These instructions are given by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero of Meetirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery, Sri Lanka. The Maha Thero is a traditionally trained meditation master of Theravada Buddhism. He has learned meditation under two great masters; Most Ven. late Matara Sri Gnānārāma Maha Thero of Sri Lanka and Sayadaw U. Panditha of Burma. He is fluent in English, Sinhalese, Pali and Burmese languages.
Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero primarily teaches Vipassana meditation. However, he is also trained in Samatha or tranquility meditation. He is one of the very few traditional teachers who could guide a student in either pure Vipassana or Samatha meditation according to the inherent characteristics of that student.
Please note that some of the following links will direct you to additional web pages which contain further explanations regarding the instructions. You will have to first left-click on those links to reach those additional web pages. These are indicated under the section headings.
For the Beginners:
(‘Left click’ on the following as it will direct you to additional pages with further instructions. Nos. 4&5)
- 01. Basic Instructions in Meditation_Sinhala
- 02. Intrusive thoughts in Meditation – 1
- 03. Intrusive thoughts in Meditation – 2
- 04. Non-reaction in Meditation.
- 05. Overcoming Hindrances and Gaining the Rewards of the Practice.
- 06. This guidance will help you to mature both in Life and Meditation.
For One Day Meditation Programs
Basic Instructions Further Divided.
- Instructions in Sitting Meditation.
- Instructions in Walking Meditation.
- Instructions in Mindfulness in Day to Day activities.
For the Advancing:
(‘Left click’ on the following as it will direct you to additional pages with further instructions. Nos. 7, 10, 11 & 12)
- 01. Be Unshaken even when you lose Sathi or Mindfulness
- 02. Correctly Identify and Handle the Fading away of the ‘I’ Factor
- 03. Learn to handle the Laziness and the Loneliness when Advancing
- 04. Understand the Self-Hating and Fault Finding Mind
- 05. Development of Bala Dhamma.
- 06. Advice to Yogis Returning Home after a Retreat.
- 07 Bhava Thanhā.(භව තණ්හා)
- 08 – Sammā Dhittiya
- 09 – Developing the Mindfulness to Power Level
- 10. Handling Strong Emotions during Meditation Retreats.
- 11. Asawattaniya Dhamma and the development of the Path.
- 12. හිත හිස්කිරීම සහ උලලේනාගේ ශෝකාලාපය.
- 13. Why is it difficult to both understand and accept the Middle Path?
For the Advanced:
(‘Left click’ on the following as it will direct you to additional pages with further instructions. Nos. 3,4 & 5)
- 01. Gradual elimination of Anusaya Dhamma
- 02. The Truth of Suffering and the Development of the Path
- 03 – Sanskāra
- 04 – Vipassana Sammā Dhittiya is necessary even to enter the Middle Path
- 05. Animittha Chetho Vimukthiya අනිමිත්ත චේතෝ විමුක්තිය and the Truth of Nirodha නිරෝධ සත්යය
- 06. The wandering mind need not be an unhappy mind