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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: 100

Re: Feedback on Map of the Buddha's India

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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: 100

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: 100

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: 152
Views: 2113

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...
by BKh
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Cyprus Connections?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Cyprus Connections?

Zom wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:49 pm
When I was clicking this topic I was sure it was about offshore scandals -)
:smile:
It's too bad that countries like this get known for things like that. But it may be hard to avoid when you can, in a round-about legal way, buy citizenship.
by BKh
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Cyprus Connections?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Cyprus Connections?

Any Cypriots out there? I am helping start programs in a monastery in Nicosia (Lefkosia). We don't have a lot of "native" connections. I have lots of questions about ways to reach out to English speaking folks. If you like you can PM me or post something in this thread. I'd love to hear from anyone ...
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: 974

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: 974

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: 264

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: 264

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: 1245

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: 463

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: 351

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: 849

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: 849

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: 621

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: 621

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: 621

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: 610

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: 3663

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...