When I visited with Venerable Cintita recently, I was eager to hear about his experience in Myanmar where he was ordained as a bhikkhu, or monk, last year. I’d known Cintita for years as Kojin, a priest … (more)
I am a neo….I am glad to find your blog, I live west of Austin and have traveled in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. I want to learn more about THERAVADA Buddhism but have not found any teachers. I hope to learn from you, thank you for your blog. Deb Mc
Deb, My home base for now is the Sitagu Buddhist Vihara (sitagu.org) on the SW side of Austin. Why don’t you come out and chat sometime? I am spending a lot of time in Minnesota, where I am now. However I am coming down to Austin on Thursday and will be there til May 10, then back to MN til June. Also, there is a Water Festival at the Vihara this Saturday on May 1, 10am-4pm, which you are welcome to join. It is very lively, like being back in Burma. It is a potluck. Just show up. This will not be as good for talking 1-on-1, but we can make contact there. – Cintita
Deb, The May 1 event at Sitagu is not Buddha Day, but the Burmese New Year, observed a little late. I don’t know if there is a Buddha Day (Visak) this year at Sitagu in Austin; I have been out of the loop up here in Minnesota.