Thu, 30 May 2013
During the New Year's retreat, Brother Phap De gave a wonderful dharma talk on gratitude. Although it's the middle of the year, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the message. Brother Phap De delves deeply into gratitude to our parents. With Mother's Day having just passed and Father's Day coming up, I thought we might have our parents on our minds.
Enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
"When we're addicted to our own thinking, it is the cause of almost all of our suffering. And that experience kills the possibility of gratitude."
"A quote from the Buddha: I tell you, there are two people that are not easy to repay. Which two? Your mother and father."
Sun, 26 May 2013
Thank you for listening to the Deer Park Dharmacast. We hope it has brought you much peace and understanding whether you have been listening for years or for a few days.
It is with great joy that I share that I am joining the DPcast team as the new coordinator for the podcast. I have much to learn, so please do provide feedback on the podcasts during this transition time either through the individual podcast comment feature on dpcast.net or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May you be happy and well,
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48 PM
Sun, 27 September 2009
The situation at Bat Nha Monastery has reached an apex in the past 24 hours. One hundred policemen have shown up at Bat Nha Monastery. Three of our brothers, Phap Hoi, Phap Tu and Phap Sy have been taken and have not been seen. The rest of the monastics have been pulled out into the rain, and are apparently waiting for a truck to bring them away--where we don't know. Please practice to send your energy of peace and support. Your help now is more urgent than ever. If any of you can help in any way, especially those who might be present in Vietnam, thank you. Let the Bodhisattvas protect our young brothers and sisters.
We are trying to keep the latest information posted at http://helpbatnha.org
With palms joined,
The Monks and Nuns of Deer Park Monastery
Direct download: SOS-from-Bat-Nha--Intro-Translation-Conclusion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40 PM