord… “Bhikkhus, there are these two kinds of giving:...
by BKh
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers

I am helping a monastery that needs periodic help with English proofreading. The material is created by non-native English speakers so the workflow really needs someone to bring a natural voice to the work. Dhamma knowledge would be great but not essential. You can PM me if you would like to help.
by BKh
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Transfer merit to peta
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Transfer merit to peta

Here is an easy to read version of the Petavatthu. There is no on-line text version, but there is a free audio version. https://mahamevnawabm.org/stories-of-ghosts-from-the-petavatthu/ My impression is hungry ghosts are searching for love. Mostly they are searching for food. :-) I don't think there ...
by BKh
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is viggo fausböll a good translator
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: is viggo fausböll a good translator

You can get a well designed free ebook of the Fausboll translation here: https://readingfaithfully.org/book-sources/sutta-pitaka-e-books-epub-mobi-kindle/sutta-nipata-translated-by-viggo-fausboll-free-kindle-epub/ When I showed it to Bhikkhu Bodhi he said it was surprisingly good. It is both pre- Fr...
by BKh
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2756

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

The problem comes because there are lots of people on both the liberal side AND on the conservative side of politics who abicate personal responsibility for their actions, and for their mental and physical well-being. THis thread, whether intentional or not, gives a strong impression that this prob...
by BKh
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Best organized, most informative Buddhist websites
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Best organized, most informative Buddhist websites

I'm looking for people's opinions on what are the best organized and most informative Buddhist websites. It would really be helpful if people could explain why they think that as well. So I'll start with accesstoinsight.org. I think it is good because it has a several different ways to explore the s...
by BKh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Seeking high resolution version of these life of the Buddha photos
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Seeking high resolution version of these life of the Buddha photos

Does anyone know where to get high resolution versions of these photos? We are making a Vesak display. There are two sets. I'm just posting one from each because I think they are fairly well known. Some of them are in this post, but not high enought quality for poster printing: https://dhammawheel.c...
by BKh
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: German Language | Dhammatexte auf deutsch
Replies: 7
Views: 3875

Re: German Language | Dhammatexte auf deutsch

Can anyone recommend specific print editions of Sutta translations into German? I am looking for physical books. And it would be great if you could attest to the quality as well.

Thanks!
by BKh
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Russian: Need help with loving kindness translation
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Russian: Need help with loving kindness translation

Are there native Russian speakers who could help me with a loving-kindness meditation translation? I am doing the layout for a mini pamphlet. The translation was done by a native Russian speaker, I believe. Except for the Instructions. That was google. If there is a more standard tranlation of metta...
by BKh
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this sutta called, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: What is this sutta called, please?

I am surprised if it's not in the Pali Canon, because I seem to recall a Monk telling the story. It sounds like a Buddhist parable to me, Not to be flip, but monks tell lots of stories. Sometimes from the canon and sometimes not. I can assure you this is not in the Nikayas or Vinaya. Doesn't mean o...
by BKh
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this sutta called, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: What is this sutta called, please?

This story is not in the five nikayas or vinaya.
by BKh
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feedback on Map of the Buddha's India
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Feedback on Map of the Buddha's India

Here is an updated version...
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by BKh
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feedback on Map of the Buddha's India
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Feedback on Map of the Buddha's India

Your map is adapted from buddhanet, which should be acknowledged. The extremes of his travels could be included for example Mathura, and also a scale of kilometres. Also in a different colour, the boundary of modern Nepal. It lacks a sense of reality. https://www.bhantedhammika.net/essays/footprint...
by BKh
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feedback on Map of the Buddha's India
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Feedback on Map of the Buddha's India

I created a map of the Buddha's India a few years back as a handout for a talk I gave on pilgrimage. I then started using it in other classes because I found that having a sense of the geography of what we were talking about was helpful. I recently simplified the map a bit, removing some places that...
by BKh
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 4705

Re: Diversity among mods

as such factors neither enhance nor diminish their capability to moderate a Buddhist forum. Just to be clear, this is a matter of opinion, not fact. Even though it may be a very strong opinion, it is still just that. If one believes that diversity = tokenism, then that is probably an underlying bel...