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Muara Jambi – The Sources of Atisha’s Lojong

Muara Jambi – The Sources of Atisha’s Lojong                            I was born in Jambi, a town in Central Sumatra. Half hour from Jambi, there is the Muara Jambi Temple Compounds. Most people have heard of the Buddhist temple complexes in Indonesia, such as Borobudur, are located on the island of Java. Apparently, a […]

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Basking Under the Dharma Sun

Basking Under the Dharma Sun “Buddhist Studies? Wow, so interesting. Where?” starts the familiar drill.“In Nepal,” I reply.“Oh!!…..where in Nepal?”“In Kathmandu.”“Oh okay….is it in the main city of Kathmandu itself?”“Yes, but not in the city center. It’s in a neighborhood called Boudha.”“Ahh..alright. What did you say it was called?”“Rangjung Yeshe Institute.” This is often followed by […]

Grateful Dead song Truckin' intense experience purification studying Dharma


Truckin’ The last 100 days in Boudha, as I approach the end of my first semester of study at Rangjung Yeshe and first time in Nepal, remind me of that line from the Grateful Dead song Truckin’:  Sometimes the lights all shinin’ on me, other times I can barely see. But lately it occurs to […]

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Come here and bring them over

Come here and bring them over Kathmandu valley is certainly richly packed with holy places, and even the Boudhanath area alone, full of monasteries, lamas and holy objects as it is, would be a good destination for a potential pilgrim. If you’re anything like me, though, your family members (and many of your friends) might […]