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27 07 2012 FRIDAY LESSON 680 FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY up a levelTipitaka network … his life, his acts, his words sabbe satta bhavantu sukhi-tatta TIPITAKA TIPITAKA AND TWELVE DIVISIONS Brief historical background Sutta Pitaka Vinaya Pitaka Abhidhamma Pitaka Twelve Divisions of Buddhist Canons Nine Divisions of Buddhist Canons Sutta Piṭaka — The basket of discourses —Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta (DN 22) {excerpt} - all infobubbles— Attendance on awareness —Kāyānupassanā F. Navasivathika Pabba F. Section on the nine charnel grounds F. ஒன்பது இடுகாடு நிலத்தளங்கள் மேலான பிரிவு Dhammapada Verse 271and 272 Sambahulasiladisampannabhikkhu Vatthu-Verse 271. A Monk Should Destroy All Passions-Verse 272. Blemishes Should Be Given Up To Reach Release ALL ABOUT AWAKEN ONES WITH AWARENESS USA Rhode Island • Providence Zen Center-VOICE OF SARVAJAN Statue row: BSP leaders meets UP Governor
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up a levelTipitaka network … his life, his acts, his words
               
sabbe satta bhavantu sukhi-tatta
TIPITAKA
TIPITAKA   AND   TWELVE   DIVISIONS
    Brief historical background
   Sutta Pitaka
   Vinaya Pitaka
   Abhidhamma Pitaka
     Twelve Divisions of Buddhist Canons
Nine Divisions of Buddhist Canons
Sutta Piṭaka

— The basket of discourses —Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta (DN 22) {excerpt} - all infobubbles— Attendance on awareness —Kāyānupassanā
F. Navasivathika Pabba    F. Section on the nine charnel grounds  F. ஒன்பது இடுகாடு நிலத்தளங்கள் மேலான பிரிவு

Dhammapada Verse 271and 272 Sambahulasiladisampannabhikkhu Vatthu-Verse 271. A Monk Should Destroy All Passions-Verse 272. Blemishes Should Be Given Up To Reach Release

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    •    Providence Zen Center
VOICE OF SARVAJAN

Statue row: BSP leaders meets UP Governor

Sarvajan Samaj urged the
Governor to recommend President’s rule for establishing peace and rule
of law in the state in view of the prevailing “jungle” and “goondaraj”.

Demanded a judicial and high-level inquiry into the
incident so that the conspirators and those giving them shelter could be
exposed.

Stern action should be initiated against the culprits under the SC/ST act and NSA.

Demands adequate security as was extended earlier at all the memorials
and museums in Lucknow, Gautambudhnagar and Noida the Sarvajan Samaj said
the incident had raised questions about the rule of law.

Those responsible for the incident had fled from
the scene after damaging the statue and have not been arrested so far.

This incident not only proves the traditional incompetence, immature, inefficient, ineffective, hateful, venomous, angry, mad bulldozing mentality of the government but
also indicates the impunity of unruly elements in the state. As an appropriate prize a new marble statue of the size of Liberty Statue should be erected in its place at the
earliest for the Living Buddhist Deity Ms. Maha Mayawati. 

The Government must build Mental Hospitals to lodge these bulldozers who become mad out of hatred and anger after seeing an untouchable. That includes Amit Agrawal alias Amit Gupta alias Amit Jani, 32, the founder of Uttar Rajya Navnirman Sena (URNS) who has said that the members of his organisation will continue vandalising the statues of Mayawati in the state. Are, now scared by the
seriousness of the incident, Shivam Verma and his family members, who
live in the house on rent, a
house owned by Amit in Shiv Shakti Nagar of Meerut. shifted elsewhere in the night.

Some relatives of Amit who live in Kankarkheda area of Meerut also
locked their houses and escaped from there. His two houses in Meerut
city were also found locked from outside.

On the other hand, alert SP workers removed the banners of party
president Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav from the
walls of Amit’s office in Street No 10 of Bungalow Area in Meerut
within a few hours of Mayawati’s statue being vandalised in Lucknow.

The
photographs of other SP leaders with Amit, which were seen on his
Facebook page on Thursday, were also not there on Friday.

But Sanjay Yadav, a SP member and a friend of Amit, silently uploaded
the photograph of the beheaded statue of Mayawati on his Facebook page
on Thursday night to
claim that “the state government was behind the incident”.

 People in Meerut also
know him as a fan of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Sarvajan Samaj now calls URNS as Urinating Rotten Newnaked Stupids.

Some of the Views Papers are joining hands with URNS and glorify them with out knowing the pain of Sarvjan Samaj in general and the untouchables in particular. And mention the Living Buddhist Deity as Low Caste. They must stop this.


Zeenews





  • Lucknow: A day after a statue of BSP supremo Mayawati was vandalised
    here, a party delegation Friday met Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi and
    submitted a memorandum to him urging imposition of President’s rule in
    the state in view of the “jungle” and “goondaraj”.

    In the memorandum submitted by the BSP delegation led by Leaders of
    Opposition in Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly Swami Prasad
    Maurya and Naseemuddin Siddiqui respectively, the party urged the
    Governor to recommend President’s rule for establishing peace and rule
    of law in the state in view of the prevailing “jungle” and “goondaraj”.

    The delegation also demanded a judicial and high-level inquiry into the
    incident so that the conspirators and those giving them shelter could be
    exposed.

    They also said that stern action should be initiated against the culprits under the SC/ST act and NSA.

    Demanding adequate security as was extended earlier at all the memorials
    and museums in Lucknow, Gautambudhnagar and Noida the delegation said
    the incident had raised questions about the rule of law.

    They also alleged that those responsible for the incident had fled from
    the scene after damaging the statue and have not been arrested so far.

    This incident not only proves the incompetence of the government but
    also indicates the impunity of unruly elements in the state, they said,
    adding a new marble statue should be erected in its place at the
    earliest.

