A new page for unedited transcripts and over 100 hours of recordings of Acarya Godwin Samararatne.
Mike Cross’ readings of his translations of Buddhacarita and Saundarananda now published.
A new set of public and retreat talks by Acarya Godwin Samararatne from the Netherlands in 1996.
A story from the Dhammapada Commentary retelling the Life of the Buddha and his Two Chief Disciples, and also past life aspirations of other disciples.
An update to the large collection of audio files on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website.
New material featuring talks by Acarya Godwin Samararatne at the evening meetings, and also discussions and chanting; the poems were written by meditators at Nilambe expressing their thoughts and feelings.
Publication on Ancient Buddhist Texts of a reading in Pali of the important Mahasatipatthanasuttam.
A recording of the chanting we make at the International Buddhist College together with a chanting book.
Website featuring recordings in English and Pali of various texts drawn mainly from the Pali Canon by various people.
Traditional music from Lanna played by the Lanna Orchid Ensemble of Chiang Mai University which I have been using as background music to slideshows of the photographs I made in Chiang Mai.
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.
A short introduction to the life and works of the model Buddhist King Asoka, who reigned over most of the Indian sub-continent a couple of hundred years after the Buddha’s parinibbana, and was instrumental in making the religion an international one.
I gave this talk to the devotees who attended the Candlelight Procession at Vivekavana Monastery on Vesakha Eve. It recounts the young man Sumedha’s aspiration to become a Buddha and the perfections that had to be fulfilled.
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.
Buddhist Hip-hop music by Master Narsimha, who is operating out of Santa Rosa, California. He is the leader of a centre there which is coming out of the Tibetan tradition, and uses his music as an integral part of his practice and Dharma activities.
In the talk Bhikkhu Moneyya talks about the qualities that make for good parenting, and how the example a parent sets can and will influence their children for better or for worse.
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.
To give a taste of what my new book Buddhist Wisdom Verses is like I include one of the 251 sections today. I include here also a reading of the text. These make for very good meditative reflections of the teaching, and you can see how they apply to yourself.
This talk begins by reflecting on the past year and encouraging people to remember their good deeds, and then also to make a strong determination for the coming year to keep precepts and develop further their spiritual life.