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Blog: ebook resources

No one likes to read things on the computer. The look and feel of a book, the interaction with the pages … who would take a screen over that? BUT, when you get a tablet computer or a Kindle reader … Continue reading

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Xmas fun from Graph Jam

some humour from the fabulous Graph Jam :

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Advertising on Littlebang

No, we are not selling advertising space (but open to offers ūüôā ) Occasionally WORDPRESS inserts adverts into their free blogs to make revenue. Adverts are few and far between, and they are hidden from the actual blogger – so … Continue reading

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Be a Lamp or be an Island

This stanza translates the word ‘dipa’ as island. But it can also be translated as the word lamp. Which translation do you prefer? Some hedonistic Buddhists take this line to mean that you are your own master – that you … Continue reading

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Addressing Monks

Since the topic arises frequently, this post is skipping its way to the top… (especially as someone called me ‘Vulnerable’ recently) Addressing Monks: a quick guide to speaking to, about and calling monks: This is a question that arises frequently … Continue reading

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Report: Ajahn Tiradhammo 2010

March 19th, 2010, Canadian Bhikkhu¬†Ajahn¬†Tiradhammo, abbot of Bodhinyanarama¬†Temple of the Ajahn¬†Chah¬†lineage gave two talks for us at the Tawana¬†Hotel, Bangkok. He should need little introduction – many of his talks are available on the internet and he is well known. … Continue reading

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Oprah interviews Thich Nhat Hanh

Our couterpart organisation in Chiang Mai, the Green Papaya Sangha, brought up the following interview and link …. ¬† Oprah: Are most monks enlightened, or seeking enlightenment? Nhat Hanh: Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If … Continue reading

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Letting Things Marinate

Some teachings in Buddhism seem a little strange to newcomers. The teachings on rebirth for instance, are hard for many people to swallow.¬† Peace, compassion, meditation … and such are big sellers, but ‘detachment’, ‘dispassion’ , or even ‘enlightenment’ are … Continue reading

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Report: Ajahn Kusalo on ‘The Thing About Buddhism’

There are all kinds of conventional truths, conventional realities began Ajahn¬†Kusalo last night But there can be only one ultimate reality. That is ‘This’. The here and now. The past is done¬†and the future, well that is a field full … Continue reading

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The Last Frontier for Objective Science

‘The last great mystery of science’; ‘the most baffling problem in the science of the mind’; this is how scientists talk about consciousness, but what if our conscious experience is all a grand illusion? Like most people, I used to … Continue reading

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The Missing Black Box

  The Missing Black Box Since we will be looking at consciousness on Wednesday and again on Saturday 28th, it seems an opportune moment to bring this older post up to the front again : How are brain and consciousness … Continue reading

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New Look

A new look Littlebang, just to keep it interesting. There are still some adjustments to come; some fine tuing. The advantage of this look is the pages are wider. Not so good on old computers with crt monitors, but much … Continue reading

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Links for Lunch/movie day ‘Just Enough’

A few days ago we had one of our lunch/movie meetings in the Tai Pan Hotel. The topic was ‘Just Enough’, as a reflection on the nature/necessity of giving up sense pleasures. Video’s were as much for fun as serious … Continue reading

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Littlebang’s State of the Union

Report on past, present and future of Littlebang: “Littlebang” started about two years ago as a temporary site to provide further information on a set of talks at Baan Aree Library. I had the intention to do some dhamma talks … Continue reading

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Ajahn Tiradhammo’s talk

¬† Ajahn Tiradhammo, senior monk at Bodhinyanarama monastery in New Zealand, is back in Thailand this week, and last night gave an inspiring talk on transforming life’s challenges into wisdom. There’s been a lot of good new art put up … Continue reading

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U Vamsa on Wealth

U Vamsa gave a talk on wealth – spiritual and material, last night to our Little Bangkok Sangha. ‘The Corporation was one movie he mentioned, and also the ‘Money Masters’ which is available to DL. Jennifer, who was there last … Continue reading

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Finding Time

Here’s a nice passage forwarded from Jamie. It is from a Tibetan lineage publication: Sometimes it is difficult to find time to meditate each day. But we always have time to watch TV. We always have time to go shopping. … Continue reading

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Starting the year with a Little Bang

Thanks for all the New Year wishes. One Thai message from DTAC (phone company) reads a little quirky in translation: May you have good life Good love Good health A good face and happy all year long. Late US columnist … Continue reading

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Out of Mind Experiences

¬†Following up from our group view of the Jill Bolte Taylor video at the Tai Pan Hotel. Jill Bolte Taylor certainly had some odd experiences during her stroke. Where other people might (rightfully) panic, there was always one part of … Continue reading

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Workshop photos

Below: a couple of photos from the one day workshop with Jeff Oliver. The centre we used was quiet and ideal in every way. Food was excellent and thanks to the owner for providing this and the rest of the … Continue reading

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Beer and Meditation

No – this is not an admonishment … a note on the excellent online magazine Tree Hugger which is running a story on a Buddhist temple in Thailand that is made from Beer bottles. head over to tree hugger for … Continue reading

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Donations

Summary of our funds: Each week through the recent Dhamma Talks at Wat Yannawa we collected donations, and these were kept by Dr Holly (or Deputy). By way of transparency we can announce our collections/expenses. We don’t really needs large … Continue reading

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Photos from Tolle event

A few photos from the Eckhart Tolle afternoon at the Tai Pan Hotel 2008. Buffet lunch for 170 baht per person in pleasant surroundings. We reserved 8 tables. ¬† Oprah is the Guru-maker extraordinaire – she ran a 10 part … Continue reading

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Living Dhamma Photos (1)

Original photos by Toffee (full set on his blog)   Flashless photos from the front And a few more:    

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Christian Meditation

[Summary: a Buddhist’s thoughts on the Christian Meditation seminar with Father Lawrence Freeman, in Bangkok 2008] What is Christian Meditation? The all important aim in Christian Meditation is to allow God’s mysterious presence within us to become more and more … Continue reading

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