    The new state president of the BSP, Ram Achal Rajbhar was also among those who met the Governor.


  •  In a disturbing
    development that lead to trouble in Uttar Pradesh, unidentified men
    vandalised a statue of former chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati in
    Lucknow on Thursday.

    The statue was located in the famous Ambedkar Park in Gomti Nagar.

    Police sources said the incident took place at around 1.40 pm when yet
    to be identified six men on bikes came to the park with hammers and
    damaged the white marble statue of Mayawati.

    As per reports, BSP leaders are discussing the matter with the party chief to chart out the future course of action.

    BSP leader Vijay Bahadur Singh demanded an inquiry into the incident and action against the guilty.

    He said the incident may have far reaching consequences.

    Senior BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya questioned the Samajwadi Party’s
    role in the incident and demanded the government replace the damaged
    statue with a new one.

    Meanwhile, three persons have been detained, police said. The incident
    led to protests by BSP workers at a number of places in the state,
    including Jhansi, Ambedkar Nagar, Deoria, Muzaffarnagar and Kanpur.

    A little known political outfit Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena claimed
    responsibility for the incident.

    He said that three persons, including organisers of the press conference of Sena have been detained and interrogated.

    “Three persons, including Alok Srivastava, his son Arpit Srivastava and
    an executive of a PR agency, Vishal Mishra, have been taken into
    custody,” Sharma said, adding that an FIR has been lodged.

    He said that information has been received regarding the organisation and it’s office-bearers and they would be arrested soon.

    “Sena’s state president Amit Jaani hails from Meerut and has seven
    criminal cases against him, including two attempt to murder cases,” he
    said.

    The DGP said that an inquiry was also being conducted into intelligence failure.

  • UP government races to restore Mayawati statue

Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government was Friday hurriedly restoring
a life-sized statue of former chief minister Mayawati to replace the
one vandalised the day before.

A replica of the marble statue of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief
was found at the Sangeet Natak Academy (SNA) in Gomtinagar late
Thursday and the administration got down to restoring it at 1.30 a.m.
itself.

District officials said they found an exact replica of the statue
broken Thursday. But the work would be completed only by Friday noon, an
official told IANS.

District Magistrate Anurag Yadav said restoration work had been taken
up and the sculptor, Sharawan Prajapati, had been requisitioned.

No time was wasted. Cranes were pressed into service midnight to lift
the defunct statue, which was to be initially used at the Manyavar
Kanshiram Eco garden on Jail Road. It was not done due to a stay by the
Supreme Court.

The new statue is of the same height and weighs 750 kg. The
restoration work has saved the district administration around Rs.15
lakh, an official said.

When Prajapati inspected the broken statue he told officials that it
was impossible to repair it because of the extent of damage inflicted on
it.

He said the statue was of very high grade marble and hence would have to be done all over again.

Detailing the events, an official said the government was informed of
the dilemma following which a hunt was ordered for a replica that was
luckily found a few kilometres away.

Four unidentified vandals Thursday afternoon damaged the statue,
which was placed in the sprawling Ambedkar Park. It was damaged in the
head, arm and neck.

Protests erupted in many parts of the state following the
desecration, including in Muzaffarnagar, Jhansi and Ambedkarnagar, with
BSP supporters and workers taking to the streets and raising anti-SP
slogans.

BSP leaders Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Swamy Prasad Maurya, Daddu Prasad
and Nakul Dubey led the protest in Lucknow. They staged a sit-in in
front of the Vidhan Sabha and demanded the immediate restoration of the
statue.


  • Friday, July 27, 2012
  • NYDailyNews.com /

What a blow! Mayawati gets a boost, Akhilesh defensive

Lucknow, July 27 — A hammer blow on a statue of former Uttar Pradesh
chief minister Mayawati has not only boosted her  stocks but also
brought the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) to its knees and shown up the
inexperience of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

The government
raced to restore the statue within 24 hours of it being vandalised much
to the delight of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Gleeful BSP
workers said it was the “power of their living Buddhist Deity behenji” that the
government, in a late night knee-jerk reaction, fished out a similar
Mayawati statue lying dumped at the Sangeet Natak Academy (SNA) and got
it scrubbed, polished and restored.

To make things worse for the
four-month-old Akhilesh Yadav government, police have been asked to
protect her statues 24×7 and to ensure that no repeat of the Thursday
incident takes place, said informed sources.

This missive from the
home department has taken the cops by surprise as the same government
was not so long ago speaking of bulldozing the statues and turning
memorials built by the Scheduled Caste (Untouchable) Diva into hospitals.

Political
observers feel that the inexperience and immaturity of the chief
minister Akhilesh Yadav, 38, has left the party red-faced as it is now
faced with the task of defending the decision to bring back the statue
of the BSP supremo.

Now officials in SP government are working
overtime, burning the midnight oil to restore the statue of one of the
most Liked Living Buddhist Deity in the country.

The
incident has highlighted the awe the former chief minister still evokes
in her political adversaries and the babudom. This is highlighted by
the fact that the first information report (FIR) slapped against the
miscreants likens Mayawati to a living Buddhist Deity as section 295 is meant for
people “damaging place of worship or an object/place considered to be
sacred for a section of the society”.

Other than this, the
government now has the onerous task of protecting 10 other statues of
Mayawati - four marble and six bronze, all over eight feet height, and
also of all other SC/ST/OBC icons that she placed during her five year
tenure (2007-12).

Other than this, there are figurines, huge and small of the party’s symbol elephant.

This
will be humbling for the government which had immediately after its
swearing in slashed 450 Home Guards from duty at the SC/ST/OBC memorials.
“There has been no cut in the number… everything is in place as it was
in the predecessor government,” said a defensive principal secretary
(Home) R.M. Srivastava.

Mayawati statue vandalised in Lucknow, BSP stages protests

Lucknow, July 26 — Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists held
demonstrations across Uttar Pradesh Thursday after a life-size statue of
former chief minister and party supremo Mayawati was vandalised in a
Lucknow park.

