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I'm pleased to note that academic and friend Erik Davis is launching his new book at Meta-House Tuesday evening. "Book Launch About The Buddhism" https://www.facebook.com/events/888602147861478/ :) Note: *Free Finger Food*!! While funerals can be a bit socially taboo to discuss, Erik's extensive religious studies background enables him to profile unique and fascinating glimpses ...

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A lazy Sunday afternoon. I'd just finished a yogurt shake at the Blue Pumpkin and was strolling off my topor on the riverside. In jeans and a t-shirt, I look like any other foreigner, possibly a tourist. "Hello!" hailed the fake monk. He didn't realize I'd met his type before. ...

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Some time ago (2008), I penned a brief article for 'The Advisor' (1st edition) on Preah Maha Ghosananda. This respected figure is not familiar to all Cambodians, but is a fascinating example of a Khmer interpretation of non-violence. In an age of growing demonstrations, it's a history worth revisiting. Let's stay safe ...

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I raise these hands up to you, Teacher, guru, of this song, This melody, sung so long / Ago, before the Bo tree. In your kind home you taught me / To chant Pali reverently, Treat books with care, so gently, And to daily humbly pray To the Three Jewels, our teachers / And ...

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This brightened up my day: Scholar and blogger Erik Davis (formerly of blog DeathPower) is back with "Imagining the Real World." Hooray! http://erikwdavis.wordpress.com Off to click through the many tidbits on offer, digesting a rather exhaustive examination of Chomsky Cambodia chronology. Postscript: more drama on that last bit from Details Are Sketchy! http://detailsaresketchy.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/scorned-in-cambodia/

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