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Alin-Kyan: The Manual of Light
01-10-22

Alin-Kyan: The Manual of Light

Ledi Sayadaw

This treatise begins by pairing the five great forms of ignorance with the five types of light needed to destroy them. Take ignorance of the Dhamma.

Anapanasati Sutta: Mindfulness of Breathing
20-09-22

Anapanasati Sutta: Mindfulness of Breathing

Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness of breathing as a meditation object or focus of meditation. A commonly used meditation method.

Giving in the Pali Canon
10-09-22

Giving in the Pali Canon

Lily de Silva

Dana, giving, is extolled in the Pali canon as a great virtue. It is, in fact, the beginning of the path to liberation.

Free Inquiry
01-09-22

Free Inquiry

Guy E. Dubois

The Buddha encourages every practitioner to examine and investigate all objects of faith (saddha) and test them for truth

Regard All Experiences with Equanimity
20-08-22

Regard All Experiences with Equanimity

Guy E. Dubois

With equanimity (upekkha) one regards all experiences— both the pleasant, the unpleasant and the neutra — as fully equal, without judgement.

Dukkha: The Unsatisfactoriness of Existence
10-08-22

Dukkha: The Unsatisfactoriness of Existence

The 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?

Vijjāmagga Dīpanī: Manual of the Path to Higher Knowledge
01-08-22

Vijjāmagga Dīpanī: Manual of the Path to Higher Knowledge

Ledi Sayadaw

A clear, concise, direct, confronting and very motivational explanation on the development of higher knowledge on the Buddhist path to Freedom.

The Buddha on Wisdom and Consciousness
20-07-22

The Buddha on Wisdom and Consciousness

Guy E. Dubois

A kalyānamitta (a good companion, a spiritual friend) recently asked me how many people manage to experience insight into reality as it really is (yathā bhūta…

The Khandha’s: The Five Processes of Which We are Composed
10-07-22

The Khandha’s: The Five Processes of Which We are Composed

Guy E. Dubois

It is the khanda, the flow of processes that together determine who we are and what we experience. Seeing the khanda for what they are is paramount.

The Practice of Giving
01-07-22

The Practice of Giving

Susan Elbaum Jootla

Giving (dana) is one of the essential preliminary steps of Buddhist practice. When practiced in itself, it is a basis of merit or wholesome karma.

Introduction to Dāna (Giving)
01-06-22

Introduction to Dāna (Giving)

Bhikkhu Bodhi

The practice of giving is widely recognized as one of the most fundamental human virtues. The Buddha also emphasized its importance.

Expansion of the Digital Theravāda Library and Authors Page
19-05-22

Expansion of the Digital Theravāda Library and Authors Page

The Editors

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

Verify for Yourself
28-04-22

Verify for Yourself

Guy E. Dubois

Dhamma transcends every Buddhist movement, every tradition, every origin. Dhamma is not bound by words and concepts.

The Blind Spot
07-04-22

The Blind Spot

The 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.

What is Vipassana?
17-03-22

What is Vipassana?

Guy E. Dubois

Vipassanā means: seeing things as they really are. In vipassanā meditation the meditation object is the impermanence of all things that present themselves.

Ānāpāna Dīpanī: Manual of Meditation on Breathing
24-02-22

Ānāpāna Dīpanī: Manual of Meditation on Breathing

Ledi Sayadaw

Meditate on the breath according to Ledi Sayadaw, a highly respected Buddhist monk and one of the founding fathers of the Vipassana meditation tradition.

Udayabbaya – the Experience of Arising and Decay
03-02-22

Udayabbaya – the Experience of Arising and Decay

Guy E. Dubois

In deep concentration we experience that the phenomena arise and decay so quickly that we cannot grasp them. That they completely escape our mind. That we can'

The Life of the Buddha
20-01-22

The Life of the Buddha

The 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 Pali Canon: How We Know What the Buddha Taught
20-01-22

The Pali Canon: How We Know What the Buddha Taught

The 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.

Theravāda Buddhism
20-01-22

Theravāda Buddhism

The Editors

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

The Arrows of Thinking: Papañca & the Path to End Conflict
13-01-22

The Arrows of Thinking: Papañca & the Path to End Conflict

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

Thanissaro Bhikkhu explains papanca - our tendency towards objectification. An important principle on the Buddhist path.

