Author Archives: Ron Pavellas

About Ron Pavellas

Expatriate American living in Sweden with wife. Retired from employment in the USA. Currently focused on blog articles, memoirs, and creative writing.

The Poetry of Buddhism

On November 2 of last year, I wrote about my interest in reading the Records of the Transmission of the Lamp. It has to do with the “transmission” of the essential teachings (Dharma) of Buddhism from one teacher (“patriarch”) to the next … Continue reading

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The Century of Africa

During the remaining 80 years of this century Africa’s population will more than triple to around 4.3 billion. (Source: United Nations, Population Division) Also from the above: – Asia’s population will remain relatively constant at around 4.5 billion. – The … Continue reading

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