1. Khmer New Year at the meditation center

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    Celebrating Khmer New Year at our Peace Meditation Center, Wat Kirivongsa Bopharam, Leverett, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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  2. In the wood

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    It’s like growing lotus flowers. You cannot grow lotus flowers on marble. You have to grow them on the mud. Without mud you cannot have lotus flowers. Without suffering, you have no way to learn how to be understanding and compassionate.

    ~Thich Nhat Hanh

     

  3. Funeral Service of Mr. Lornn Pinn, January 1-2, 2016

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    Question: How can we overcome lust in our practice?

    Answer: Lust should be balanced by contemplation of loathesomeness. Attachment to bodily form is one extreme and one should keep in mind the opposite. Examine the body as a corpse and see the process of decay or think of the parts of the body such as the lungs, spleen, fat, feces, and so forth. Remember these and visualize this loathesome aspect of the body when lust arises. This will free you from lust. ~Ajahn Chah

    ពិធីបុណ្យឈាបនកិច្ចលោក ពិន លួន ជន្មាយុ ៧៥ឆ្នាំ Funeral Service of the late Mr. Lornn Pinn, age 75
    Two-seat Dhamma talk by Bhikkhu Brahmaviriyo Phally Prak and Bhikkhu Pannapadipo Leang Cheng

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  4. Our new friend

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  5. Obituary: Sophorn Nou

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    Sophorn Nou (1981 – 2015) of Lowell, MA died November 11, 2015. Buddhist funeral services for Sophorn Nou at Glory Buddhist temple in Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.A. on November 16-17, 2015. Two-seat Dhamma talk by Ven. Dhammapanno Chhom Savoeun and Ven. Vimulapanno Noeun Morn.

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  6. Kathina Dana ceremony at Maha Ghosananda’s ICKBM

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    Kathina Dana ceremony at H.H. Maha Ghosananda’s International Community of Khmer Buddhist Monks Center in Pelham, Massachusetts. Dhamma Talk by Ven. Vimulapanno Noeun Morn of the Glory Buddhist temple in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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  7. Fundraising ceremony at Wat Dhammikaram

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    Fundraising ceremony at Wat Dhammikaram in Providence, Rhode Island on August 8, 2015

    One Pacifying Word Is Noble

    Through a thousand speeches be
    composed of meaningless lines,
    better the single meaningful line
    one hears, then comes to calm.

    ~Dhammapada

    Explanation: Expressions replete with thousands of words are of no value. One single meaningful word is more valuable, if hearing it one is pacified. Source: Buddhanet

     

     

     

  8. Funeral service for Juleeya Kong

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    Juleeya B. Kong, 15, Sophomore at Lowell High School passed a way on January 1, 2015. This is her funeral service at the Glory Buddhist Temple, in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 10, 2015.

  9. Compassion for All

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    Buddhism offers a vision of radical inter-identification. A vision where all living beings are identified with all other entities. This vision does not merely teach that we are all in this together, but that we all are this, “rising and falling as one living body” (Cook 229). Thich Nhat Hanh writes:

    A human being is an animal, a part of nature. But we single ourselves out from the rest of nature. We classify other animals and living beings as nature, as if we ourselves are not part of it. Then we pose the question, “How should I deal with Nature?” We should deal with nature the way we deal with ourselves. . . ! Harming nature is harming ourselves, and vice versa. (Hanh 41)

    Radical Buddhist interdependence does not allow for an independent entity, action, word, or thought; all things influence all other things. Each being, each act, is critical to every other being and every other act. To cause suffering to a dog or pig is to cause suffering to oneself. The idea of radical interdependence led some Buddhists to conclude that all things are one another in their very essence. Source: All creatures

     

  10. Vipassana students

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    Regard him as one who points out treasure, the wise one who seeing your faults rebukes you. Stay with this sort of sage. For the one who stays with a sage of this sort, things get better, not worse. ~Dhammapada

Khmer Tipitaka 1 – 110

Khmer Tipitaka 1 – 110

The Tipitaka or Pali canon, is the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism. The three divisions of the Tipitaka are: Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka, Abhidhamma Pitaka. ព្រះត្រៃបិដក ប្រែថា កញ្រ្ចែង ឬ ល្អី​ ៣ សម្រាប់ដាក់ផ្ទុកពាក្យពេចន៍នៃព្រះសម្មាសម្ពុទ្ធ

Listen to Khmer literature and Dhamma talk by His Holiness Jotannano Chuon Nath, Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia Buddhism.

Jendhamuni

As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, so the wise are not shaken by blame and praise. As a deep lake is clear and calm, so the wise become tranquil after they listened to the truth... Good people walk on regardless of what happens to them. Good people do not babble on about their desires. Whether touched by happiness or by sorrow, the wise never appear elated or depressed… ~The Dhammapada

Should anyone wish to ridicule me and make me an object of jest and scorn why should I possibly care if I have dedicated myself to others?

Let them do as they wish with me so long as it does not harm them. May no one who encounters me ever have an insignificant contact.

Regardless whether those whom I meet respond towards me with anger or faith, may the mere fact of our meeting contribute to the fulfilment of their wishes.

May the slander, harm and all forms of abuse that anyone should direct towards me act as a cause of their enlightenment.

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