Here’s a 50-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (100MB .mp4 - Tip: tap and hold to “Download link”, or right click to “Save Link As…“).


  • meditation, attainment, lack thereof, seclusion, restraint, tradition, generational differences, technology, lifestyles, sasana, procession of monks throughout the generations, training, conservative culture, a world which no longer remembers what it’s like to live without smartphones and computers; the difficulty for monastic culture to live simply, while not over-extending the generosity of laypeople, who expect a certain minimal participation in technological use

Sutta References:

Other References:

  • “Enso”-like kitchen timer, for sale in Malaysia, for use as a convenient meditation timer

  • from the book “The Salmon of Doubt”, by Douglas Adams:

    “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”

    “I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

    1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
    2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
    3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”



Digital Signing and Checksum (of the .mp4 video file above):