Tantirimale - the sacred site of fascinating vistas and peaceful
In the past, people went on pilgrimages in large
groups. They would wake up in the wee hours of the morning and
prepare and pack meals for everyone. They would also pack flowers
for offering to the Buddha, in hand-woven baskets. Clad in white,
the pilgrims would set off in buses to far away destinations,
chanting pirith or singing Buddhist songs of the good old days.
Meditation with commitment:
Sakula, the Bhikkhuni with the divine eye
Gautama Buddha's step–mother Maha Prajapati
Gotami was one of the foremost Bhikkhunis of the bhikkuni order. The
first and second chief disciples were Bhikkhunis Khema and
Uppalavanna. In all there were 13 leading nuns. Today, we feature
Sakula, the Bhikkhuni with the divine eye.
Half of the world's food ‘is just thrown away’
The waste is caused by poor infrastructure and
storage facilities, over-strict sell-by dates, “get-one-free”
offers, and consumer fussiness, according to the Institution of
Mechanical Engineers. Each year the world produces some four billion
tonnes of food.