1. Nothing is permanent…


    I’m a bit busy. Won’t have much time to visit friends on gplus during the next several days. Two of my relatives just passed a way this week. One in his 90s — he passed a way on Christmas eve. Another one is the father in law of my big sis — he passed a way in his sleep peacefully last night [on Christmas day] about 19 hours ago. His funeral service will be on the same day as my dad’s funeral service last year. Sorry for all the sad news from my end… ~Jendhamuni

  2. A Final Goodbye to Michael Gnotao


    Michael's Funeral Service


    Michael’s Funeral Service in Rhode Island

    A car accident killed 5 young men from the Air Force base in Colorado (one of them is our friend’s son)
    MICHAEL ‘MIKEY’ GNOATO, USAF ( 9/3/1991 – 8/15/2013)


    Michael Gnoato, 21, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 in Northern Colorado. Born in Providence, he was the loving son of Daniele and Saran (Rath) Gnoato of Providence and dear brother of Davide Gnoato of West Warwick.


    Michael was a 2009 graduate of Textron Chamber of Commerce Academy in Providence before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he was a military police officer.

    Jendhamuni at Michael's wake in Rhode Island.

    Jendhamuni at Michael’s wake in Rhode Island.

  3. Funeral service for Ven. Ros Yan


    Nothing is Permanent

    One of the Buddha’s most profound sayings is “Nothing is Permanent“. The Buddha observed this in all facets of life – the fact that everything changes, nothing lasts forever, or for merely more than a moment.

    What we can learn from the saying? One thing for me is understanding that anything we might try to hold on to may be gone or changed in just a moment’s notice. So I think we should carefully watch the attachment we have to the happiness or satisfaction we get from certain objects, or from a relationship or even from a state of being we might be in.

    Ven. Ros Yan funeral service

    Funeral service for Ven. Ros Yan, in Newtown, Connecticut on July 6, 2013.

    Even our own personal lives will eventually come to an end. I think that understanding this can help to just live in the present moment. Without attachment to what has gone on in the past, and without trying to expect too much from our future existence. One never knows where our current path will lead. So what we can do is just observe what is happening right now, from moment to moment.

    Ven. Ros Yan funeral service

    Funeral service for Ven. Ros Yan, in Newtown, Connecticut on July 6, 2013.

    This also helps those who may be going through any state of suffering. That the suffering will eventually pass, too, because it is also impermanent as is everything else. It can be a hopeful message in times of turmoil or sadness.

    If we can reach a state of detachment from things and expectation and daily life, and just accept that everything changes, then we will be better able to deal with the eventual changes along the way. A great quote and idea to meditate on!

    By Eric, June 26, 2011
    Source: http://www.buddha-quotes.com


  4. Just returned home from a funeral service


    I just got back home from a funeral service of a 95-year-old lady…
    The weather is awful right now. Very few cars on the road, kind of scary…

    Hurricane Sandy will be here at any time. If you don’t hear from me,
    you know why.

    The Governor has already declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts as Hurricane Sandy approached New England, threatening heavy rains and damaging winds that could bring massive power outages.


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Maha Ghosananda

Maha Ghosananda

Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism (5/23/1913 - 3/12/07). Forever in my heart...

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Major Differences

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Major Differences in Buddhism: There is no almighty God in Buddhism. There is no one to hand out rewards or punishments on a supposedly Judgement Day ...read more

My Reflection

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This site is a tribute to Buddhism. Buddhism has given me a tremendous inspiration to be who and where I am today. Although I came to America at a very young age, however, I never once forget who I am and where I came from. One thing I know for sure is I was born as a Buddhist, live as a Buddhist and will leave this earth as a Buddhist. I do not believe in superstition. I only believe in karma.

A Handful of Leaves

A Handful of Leaves

Tipitaka: The pali canon (Readings in Theravada Buddhism). A vast body of literature in English translation the texts add up to several thousand printed pages. Most -- but not all -- of the Canon has already been published in English over the years. Although only a small fraction of these texts are available here at Access to Insight, this collection can nonetheless be a very good place to start.

Just the way it is

1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor... read more