Suriya Sutta

Suriya Sutta at Lanka Vipassana Center

Sun rise Photograph by Lilia via Flickr

Dawn, the beginning of the twilight before Sun rise. Photograph by Lilia via Flickr

Suriya Sutta as a series was started by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero at Vipassana Center, Col 07. The Maha Thero has started to conduct a two day meditation retreat at the Vipassana Center from March 2015. This two day retreat also provides residential facilities for about 50 yogis. A special prominence is given to the Youth when selecting the yogis for the two day residential retreat.

Suriya Sutta is a Sutta from Bojjanga Sanyukthaya and it explains as to how certain signs starts to appear on the Yogi path before the ‘sun rise’ or the Sothapanna stage. This is a very useful sutta for those starting on the Path and the Maha Thero emphasize the importance of Sathi or Mindfulness.

Please click here to download a PDF file of the Sutta from Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka.

You can also locate the Sutta at at this link:

දුතිය සුරිය සුත්‍රය

Kindly note that the audio quality of the recordings are low in the early recordings. We have improved the sound quality as much as possible through editing.

The latest updates are No. 27 and No. 28 of 31 July 2016

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.

To download: You could download the file by right clicking on the link and then selecting “save as” from the drop down menu.

  1. 01. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 01_14-03-2015
  2. 02. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 01_14-03-2015
  3. 03. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 02_15-03-2015
  4. 04. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 02_15-03-2015
  5. 05. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 03_25-04-2015
  6. 06 Dhamma Talk 04_Suriya Sutta_26-04-2015
  7. 07. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 03_25-04-2015
  8. 08. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 04_26-04-2015
  9. 09. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 04_11-07-2015
  10. 10. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 05_11-07-2015
  11. 11. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 06_16-08-2015
  12. 12. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 05_16-08-2015
  13. 13. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 07_12-09-2015
  14. 14. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 06_12-09-2015
  15. 15. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 08_13-09-2015
  16. 16. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 07_13-09-2015
  17. 17. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 09_01-11-2015
  18. 18. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 08_01-11-2015
  19. 19. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 10_14-02-2016
  20. 20. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 09_14-02-2016
  21. 21. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 11_13-03-2016
  22. 22. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 10_13-03-2016
  23. 23. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 12_23-04-2016
  24. 24. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 11_23-04-2016
  25. 25. Vesak Program_Q&A 13_22-05-2016
  26. 26. Vesak Dhamma Talk_බුද්ධානුස්සති_22-05-2016
  27. 27. Suriya Sutta_Q&A 13_31-07-2016
  28. 28. Suriya Sutta_Dhamma Talk 12_31-07-2016


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