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5 days ago

Not by silence
does someone confused
& unknowing
turn into a sage.

~Dhammapada, Chapter 16 'The Judge', Verse 11. Translation by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu.
~A full translation of the Dhammapada is ... See more

5 days ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Hope this finds you well. Thought to pass along a short ovada for the internet, just in case. Wishing all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With metta,

~Bhante Joe

6 days ago

With Samanera Ananda from Quebec at the Canada Kuti. Samanera Ananda is now one of three Canadian monastics at the monastery. He has his own community in British Columbia, but is visiting Sri Lanka ... See more

6 days ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Have posted a new page on Dhamma-Vinaya Patipada with forest carika routes.

http://www.dhammavinayapatipada.com/forest-carika-tudong-routes/

This page contains gpx data ... See more

6 days ago

On pindapata from the Canada Kuti. The villagers have been very lovely and kind with the new pindapata route.

1 week ago

But whoever puts aside
both merit & evil and,
living the chaste life,
judiciously
goes through the world:
he’s called a monk.

~Dhammapada, Chapter 16 'The Judge', Verse 10. Translation ... See more

1 week ago

Homage and respect to the Vinaya
🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

On the full and new moon days, Theravada monks traditionally gather together for a recitation of the monastic rules. This past Thursday ... See more

1 week ago

Thank you for this teaching, Than Por 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

1 week ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Hope you're keeping well. Thought to pass along a short Dhamma discussion for the internet, just in case. Wishing all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With metta,

~Bhante ... See more

2 weeks ago

Begging from others
doesn’t mean one’s a monk.
As long as one follows
householders’ ways,
one is no monk at all.

~Dhammapada, Chapter 16 'The Judge', Verse 9. Translation by Ṭhānissaro ... See more

2 weeks ago

Thank you for this teaching, Luang Por 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽.

2 weeks ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Hope that you're having a great day. Thought to pass along a short ovada for the internet, just in case. Wishing all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With metta,

~Bhante ... See more

2 weeks ago

After some time was able to get out in the forest behind the kuti. A beautiful area.

2 weeks ago

The laity observe the proceedings.

2 weeks ago

The monks assemble to clear the old simas. Perhaps around 100 monks assembled.

2 weeks ago

Bhikkhus help to lay out the lines for the monastery's new sima. To create a new sima, first the old one must be removed. Sri Lanka has a long. Buddhist history. Therefore, it is difficult to know ... See more

3 weeks ago

But whoever tunes out
the dissonance
of his evil qualities
–large or small–
in every way
by bringing evil to consonance:
he’s called a contemplative.

~Dhammapada, Chapter 16 'The Judge', ... See more

3 weeks ago

Thank you for this teaching, Luang Pu 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

3 weeks ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Hope that you're having a great day. Thought to pass along a short Dhamma discussion for the internet, just in case. Wishing all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With ... See more

3 weeks ago

A new sima going up at the monastery. Tomorrow, about 100 monks are scheduled to come to perform the Vinaya procedure which will create the sima.

3 weeks ago

Heading over to the main monastery. In the Sri Lankan forest tradition, solitary kutis are sometimes attached to a larger conventional monastery. Monks can travel to and from to get supplies, Meet ... See more

1 month ago

Thank you for this teaching, Luang Por 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽.

1 month ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Hope that you're having a great day. Thought to pass along a short ovada for the internet, just in case. Wishing you all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With ... See more

1 month ago

With a new dog companion. This fellow was a puppy at the monastery last year. He's taken to following me on walks.

1 month ago

Taking a look at maps in the the library. The monastery was recently given a set of 1 to 50 000 scale maps. These maps are quite detailed and often show footpaths.

1 month ago

Taking a look at maps in the the library. The monastery was recently given a set of 1 to 50 000 scale maps. These maps are quite detailed and often show footpaths.

1 month ago

Not by suave conversation
or lotus-like coloring
does an envious, miserly cheat
become an exemplary man.

But one in whom this is
cut through
up-rooted
wiped out–
he’s called ... See more

1 month ago

Homage and respect to the Vinaya
🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

On the full and new moon days, Theravada monks traditionally gather together for a recitation of the monastic rules. This past Thursday ... See more

1 month ago

Thank you for this teaching, Luang Por 🙏🏽🙏🏽 🙏🏽

1 month ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Hope that you're having a great day. Just thought to pass along a short Dhamma discussion for the internet, just in case. Wishing all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With ... See more

1 month ago

This full moon marked the rainy season retreat. Monks are now free to wander.

1 month ago

On the way back from a visit to the Canada Kuti. A beautiful path through the forest.

1 month ago

A nice mix of rain and sun.

1 month ago

A head of gray hairs
doesn’t mean one’s an elder.
Advanced in years,
one’s called an old fool.

But one in whom there is
truth, restraint,
rectitude, gentleness,
... See more

1 month ago

Thank you for this teaching, Luang Por 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

1 month ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Hope that you're having a great day. Thought to pass along a short ovada for the internet, just in case. Wishing all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With metta,

~Bhante ... See more

1 month ago

Recieving new robes on the weekend. Kanishka Mahatthaya, Savithri Nona, and her husband came all the way from Colombo and made the climb to the kuti offer the robes. A special set of robes, offered ... See more

1 month ago

Simply talking a lot
doesn’t maintain the Dhamma.
Whoever
–although he’s heard next to nothing–
sees Dhamma through his body,
is not heedless of Dhamma:
he’s one who maintains the ... See more

1 month ago

Thank you for this teaching, Luang Por 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽.

1 month ago

Warm greetings Everyone,

Hope that you're having a great day. Thought to pass along a short Dhamma discussion for the internet, just in case. Wishing all the blessings of Dhamma practice.

With ... See more