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Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
Works at Sirimangalo International
Attended McMaster University
Lives in Stoney Creek, Canada
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i might venture to stop and have a look around before i continue on my way...

but a valid point indeed.
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Khmer New Year celebration in Kitchener, Ontario

Chance to give a talk about the meaning of wellbeing.
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Home again; the colder weather suits me fine. Watching the sun come up from my desk on the second floor of the monastic residence. Spent the early morning hours meditating then writing out the introduction to Pali grammar in Thai. TIL that taddhita are for the purpose of using fewer words to say the same thing and kitaka use suffixes to tell saadhana or kaala.

The trip home went smoothly. The Beijing airport gets upvotes for free hot and cold water and downvotes for strict transfer security and no wifi for foreigners. My good friend Ven. Guttadhammo picked me up at the airport.

At the monastery, there were several packages waiting, including a cpu fan to replace the old one, though now it seems the graphics card may be shot as well. There was also a nifty bluetooth keyboard someone sent, so I'm typing comfortably using Blogger on my mobile phone. Thanks for everyone who sent stuff; quite amazed at how great the wish list has been for that. Blessings of external and internal wealth to you all. Someone ordered a little usb thumb drive that connects directly to the phone, but it arrived broken; trying to order a replacement, but the company says they need the order number. If you have it, please send it along.

Too many projects on my plate, as usual, but instead of feeling overwhelmed, I feel useful. Will try to set up a video studio in the basement soon, start cranking out Dhammapada vids et al.

The trip is at the front of my mind; please, if you're a man and mentioned coming with me, and are still interested, send me another email so we can arrange to travel together. I suppose actually I could travel alone, but the USA is a bit scary for that, honestly (having been jailed once already just for being a monk...) Anyway, that is an option, so I guess it's on either way. Next step is to start calculating times and figuring out dates.

Translations are still underway (I hope!) and chances are good we'll have twenty languages by the end of the year. Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone who took / is taking part in this project. It's pretty amazing what people from all parts of the world can come together and make happen.

Book two on how to meditate will come when it comes... not sure if I'll actually get around to it with all this Pali stuff every day, but we'll see. Someday it will happen.

Lots of good stuff in the works. If you're in Ontario and want to come to meditate in Stoney Creek, we welcome you. Rooms, food, teaching, what more could you want?

I don't normally answer comments to my posts, just in the interests of sanity, but if you're wondering about the illusory nature of Thailand, as a country it exists only in our minds. Saying that Thailand or Canada or even this body is an illusion is perfectly in line with the Buddha's teaching:

pheṇūpamaṃ kāyamimaṃ viditvā, marīcidhammaṃ abhisambudhāno.

chetvāna mārassa papupphakāni , adassanaṃ maccurājassa gacche.

Realizing that this body is like froth, penetrating its mirage-like nature,

plucking out Mara's flower-tipped arrows of sensuality, go beyond sight of the King of Death!

-- Dhp. 46

This doesn't mean all is an illusion; physical and mental aspects of experience are very real.

All for now. Be well and bring peace to yourself and others!
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welcome back to the continent my friend.
Namo Sanghaya.

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Sitting in a beat-up old arm chair in the Bangkok airport waiting for our gate to open. Soon the illusion of Thailand will be replaced by the illusion of Beijing, Toronto, and finally an illusory Cambodian monastery in Stoney Creek, if I don't get stranded somewhere in the meantime.

Thailand was nice; able to see the good side clearer now that the bad side is at arm's length. I'm sorry to see how deeply divided the country is, but not surprised; the harmony and smiles were ever but an illusion.

What did become clear is how important it is to keep one's focus on one's own universe - the experiential world inside oneself and in the relationships in which one partakes. Goodness isn't an option, helping others not a luxury. When one helps others one helps oneself; when one helps oneself, one helps others, as the Buddha said.

A note about the trip to Florida, I don't have a confirmed assistant yet, so those of you male people who mentioned your interest, hopefully at least one of you are able to join me. There's also at least one woman who plans to join the trip, so we may have a bit of a posse of sorts. Bring your own tent. More on the trip once I've actually figured out how such a trip works bus-wise and such.

Flying again, landing April 2nd, 1810h, Pearson, Terminal 1, Air Canada flight 32.

Be well.
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Be safe Bhante!
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Finally have a computer system up and running - had to replace a faulty hard drive as well. Running smooth, even looks like video editing might be possible, if I were ever so inclined. Currently encoding a new Dhammapada video, verse 66. Coming soon to YouT...
Finally have a computer system up and running - had to replace a faulty hard drive as well. Running smooth, even looks like video editing might be possible, if I were ever so inclined. Currently encoding a new Dhammapada vide...
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Bless you for your persistence in this dark age 
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getting organized on many fronts; before I can start making videos again, some technical difficulties have to be overcome. No cameraperson means trying a camera remote - gratitude to whoever ordered the remote off my wishlist - if it works as expected when ...
getting organized on many fronts; before I can start making videos again, some technical difficulties have to be overcome. No cameraperson means trying a camera remote - gratitude to whoever ordered the remote off my wishlist...
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I'm on board with Daniel; For example, I found this: http://static.sirimangalo.org/diraudio/Yuttadhammo/audio.php extremely valuable. I would be overjoyed with whatever you produce, so long as I can hear you.
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Truth and illusion...
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Hilarious. Thank you :)
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south for the summer
Okay, here's an ultra-tentative schedule for our trip to Florida... more like a sketch, really. Lots of room for adjustment, provided I can still make it back to Ontario before the 10th or so of July. Some of this hasn't been confirmed yet, so this is reall...
Okay, here's an ultra-tentative schedule for our trip to Florida... more like a sketch, really. Lots of room for adjustment, provided I can still make it back to Ontario before the 10th or so of July. Some of this hasn't been...
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I'd like to meet \ listen to you in Worcester. 
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Buddhist Monk
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Buddhism, Meditation, Pali
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  • Sirimangalo International
    President, present
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Stoney Creek, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada - Manitoulin Island, Canada - Thailand - California, USA - Pugoda, Sri Lanka
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Theravada Buddhist Monk teaching insight meditation in person and over the Internet via Sirimangalo.org and YouTube.
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I was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in 2001, and have been teaching in various places around the world and over the Internet.  I post video teachings at http://www.youtube.com/yuttadhammo and am president of Sirimangalo International (http://www.sirimangalo.org/).
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  • McMaster University
    Religious Studies, 1998 - 2002
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Noah Greenspoon