More Audio Files added to Godwin’s Archives

Publication of over 10 more hours of recordings of Godwin’s retreats, mainly in Germany and the Netherlands.

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Unedited Archives of Acarya Godwin’s Retreat Talks

Portrait, Sri Lanka, 1990s

A new page for unedited transcripts and over 100 hours of recordings of Acarya Godwin Samararatne.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Establishment of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

The Establishment of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

An illustrated and annotated talk given at the June Full Moon describing the background to the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by Arahats Mahinda and Sanghamitta.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Buddha makes Peace, not War

Buddha makes Peace, not War

An annotated video recording of a talk about the Buddhist ideal of peacemaking in times of war.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Buddha returns to his Relatives

Path-to-Awakening

An illustrated recording of a talk I gave telling how the Buddha returned to his relatives one year after his Awakening and the events that followed.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Story of Arahat Sāriputta

Sariputta from Myanmar by Hiart

An illustrated recording of a talk I gave detailing the Life of Arahat Sariputta

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Early Buddhist Legends of Sri Lanka

Early Buddhist Legends of Sri Lanka

An illustrated talk on the early Buddhist legends of Sri Lanka, covering the three journeys of Lord Buddha to the Island, the origin of the Sinhala peoples, and the significance of the legends.

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The Background to the Buddha’s Teaching

An illustrated talk on the geographical, social, political and religious background to the Buddha’s teaching.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Representing the Buddha

Representing the Buddha

A video based on a talk about the scriptural and sculptural respresentations of the Buddha as they developed over the years, which is illustrated with relevant texts, maps and photographs.

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Bhante Anandajoti on the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition

Audio

The origin of the idea of the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition, how the idea was developed until it became a central part of the teaching in the early medieval period, and a look at the influence the teaching had on the Theravada countries.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Devolution and Evolution

Devolution and Evolution

A video built around a talk which describes the various ways the universe comes to destruction, and how it re-evolves. It is illustrated with infographics describing the planes of existence and with photographs and complimentary text.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Planes of Existence

Planes of Existence

A video based on a talk I gave discussing the various levels of existence as they are envisioned in Buddhist cosmology.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 4. The Spread of Buddhist Civilisation through Asia

Gandhari Dhammapada

A video based on a talk looking at the spread of Buddhist Civilisation throughout Asia from the earliest times till around 1,200 years after its beginning.

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Chief’s Last Dhamma Talk

Ven-Dhammananda

The last Dhamma Talk by the late Most Ven K. Sri Dhammananda, Chief Priest of the Buddhist Temple in Brickfields, on the 7th July 2006 at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Kuala Lumpur entitled Human Life.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 3. Asoka and the Missions

Asoka-and-the-Missions

A video illustrating the growth of the Magadhan Empire and the Missions sent out by King Asoka with special reference to Sri Lanka.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 2. The Last Year of the Buddha’s Life

Parinibbana-Buddha

A video giving an outline of the Buddha’s final walking tour,showing the main places the Buddha stayed, the main events that occurred, what his journeys were and discussing whom he met during that time.

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Bhante Guttasīla remembers Ven Ñāṇavimala (Video)

Bhante Guttasila

An edited video of a conversation I had with the NZ monk Bhante Guttasīla detailing his recollections of Ven Ñāṇavimala.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 1. The Early Life of the Buddha

Buddha

A video made around a talk given about the period from the Bodhisatta’s renunciation, up to the Awakening, and the first year thereafter.

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The Basic Practice of Mindfulness

Audio

A series of talks on the Basic Practice on Mindfulness mainly aimed at how these teachings can be put into practice in one’s everyday life

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Ajahn Brahm: Happy Buddhamas

Ajahn Brahm

A talk by Ajahn Brahm to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

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