Police have arrested three people who held an
inflammatory press conference prior to the crime, and a search is on for
the four youths who attacked the statue.

An alert has been
sounded across the state and security beefed at up at all SC/ST/OBC
memorials to prevent any repeat of the incident at the Ambedkar Park
here, Principal Secretary (Home) R.M. Srivastava told media persons.

According
to police, four youths entered the sprawling park in the posh
Gomtinagar area around 1.30 p.m. and attacked the statue.

As the
security guards tried to stop them, the youths pushed them aside and
struck the statue with a hammer, breaking the hands, ripping off the
head from the torso, and leaving many marks on the face. The purse in
the statue’s hands was also ripped off and broken.

Before the four
sped away on motorbikes, they left a pamphlet in the name of Uttar
Pradesh Navnirman Sena, saying they had promised to break the statue on
March 15, 2012 - the day the new Samajwadi Party government led by
Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in.

One of the four has been identified
as Amit Agarwal alias Amit Jani, a resident of Jani town in Meerut, said
state Director General of Police (DGP) A.C. Sharma.

Jani, a
school dropout and small-time politician, faces at least seven criminal
cases, under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Damage to
Public Property Act, in Meerut and Amroha districts.

Three people,
identified as Arpit Srivastava, Alok Srivastav, a former media
photographer, and Vishal Mishra, an official of a PR event management
company have been arrested for holding a highly inflammable press meet
ahead of the act of vandalism, said Sharma.

Admitting that there
was intelligence failure and promising action against the negligent
officials.

Angry at the vandalisation, several top leaders of the BSP held protests across the state.

Senior
BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui warned of mass public protests if the
government did not put a similar statue back at the place, while Leader
of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya accused the Akhilesh Yadav government
of conniving with the miscreants to bring down the statue.

Siddiqui, Maurya, Daddu Prasad and Nakul Dubey led the protest in Lucknow as they staged a sit-in in front of the Vidhan Sabha.

Reports
of protests came in from many other parts of the state, including
Muzaffarnagar, Jhansi and Ambedkarnagar where BSP supporters and workers
took to the streets and raised anti-government slogans.

The act came in for condemnation from all political parties, who hit out at the state government for its “inefficiency”.

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari questioned the law and order situation in the state and said that the incident was unfortunate.

Bharatiya
Janata Party leader Kalraj Mishra also called it a serious and
unfortunate incident, and called for immediate arrest of the youths
involved in the act.

The statue was unveiled on July 25, 2009, by Siddiqui, then public works department minister.

LUCKNOW: A little-known organisation, Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena, vandalised a marble statue of former chief minister Mayawati in Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar area, triggering tension in the state.

Three persons were detained by the police. The incident led to protests
by BSP workers at many places in the state, including Jhansi, Ambedkar
Nagar, Deoria, Muzaffarnagar and Kanpur.

BSP alleged that it
was the handiwork of SP workers.

Mayawati's statue vandalised, tension in Uttar Pradesh

“Some
unidentified youths this noon damaged one of the marble statues of
former CM Mayawati, using hammers and then fled from the spot,” a senior
police officer said.

The miscreants broke the head and damaged
the arms of the nearly four-feet high statue installed at the Bhimrao
Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal, he said. The UP Nav Nirman Sena
claimed responsibility for the incident.

“The incident occurred around 1 pm. The presence of photographers suggested a conspiracy,” DGP AC Sharma said.

Will continue to damage Mayawati statues, says founder of group that vandalised statue

Updated 00:14 IST | Sat, July 28, 2012
DN 22 - (D ii 290)
Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta
— Attendance on awareness —
[ mahā+satipaṭṭhāna ]

This sutta is widely considered as a the main reference for meditation practice.



Note: infobubbles on all Pali words


Pāḷi



Uddesa

I. Kāyānupassanā

   A. Ānāpāna Pabba
   B. Iriyāpatha Pabba
   C. Sampajāna Pabba
   D. Paṭikūlamanasikāra Pabba
   E. Dhātumanasikāra Pabba
   F. Navasivathika Pabba

II. Vedanānupassanā

III. Cittānupassanā

IV. Dhammānupassanā

   A. Nīvaraṇa Pabba
   B. Khandha Pabba
   C. Āyatana Pabba
   D. Bojjhaṅga Pabba



English



Introduction

I. Observation of Kāya

   A. Section on ānāpāna
   B. Section on postures
   C. Section on sampajañña
   D. Section on repulsiveness
   E. Section on the Elements
   F. Section on the nine charnel grounds

II. Observation of Vedanā

III. Observation of Citta

IV. Observation of Dhammas

   A. Section on the Nīvaraṇas
   B. Section on the Khandhas
   C. Section on the Sense Spheres
   D. Section on the Bojjhaṅgas



F. Navasivathika Pabba

(1)

Puna ca·paraṃ, bhikkhave, bhikkhu seyyathāpi passeyya sarīraṃ sivathikāya chaḍḍitaṃ ekāha·mataṃ dvīha·mataṃ tīha·mataṃ uddhumātakaṃ vinīlakaṃ vipubbaka·jātaṃ, so imam·eva kāyaṃ upasaṃharati: ‘ayaṃ pi kho kāyo evaṃ·dhammo evaṃ·bhāvī evaṃ·an·atītoti.

F. Section on the nine charnel grounds

(1)


Furthermore, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu, just as if he was seeing a dead body,
cast away in a charnel ground, one day dead, or two days dead or three
days dead, swollen, bluish and festering, he considers this very kāya: “This kāya also is of such a nature, it is going to become like this, and is not free from such a condition.”

Iti ajjhattaṃ kāye kāyānupassī viharati, bahiddhā kāye kāyānupassī viharati, ajjhatta-bahiddhā kāye kāyānupassī viharati; samudaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati, vaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati, samudaya-vaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati; ‘atthi kāyoti pan·assa sati paccupaṭṭhitā hoti, yāvadeva ñāṇa·mattāya paṭissati·mattāya, a·nissito ca viharati, na ca kiñci loke upādiyati. Evam·pi kho, bhikkhave, bhikkhu kāye kāyānupassī viharati.


