An Ancient Statue of the Buddha from Sukhothai, Thailand.

Most Ven. Ellawala Vijithananda Maha Thero conducted a five days residential meditation retreat in Sydney, Australia during January 2018. The Maha Thero focused on the development of Satipatthana or Four Foundations of Mindfulness at this retreat with a special focus on Walking Meditation. These Dhamma recordings are very valuable to the practitioners of Vipassana due to the following key reasons;

  1. Walking meditation is presented in its simple essence and yet at a great practical depth as a methodology to develop Vipassana. 
  2. The Maha Thero explains certain pitfalls and traps of sitting meditation. As such Walking Meditation is emphasized as the only method of meditation during the first 3-4 days as it helps to overcome such pitfalls. 
  3. The practical importance of morality is explained in detail in a novel way. The practitioner learns about the meaning of fundamentals such as ‘ආර්ය විනයේ බ්‍රහ්මචරියාව’.
  4. Highly practical explanations are provided on Samatha, Jhana and Vipassana.
  5. Invaluable tips regarding the practice is provided in Dhamma Discussions.
  6. The practice is presented as a system which could be developed while living as lay people – regardless of even old age.
  7. Five practical measurements are explained which could be used to ascertain the mundane benefits of practicing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness correctly.

How to Download or Directly Listen to the audio files.

To download: You could download the file by right clicking on the file link and then selecting “save as” from the drop down menu. Save the file into a pre designated folder to listen on multiple occasions. This is the best way to save your internet allocation.

To listen directly: Please left click on the link to listen directly. Once the link is clicked, you will be directed to a separate page containing the talk. Usually the file starts to play in that window. If it doesn’t you could highlight the browser window and click ‘reload this page’. It will start to play.

  1. Opening_ආර්ය විනයේ බ්‍රහ්මචරියාව_12-01-2018.mp3
  2. Day 01_ආර්ය විනයේ බ්‍රහ්මචරියාව සහ සක්මන් භාවනාව_13-01-2018.mp3
  3. Day 01_කර්මස්ථාන සහ දහම් ගැටළු විසඳීම_13-01-2018.mp3
  4. Day 01_සක්මන් භාවනාවෙන් ආර්ය අෂ්ටාංගික මාර්ගය වැඩෙන හැටි_13-01-2018.mp3
  5. Day 02_සක්මන් භාවනාවෙන් සතර සතිපට්ඨානයම වැඩෙන හැටි_14-01-2018.mp3
  6. Day 02_කර්මස්ථාන සහ දහම් ගැටළු විසඳීම_14-01-2018.mp3
  7. Day 02_සක්මන් භාවනාව හොඳින් වැඩීමට අවශ්‍ය කාරනා තුන_14-01-2018.mp3
  8. Day 03_කායානුපස්සනාවෙන් අන්ත දෙක අත්හැරෙන හැටි_15-01-2018.mp3
  9. Day 03_කර්මස්ථාන සහ දහම් ගැටළු විසඳීම_15-01-2018.mp3
  10. Day 03_තණ්හාවේ මාර සේනා දහය හඳුනාගැනීම_15-01-2018
  11. Day 04_විදර්ශනා උපක්ලේශ තුනක් හඳුනාගැනීම_16-01-2018.mp3
  12. Day 04_කර්මස්ථාන සහ දහම් ගැටළු විසඳීම_16-01-2018.mp3
  13. Day 04_ආශ්‍රව ක්ෂය වන හැටි _16-01-2018.mp3
  14. Day 05_සතිපට්ඨානයේ ලෞකික සහ ලෝකෝත්තර ආනිසංස_17-01-2018.mp3
  15. Day 05_කර්මස්ථාන සහ දහම් ගැටළු විසඳීම_17-01-2018.mp3
  16. Day 05_පුණ්‍යානුමෝදනාව සහ අවසන් අවවාදය_17-01-2018.mp3


4 thoughts on “Sydney_January_2018

  1. How can I get the booklet in PDF file format, that was distributed at this retreat? Tank you for your attention.
    Theruwan Saranayi!!

  2. මෙවන් ඉතාමත් වටිනා ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාවක් පෙර අසා නැති තරම්. …
    සද්කාර්යය ට සහභාගී වූ සියල්ලෝම උතුම් නිවනින්ම සැනසේවා….

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