Uposatha Calendars 2017

New calendars for the Sangha Uposatha 2017, covering all major traditions.

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Photographs of Wat Yang Thong Published

Photographs of a newly built sīma in Sadao, Thailand, with traditional decorations, and fine modern murals.

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The Buddha’s Praise of Arahat Sāriputta

Sariputta from Myanmar (photo by Hiart)

Some verses attributed to the Buddha in which he praises one of his Chief Disciples Sāriputta.

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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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Nalin Swaris: Buddhism, Human Rights and Social Renewal

Nalin-Swaris

A new edition of this important work on the social ramifications of the Buddha’s teachings by Nalin Swaris

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The Buddha Sangha’s Constitution

Nalin-Swaris

Membership in the Buddha’s Sangha was not determined by birth, but by free choice of an aspirant and literally by formal adoption into a new type of kinship group.

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Uposatha Calendar 2013/2557

Reciting Kammavaca

The Uposatha calendar for the recitation of the Pātimokkha from the beginning of Hemanta 2012 up and till the end of Hemanta in 2014.

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Devadatta vs. the Buddha

Buddha-at-Wat-Pho

I wrote the following to replace an inaccurate account on Wikipedia of Devadatta’s position in Theravāda Buddhism, which denied any canonical evidence for his standing, and blamed it on later, non-Canonical sources.

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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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Bhikkhu Gavesako: Life as a Buddhist Monk in the West

Bhikkhu Gavesako

Bhikkhu Gavesako describes the history of the Western Sangha, which originated with Ajahn Chah in north-east Thailand and then spread around the world starting with England in 1979.

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