The Editors

The Editors

The Editors

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 Tips
10-05-18

7 Practical Meditation Tips

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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 World
20-07-18

A Buddhist Perspective on the Problems in the World

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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 Buddho
22-10-17
6 mins

A Short Demonstration of Samatha Meditation on Buddho

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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 Patience
27-04-18
24 mins

Ahba Speaks About Meditation, Mindfulness and Patience

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In this Dhamma talk, Ahba answers some questions about meditation, mindfulness and patience in Buddhist practice.

Ahba’s Chant and Dhamma talk in Australia
09-04-17
90 mins

Ahba’s Chant and Dhamma talk in Australia

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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 Ratanawan
28-02-17
54 mins

Ahba’s Paritta Chant in Wat Ratanawan

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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?
14-02-19

Are All Boeddhists Vegetarian?

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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 Temple
12-03-17
8 mins

Blessing of the Ground for the Bodhgaya Temple

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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 & Meaning
16-12-21

Buddha Statues: History, Use & Meaning

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What does your Buddha statue mean? Learn all about Buddhist statues, their history and use, based on Buddhist texts.

Buddhist Schools: Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana
21-06-18

Buddhist Schools: Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana

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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 Up
28-05-20

Daily Meditation: How to Keep It Up

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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 Existence
10-08-22

Dukkha: The Unsatisfactoriness of Existence

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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 Page
19-05-22

Expansion of the Digital Theravāda Library and Authors Page

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We are working hard to expand our handpicked curated digital Theravāda Buddhist from renowned teachers and authors.

Exploring Reality with Samādhi
15-10-18

Exploring Reality with Samādhi

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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 Questions
05-01-17

Frequently Asked Questions

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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 Perspective
20-07-22
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Gods and the Universe in Buddhist Perspective

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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 Ceremony
21-06-17

Images of the Bodhgaya Temple Opening Ceremony

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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 Ratanawan
07-05-20
8 mins

Initiation of the Relics in Wat Ratanawan

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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 Websites
04-01-17

Links to Recommende Websites

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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 Practice
29-08-19

Meditation Retreat: Deepen Your Practice

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Looking for a meditation retreat? Do you want to deepen your medtation practice? Read more about medtation retreats at the Buddho Foundation.

Meditation Without Desire
20-10-18

Meditation Without Desire

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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 Buddha
07-11-19

Mindfulness According to the Buddha

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Mindfulness originates in Buddhism. What did the Buddha teach about mindfulness and what role does mindfulness play in Buddhist meditation?

New Years Resolutions
29-12-17

New Years Resolutions

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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 Australia
28-04-17

Opening Ceremony of the Dhammacakka-hall in Australia

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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)
06-07-18

Origin and Use of the Mālā (Meditation Beads)

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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 More
20-05-17
50 mins

Pali chanting: Anumodana, Paritta and More

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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 1978
09-07-20

Pictures of Ahba in Myanmar Around 1978

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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 Abhidhamma
14-02-17

Reality and Ethics in the Abhidhamma

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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 Mettā
25-04-19

Saddhā, Viriya, Sati, Samādhi, Paññā, Khanti and Mettā

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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 Life
07-05-17

Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life

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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 Dhammapada
28-10-21

Selected Verses from the Dhammapada

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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 Teachers
07-09-18

Sexual Abuse by Buddhist Teachers

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An unacceptably high percentage of member organizations active in the Buddhist Union Netherlands (BUN) have experienced sexual abuse.

Short Message from Ahba on Meditation
04-10-19
4 mins

Short Message from Ahba on Meditation

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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 Samadhi
16-04-20
6 mins

Taking Care of the Mind with Sati and Samadhi

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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 Website
29-07-21

Thank You for Your Support & Changes on the Website

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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 Features
02-07-20

Thanks for Your Support & New Features

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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 & Meditation
07-06-18

The 16 Best Books on Buddhism & Meditation

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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 Meditation
20-09-18

The 5 Hindrances that Hinder Progress in Meditation

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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 Morality
30-01-19

The 5 Precepts: Buddhism and Morality

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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 Buddha
19-12-19

The 9 Qualities of the Buddha

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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 Alternative
12-08-21

The Best Meditation-App and a Free Alternative

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Do you really need a meditation-app to meditate? What is the best meditation-app? Learn more about a free alternative.

The Blind Spot
07-04-22

The Blind Spot

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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, Paññā
29-04-21

The Buddhist Path: Sila, Samādhi, Paññā

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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 Abhidhamma
13-12-17

The Cognitive Process According to the Abhidhamma

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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…)
12-03-20
2 mins

The Dhajagga-paritta Chant (Iti pi so…)

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One of the favorite Buddhist chants for meditation practitioners in Theravada Buddhism. Learn the chant, with audio, text and explenation.

The Life of the Buddha
20-01-22

The Life of the Buddha

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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 Explained
15-08-17

The Mayahana Shurangama Sutra Explained

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In the Shurangama Sutra, a gem of Mahayana Buddhism, Quanyin explains how to see reality through meditation.

The Mindful Way – Ajahn Chah
18-01-17
19 mins

The Mindful Way – Ajahn Chah

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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 Taught
20-01-22

The Pali Canon: How We Know What the Buddha Taught

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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% Safe
12-12-18

The Teacher-Disciple Relationship Must Be 100% Safe

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Abuse by Buddhist teachers is common. This is unacceptable. Contact with your meditation teacher is essential and must always be 100% safe.

Theravāda Buddhism
20-01-22

Theravāda Buddhism

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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 Hall
14-11-19
9 mins

Videos of Ahba’s New Uposatha Hall

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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?
12-03-19

What is Buddhism?

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What is the essence of Buddhism? What are it’s main features? A succinct summary of the Buddhist teachings.

What is Meditation?
08-07-21

What is Meditation?

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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?
13-03-19

What is the Abhidhamma?

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A short and concise introduction to the Abhidhamma, the Buddha’s teaching from the perspective of ultimate reality. Deepen your meditation practice.