Thus he dwells observing kāya in kāya internally, or he dwells observing kāya in kāya externally, or he dwells observing kāya in kāya internally and externally; he dwells observing the samudaya of phenomena in kāya, or he dwells observing the passing away of phenomena in kāya, or he dwells observing the samudaya and passing away of phenomena in kāya; or else, [realizing:] “this is kāya!” sati is present in him, just to the extent of mere ñāṇa and mere paṭissati, he dwells detached, and does not cling to anything in the world. Thus, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu dwells observing kāya in kāya.

தமிழ்
F. ஒன்பது இடுகாடு நிலத்தளங்கள் மேலான பிரிவு

மேலும், பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, ஒருவேளை அவர் தொலைவான இடத்தில்  ஒரு பிரேதம் இடுகாடு நிலத்தளத்தில் எறியப்பட்டு இருப்பதைப் பார்த்துக் கொண்டிருஇந்தால், ஒரு நாள் இறந்த, அல்லது இரண்டு நாட்கள் இறந்த, அல்லது மூன்று நாட்கள் இறந்த, வீங்கிய, சற்றே நீலமான மற்றும் புரைத்துச் சீக்கொண்ட நிலையில், அவர் இந்த மெய்ம்மூலமான kāya  உடல்/காய ஆழ்ந்து ஆராய: “இந்த kāya  உடல்/காய கூட அவ்வகைப்பட்ட ஒரு இயற்கை ஆற்றல் உடையதாக இருக்கிறது, அதுவும் இப்படி  ஆகத்தொடங்கு போக இருக்கிறது, மற்றும் அத்தகைய ஒரு  கட்டுப்பாட்டு வரம்புகளற்ற நிலைமை இருந்து  வேறல்ல.

இவ்வாறு அவர் kāya in kāya உடல்/காயத்தை காயதுக்குள் கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், அல்லது காயத்தை காயதுக்கு வெளியே கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், அல்லது காயத்தை காயதுக்கு உள்ளே மற்றும் வெளியே கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார்;புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க எழுச்சி கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், மற்றும் புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்கதை கடந்துசெல்லுவதை கண்காணித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார்; இல்லாவிடில் எச்சரிக்கையாயிருக்கிற உணர் உடனிருக்கிறதை,சும்மா வெறும் ஓர்அளவு ஞானம் மற்றும் ஓர்அளவு paṭissati என எண்ணி பற்றறு வாசம் செய்கிரார்.


(2)

Puna ca·paraṃ, bhikkhave, bhikkhu seyyathāpi passeyya sarīraṃ sivathikāya chaḍḍitaṃ kākehi khajjamānaṃ kulalehi khajjamānaṃ gijjhehi khajjamānaṃ kaṅkehi khajjamānaṃ sunakhehi khajjamānaṃ byagghehi khajjamānaṃ dīpīhi khajjamānaṃ siṅgālehi khajjamānaṃ vividhehi pāṇaka·jātehi khajjamānaṃ, so imam·eva kāyaṃ upasaṃharati: ‘ayaṃ pi kho kāyo evaṃ·dhammo evaṃ·bhāvī evaṃ·an·atītoti.

(2)


Furthermore, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu, just as if he was seeing a dead body,
cast away in a charnel ground, being eaten by crows, being eaten by
hawks, being eaten by vultures, being eaten by herons, being eaten by
dogs, being eaten by tigers, being eaten by panthers, being eaten by
various kinds of beings, he considers this very kāya: “This kāya also is of such a nature, it is going to become like this, and is not free from such a condition.”

Iti ajjhattaṃ kāye kāyānupassī viharati, bahiddhā kāye kāyānupassī viharati, ajjhatta-bahiddhā kāye kāyānupassī viharati; samudaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati, vaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati, samudaya-vaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati; ‘atthi kāyoti pan·assa sati paccupaṭṭhitā hoti, yāvadeva ñāṇa·mattāya paṭissati·mattāya, a·nissito ca viharati, na ca kiñci loke upādiyati. Evam·pi kho, bhikkhave, bhikkhu kāye kāyānupassī viharati.


Thus he dwells observing kāya in kāya internally, or he dwells observing kāya in kāya externally, or he dwells observing kāya in kāya internally and externally; he dwells observing the samudaya of phenomena in kāya, or he dwells observing the passing away of phenomena in kāya, or he dwells observing the samudaya and passing away of phenomena in kāya; or else, [realizing:] “this is kāya!” sati is present in him, just to the extent of mere ñāṇa and mere paṭissati, he dwells detached, and does not cling to anything in the world. Thus, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu dwells observing kāya in kāya.

மேலும், பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, ஒருவேளை அவர் தொலைவான இடத்தில்  ஒரு பிரேதம் இடுகாடு நிலத்தளத்தில் எறியப்பட்டு இருப்பதைப் பார்த்துக் கொண்டிருந்தால்,காகங்களால் தின்னப்பட்டு, பருந்துகளால் தின்னப்பட்டு, பிணந்தின்னிக் கழுகுகளால் தின்னப்பட்டு, நாரைகளால் தின்னப்பட்டு, நாய்களால் தின்னப்பட்டு, புலிகளால் தின்னப்பட்டு, சிறுத்தைகளால் தின்னப்பட்டு, பல்வேறு வகைப்பட்ட அசரீரிவஸ்துக்களால் தின்னப்பட்டு, அவர் இந்த மெய்ம்மூலமான kāya  உடல்/காய ஆழ்ந்து ஆராய: “இந்த kāya  உடல்/காய கூட அவ்வகைப்பட்ட ஒரு இயற்கை ஆற்றல் உடையதாக இருக்கிறது, அதுவும் இப்படி  ஆகத்தொடங்கு போக இருக்கிறது, மற்றும் அத்தகைய ஒரு  கட்டுப்பாட்டு வரம்புகளற்ற
நிலைமை இருந்து  வேறல்ல.

