How Ven Nyanavimala influenced a young Sri Lankan Buddhist’s life, and inspired her to walk the Path of Dhamma.
Publication of a new and enlarged version of my popular chanting book Safeguard Recitals on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website.
An Audio Flipbook of the Arahat Sanghamittā’s Story is now published on YouTube.
Painting of Ven Sanghamitta ordaining Queen Anula, with extracts from their stories.
Publication of a new book about the great Arahat Bhikkhuni Sanghamitta.
Short post commemorating the 13th anniversary since the passing of the well-known Sri Lankan meditation teacher Godwin Samamaratne.
A new edition of this important work on the social ramifications of the Buddha’s teachings by Nalin Swaris
A re-edtied transcript of an interview with Bhante Guttasīla, in which he gives his recollections of Ven. Ñāṇavimala.
Photographs of murals and statues in temples found mainly in southern Sri Lanka by Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch.
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.
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.
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.
An edited video of a conversation I had with the NZ monk Bhante Guttasīla detailing his recollections of Ven Ñāṇavimala.
A reflection by Bhikkhu Bodhi on the great German monk Ven. Ñāṇavimala, based on their encounters over the years.
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.
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.
Recollections of an impressive event in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka in 2004, and a video of a similar occasion from 2009.
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.
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.