“I publicly appeal for compatriots, brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren not to be scared of oppression, intimidation or threats by any individual or political party,” King Norodom Sihamoni stated in the May 9 statement.
Cambodia has been under an intense atmosphere in the lead-up to the 2012 Commune Elections due to an ongoing increasingly illegal land grabs, land disputes political intimidation, threat, violence, killing of a dynamic environmentalist Chut Wutty, imprisonment of the 15 Boeng Kak lak residents, illegally forced evictions, and the forced detention of Ven. Loun Sovath by the supreme patriarch, mid-level ranking Buddhist officials, and police.
Cambodia, a Buddhist country, has experienced a rude awakening through French colonialism for almost 100 years, short-lived independence, short-lived Khmer republic, short-lived and horrific comunism 1975-1979, invasion and occupation of Vietnamese armed forces 1979-1989, and a one-man rule of Hun Sen 1979 – present.
A Dhamma Talk on Vipassana and mindfulness meditation by Vipassana Gossalaya Jotannano Hong Keo, Vipassana Buddhist Master during a 10-Day Meditation & Vipassana Retreats at the Buddhist Meditation Center, Wat Kiryvongsa Bopharam on the 11th Waxing Moon – 7th Waning Moon of Jeṭṭha B.E.2560 equivalent to June 15 – 26, A.D.2016 in Leverett, Massachusetts, U.S.A. in 2016.
ក្រុងសាវត្ថី Sāvatthī or Śrāvastī
Vipassana chanting by Meditation Master Ketodhammo Som Bunthoeun. Footages from 2016 Vipassana classes at the Buddhist Meditation Center – Wat Kiryvongsa Bopharam in Leverett, Massachusetts, USA.
SAMDECH CHUON NATH
Khmer literature and Dhamma talk by His Holiness Jotannano Chuon Nath, the Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia Buddhism. His Holiness was born on March 11, 1883; passed away on September 25, 1969
MAHA GHOSANANDA SERVICES
Extraordinary Funeral and Memorial Services for His Holiness Samdech Dr. Maha Ghosananda