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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:46 pm
by Virgo
Test.

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:49 pm
by Virgo
Two more. :)

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 1:05 am
by DNS
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

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 1:30 am
by Ben
Thank you Kevin and David for those excellent photos!
kind regards

Ben

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 2:13 am
by Goofaholix
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?

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 2:25 am
by DNS
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.

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:52 pm
by Ngawang Drolma.
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.

Best,
Laura

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:00 pm
by andre9999
Ngawang Drolma wrote:David is that the shrine room at your center? It's breathtaking.

The Buddha must really like eggs. :)

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:35 pm
by DNS
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.

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:09 am
by retrofuturist
Candles the colours of the Buddhist flag... I like it! :thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:29 am
by retrofuturist
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:

Metta,
Retro. :lol:

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:58 am
by DNS
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.

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:12 am
by Ben
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.

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:19 am
by pilgrim
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:

Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:26 am
by tiltbillings
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.