The Lankarama Buddhist Institute gets crowded as Korean monks come to chant during the Bhikkhu Bodhi retreat for the evening Buddha Puja or devotional chanting service (Wisdom Quarterly).
|Monks, nuns, laypeople, and onlookers (WQ)|
This was followed by the first full day (Jan. 8) carried out in earnest, a day full of sutra passages, deep explanations, and meditation sessions led by Bhikkhu Bodhi himself.
Pali is the only exclusively Buddhist language in the world, which has the fortunate effect of slowing the loss of the Dharma. It will be lost for a long time, and the world will grow dark again, no more knowing the Buddha's message. But not if Bhikkhu Bodhi can help it.
|One of Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations: MN|
- What does it mean to say the ennobling (enlightening) truth of dukkha (disappointment, suffering, woe, unsatisfactoriness, rebirth-aging-death, dissociation from the pleasing, association with the displeasing, in short, the Five Aggregates subject to clinging)?
- What does it mean to say the ennobling truth of the cause (samudaya) of dukkha?
|Mind (citta) "knows" in the heart.|
|That was so funny!|
|It was a good day, right? - We liked it.|