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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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

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

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The Basic Practice of Mindfulness

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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

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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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Flip-book, pdf and audio files of Pain, Stress and Illness by Bhikkhu Sumedha

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A pdf copy of Bhikkhu Sumedha’s work A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Illness and Stress for anyone to download and print out for themselves.

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Publication of A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Stress and Illness

Bhikkhu Sumedha

Publication of the teachings of Bhikkhu Sumedha on pain, stress and illness, gathered while he was working in the Intensive Care Unit at Peradeniya General Hospital during the last ten years of his life.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Keeping in Touch with the Dhamma

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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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Godwin Samararatne: Why We Should Meditate

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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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Poster of the Five Strengths

The Five Strengths

I made this poster about the Five Strengths some time ago to accompany a talk I gave on the subject.

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Ajahn Suthep: The Development of Dynamic Meditation

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Here Ajahn Suthep discusses how he has taken Luangpor Teean’s original technique and extended it to include many other things.

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Ajahn Suthep: Demonstrating Advanced Dynamic Meditation

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Here is a short video I made last year of Ajahn Suthep demonstrating the practice of Dynamic Meditation.

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Ajahn Suthep: From a Revolutionary to a Buddhist Monk

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Ajahn Suthep explains how he was living in the jungles of Thailand in the 70s fighting with the communists. And how it was that he eventually became interested in Dhamma, met Luangpor Teean and ordained.

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Ajahn Suthep: Introduction to Basic Dynamic Meditation

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In this video Ajahn gives an introduction to Basic Dynamic Meditation showing how to get started with the technique.

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Ajahn Suthep: On Luangpor Teean (2)

In the second of this series Ajahn talks more about his teacher, the great Thai master Luangpor Teean and the influence he has had on Ajahn’s life and work.

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Ajahn Suthep: On Luangpor Teean (1)

Recently Ajahn Suthep gave a retreat here at Vivekavana, and during that time we had a chance to record a series of videos in which he talks about the influences on his life and the development of his teaching.

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Thich Nhat Hanh in Malaysia

Thich Nhat Hanh in Malysia Events

One of my all time heroes on the spiritual scene is the Vietnamese peace-activist and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2008 I traveled with a small group to Bangkok to attend some of his talks, and he was even more impressive than I had imagined, so mindful and still.

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Bhante Anandajoti: What is Meditation?

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This talk entitled: What is Meditation? attempts to give people a broader perspective on meditation and how they can make it work for them in their own lives.

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