Finding the Path (through meeting Ven Nyanavimala)

Ven-Nyanavimala-Walking-near-Vajirarama

How Ven Nyanavimala influenced a young Sri Lankan Buddhist’s life, and inspired her to walk the Path of Dhamma.

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Safeguard Recitals, Revised and Enlarged 3rd Edition

Safeguard Recitals

Publication of a new and enlarged version of my popular chanting book Safeguard Recitals on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website.

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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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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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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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Bhante Guttasīla remembers Ven. Ñāṇavimala (Transcript)

Bhante Guttasila

A re-edtied transcript of an interview with Bhante Guttasīla, in which he gives his recollections of Ven. Ñāṇavimala.

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Guest Photographer: Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch

Ceiling Galapata Vihara Bentota

Photographs of murals and statues in temples found mainly in southern Sri Lanka by Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch.

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Further Translations from the Extended Mahāvaṁsa

Asoka-and-the-Missions-Cover

A greatly expanded edition of translations from the Extended Mahavamsa, dealing with the life of King Asoka and the Missions which were sent out under his auspices.

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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 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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A Mahākassapa for our Time

Ñāṇavimala circa 1955

A reflection by Bhikkhu Bodhi on the great German monk Ven. Ñāṇavimala, based on their encounters over the years.

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The Life of Nyanavimala Thera

Friedrich Möller around 1955 (Ven. Nyanavimala)

The following was written by Bhikkhu Ñāṇatusita and Bhikkhu Bodhi shortly after the passing away of Ven. Ñāṇavimala. It was first published in the Buddhist Publication Society’s Newsletter in 2005.

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The Asokan Missions from the Extended Mahavamsa

Asokan-Missions

The first translation of the Extended Mahāvaṁsa chapters XII-XIV, which describe the missions sent out during King Asoka’s time to bring the Dhamma to the outlying districts and countries.

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Somawati Stupa Vandana led by Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Somawati Puja

Recollections of an impressive event in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka in 2004, and a video of a similar occasion from 2009.

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Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi: Recollecting Ven. Bhikkhu Sumedha

Bhikkhu-Bodhi

On the occasion of the official launch of the Bhikkhu Sumedha Trust in December 2011, Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote this recollection of the monk he described as his closest friend.

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Lo Weda Sangarawa – Towards a Better World

Audio

Today I am including a recital of Lo Weda Sangarawa by Ven. Dickwelle Upatissa Mahathera. He is accompanied by a harmonium, which provides a very atmospheric backdrop to the verses.

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New Website: Sri Lankan Pali Texts

Launch of a new website of image files of the Pāḷi pages from the Sri Lankan Buddha Jayanti Tipitaka Granthamālā.

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