The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community, KKC, requests Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Ministry to intervene with Vietnam on the cases of the venerables Ly Jenda, Kuy, and Leas, who were illegally detained by VN authorities in Khleang province, Kampuchea Krom, for networking with the overseas Khmer Krom civil society. View Senator Thach Setha’s intervention letter to Cambodia’s FAIC Ministry KhmerKrom05212556
The Constitution of Vietnam, chapter 5, article 50 states, “In the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, human rights in all respects, political, civic, economic, cultural and social are respected, find their expression in the rights of citizens and are provided for by the Constitution and the law.”
…, article 52 states, “All citizens are equal before the law.” …, article 69 states, “Citizens are entitled to freedom of speech and freedom of the press; they have the right to receive information and the right of assembly, association and demonstration in accordance with the law.” Courtesy KKC …, article 70 states, “Citizens have the right to freedom of belief and religion, and may practise or not practise any religion. All religions are equal before the law. Public places of religious worship are protected by law. No one has the right to infringe on the freedom of faith and religion or to take advantage of the latter to violate State laws and policies.”
Annual Report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom April 2013 (Covering January 31, 2012 – January 31, 2013)
Religious freedom conditions remain very poor despite some positive changes over the past decade in response to international attention. The Vietnamese government continues to imprison individuals for religious activity or religious freedom advocacy. It uses a specialized religious police force (công an tôn giáo) and vague national security laws to suppress independent Buddhist, Protestant, Hoa Hao, and Cao Dai activities, and seeks to stop the growth of ethnic minority Protestantism and Catholicism via discrimination, violence and forced renunciations of their faith.
Independent Hoa Hoa congregations, Cao Dai and Khmer Buddhist temples, and United Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) pagodas faced harassment and restrictions. Human rights defender Le Quoc Quan was arrested and is being held without charge. Courtesy USCIRF
Download 2013 USCIRF Annual Report, USCIRF AR 2013 Transmission Letters
The late Mr. Son To passed away at 9:30PM on Wednesday the 9th Waxing Moon of Phagguṇa B.E.2556, March 20, A.D.2013 in the Jean Talon Hospital, Montréal, Quebec, Canada due to illness.
The late Mr. Son To, Buddhist, former Buddhist monk, born on Friday the 3rd Waning Moon of Phussa B.E.2466, January 5, A.D.1923 in Ta Maek village, Nakta Snaa Mphei commune, Kampong Thom district, Preah Trapeang province, Kampuchea Krom, former Cochin China, in the time of French colonial administered Kampuchea Krom, to a farmer family. Watch Part 2 of 2
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Apramada (Sanskrit, also apramāda; Pali: appamada) is a Buddhist term translated as “conscientious” or “concern”. It is defined as taking great care concerning what should be adopted and what should be avoided.
Appamāda: Alertness, attentiveness, carefulness, non-laxity, earnestness, diligence, vigilance, is considered as the foundation of all advantageous progress.
Just as all the footprints of living beings are surpassed by the footprint of the elephant, and the footprint of the elephant is considered as the mightiest amongst them, just so have all the meritorious qualities alertness as their foundation, and alertness is considered as the mightiest of these qualities A. X, 15.
Cf. the Chapter on alertness Appamāda Vagga in Dhp., and the Buddha‘s last exhortation: Transient are all constructions. Be Alert & Train! appamādenasampādetha D. 16 – In the commentaries, it is often explained as the presence lit. ‘non-absence’ of awareness satiyāavippavāsa. Courtesy Wikipedia, Dhammawiki
<<Wat Baray, one of many Budhdist temples in Cambodia
Khmer Buddhist Temples in the Kingdom of Cambodia (Descendant of the Khmer Empire) As of December 17, 2008, Cambodia has 4,307 Buddhist temples, 55,583 Buddhist clergies, 4 Buddhist universities, 12 Buddhist high schools.
3 May 2013 – On the celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2013 in Cambodia, OHCHR Country Representative a.i. James Heenan called for concrete steps to address threats against media professionals, in particular physical attacks. He called for laws protecting reputations to be narrowly construed, journalists to be trained in their rights and in risk assessment techniques, negative societal attitudes to be addressed and, above all, impunity for crimes against journalists to end. “Impunity for crimes give a green light to others wishing to commit the same crimes,” Heenan said in his speech at the event held in Phnom Penh. To read Heenan’s speech, click Speech_by_James_Heenan_World_Press_Freedom_Day_2013. Courtesy OHCHR
A Gratitude Buddhist Ceremony To Honor 1. His Holiness Jotannano, 2. His Holiness Maha Ghosananda, 3. The Maha Thera Viriyapanno, 4. Vipassana Master Ketodhammo
I, Ven. Dejapanno Pheap Phorn, Board of Directors, members, Buddhist students, students former Buddhist students, students and devotees living in the United States of America unanimously agreed to organize a Gratitude Buddhist Ceremony to honor the late H.H. Jotannano Chuon Nath, the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch of Cambodia, the late H.H. Maha Ghosananda Va Yav, the Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism, the Maha Thera Viriyapanno Suos Kou, former Head Monk of Wat Buddharangsey, Houston, Texas, and the late Vipassana Buddhist Master Ketodhammo Som Bunthoeun – they are all Buddhist monks that strictly adhere to the Teachings of the historic Lord Buddha in all their lives and served Buddhism until their times of passing respectively.
Therefore, the Buddhist students, students, former Buddhist students, students and I would like to honor them by holding a memorial service to honor Their Holinesses, the Maha Thera, and Vipassana Master, our ancestors and deceased relatives in the realm of Samsara – the cycle of suffering, birth and death.
* Friday the 5th Waning Moon of Jeṭṭha B.E.2557 equivalent to June 28, A.D.2013 6:30PM Namaskar – Pay Homage to the Triple Gem (the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha), receive
the 5 precepts, Buddhist monks chant paritta, and Dhamma Talk
* Saturday the 6th Waning Moon of Jeṭṭha B.E.2557 equivalent to June 29, A.D.2013 7:00AM Offer porridge to the Buddhist monks
9:00AM Buddhist monks go for alms rounds within the compound of the temple
10:30AM Namaskar – Pay Homage to the Triple Gem (the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha),
receive the 5 precepts, offering to the Buddhist monks, invite the Buddhist monks to chant and
transmit the merits to Their Holinesses, the Maha Thera, Vipassana Master, our ancestors
and deceased relatives in the realm of Samsara – the cycle of suffering, birth and death.
12:00PM Lunch for the devotees and guests
* Sunday the 7th Waning Moon of Jeṭṭha B.E.2557 equivalent to June 30, A.D.2013 The conclusion of the Samadhi Vipassana Learning & Retreat. Thank you.
Venue: Wat Kiry Vongsa Bopharam, the Peace Meditation Center, 100A Cave Hill Road, Leverett, Massachusetts
United States of America 01054-9728; Telephones: 413.367.0280, 978.758.0286, 978.935.3287;
or E-mail: email@example.com
Please view program schedules in Khmer and English, PDFs: GratitudeGratitudeENG
Directions on how to get to Wat Kiry Vongsa Bopharam: Wat KB
Buddha photo courtesy trueslant; H.H. Jotannano and Maha Ghosananda photos templenews.org, MT Ketodhammo photo courtesy VCC; MT Viriyapanno photo courtesy Wat Buddharangsey
Posted on: May 2, 2013 10:35 am
MEDITATION DOCUMENTARY 2016
BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTER
Videos and Photos of Vipassana classes at our Peace Meditation Center - Wat Kiryvongsa Bopharam in Leverett, Massachusetts, USA
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