This address was the thank you for attending the Vesak Celebration at Buu Mon Temple. This year’s 11th annual Lotus and Bamboo Festival was attended by over 3000 people and was held over the 6th and 7thof June 2009. The temple gardens are a show place of Lotus flowers some growing to over 8 feet. The temple has in its water gardens hardy and tropical water lilies, and over 30 varies of bamboo. There are over 60 Bonsai plants and trees in the temple. Bonsai Greenhouse maintained by Bhante Kassapa.
Welcome to Most Venerable Buddhapala, Most Venerable Abbot, Venerable monks … (Read More)
The Six Paramitas occupy a prominent place in the Mahayana scriptures as a Buddhist’s way of life leading to Buddhahood. They are however a substantial practice that helps the person using these ideas and standards to improve aspects of daily life thereby lending a hand towards the middle way. Because of this the thoughts and ideas can be accepted as the ‘tools’ used in self perfection and the Theravada path to enlightenment.
1. Generosity (Liberality) By this we mean the tolerance of different views and standards of behavior used by others. In the acceptance of the daily life … (Read More)
We have watched extraordinary things take place in America. One year ago would we be imagining this much change in the government? We have come full circle. I listened to the inauguration speech by President Barack Obama, and came away feeling good about being an American. The one true message that comes to the forefront after all the economic woes is a sense that we need to adopt a sense of self responsibility.
Self responsibility is a concept long taught in Buddhism. We sit on the edge of our future and can complain on end of the faults taking place … (Read More)
Cultivate the Seven Key Attitudinal Factors of qualities of heart and mind that lay the foundation for mindfulness practice and for seeing and accepting things as they are as a first step to working wisely and compassionately with stress, pain, illness, and sorrow as well as life’s joys and pleasures-Jon Kabot-Zinn (One of America’s foremost teachers on Mindfulness)
Free yourself from limiting perspectives, and become more intimate with your own boundless awareness. We are speaking of the Buddhist term equanimity.
To develop equanimity we must cultivate the qualities of the mind that support its growth. There are seven mental qualities, … (Read More)
On this occasion, we recognize the life of our Lord Shakyamuni Buddha, as you offer the robes this Kathina season remember the compassion that has been shown to you and allows each of us to offer towards each other the loving kindness and compassion modeled by Lord Buddha.
The Buddha set forth a path that is built upon wisdom, compassion and loving-kindness. It is a path that stresses the importance of charity, non-violence, community, and learning and understanding. Kathina is one our most important ceremonies of the year, and is an opportunity for all of us to remember the patience, … (Read More)