Publication of over 10 more hours of recordings of Godwin’s retreats, mainly in Germany and the Netherlands.
A new chanting book is published on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website meant specifically for meditators.
A publication in hard and soft copy of the Sinhala translation of A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Stress and Illness by Ven Sumedha.
A new page for unedited transcripts and over 100 hours of recordings of Acarya Godwin Samararatne.
A new set of public and retreat talks by Acarya Godwin Samararatne from the Netherlands in 1996.
Photographs from a newly developed forest meditation centre in Sri Lanka.
Publication on Ancient Buddhist Texts of a reading in Pali of the important Mahasatipatthanasuttam.
Short post commemorating the 13th anniversary since the passing of the well-known Sri Lankan meditation teacher Godwin Samamaratne.
Three videos by Jörg Dittmar made over a period of about a decade based on the teachings of Pra Acharn Tippakorn Sukhito
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
I have just completed what turned out to be a major revision of the materials on Mindfulness on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website.
Ven. Ñāṇavimala was ordained in Sri Lanka in 1955. After twelve years of study and meditation at Island Hermitage, he set out bare-footed on continuous walking tour. These are recollections of some of his teachings by a former disciple.
Here are some interesting verses on Emptiness from the 5th century meditation manual Visuddhimagga by Bhandanta Buddhaghosa.
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.
It has become a custom to republish some of Godwin’s teachings on his anniversary, and this year the whole website dedicated to Godwin, Godwin Home Page, has been published on CD with the title Sharing the Dhamma.
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.
Publication of the books on Godwin’s website in epub and mobi formats is announced. In a very convenient form you can now carry the books around with you along with your eReader, and delve into the teachings as and when needed.
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.
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.