இவ்வாறு அவர் kāya in kāya உடல்/காயத்தை காயதுக்குள் கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், அல்லது காயத்தை காயதுக்கு வெளியே கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், அல்லது காயத்தை காயதுக்கு உள்ளே மற்றும் வெளியே கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார்;புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க எழுச்சி கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், மற்றும் புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்கதை கடந்துசெல்லுவதை கண்காணித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார்; இல்லாவிடில் எச்சரிக்கையாயிருக்கிற உணர் உடனிருக்கிறதை,சும்மா வெறும் ஓர்அளவு ஞானம் மற்றும் ஓர்அளவு paṭissati என எண்ணி பற்றறு வாசம் செய்கிரார்.


(3)

Puna ca·paraṃ, bhikkhave, bhikkhu seyyathāpi passeyya sarīraṃ sivathikāya chaḍḍitaṃ aṭṭhika·saṅkhalikaṃ sa·maṃsa·lohitaṃ nhāru·sambandhaṃ, so imam·eva kāyaṃ upasaṃharati: ‘ayaṃ pi kho kāyo evaṃ·dhammo evaṃ·bhāvī evaṃ·an·atītoti.

(3)


Furthermore, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu, just as if he was seeing a dead body,
cast away in a charnel ground, a squeleton with flesh and blood, held
together by tendons, he considers this very kāya: “This kāya also is of such a nature, it is going to become like this, and is not free from such a condition.”

Iti ajjhattaṃ kāye kāyānupassī viharati, bahiddhā kāye kāyānupassī viharati, ajjhatta-bahiddhā kāye kāyānupassī viharati; samudaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati, vaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati, samudaya-vaya-dhamm·ānupassī kāyasmiṃ viharati; ‘atthi kāyoti pan·assa sati paccupaṭṭhitā hoti, yāvadeva ñāṇa·mattāya paṭissati·mattāya, a·nissito ca viharati, na ca kiñci loke upādiyati. Evam·pi kho, bhikkhave, bhikkhu kāye kāyānupassī viharati.


Thus he dwells observing kāya in kāya internally, or he dwells observing kāya in kāya externally, or he dwells observing kāya in kāya internally and externally; he dwells observing the samudaya of phenomena in kāya, or he dwells observing the passing away of phenomena in kāya, or he dwells observing the samudaya and passing away of phenomena in kāya; or else, [realizing:] “this is kāya!” sati is present in him, just to the extent of mere ñāṇa and mere paṭissati, he dwells detached, and does not cling to anything in the world. Thus, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu dwells observing kāya in kāya.

மேலும், பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, ஒருவேளை அவர் தொலைவான இடத்தில்  ஒரு பிரேதம் இடுகாடு நிலத்தளத்தில் எறியப்பட்டு இருப்பதைப் பார்த்துக் கொண்டிருந்தால், ஒரு மனித  எலும்புக் கூடு தசை மற்றும் இரத்தத்துடன்,நரம்புகளால்  ஒன்றாய் பிடிக்கப்பட்டு,அவர் இந்த மெய்ம்மூலமான kāya  உடல்/காய ஆழ்ந்து ஆராய: “இந்த kāya  உடல்/காய கூட அவ்வகைப்பட்ட ஒரு இயற்கை ஆற்றல் உடையதாக இருக்கிறது, அதுவும் இப்படி  ஆகத்தொடங்கு போக இருக்கிறது, மற்றும் அத்தகைய ஒரு  கட்டுப்பாட்டு வரம்புகளற்ற
நிலைமை இருந்து  வேறல்ல.

இவ்வாறு அவர் kāya in kāya உடல்/காயத்தை காயதுக்குள் கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், அல்லது காயத்தை காயதுக்கு வெளியே கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், அல்லது காயத்தை காயதுக்கு உள்ளே மற்றும் வெளியே கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார்;புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க எழுச்சி கண்காணி வாசம் செய்கிரார், மற்றும் புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்கதை கடந்துசெல்லுவதை கண்காணித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார்; இல்லாவிடில் எச்சரிக்கையாயிருக்கிற உணர் உடனிருக்கிறதை,சும்மா வெறும் ஓர்அளவு ஞானம் மற்றும் ஓர்அளவு paṭissati என எண்ணி பற்றறு வாசம் செய்கிரார்.


Verse 271. A Monk Should Destroy All Passions

Not by vows and rituals
or again by learning much
or by meditative calm
or by life in solitude.

Explanation: These two stanzas are an admonition to the monks
making an effort to reach the state of blemishlessness - Nibbana.
They are asked not to slacken their effort to win liberation by being
content with some achievement which only pave the way to the final
goal.

Verse 272. Blemishes Should Be Given Up To Reach Release

Should you, O bhikkhu, be content,
“I’ve touched the bliss of letting go
not enjoyed by common folk”,
though you’ve not gained pollution’s end.

Explanation: Monks, do not rest content by precepts and rites.
Do not be content with extensive learning, Nor should you feel satisfied
by achieving states of mental trance. Do not rest content with seclusion,
assuring yourself “I have experienced the joy of renunciation
not possible for the ordinary.” Do not slacken your effort until
you have attained Nibbana.


Dhammapada Verses 271 and 272
Sambahulasiladisampannabhikkhu Vatthu

Na silabbatamattena
bahusaccena va pana
atha va samadhilabhena
vivittasayanena va.

Phusami nekkhammasukham1
aputhujjanasevitam
bhikkhu vissasamapadi
appatto asavakkhayam.

