News About Palm Beach Mahabodhi-October 2011.



And best wishes!


1. A local view of October.

Aum! Mahabodhi Svaha!

And a Greeting!

From us!

The local!

An abode of Bodhi!

Full of growth!

For you!

A local welcome!

Beaming with light!

And sunshine!

With suppotive friends-Many!

Within your vision!

And focus!

Along your path!

With potential!

And Happiness!


II. Revisiting the Buddhists in New Jersey and friennds in New York in late October!

1. New Jersey & New York:

From a Highway in New Jersey!

Glass buildings-A new look for New York!

As tall as usual!

Some space for trees and ...sunlight!

The Post Office-A city historical Landmark!

With steps reaching to the sidewalk!

To have lunch under the sun or to go inside!

A suitable hallway to send mails...Post Office? Yes!

The circular ceiling at the south end!

Go and send some mails-That vacant table is awaiting for you!

Another circular ceiling!

Entrance and columns!

To chat and catch some sun tan...before the winter!

And to relax and get warm!

Big screen plasma TV for ads & line of yellow cabs---as attractions across the street!

Heading upstate from New York City!

2. Visit Albany.

To Albany!

Welcome! It will be much nicer---after renovating!

The State Buildings inspired by the Potala of Tibet!

Indeed! Up there, one can see far and wide!

The Memorial garden!

A part of down town Albany!

And the beautiful public park by the river!


Welcome to Oneida!

It's the fall!

Beautiful fall colors-from the home of Fred & Kath!

And a hospitable abode!

Colorful leaves are in view!

Also this fiery look!

Checking the local reservoir!

My host is state licensed..from Cornell!

Nice and clean enough!

A passing grade-of course!

Nice and peaceful too! And Thanks to Kath for the great photos!

Recovering after the big storm!

Very showy!

Welcome to Kaaterskill Fall!

A quick pose before heading up the mountain path!

My matching-color robe!


Graceful tree and murmuring stream!

Yes, forestry is among my friend's studies!

By a small water fall!

Heading up!


Flowing down the stream!

With shiny rocks!

And tumbling water!

I don't mind having my temple backyard!

Or this!

Or even this!

Up the mountain path!

Approaching the Kaaterskill Fall!

Yes! it is famous..

As in the old paintings!

Up the mountain path just for this!

Time to go down!

A stop on the way back!

The Olana overlooks the Hudson River!

Many thanks and Best wishes!

4.To Ithaca-Cornell:

On the road again!

Paying tolls also!

To Ithaca

Along the Mohawk River!

Approaching Ithaca!

Getting close, but which way?

Welcome to Cornell!

Its the ivy!

Cornell fall colors

The house of J. White, the President of Cornell University!

What's a room!

To the second floor!

A nice view of Godwind Smith Hall!

The dial is still there, showing the time.

Olin Library and McGraw Tower....symbolically Cornell!

The Math Department at the other side!

Goldwin Smith Hall- School of Arts and Sciences

Still dominant!

No need to walk the path again!

In view!

For those on the path!

Mr. Cornell and...

The Cornellians!

Getting backup!

Have a broad view....


Of Cornell and the fall colors

After classes!

Rushing out to....

The Dinning Halls-Including Willard Straight..for meals, of course!

An insider view...books, books, and also bookstore!

Even for the weekend!

Will be up that tower...after lunch!

Sage Chapel and the Book Store!

The southern part of Cornell!

All the way to College Town!

West Campus and Cayuga Lake!

We made it up to the top as always!

It is windy!

But we can have an unobstructed view of Cornell!

The Math Department and Johson Museum!

The whole Arts Quad and Goldwind Smith with Olin!

Look very tall there!

Heading to the Noth Campus!

As beautiful as usual!

My dorm!

The student lounge!

Happy to depart....with my dictionary!

To the observatory!

On the old path!


Getting taller!

Passing the bridge at Beebee Lake with my dictionary!

A beautiful view!

Taking a walk.... as in the old days!

Beebee Lake!

A happy visit!

A nice fall color!

Line up for a pose!

At peace!

I have made the visit to Cornell for this...

Quan Am-Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva!

A wish fulfilled!

And an opening path!

Time to head back to Albany!


III. Landscaping and renovating - October 2011:

Together with the topsoil and a few days of good rain, the plants look greener and nicer. You can come and help out when we go for another round of topsoil. We continue with the minor renovations inside.

Here are some photos for you:


And Best Wishes!

At peace!

"Bodhisattvas at home should wish that all beings realize that the nature of "home" is empty, and liberate from its burdens."

-"Bồ-Tát ở nhà, nên nguyện chúng sanh, biết nhà tánh không, khỏi sự bức ngặt."

A sign of rain!

Very promising!

Here it comes!

It's cool!

Some summer colors afterward!

Another one in front!


A sincere offering!

To the Enlightened Ones!

"Entering a monastery, Bodhisattvas should wish that all beings, Expound various principles, Of noncontention ."(As Pure Conducts)

-"Vào Tăng-già-lam nên nguyện chúng sanh, diễn thuyết các pháp, không tranh không cải."


Practice continues!

Some seasonal offerings!

To the Awakening Ones!

"When entering a hall, Bodhisattvas should wish that all beings, Ascend to the unexcelled sanctuary, And rest there secure, unshakable."(As Pure Conducts)

-"Nếu vào điện đường, nên nguyện chúng sanh, lên nhà vô thượng, an trụ bất động."


Green and nice!

From the climbing bamboo!

By the front porch!



Just a groundcover!

Our Asoka tree-getting taller!

Much taller-black bamboo!

Golden Bamboo-a small shoot !

For your Pure-land visualization!

And calmness!

A nice view, as always!