Meditation, Pa-Auk

Meditation Visas

Many people are not aware that there is a thing called a Meditation visa.  If you would like to meditate for more than 30 days, a meditation visa is the way to go.  Otherwise, a tourist e-visa is more appropriate.  Follow the link here for a tourist e-visa and don’t go to any other place. A meditation visa is actually a…

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Meditation, Pa-Auk, Uncategorized

License to Spill (Myanmar Thingyan, New Year)

In the eight plus years that I have lived in Myanmar, I have never seen the Thingyan Water Festival festivities happening in the street. I normally spend my time in the monastery and normally, if I went on alms, it would be early in the morning. However, our Kyownpine monastery goes out on alms round a little later so we…

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Pa-Auk

Pa-Auk Monastery in Mudon

Kyownpine Pa-Auk Branch Monastery in Mudon, Myanmar. I have moved to Yorgo Sayadaw ‘s new monastery called Kyownpine. The Yorgo Sayadaw read my first ordination transaction 15 years ago and invited me to come. He speaks no English, but we have fun together. Such a lovely place, lots of Metta here. Good views, cool at night (75 degrees), nice kuti.…

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Pa-Auk, Uncategorized

Some Wish For Peace

Some wish for peace, I did something (story below) I thought I would repost this on my blog due to the recent events.  We must strive for peace.  Originally posted on WithMetta.net I just got back from inviting 2 Muslims to serve at the head of the meal line for Tomorrow’s lunch at Pa-Auk. Everyone thought I was crazy and that…

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Kauai, Pa-Auk

Why the moons are off by one day in Eastern and Western Calendars

The website Http://TimeAndDate.com is a “must-know” and “must-have” for Buddhist monks, especially when they travel abroad.  It calculates the Moon Phases and Solar Noon for a specific area.  One thing that was very enlightening was how the Western calendars were off from the Buddhist calendars for the new and full moons. Why? Well… pick a place in the East, like Yangon…

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