Verses 271 & 272: Not only by mere moral practice, nor by much learning,
nor by acquiring concentration, nor by dwelling in seclusion, nor by assuring
oneself, “I enjoy the bliss of Anagami Fruition that is not enjoyed by
common worldlings (puthujjanas),” should the bhikkhu, rest content without
attaining the extinction of moral intoxicants (asavas) [i.e., without attaining
arahatship].


1. nekkhammasukham: In this context, Anagamisukham. i.e., Anagami Fruition,
the fruition that follows the attainment ot Anagami Magga.


The Story of Some Bhikkhus

While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verses (271) and
(272) of this book, with reference to some bhikkhus.

Once, there were some bhikkhus who were endowed with virtue; some of them had
strictly observed the austere practices (dhutanga), some had wide knowledge of’
the Dhamma, some had achieved mental absorption (jhana), some had achieved
Anagami Phala, etc. All of them thought that since they had achieved that much,
it would be quite easy for them to attain Arahatta Phala. With this thought they
went to the Buddha.

The Buddha asked them, “Bhikkhus, have you attained Arahatta
Phala?”
Then they replied that they were in such a condition that it
would not be difficult for them to attain Arahatta Phala at any time. To them
the Buddha said, “Bhikkhus! Just because you are endowed with morality
(sila), just because you have attained Anagami Phala, you should not be
complacent and think that there is just a little more to be done; unless you
have eradicated all moral intoxicants (asavas), you must not think that you have
realized perfect bliss of Arahatta Fruition.

Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:

Verses 271 & 272: Not only by mere moral practice,
nor by much learning, nor by acquiring concentration, nor by dwelling
in seclusion, nor by assuring oneself, “I enjoy the bliss of
Anagami Fruition that is not enjoyed by common worldlings
(puthujjanas),” should the bhikkhu, rest content without
attaining the extinction of moral intoxicants (asavas) [i.e., without
attaining arahatship].

At the end of the discourse all those bhikkhus attained arahatship.

End of Chapter Nineteen: The Just or the Righteous

Rhode Island
    •    Providence Zen Center

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Denomination Kwan Um School of Zen
Founded 1972
Founder(s) Seung Sahn
Teacher(s) Dae Kwang
Abbot(s) Jiri Hazlbauer
Address 99 Pound Road Cumberland, RI 02864
Country United States
Website www.providencezen.org/

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Providence Zen Center (PZC) is the international headquarters for the Kwan Um School of Zen (KUSZ) and the first Zen center established by Seung Sahn in the United States
in October 1972. The PZC offers residential training where students and
teachers live together under one roof, which was one of the hallmarks
of Seung Sahn’s philosophy concerning Zen practice in his organization.
While the PZC is primarily a residential training site, the center also
offers retreats to the non-ordained—such as their Yong Maeng Jon Jin.
Practice at the center, and at Diamond Hill Zen Monastery, which shares the PZC property, includes sitting meditation, prostrations, and chanting.

The Providence Zen Center was originally located in Providence, Rhode Island, but in 1979 the center relocated to its current 50 acre site in Cumberland. One of the center’s centerpiece landmarks is the Peace Pagoda, a towering 65-foot (20 m) high pagoda located at the front of the center grounds.[1] PZC also serves as the U.S. headquarters for the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.


The Dharma Hall at PZC

The Providence Zen Center was established by Seung Sahn in October 1972 on Doyle Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island as the first practice center for his American students. The center came to be after Brown University professor Leo Pruden had invited Seung Sahn to give talks on Buddhism at the university, with several of the students thereafter coming to him for teachings.[1] After relocating in 1974 to 48 Hope Street, the PZC came into possession of a 50-acre (200,000 m2) plot of land in 1978 located in Cumberland, Rhode Island.[2]

During the 1980s the PZC became a catalyst for opening the dialogue on the role of women in Zen Buddhism, becoming host to various discussion panels and conferences on feminist
issues in the years to follow. In 1982 the center organized a
discussion group for woman at the center. Then in 1983 the PZC offered a
workshop called “Feminist Principles in Zen,” led by Barbara Rhodes, Maurine Stuart,
Jacqueline Schwartz and Susan Murcott. In 1984 and 1985 the center held
“Women in American Buddhism” conferences and, according to the book The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America, “[f]rom then on women’s retreats and conferences became common.”[3]

From 1983—1984 the Kwan Um School of Zen constructed Diamond Hill Zen Monastery on the grounds of PZC, a “low, pagoda shaped building” built in the “traditional Korean-style [of] architecture”,[2] which today hosts their semi-annual Kyol Che retreats.[4] Originally designed as a training ground for those who were ordained, Seung Sahn
expressed little interest in the training there. According to a
longtime student of the Kwan Um School Mu Soeng, “[Seung Sahn] did not
even insist that all his ordained American students make the monastery
their home and contribute to its growth as a monastic center. To this
day, the Diamond Hill Zen Monastery remains a minor footnote to Seung
Sahn’s missionary activities in America.”[5]

THE GOLDEN GOOSE


[21]

O

NCE upon a time there was a Goose who had beautiful golden feathers.
Not far away from this Goose lived a poor, a very poor woman,
who had two daughters. The Goose saw that they had a hard time
to get along and said he to himself:

[Illustration]

“If I give them one after another of my golden feathers,
the mother can sell them, and with the money they bring
she and her daughters can then live in comfort.”


So away the Goose flew to the poor woman’s house.


Seeing the Goose, the woman said: “Why do you come here?
We have nothing to give you.”


“But I have something to give you,” said the Goose.
“I will give my feathers, one by one, and you can sell them
for enough so that you and your daughters can live in comfort.”


So saying the Goose gave her one of his feathers,
and then flew away. From time to time he came back,
each time leaving another feather.


[22] The mother and her daughters sold the beautiful feathers
for enough money to keep them in comfort.
But one day the mother said to her daughters:
“Let us not trust this Goose. Some day he may fly away
and never come back.
Then we should be poor again. Let us get all of his feathers
the very next time he comes.”


The daughters said: “This will hurt the Goose. We will not do such a thing.”


