Since 2017 our Editors have been working hard to give everyone the opportunity to get acquainted with samatha meditation on buddho, a meditation system that has brought so much good to our lives.
In addition to propagating this meditation system, we hope to make a valuable contribution to the knowledge of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation, emphasizing clarity, quality and depth in our publications.
7 Practical Meditation TipsThe Editors
Meditating every day can be quite a challenge. With these 7 practical meditation tips you will succeed in continuing your meditation.
A Buddhist Perspective on the Problems in the WorldThe Editors
In the West, we live in a time of unparalleled material prosperity, rellative world peace (never before has there been as little war as today), security…
A Short Demonstration of Samatha Meditation on BuddhoThe Editors
A short demonstration of the samatha meditation on the word buddho, as taught by Ahba (Luang por Opart). The volume and pitch used here are just an example…
Ahba Speaks About Meditation, Mindfulness and PatienceThe Editors
In this Dhamma talk, Ahba answers some questions about meditation, mindfulness and patience in Buddhist practice.
Ahba’s Chant and Dhamma talk in AustraliaThe Editors
Ajahn Kalyano, himself a pupil of the famous meditation teacher Ajahn Anan, in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, invited Ahba to oversee the opening of the…
Ahba’s Paritta Chant in Wat RatanawanThe Editors
At the invitation of Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Nyanadhammo (also pictured) Ahba gave his blessing by means of an extensive paritta chant (in Burmese style) during…
Are All Boeddhists Vegetarian?The Editors
In Buddhism, love and compassion play a central role. Are Buddhists always vegetarian? What did the Buddha teach about food?
Blessing of the Ground for the Bodhgaya TempleThe Editors
In 2012 the ground in Ahba's monastery was blessed for the construction of the Maha Bodhi Chedi (also called Bodhgaya Temple), a 1:1 replica of the temple in…
Buddha Statues: History, Use & MeaningThe Editors
What does your Buddha statue mean? Learn all about Buddhist statues, their history and use, based on Buddhist texts.
Buddhist Schools: Theravada, Mahayana & VajrayanaThe Editors
There are three major Buddhist schools of thought: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Read more about their origin, the similarities and differences.
Daily Meditation: How to Keep It UpThe Editors
How do you manage to meditate every day? What influences our discipline for daily meditation and what did the Buddha teach about it?
Dukkha: The Unsatisfactoriness of ExistenceThe Editors
The Buddha pointed the way to liberation from dukkha. But what exactly is dukkha? And why is it so important on the Buddhist path?
Expansion of the Digital Theravāda Library and Authors PageThe Editors
We are working hard to expand our handpicked curated digital Theravāda Buddhist from renowned teachers and authors.
Exploring Reality with SamādhiThe Editors
Meditation allows you to see things as they really are. This is due to the development of samadhi (concentration), which allows you to see the world clearly.
Frequently Asked QuestionsThe Editors
By now you can find a lot of information on our website. That in itself is very nice, but if you came to our website with a specific question it can be quite…
Gods and the Universe in Buddhist PerspectiveThe Editors
One of the descriptive titles given to the Buddha is that of satthā-deva-manussānaṃ, the Teacher of Gods and Men. It is found in the earliest texts of the…
Images of the Bodhgaya Temple Opening CeremonyThe Editors
The Maha Bodh Chedi (also called Bodhgaya temple) is a 1:1 replica of the temple with the same name in Bodhgaya India, erected on the spot where the Buddha…
Initiation of the Relics in Wat RatanawanThe Editors
At the invitation of Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Nyanadhammo (also in this video) Ahba has blessed the relics of the new hall in Wat Ratanawan in 2012.
Links to Recommende WebsitesThe Editors
Whether it's about finding new (Buddhist) books, audiofiles of Dhamma-talks, translations of sutta's, or discussions and questions on a forum…
Meditation Retreat: Deepen Your PracticeThe Editors
Looking for a meditation retreat? Do you want to deepen your medtation practice? Read more about medtation retreats at the Buddho Foundation.
Meditation Without DesireThe Editors
Meditation is not a fast process. It is important to meditate with patience. The desire for wisdom is a obstacle on the path.
Mindfulness According to the BuddhaThe Editors
Mindfulness originates in Buddhism. What did the Buddha teach about mindfulness and what role does mindfulness play in Buddhist meditation?
New Years ResolutionsThe Editors
The new year is coming and many people are thinking about what they will do differently the coming year. This often results in intentions to refrain from…
Opening Ceremony of the Dhammacakka-hall in AustraliaThe Editors
Here are images of the opening ceremony of the Dhammacakka-hall in Australia, in Ajahn Kalyano's monastery. Ajahn Kalyano invited Ahba to oversee this ceremony.
Origin and Use of the Mālā (Meditation Beads)The Editors
When meditating, you can use a beaded neklace (mala). How do you use a mala while meditating? And where does this usage come from?
Pali chanting: Anumodana, Paritta and MoreThe Editors
Listen toTheravada Buddhist (pali) chants by Thai monks and practice them yourself with the provided chanting book. For free.
