About Kathina Ceremony

  Kathina is a festival month between the day after the full moon in October lasting through the full moon of November. Kathina occurs at the end of the Vassa, the three-month rains retreat also called “Phansa” in Thai. At traditional Theravadin monasteries, monks have observed the Vassa as a period of intensive training in…

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Power??????

A gentleman responded from saengthai.org regarding Takrut Duang and came over to our centre. He looked around and checked out some of our collections. After a few exchanges and collected the Takrut, he left. The next morning he called he said Derrick, I want to collect this and that amulet. Budget not a problem, as long as it…

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Kalama Sutta

In many of my dhamma discussions with my Teacher I have often heard him mentioning about Kalama Sutta. He always tell me in Buddhism there’s no hearsay, one does not need to follow traditions or rituals. We must have “panna” or wisdom when it comes to learning and understanding. An example he shared with me…

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The Sign of Death

THE SIGN OF DEATH Phra Rajsuddhinanamongkol March 14, 1989      There can be some sign that signifies death. We all have to die and we certainly can’t avoid it. However, people who believe in ‘nimitta of death’ can somehow postpone it. (Nimitta = Sign, portent, mental image). If you do not believe in this nimitta,…

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