But the mother was greedy. The next time the Golden
[23] Goose
came she took hold of him with both hands, and pulled out every one of his feathers.

[Illustration]

Now the Golden Goose has strange feathers. If his feathers are plucked out
against his wish, they no longer remain golden
but turn white and are of no more value than chicken-feathers.
The new ones that come in are not golden, but plain white.


As time went on his feathers grew again, and then he flew away to his home
and never came back again.




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The Kids Are All Right

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Produced by Jeff Levy-Hinte
Gary Gilbert


Jordan Horowitz
Celine Rattray
Daniela Taplin Lundberg
Philippe Hellmann
Written by Lisa Cholodenko
Stuart Blumberg
Starring Annette Bening
Julianne Moore


Mark Ruffalo


Mia Wasikowska


Josh Hutcherson


Yaya DaCosta
Music by Carter Burwell
Nathan Larson


Craig Wedren
Cinematography Igor Jadue-Lillo
Editing by Jeffrey M. Werner
Distributed by Alliance Films
Focus Features
Release date(s)
  • July 30, 2010
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4 million[1]
Box office $34,705,850[2]

The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg. One of Sundance 2010’s breakout hits,[3][4][5][6] it opened in limited release on July 9, 2010, expanding to more theaters on July 30, 2010.[7] It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 16, 2010. The film was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, and Annette Bening was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. The film also received four Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture, at the 83rd Academy Awards.


Family days out in
Rhode Island

Narragansett

There is nothing like
Adventureland anywhere else in Rhode Island, and with good reason.
Adventureland is fun for all ages; exciting for both kids and adults.

Westerly

Make a splash at our 35
foot high Giant Waterslides and our 50 foot high Super Speed Slides.
There is over 1,000 feet of spills and thrills, tunnels and dips that
twist and turn into two treated pools of refreshing fun for all.

Exeter

Enjoy three pools, two
water slides and rock climbing wall. The park also offers snow tubing on
winter.

Providence

Roger Williams Park Zoo
is home to approximately 130 species of rare and fascinating animals
from around the world including elephants, giraffes, snow leopards,
kangaroos, moon bears, gibbons and many others, all in naturalistic
settings.

Tiverton

Experience The Miracle Of
Living Tropical Butterflies in the Summer Exhibit in Tiverton, Rhode
Island. Walk through the exhibit and have these colorful creatures of
nature flying around you. Learn To Plant A Butterfly Garden, Mount,
Preserve & Collec…

Providence

The Providence Athenaeum,
founded in 1753 as an independent membership library, provides books
and other materials to all, of any age, who love reading, appreciate
literature, and enjoy cultural discovery. The Athenaeum’s collections
and historic bui…

Pawtucket

Slater Mill Historic Site
is an interactive museum where you can take part in the lives of the
New England villagers, who created the American Industrial Revolution.
Wander around the grounds and enter the authentic 18th and 19th century
buildings yo…

Wickford

Smith’s Castle is an
historic site, giving an opportunity for adults and children to
experience almost four centuries of Rhode Island history. The castle and
grounds provide an up-close look at what plantation life in Rhode
Island in the 1600’s was l…

Newport

HISTORIC FORT ADAMS is
off Harrison Ave. in Fort Adams State Park. Built 1824-57, Fort Adams is
one of the largest coastal fortifications in the United States. Guided
tours take visitors from the top of the Fort walls to the depth of the
underground…

Newport

Explore 250 years of
American history at our 11 historic properties, located on 80 acres of
gardens and parks.

Bristol

Coggeshall Farm Museum is
a living history farm set on 48 acres in Bristol, Rhode Island. The
museum depicts Bristol’s agrarian life in the year 1799 through live
interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals.

Newport

Once the summer home of
the Astors, this elegant mansion now features living history tours,
including Victorian and Roaring Twenties tours, evening performances,
seasonal events, and much more.

Newport

Take a tour during the
day of this elegant castle, with its medieval flavor, or walk among the
many spirits of the past during a Ghost Tour, Belcourt Castle offers a
unique opportunity to step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere of the
Gilded Age. …

Newport

The Museum provides the
whole family with an engaging introduction to the area’s rich history
and the beauty of its architecture. One of the many fun family places to
go if you’re looking for things to do with kids in Rhode Island

North Kingstown

Biomes is a privately
owned marine science education center focusing on hands-on programs for
students and families in Southern New England.

Lincoln

Visitors can now
experience the ring of the anvil and the odor of coal and hot steel as
blacksmiths forge pieces of the metal into hinges, nails, and other
household items.

Warwick

Chuck E. Cheese’s
features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment
that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

Warwick

Kidz Kastle is a 4,500 sq
ft state of the art custom designed indoor play center. Children are
“free” to express, communicate and lea through PLAY, while parents are
“free” to relax, read a book or magazine, and enjoy a massage in a
comfortable massa…

Middletown

We are an indoor play
center for chuldren 12 mos to 5 yrs old. We feature the EyePlay, an
interactive video floor, two bounce houses, a giant caterpillar tunnel,
and various other slides, climbers, and activities for toddlers. We
offer free WiFi, H…

North Kingstown

Kite Tails Play Center is
a unique, indoor/outdoor play center for children ages birth to six and
the grown-ups who love them. Children are given the freedom to explore,
discover and create through all-day open play, classes, special events,
and birt…

Providence

- is a place where kids
and grown ups can play and learn together-it presents hands-on exhibit
areas and exciting programs designed for children ages 1 to 11. One of
the many fun family places to go if you’re looking for things to do with
kids in Rho…

Bristol

The Herreshoff Marine
Museum and America\’s Cup Hall of Fame are dedicated to the education
and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and
innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the
America\’s Cup competit…

Narragansett

The mission of the South
County Museum is to inspire wonder and a better understanding of the
agricultural and rural village life in coastal Rhode Island before the
emergence of suburban communities.

