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

7 Practical Meditation Tips

Meditating every day can be quite a challenge. With these 7 practical meditation tips you will succeed in continuing your meditation.

7 Qualities You Develop through Meditation

7 Qualities You Develop through Meditation

These 7 mental qualities are developed through meditation. But you have to do it. Start meditating and embark on the path of self-transformation.

A Buddhist Perspective on the Problems in the World

A Buddhist Perspective on the Problems in the World

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…

Ahba Speaks About Meditation, Mindfulness and Patience

Ahba Speaks About Meditation, Mindfulness and Patience

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

Ahba’s Chant and Dhamma talk in Australia

Ahba’s Chant and Dhamma talk in Australia

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

Ahba’s Paritta Chant in Wat Ratanawan

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?

Are All Boeddhists Vegetarian?

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

Blessing of the Ground for the Bodhgaya Temple

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

Buddha Statues: History, Use & Meaning

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

Buddhist Schools: Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana

Buddhist Schools: Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana

There are three major Buddhist schools of thought: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Read more about their origin, the similarities and differences.

Expansion of the Digital Theravāda Library and Authors Page

Expansion of the Digital Theravāda Library and Authors Page

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

Exploring Reality with Meditation

Exploring Reality with Meditation

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.

Images of Ahba’s New Uposatha Hall

Images of Ahba’s New Uposatha Hall

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…

Images of the Bodhgaya Temple Opening Ceremony

Images of the Bodhgaya Temple Opening Ceremony

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

Initiation of the Relics in Wat Ratanawan

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

Links to Recommende Websites

Whether it's about finding new (Buddhist) books, audiofiles of Dhamma-talks, translations of sutta's, or discussions and questions on a forum…

Meditate Every Day

Meditate Every Day

How do you manage to meditate every day? What influences our discipline for daily meditation and what did the Buddha teach about it?

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners

What is meditation and how should you meditate? Is there a difference between beginning and advanced meditation practioners? Get free personal guidance.

Meditation on Buddho: A Short Demonstration

Meditation on Buddho: A Short Demonstration

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…

Meditation Retreat: Deepen Your Practice

Meditation Retreat: Deepen Your Practice

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

Meditation Without Desire

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

Mindfulness According to the Buddha

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

New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

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

Opening Ceremony of the Dhammacakka-hall in Australia

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 Meditation Beads

Origin and Use of Meditation Beads

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

Pali chanting: Anumodana, Paritta and More

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

Pictures of Ahba in Myanmar Around 1978

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…

Purifying your Mind with Meditation

Purifying your Mind with Meditation

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.

Reality and Ethics in the Abhidhamma

Reality and Ethics in the Abhidhamma

About the 4 ultimate realities in which the Abhidhamma divides reality, and the Buddhist ethical qualities attributed to them.

Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life

Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life

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

Selected Verses from the Dhammapada

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

Sexual Abuse by Buddhist Teachers

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

Short Message from Ahba on Meditation

Short Message from Ahba on Meditation

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

Taking Care of the Mind with Sati and Samadhi

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

Thank You for Your Support & Changes on the Website

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

Thanks for Your Support & New Features

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

The 16 Best Books on Buddhism & Meditation

16 highly recommended books on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation. From present day to ancient times. Definitely worth your time.

The 5 Hindrances During Meditation

The 5 Hindrances During Meditation

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

The 5 Precepts: Buddhism and Morality

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

The 9 Qualities of the Buddha

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

The Best Meditation-App and a Free Alternative

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

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot

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 Cognitive Process According to the Abhidhamma

The Cognitive Process According to the Abhidhamma

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 Dhajagga-paritta Chant (Iti pi so…)

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

The Life of the Buddha

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

The Mayahana Shurangama Sutra Explained

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

The Mindful Way – Ajahn Chah

The Mindful Way – Ajahn Chah

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

The Pali Canon: How We Know What the Buddha Taught

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

The Teacher-Disciple Relationship Must Be 100% Safe

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

Theravāda Buddhism

Theravāda Buddhism

Theravāda can be translated as “the ancient teaching,” a reference to the unchanging and universal nature of the truths that the Buddha rediscovered.

What is Buddhism?

What is Buddhism?

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

What is the Abhidhamma?

What is the Abhidhamma?

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

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