Pictures of Ahba in Myanmar Around 1978The Editors
These are some pictures of Ahba from old. They are slides made in Myanmar around 1978, taken by Jaap and Maria Guijt. You can see pictures of Ahba in his…
Reality and Ethics in the AbhidhammaThe Editors
About the 4 ultimate realities in which the Abhidhamma divides reality, and the Buddhist ethical qualities attributed to them.
Saddhā, Viriya, Sati, Samādhi, Paññā, Khanti and MettāThe Editors
These 7 mental qualities are developed through meditation. But you have to do it. Start meditating and embark on the path of self-transformation.
Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative LifeThe Editors
A masterpiece from the Pali Canon. At its core, it is a comprehensive portrait of the Buddhist path of practice, the Buddha’s teaching.
Selected Verses from the DhammapadaThe Editors
The Dhammapada is a gem of the ancient Buddhist scriptures of Theravāda Buddhism. Read selected verses for inspiration on the Buddhist path.
Sexual Abuse by Buddhist TeachersThe Editors
An unacceptably high percentage of member organizations active in the Buddhist Union Netherlands (BUN) have experienced sexual abuse.
Short Message from Ahba on MeditationThe Editors
In this video Ahba talks briefly about meditation. He emphasizes the importance of daily practice, limiting yourself to one meditation system and keeping the…
Taking Care of the Mind with Sati and SamadhiThe Editors
A short dhamma-talk from Ahba about the importance of sati (mindfulness) and samadhi (concentration) to protect the mind and develop wisdom.
Thank You for Your Support & Changes on the WebsiteThe Editors
About 8,000 people now visit our websites ( buddho.nl and buddho.org) every month and new people subscribe to our newsletter almost every day…
Thanks for Your Support & New FeaturesThe Editors
Every month more than two thousand people visit our website, including many returning visitors. We are touched by the donations and positive reactions we have…
The 16 Best Books on Buddhism & MeditationThe Editors
16 highly recommended books on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation. From present day to ancient times. Definitely worth your time.
The 5 Hindrances that Hinder Progress in MeditationThe Editors
While meditating you will sooner or later encounter 5 hindrances that impede progress. What are these hindrances? And what are their antidotes?
The 5 Precepts: Buddhism and MoralityThe Editors
On the Buddhist path to liberation the development of morality is essential. That’s why the Buddha taught 5 moral precepts for daily practice.
The 9 Qualities of the BuddhaThe Editors
What are the unique qualities of the Buddha and how can you meditate on them? On the 9 qualities of the Buddha and buddhanusati meditation.
The Best Meditation-App and a Free AlternativeThe Editors
Do you really need a meditation-app to meditate? What is the best meditation-app? Learn more about a free alternative.
The Blind SpotThe Editors
When you meditate, you yourself cannot judge where on the path you are or what you need to move forward. For that you need a meditation teacher.
The Buddhist Path: Sila, Samādhi, PaññāThe Editors
With samatha meditation you develop a calm and concentrated mind, making it pure and clear, allowing you to see reality as it is. Start meditating.
The Cognitive Process According to the AbhidhammaThe Editors
How does the Abhidhamma view the cognitive process? What are citta and cetasika? And how does this help you in your daily Buddhist practice?
The Dhajagga-paritta Chant (Iti pi so…)The Editors
One of the favorite Buddhist chants for meditation practitioners in Theravada Buddhism. Learn the chant, with audio, text and explenation.
The Life of the BuddhaThe Editors
The story of the Buddha. The first intention, life as prince Siddharta, becoming a Buddha under the Bodhi tree and his first teaching.
The Mayahana Shurangama Sutra ExplainedThe Editors
In the Shurangama Sutra, a gem of Mahayana Buddhism, Quanyin explains how to see reality through meditation.
The Mindful Way – Ajahn ChahThe Editors
A BBC documentary about Ajahn and his monastery, with inspiring lessons by Ajahn Chah on living as a Buddhist monk, the Dhamma and meditation.
The Pali Canon: How We Know What the Buddha TaughtThe Editors
The Buddha himself did not write anything down. So, you might wonder: how do we know what the Buddha taught? Because of the Pali Canon.
The Teacher-Disciple Relationship Must Be 100% SafeThe Editors
Abuse by Buddhist teachers is common. This is unacceptable. Contact with your meditation teacher is essential and must always be 100% safe.
Theravāda BuddhismThe Editors
Theravāda can be translated as “the ancient teaching,” a reference to the unchanging and universal nature of the truths that the Buddha rediscovered.
Videos of Ahba’s New Uposatha HallThe Editors
A year ago, Ahba announced the construction of a new Uposatha Hall. This hall would be entirely built in Burmese style, with a central Buddha statue in the…
What is Buddhism?The Editors
What is the essence of Buddhism? What are it’s main features? A succinct summary of the Buddhist teachings.
What is Meditation?The Editors
What is meditation and how should you meditate? Is there a difference between beginning and advanced meditation practioners? Get free personal guidance.
What is the Abhidhamma?The Editors
A short and concise introduction to the Abhidhamma, the Buddha’s teaching from the perspective of ultimate reality. Deepen your meditation practice.