Newport

The Museum’s galleries
chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits,
dynamic videos, and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the
superstars of today.

Newport

The Museum of Yachting is
dedicated to preserving the culture of yachting by fostering education
and enjoyment of its history through the presentation of vessels,
artifacts, literature, events, and regattas.

Newport

The Museum’s American
Imagist Collection features masterpieces of illustrative art and is the
largest such collection in the world. Illustrators combine personal
expression with pictorial representation in order to convey ideas.

Newport

The Museum’s collections
and exhibitions focus on the visual arts of Newport and southeastern New
England, reflecting both the rich heritage of the past and the lively
art scene of the present.

East Greenwich

The Museum is an
electrical and mechanical engineering museum emphasizing the beginnings
of radio and steam power. The museum honors engineers who achieved
greatness and served the public good by analyzing and solving tough
engineering problems. The …

Providence

Southeastern New
England’s only comprehensive art museum, the RISD Museum of Art was
established in 1877. Its permanent collection of more than 86,000
objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume,
furniture, and other works of art …

Pawtucket

Located on the Blackstone
River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Slater Mill is a museum complex
dedicated to bringing the American Industrial Revolution to life.

The Museum of Natural
History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and home to the
state’s only public planetarium. Located in historic Roger Williams
Park, the Museum has been educating and serving the public since 1896.

West Greenwich

Stepping Stone Ranch - a
fun, family-oriented horse farm that offers trail riding,english and
western lessons, riding camps, and much more!

North Smithfield

Public ice skating and
hockey, fun for all the family! One of the many fun family places to go
if you’re looking for things to do with kids in Rhode Island

Kingston

Boss Ice Arena is located
at the University of Rhode Island athletic complex in Kingstson. The
arena is open for public skating and figure skating sessions.

Lincoln

Indoor climbing is the
perfect activity for energetic children of all ages. It builds
confidence, lets them use that pent up energy year round, and have a lot
of fun.

Narragansett

- has been providing
harbor tours, sightseeing cruises, sunset cruises, fall foliage cruises,
boat charters and private charters for over 30 years. One of the many
fun family places to go if you’re looking for things to do with kids in
Rhode Island

Newport

Sit Back, relax and enjoy
the salt air breeze as you travel along the cozy west shore of
Aquidneck island (Newport RI) in an open platform coach built 1904 or an
1884 parlor car.

Warwick

Alibi Charters offer a
range of cruise packages to fit your needs. We like to share our
appreciation & knowledge of the local waters with you. From
beginners to the experienced, whether it\’s a fishing technique or a
historical fact about Hope Island…

Middletown

Norman Bird Sanctuary
constitutes the largest area of preserved open space in Newport County. A
wildlife refuge, NBS encompasses over 300 acres and 7 miles of trails
that wind through a diversity of habitats.

Bristol

Colt State Park in
Bristol is often referred to as the ‘gem’ of the State Parks System. The
entire western border of the park is an open panorama onto Narragansett
Bay.

Jamestown

Beavertail State Park,
located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is known for offering some of the
most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline.

Charlestown

This very popular state
recreation area offers 50 fireplaces, toilets, drinking water, a
swimming beach and a nearby DEM boat launch for boating and fishing.

Jamestown

Fort Wetherill State
Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from
Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training
camp.

Warwick

Goddard Park attracts
thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island’s most popular
Metropolitan Park.

East Providence

Haines Memorial State
Park was established in 1911 when Ida M. Haines donated 83 acres of land
to the Metropolitan Park Commission. The land was donated for use as a
park in memory of her brother.

Lincoln

Lincoln Woods State Park
is one of Blackstone Valley\’s great treasures. A short ride from
Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland, it is a popular get away for
northeastern Rhode Islanders.

Westerly

One of the state\’s most
popular beaches with over a half mile of beach front. There are also
many local attractions for children. This modern pavilion includes many
new concepts including rails, outside showers, tower and composting
toilets.

Glocester

Located within the 4000
acre George Washington Management Area, the 100 acre Pulaski Memorial
Recreation Area is a “day use” facility offering users a multitude of
opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Narragansett

acilities and Activities
include: Restrooms, Restrooms for the Disabled, Parking, Beach, Pavilion
with Coin Operated Hot Showers, Playground, Picnic Tables, Concession
and Swimming.

Johnston

The 1000 acre undeveloped
property boasts self-guided walking trails, beautiful trees, flowers
and plants and also a working farm. In the fall, the foliage at Snake
Den is something to behold. Facilities and Activities include: Walking
Trails, Scener…

Woonsocket

Facilities and Activities
include: Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Tennis courts, Horseshoe Courts,
Shuffleboard Court, Playground, Volleyball Courts, Bandstand,
Picnicking, Tennis, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Shuffleboard and Concerts.

Newport

Situated at the mouth of
the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional
panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of
Narragansett Bay.

Bristol

Blithewold is one of the
finest garden estates in New England. Your exploration of Blithewold
will include a dozen different gardens, specimen trees, and a 45-room
English style manor house, all chronicling a rich social history of the
lives of one f…

Misquamicut

Atlantic Beach Park
retains the same old-fashioned charm that characterized beach
recreational areas of years gone by, including a carousel with antique
band organ, kiddie amusement rides, bumper cars, game room, ice cream
and much much more.

Newport

Ryan Family Amusements
entertainment center features bowling, huge games rooms with arcade
games, and lots more fun for all the family

Warwick

Monster Mini GOlf is fun
for all ages! It’s 18 holes of indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf with
frightfully fun monsters to make a challenging course. Complete with
special effects,great music,state of the art arcade games,tons of
redemption prizes! 2…

Misquamicut

Voted best mini-golf
course in Rhode island. Excitement for the Whole Family! Featuring: NEW
19-Hole Mini-Golf!, Slic Track Go-Karts, Bumper Boats! Batting Cages!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Rhode Island - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks,
water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of
interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look
below, lots of the best things to do with children in RI

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