The Stories of the Foremost Nuns published on Ancient Buddhist Texts

The Stories of the Foremost Nuns

A publication on Ancient Buddhist texts of the Stories of the Nuns the Buddha named as foremost in one skill or another. From the Anguttaranikaya and its Commentary.

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Publication of Three Discourses concerning Mahapajapati Gotami

Mahapajapati Gotami

I recently completed work on the translation of three discourses from the Anguttaranikāya along with a complete translation of their commentaries, which are now published on Ancient Buddhist Texts.

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Short Video: Arahat Sanghamittā and the Bodhi Tree

King Devanampiyatissa receives the Bodhi Tree

A short illustrated talk on the significance of the Full Moon Day in December.

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Known Nun Disciples of the Buddha

Known Nun Disciples of the Buddha

Publication of a table listing the 100+ known nun disciples of the Buddha, and where their teachings are recorded in the Discourse Collection of the Pāli Canon.

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Khemā Therī’s Wisdom published on Ancient Buddhist Texts

Khema Theri

Publication of a text for which the Arahat nun Khemā was placed at the foremost levels of great wisdom, through her profound understanding of deep questions and her exposition of their meaning, which are recorded in this discourse.

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Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī attains Liberation

Mahapajapati Gotami

A Brief Discourse hearing which the Buddha’s Aunt and Step-Mother, Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī attains Liberation.

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Arahat Dhammadinnā’s Dhamma Teaching

Arahat Dhammadinna

Publication of a major discourse (MN 44) in which Visakha questions his ex-wife the Arahat Nun Dhammadinna on Dhamma. Together with the commentarial introduction.

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Buddha on the Nature of the Body

Asubha

Two teachings on the nature of the body given to the nun Nandā by the Buddha.

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Audio Flipbook of Arahat Sanghamitta’s Story

Arahat Sanghamitta’s Story

An Audio Flipbook of the Arahat Sanghamittā’s Story is now published on YouTube.

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Ven Sanghamitta and Queen Anula

Ven Sanghamitta and Queen Anula by Mala Wijekoon

Painting of Ven Sanghamitta ordaining Queen Anula, with extracts from their stories.

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Arahat Sanghamitta’s Story now published

Sanghamittas Story

Publication of a new book about the great Arahat Bhikkhuni Sanghamitta.

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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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Temples built by Rama III for his Daughter and Grand-Daughter

Statue of Rama III

Photographs from Wat Thepthidaram, which Rama III built for his Daughter, Princess Wilat, and features 52 bhikkhuni statues; and Wat Ratchanadda built for his Grand-Daughter which houses the Brazen Palace.

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New Translation of the Thematic Discourses about Nuns

Thematic Discourses about Nuns

Publication of a text and translation of the Bhikhhunīsaṁyuttaṁ which contains some very profound teachings, in various formats, including audio.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Four Assemblies

Audio

A Dhamma talk about the original intentions behind the organisation of the Buddhist community, how that has changed over time, and the benefits there would be in returning to the Buddha’s original intentions.

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