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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New Chanting Book for Meditators Published

Chanting for Meditators

A new chanting book is published on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website meant specifically for meditators.

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A Buddhist Perspective… now published in Sinhala Translation

A Buddhist Perspective...

A publication in hard and soft copy of the Sinhala translation of A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Stress and Illness by Ven Sumedha.

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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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New Set of Godwin’s Talks Available

Godwin Samararatne

A new set of public and retreat talks by Acarya Godwin Samararatne from the Netherlands in 1996.

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Sumathipala Meditation Centre on Photo Dharma

Ven-Pemasiri

Photographs from a newly developed forest meditation centre in Sri Lanka.

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Recording of Reading of Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna in Pāli Published

Mahasatipatthana

Publication on Ancient Buddhist Texts of a reading in Pali of the important Mahasatipatthanasuttam.

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13th anniversary of Acharya Godwin Samamaratne

Godwin-in-School

Short post commemorating the 13th anniversary since the passing of the well-known Sri Lankan meditation teacher Godwin Samamaratne.

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The Teachings of Pra Acharn Tippakorn Sukhito

Acharn Tippakorn

Three videos by Jörg Dittmar made over a period of about a decade based on the teachings of Pra Acharn Tippakorn Sukhito

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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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Revision of the Materials on Mindfulness on ABT

Mindfulness Cover

I have just completed what turned out to be a major revision of the materials on Mindfulness on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website.

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Ven. Nyanavimala’s Advice

Ven. Ñāṇavimala

Ven. Ñāṇavimala was ordained in Sri Lanka in 1955. After twelve years of study and meditation at Island Hermitage, he set out bare-footed on continuous walking tour. These are recollections of some of his teachings by a former disciple.

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Emptiness in the Visuddhimagga

Emptiness

Here are some interesting verses on Emptiness from the 5th century meditation manual Visuddhimagga by Bhandanta Buddhaghosa.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Keeping in Touch with the Dhamma

Audio

This talk is meant for those who find formal meditation too difficult in their home and would like to find some other way to stay in touch with the Dhamma.

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Sharing the Dhamma – Godwin Website CD

Sharing the Dhamma CD

It has become a custom to republish some of Godwin’s teachings on his anniversary, and this year the whole website dedicated to Godwin, Godwin Home Page, has been published on CD with the title Sharing the Dhamma.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Four Spiritual States

Audio

This is a short talk I gave about how to make everyday an auspicious day by developing four great qualities of mind, and I illustrated it with stories from the life of the Buddha and modern forest monks in Sri Lanka.

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eBooks on Godwin Home Page

Godwin-1

Publication of the books on Godwin’s website in epub and mobi formats is announced. In a very convenient form you can now carry the books around with you along with your eReader, and delve into the teachings as and when needed.

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Godwin Samararatne: Why We Should Meditate

Godwin-2

When you read the Buddhist texts you are so amazed at the Buddha’s profound and deep statements about the human mind. It is amazing that he should have made these statements 2,600 years ago.

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Thich Nhat Hanh: This is A Happy Moment

Thich Nhat Hanh

A video of a talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh in Penang, which I attended together with around 2,500-3,000 other people! It starts with some chanting before the talk proper begins.

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Metta for the Victims of 9-11

Falling-Man

The video is a scan of photographs of more than 2,500 out of the nearly 3,000 people who died on that fateful day in September 2001.

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