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2011 Talk Series: The Dance of Emptiness — 12 Comments

  1. Why not record these talks and put them on podcast (I’m sure you can do it but if you don’t you have Tony And Greg from Bangkok Podcast at your disposal) and link that to iTunes so anyone missing the talk can listen to it on their laptop/smartphone/tablet.

    • I did record quite a few talks, but in the ned I just got 150 files on my voice recorder, and never any time to sort through them, clean up the sound and convert. I have a plan to do something like this but with video … one day when I get time…

  2. Hi Pandit, are these starting from tomorrow or the week after? Sorry if I’ve missed the info somewhere. Looks exciting!

  3. I second what Jun says about recording your talks. Aren’t there any yogis in our Sangha who can help you with this? Your Rains Retreat talks are always soooo wonderful and inspiring, and I’m sorry to have to miss this series due to my work schedule. Fingers crossed that a techie yogi will materialize and help make the recordings a reality–for the benefit of us all! :):)

  4. Ok, so I spent the day out today looking for a video camera. Finally decided on one, after asking details on it and 100’s others, only for them to tell me there are none. It is out for display only, this type is not for sale.
    The crucial point was battery time, since some great talks got lost due to exceeding battery time …. so I got a Canon with 3.5 hours time and 16 GB data storage. Cost of 9000 baht, which we can cover from donations at the talks.

    Should be able to record all the talks, and other monks/nuns who come in the future.

  5. Honourable Cittasamvaro,

    I would appreciate to understand Buddhist cosmology. The Christians have their Heaven and Hell, God on his throne and Jesus next to him and the final judgement. The Scientists have their primeval ooze, their “by chance” and their evolution (looking back but nothing to look forward). Do Buddhist have a cosmology, an overarching framework ?

    • Sorry for the delay.
      I have been planning a talk on this topic for some years … It will come about. In very short – there is heaven and hell, but they are both temporary. You are reborn according to your Kamma, with caveats. Seeing this directly is one of the supermundance powers that can be gained through meditation, which in fact some people can do in the modern day also.
      But then we get into all kinds of speculation. The fact is until one can see for oneself, it is all speculation and belief/disbelief.
      I did write a blog on the cosmology of Buddhas : http://littlebang.org/2011/05/30/cosmology-of-a-bodhisatva/

  6. On Australia TV ( ABC) the Program “The Buddha” is shown on Wed 17:00 , 21:30 and on

    Thu 12:00 noon. I watched the first half last week and found it interesting and informative….

    Kuhn Peter