|The Buddha taught a "forest tradition" for the end of suffering and gaining of enlightenment.|
|Pure and Simple (Kee Nanayon)|
This experience, plus the anguish she must have felt when her parents separated, probably lay behind her decision, made when she was still quite young, never to submit to what she saw as the slavery of marriage.
During her teens she devoted her spare time to Dharma books and to meditation, and her working hours to a small business to support her father in his old age.
|Charts from the teachings of the Thai Living Buddhist Master Ajahn Jamnian|
Her later teachings show the influence of the writings of Ven. Buddhadasa, although she transformed his [teaching] concepts in ways that made them entirely her own. More
|Royal Katy Perry (a.k.a. silly Catty Purry) is a tabloid "princess" (wizzed.com)|
"You skank, you can't buy our convent! I mean, we already sold it to this guy for less money, and the greedy Vatican can't stop us. And, by the way, you and your music suck!" -- this is the subtext, but the real story goes like this:
According to TIME, Two nuns want to stop Katy Perry from buying their convent.
"We feel we are being forced to violate our canonical vows"
July 21, 2015
|Katy Perry (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin-FilmMagic)|
But the nuns, who are among five remaining members of an order known as the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, are having none of it. In court documents released on Friday, they say the sale would go against their sacred vows.
Perry has been competing with L.A. restaurateur and developer Dana Hollister for the property, which also includes a retreat house for priests, the New York Times reports.
|Journey of One Buddhist Nun|
The Times says that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles favors the Perry deal and claims to have control over the property, while the nuns prefer the Hollister arrangement.
“In selling to Katy Perry, we feel we are being forced to violate our canonical vows to the Catholic Church,” Sister Catherine Rose Holzman wrote to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in a May 22 letter. The letter, among others, was revealed in court documents the nuns filed on Friday, CNBC uncovered.
The nuns said their objection to the sale to Perry had nothing to do with her risque performance style, the Times reports. Instead, they reportedly favor the Hollister deal because it would keep the convent open to the public. More