The Vote Was Nay

          “The Vote Was Nay” By Randy, The Auto Worker For many years I have wanted to see Myanmar (Burma). I have never travelled outside of North America, and in my daily life, I am for the most part a homebody/recluse.  In fact, fear has kept me from doing many things…

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Lending A Hand

By Adam Glick This winter Boston set a record for snow and cold. We had nearly 5 feet of snow in 3 weeks and the temperatures were frequently below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. We live in the residential part of the city, so parking is typically a challenge. With that much snow everywhere, it was even…

Sharing and Caring.

December 26, 2014 I want to share something that happened to me here this morning. I went to the dining hall as usual for breakfast. Lots of people today for tambun ( donating to the Sangha). I walked the lines of lay supporters getting rice and then got the rest of my food. When I…

Some Wish For Peace

Some wish for peace, I did something (story below) I just got back from inviting 2 Muslims to serve at the head of the meal line for Tomorrow’s lunch at Pa-Auk. Everyone thought I was crazy and that the Muslims would kill me or at least shout at me as soon as I entered the…

Ticket To Ride

I remember when I was in Colombo, Sri Lanka taking a bus in order to renew my visa at the immigration office.     In Sri Lanka, they have special coupons for monks to ride on the government “red buses” for free. However, the local buses in Colombo are rarely rarely government buses. A friend…

Dinner For One-

Dinner For One I remember when I was taking Pāli Language lessons at The American Burmese Buddhist Association in Brooklyn, New York some time in 1998. The monastery was virtually unknown to the local Americans at that time and I would go there on Fridays and leave on Sundays for my private lessons from the…