An illustrated talk on the early Buddhist legends of Sri Lanka, covering the three journeys of Lord Buddha to the Island, the origin of the Sinhala peoples, and the significance of the legends.
A description and translation of some inscriptions found in northern Malaysia dating from the 5th century.
Publication of a video of chanting of the three main protection discourses along with subtitles.
An illustrated talk on the geographical, social, political and religious background to the Buddha’s teaching.
The great Sri Lankan scholar-monk Ven. Bhikkhu K. Nyanananda gives his reminiscences of the ascetic German monk Ven. Nyanavimala Mahathera, whom he knew from the 1960s.
A set of photographs of reliefs illustrating the main characters from the Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi.
The dates for the holding of the Patimokkha, the Rains Retreat and the Pavarana for the year 2015, in both Sri Lankan, Thai and Myanmar traditions.
I recently completed work on the translation of three discourses from the Anguttaranikāya along with a complete translation of their commentaries, which are now published on Ancient Buddhist Texts.
A short illustrated talk on the significance of the Full Moon Day in December.
Publication on Ancient Buddhist Texts of a reading in Pali of the important Mahasatipatthanasuttam.
New photographs on the Photo Dharma website published from a syncretic, Chinese Traditional/Mahāyāna Temple on the Malaysian coast.
Publication of a table listing the 100+ known nun disciples of the Buddha, and where their teachings are recorded in the Discourse Collection of the Pāli Canon.
The hidden Karmavibhanga reliefs at Borobudur are now available on the Photo Dharma website
Publication of a text for which the Arahat nun Khemā was placed at the foremost levels of great wisdom, through her profound understanding of deep questions and her exposition of their meaning, which are recorded in this discourse.
A Brief Discourse hearing which the Buddha’s Aunt and Step-Mother, Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī attains Liberation.
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.
Publication on Ancient Buddhist Texts of a short new guide to Pali Grammar.
A translation of the commentarial explanation of the nine-fold division of the Buddha’s Teaching.
A text and translation of an important discourse in which the Buddha asks one of his senior disciples to give a teaching to five-hundred nuns, at the conclusion of which they all attained at least the level of Stream-Entry. Together with translations of the commentaries related to the discourse.