Month: June 2018

Alumni Gatherings

There are alumni gatherings, mini-gatherings and micro-gatherings all over the world. They complement/supplement the world-wide Grand Reunion and SPZPs. Some are scheduled (e.g. monthly, quarterly). Some are ad hoc (e.g. welcome) Some are meetings for serious business. Some include food (pot luck, iNapa wine) and fun (karaoke, birthday […]

Currencies (1)

Pound There are several currencies named “Pound”. The most notable is known as the “Sterling Pound“. The British manufactured the “Silver Penny” made out of pure silver. 240 Silver Pennies presumably weighed one pound. Hence, the name “Sterling Pound”. 1 Pound = 20 shillings = 240 pennies At […]

Coaching

Definition and use A coach is a vehicle to “carry” someone to a destination. The first use of coach described a teacher who “carried” a student over a tough examination. Later use of coach was in Athletic Development (e.g. coaching an individual or a team in a sports). […]

Patthana

Post : February 26, 2019 Update : February 9, 2020 Tipitaka Tipitaka (Three Baskets) contain Vinaya : Monastic rules of conduct Sutta : Discourses Abhidhamma : Ultimate Reality Patthana It is the 7th text in Abhidhamma.  It is also known as the Book of Conditional Relations.  There are […]