His Holiness SDR was a very warm being. He was wise, knowledgeable, friendly, candid and for me, accessible. He was a teacher, friend, brother, father, and executioner for thousands of people. At the same time, His Holiness was an incredibly private and shy person who made sure to keep his personal and his clerical responsibilities separated despite his accessible presence among us.Read More
When I was young and studying martial arts with my Chinese Indonesian Master, Suhu Subur Rahardja, I asked him directly, “Suhu, what is the ultimate accomplishment one can achieve in the martial arts?" Since I was about to embark on a lifetime of study and practice, I really wanted to know where we were headed.. His response was distinctly Buddhist. He replied: “To see what is in front of you." He continued, “but that is not very easy.”Read More
On this day just before my tour to Europe, I feel inspired or pressured to leave my Dharma Friends and Bodhivastu community with some issues to reflect on.
For me, one of the main driving factors in what I chose to do and what I feel needs to be a focus of mine in this short life, is that I have taken the words and examples of my teachers more or less literally.Read More
Although the visual examples of how sound influences various types of media have now been around for a long time, humanity as a whole has been slow to understand the depths to which the science of sound plays a role in our daily lives and the extent to which it can be employed for producing profoundly good and tangible results.Read More
For anyone connected with me or better still, directly to this great master, or for anyone who wishes to form a connection to him in this or future lives, I hope you will take up his long life prayer on a daily basis. The reason for this are manifold but to list a few:Read More