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News: I have been working on some old projects which need some detail but they are nearly finished. …

News:I have been working on some old projects which need some detail but they are nearly finished.1.Samadhi Chapter will be released in the next few days. Around..15pages2.Paauk Chanting Book (already) translated by Ven Anandajoti has been 96% finished for almost a year! I hope to release it before 2015. Mahanamakara is already on his website ancient-buddhist-texts.net That will show the…

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Hepatitis Vaccination

Hepatitis VaccinationThe whole monastery has been offered a Hepetitus-B vaccine (nuns and yogis included). I recently had my second dose. According to wikipedia, after the third dose, I won't need any booster and I will protected for life. I could have gotten this when I worked at Bayer on the Advia blood meter, but it seemed like it would take…

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Water Cooling Tea

Water Cooling TeaA common ineffective way to cool tea is to pour the tea back and forth into two cups. A better way is to use the thermal mass of water to cool your tea. By placing it in a bowl of water that is deep enough to submerge 80% of the cup, the tea can be cool very fast.…

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She's Got A Ticket To Ride

She's Got A Ticket To RideI remember when I was in Colombo, Sri Lanka taking a bus in order to renew my visa at the immigration office. In Sri Lanka, they have special coupons for monks to ride on the government "red buses" for free. However, the local buses in Colombo are rarely rarely government buses. A friend told me…

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This time I asked

This time I asked the lady who was giving out unlabeled pills in the alms food line what it was. "B12," she said.I popped it in my mouth and woke up in the same Matrix just as before. This was posted on Google+

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Tears Of Joy

Tears Of JoyI had arranged for a pedometer for Sayadaw U Revata as an idea to get him to walk more. As Sayadaws become more busy and famous, they get driven in a car to where they need to speak or interview and then they sit and listen to interviews or speak for several hours. After that, they go to…

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