“Where are the monks?” May 19, 2008Posted by Sarah Todd in 1, Burma, News.
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“Before September, there were over 30,000 monks in Rangoon alone. Now there are 6,000. Where are the monks? That is the question.”
– Ashin Nayaka, visiting scholar at Columbia University and a founder of the Buddhist Missionary Society in Jackson Heights, in today’s New York metro. The article recommends visiting http://www.burmesemonks.org/ for more information; unfortunately, the story is not available online.
One-Liners from Lama Surya Das May 16, 2008Posted by Sarah Todd in 1, Books.
Some pithy Words of Wisdom from Lama Surya Das:
That which we call “I” is just impermanent, ownerless karma rolling along.
Don’t take it personally.
Reality is not all it’s cracked up to be.
I’m enlightened enough for now.
Don’t forget to medicate the ferrets.