“Man’s inhumanity to man…

…makes countless thousands mourn! Robert Burns

I created a temporary Burmese themed altar, a place to mourn and share in my build of Thursday’s Fictions, for my friend RichardJamesJiva Allen to give a moving recital to around thirty five avatars in memory of those murdered in Burma. Here is a short machinima I also made of the ninety minute event. More below:


A Prayer for the Burmese Dead – To honour the souls of Buddhist monks and others who have perished in Burma in these last days, Dr Richard James Allen (Second Life: RichardJamesJiva Allen) read from The Tibetan Book of the Dead in the build of Thursday’s Fictions in Second Life on Friday October 5, 2007.

The Bardo Thodol, or The Tibetan Book of the Death, is a text traditionally read to the dying and the dead as a guide in their passage through the ‘bardo’ or intermediate state before they are reborn. Thursday’s Fictions in Second Life, an immersive space explores ideas about reincarnation and karma, will offer a place for people from all of the world to meet virtually and pray. SLURL here.

Posted by Gary Hazlitt from inside Second Life © 2007

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