The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Pacific Buddhist Academy — the only Jōdo Shinshū Buddhist high school in the United States — is now under new leadership. Rob Cody, who is currently the principal of Northbridge International School Cambodia in Phnom Penh, will replace Pieper Toyama, who helped found the school and will be retiring when the transition takes place in June.
The private, co-ed, accredited Pacific Buddhist Academy was founded in 2003 and is open to all, regardless of faith. It “offers a curriculum designed to foster Buddhist values of gratitude, compassion and respect for each individual, rather than the typical educational model focused on high-pressure tests.” You can learn more about them at www.pacificbuddhistacademy.org. Courtesy BuddhaDharma
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