Author Archives: Robin

Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 16

Some exam­in­ers are extreme­ly strict; if one makes even the slight­est mis­take, one is not let off the hook. There is a sto­ry that one exam­i­nee trans­lat­ed the ear­li­er pas­sage as ‘a bird goes through the air.’ The exam­in­er replied: … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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We are back, again

My apolo­gies for neglect­ing this web­site. Some­times impor­tant tasks remain sim­mer­ing on the back burn­er. An update since the last post: My dear friend and ex-monk Shaun Ricordel, who was great­ly influ­en­tial in mak­ing this web­site hap­pen in the first … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Buddhadhamma’ Complete

After 17 years of work, the book has final­ly been pub­lished. For those of you who wish to acquire a copy of this first edi­tion, please con­tact the Bud­dhad­ham­ma Foun­da­tion at buddhadhammafoundationthai1987@gmail.com. A sec­ond print­ing will be done soon, with thin­ner … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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We are back! After hav­ing our serv­er hacked, final­ly, after two years, we are back on line. Thank you Shaun for hav­ing backed up all the data and help­ing to get things off the ground again. Sad­hu Offer­ing the final … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 17

An excerpt from Sathien­pong Wanapok’s book ‘Life in the Saf­fron For­est’ on the var­i­ous kinds of funer­al chant­i­ng per­formed by the monks. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Bliss

A descrip­tion of the five kinds of bliss encoun­tered in med­i­ta­tion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 16

A chap­ter from Sathien­pong Wanapok’s book ‘Life in the Saf­fron For­est’ on the Roy­al Park Pali exam­i­na­tions for monks and novices. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 15

A chap­ter from Sathien­pong Wanapok’s book ‘Life in the Saf­fron For­est’ on the Pali exam­i­na­tions at the Roy­al Park. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Nature & Society

A com­plete spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment involves an inter­ac­tion with and an under­stand­ing of both nature and soci­ety, because peo­ple are shaped and influ­enced both by nat­ur­al and social forces. Such devel­op­ment is nour­ished by soci­ety and by nature, bring­ing about pros­per­i­ty … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Wholesome Desire

A descrip­tion by Ven. Phra Payut­to of the two vari­a­tions of whole­some desire: chan­da & met­tā, taught in Bud­dhism. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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