Sekha Sutta – In Sinhala

Chedi of Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Chedi of Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Sekha Sutta was the topic of the Dhamma sermons at the 124th residential retreat conducted at Nissaranavanaya Monastery. It was a short five days residential retreat conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero during August 2016.

Sekha Sutta is from Majjhima Nikaya, Majjhima Pannasakaya,Gahapati Vagga of Thripitakaya. The Sutta explains about the needed training for the the one who is still imperfect and needs training in order to achieve full liberation.

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Free E-Book – Freedom Within

An E-Book by late Sayadaw U. Pandita Maha Thero

Most Ven. Sayadaw U. Pandita Maha Thero

We are pleased to present an invaluable E-Book titled Freedom Within. Sayadaw U Pandita was one of the foremost masters of Vipassanā.

‘Freedom Within’ is a publication, which has been completed in the wake of Most Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita’s passing away.

These teachings capture the essence of the Venerable Sayadaw’s teachings given at the Thathagatha Meditation Center, USA over a number of years. The book focuses on the subtle technicalities that are essential for the development of the practice, the urgency of wakefulness and the salient aspects of the Buddha’s instructions essential for meditative development.

In essence, the publication may serve as a toolkit for a yogi in navigating the practice.  It is the wish of the team of compilers, resident in both USA and Melbourne, Australia (one team member, also a student of Most Venerable Udairiyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero), that this publication be made available to all yogis keen on their search for training in the Vipassana practice and be a spark among all bent on the practice and with an appreciation of the Buddha’s timeless wisdom.

Very soon, this publication will be made available as an on-line edition through the Vipassana Fellowship, United Kingdom and Saddhamma Foundation, USA and copies available in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, USA, Nepal and Australia.

You may also please refer to another publication by Most Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita, ‘Timeless Wisdom’, also available through the Vipassana Fellowship and Saddhamma Foundation, completed by the same team of compilers.

How to Open or Download the E-Book

To Open: Please click the following image of the book to open the E-Book.

To Download: Right click on the image. Then, select ‘Save link as…’ from the drop down list. A box will open indicating the downloads folder. Select ‘Save.’ It will be downloaded to your folder.

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Four foundations of Mindfulness Retreat (In English)

Four foundations of Mindfulness Retreat at Chuang Yen Monastery, New York.

The Group Photograph at the CYM Retreat Four Foundations of Mindfulness was the topic of the 10 day meditation retreat conducted at CYM (Chuang Yen Monastery), New York, U.S.A. It was conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero during end May and June 2016. The retreat was conducted in English.

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Guidelines for Reporting at One Day Meditation Programs

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Young-Burmese-Monks-studying-under-the-teacher

As requested by the Yogis today at Sri Ñānārāma Meditation Center at Thalawathugoda, we are pleased to re-send the above. The center will also publish it as a booklet in the near future for the benefit of the Yogis attending the center.

Please click the following links to reach the respective web pages in Sinhala and English;

එක්දින භාවනා වැඩමුළු සඳහා කමටහන් වාර්තාව ලබාගැනීමට මෙතැනින් පිවිසෙන්න.

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Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero (In Sinhala)

Blending of Modernity with the Ancient; Bagan, Myanmar

Blending of Modernity with the Ancient; the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar


Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero is a young monk from Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery. The Thero has proficiency in both Sinhala and English. The Dhamma listeners first got an introduction about Ven. Chandaratana some months ago. That was when he translated the English Dhamma Talks of Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero at Allenmathiniyaramaya and later at Sri Gnanaramaya, Thalawathugoda.

We are very pleased to provide below the answers to questions raised by the Yogis at the recent Silent Retreats conducted by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero. These answers are of high value and comprise invaluable Dhamma insights. The answers reflect a deep understanding of the Vipassana meditative Path. Ven. Chandaratana displays a surprising freshness coupled with simplicity, compassion and humility when answering complex questions. The answers are direct and penetrating and yet the Yogi feels quite at ease when listening to them.

These sessions are highly recommended to the Yogis of all levels.

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Poson Day Program of Ven. Dhammasunita

Monks venerating the statue of Lord Buddha at Mihintale Temple.

Monks venerating the statue of Lord Buddha at Mihintale Temple.

We are pleased to provide the link to a meditation program conducted at Sri Parakumba Pirivena, Kotte on Poson Day by Ven. Dhammasunita Thero. The quality of the Dhamma sermon is of a high standard. The Dhamma talk is highly recommended to our listeners.

Please note that the program was conducted in Sinhala and it is from Nos. 12-15.

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Bodhiraja Kumara Sutta – In English

Taung Kalat Monastery in Myanmar is one of the most remote temples in the world.

Taung Kalat Monastery in Myanmar is one of the most remote temples in the world.

Bodhiraja Kumara Sutta was taken for discussion at a recently concluded residential retreat at Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery. Bodhiraja Sutta was conducted during a nine day residential retreat by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero and Ven. Panadure Chadaratana Thero.

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Guidelines for Reporting at One Day Meditation Programs – In Sinhala (සිංහල භාෂාවෙන්)

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Young-Burmese-Monks-studying-under-the-teacher

 Guidelines for Reporting at One Day meditation programs are given in Sinhala. All Yogis have to develop the skill in reporting their Mindfulness meditation experience to the teacher. This is a basic skill the yogi has to develop patiently and gradually over time as it immensely helps to achieve progress in the Path.

A document to be used by the regular Yogis attending One Day programs was finalized in May 2016. This is a valuable document to both the beginners and even experienced yogis.

The web page also contains two sets of invaluable Dhamma sermons conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero. These will immensely help the yogis to understand the meaning of Mindfulness Meditation as enumerated by the Lord Buddha.

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Guidelines for Reporting at One Day Mindfulness Meditation Programs (In English)

Ascending the Ancient Path of Stairs.

Ascending the Ancient Path of Stairs.

Yogis have to develop the skill in reporting their Mindfulness meditation experience to the teacher. This is a basic skill the yogi has to develop patiently and gradually over time as it immensely helps to achieve progress in the Path.

A document to be used by the regular Yogis attending One Day programs was finalized in May 2016. This is a valuable document to the beginners and even experienced yogis.

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Sila Sutta (English & Sinhala)

A statue of Lord Buddha at Sri Gnanarama Meditation Center, Thalawathugoda, Sri Lanka.

A statue of Lord Buddha at Sri Gnanarama Meditation Center, Thalawathugoda, Sri Lanka.

Sila Sutta was the selected topic by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero for the newly commenced Dhamma sermons at Sri Gnanarama Meditation Center at Thalawathugoda, Sri Lanka.

There are many Suttas with the same title of Sila Sutta in Tripitaka. This particular Sutta is based on a valuable Dhamma discussion between two great Arahanths of Lord Buddha, namely Most Ven. Sariputta and Most Ven. Maha Kottitha.

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