Remembering Venerable Dong…

Never forget the day I asked my grand uncle Venerable Dong to show me the lotus pond so I could see the most beautiful pink lotus flower I’ve been looking for, nearby my grandma’s house … ~Jendhamuni

pink lotus flower

“If we cannot be happy in spite of our difficulties, what good is our spiritual practice?” ~Maha Ghosananda

Venerable Dong, my 95-year-old grand uncle just passed a way today, November 23rd, 2015 at 1 P.M [1 A.M. US Eastern time]. Venerable is my late grandma’s little brother, the youngest child in their family. He was a very healthy Buddhist monk. But he had to leave us due to old age… ~Jendhamuni

Venerable Dong

Venerable Dong at the Pagoda in Cambodia

Every meeting led to a parting, and so it would, as long as life was mortal. In every meeting there was some of the sorrow of parting, but in everything parting there was some of the joy of meeting as well. ~Cassandra Clare

Happy Venerable Dong

Venerable Dong with master in Cambodia.


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.


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.