Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Year

2013 has been a full year for me. I travelled to Japan, the first time I have even been there, and to Europe. Two of my publications also came out – The Buddhist Physician’s Vow and Like Milk and Water Mixed: Buddhist Reflections on Love. Our centre in Singapore, the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, hosted  many guests and speakers, including Ken and Visakha Kawasaki of the Buddhist Relief Mission, Venerable Sanghasena, Venerable Indrajala, Thubten   Chodron, and Dr. H. S. Tan from the Nalanda Institute  in Malaysia. I also gave talks outside our society, but in keeping with my desire to  cut down on such activities so as to enjoy the blessings of “having few duties” much fewer than last year.
May you all have a happy, safe and fruitful coming year.  


Ken and Visakha said...

Happy New Year! We hope that you and the members of the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society flourish in 2014! We thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality on our visit and now we're taking great pleasure in sharing the Buddhist Hippocratic Oath and your new book on love in Buddhist thought. We look forward to new blog posts and other publications from you too. May you be well, peaceful, and happy by the power of the incomparable Triple Gem.

Branko said...

Happy New Year, Bhante!

brahmavihara said...

Happy new year Bhante and thanks for your untiring efforts. Make the most of your lighter duties!