Buddha Statues: History, Use & Meaning
16-12-21

Buddha Statues: History, Use & Meaning

The Editors

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

Selected Verses from the Dhammapada
28-10-21

Selected Verses from the Dhammapada

The Editors

The Dhammapada is a gem of the ancient Buddhist scriptures of Theravāda Buddhism. Read selected verses for inspiration on the Buddhist path.

Preface to the Manual of Abhidhamma
07-10-21

Preface to the Manual of Abhidhamma

Narada Maha Thera

The Dhammapada is one of the best known and most valued texts in the Pali Tipitaka, the sacred scriptures of Theravada Buddhism.

Kalyāna Mitta: A True Friend
26-08-21

Kalyāna Mitta: A True Friend

Sayadaw U Pandita

What characterizes a good meditation teacher? An answer from Sayadaw U Pandita about the qualities of a kalyana mitta - a spiritual friend.

The Best Meditation-App and a Free Alternative
12-08-21

The Best Meditation-App and a Free Alternative

The Editors

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

Thank You for Your Support & Changes on the Website
29-07-21

Thank You for Your Support & Changes on the Website

The 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…

What is Meditation?
08-07-21

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.

Buddha’s wisdom
24-06-21

Buddha’s wisdom

Guy E. Dubois

On the timeless truth of Buddhism. What is the essence of Buddhism? Who was the Buddha and what did he teach? By Guy Dubois

Anattalakkhana Sutta: The Characteristic of Nonself
10-06-21

Anattalakkhana Sutta: The Characteristic of Nonself

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Central to Buddhism is anatta - the experience that there is no self, no I, no mine. This is the teaching of the Buddha on anatta.

In the Eyes of the Wise: The Buddha’s Teachings on Honor & Shame
27-05-21

In the Eyes of the Wise: The Buddha’s Teachings on Honor & Shame

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

Moral behavior is very important in Buddhism. The Buddha taught that healthy shame can help. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Samma Samadhi: Detachment Within Activity
13-05-21

Samma Samadhi: Detachment Within Activity

Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah’s lesson on right concentration - samma samadhi - on the Buddhist path. Deepen your meditation practice with this inspiring Dhamma talk.

The Buddhist Path: Sila, Samādhi, Paññā
29-04-21

The Buddhist Path: Sila, Samādhi, Paññā

The 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.

Dhamma is Spontaneous
01-04-21

Dhamma is Spontaneous

Guy E. Dubois

The Dhamma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be experienced in the here and now. About spontaneous insight. A wonderful text by Guy Dubois.

Still, Flowing Water
18-03-21

Still, Flowing Water

Ajahn Chah

A lesson from Ajahn Chah on meditation and mindfulness. See the impermanence of all things and let wisdom arise.

Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon
04-03-21

Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon

Bhikkhu Bodhi

A powerful and confronting teaching from the Buddha about the dangers of desire. Essence of Buddhism.

On Perception and Reality
04-02-21

On Perception and Reality

Guy E. Dubois

Buddhism is about seeing reality. Here, in this moment. Meditate and lead an ethical life. A wonderful text by Guy Dubois.

Factors for Awakening Part 10: Toward Release
21-01-21

Factors for Awakening Part 10: Toward Release

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on the path towards release. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 9: Skills for Awakening
07-01-21

Factors for Awakening Part 9: Skills for Awakening

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on skills for awakening. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 8: Equanimity
17-12-20

Factors for Awakening Part 8: Equanimity

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on equanimity. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 7: Concentration
10-11-20

Factors for Awakening Part 7: Concentration

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on concentration. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 6: Calm
05-11-20

Factors for Awakening Part 6: Calm

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on calm. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 5: Rapture
15-10-20

Factors for Awakening Part 5: Rapture

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on rapture. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 4: Persistence
24-09-20

Factors for Awakening Part 4: Persistence

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on persistence. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 3: Analysis of Qualities
03-09-20

Factors for Awakening Part 3: Analysis of Qualities

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on analysis of qualities. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 2: Mindfulness
13-08-20

Factors for Awakening Part 2: Mindfulness

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This part focuses on mindfulness. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Factors for Awakening Part 1: Introduction
23-07-20

Factors for Awakening Part 1: Introduction

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha taught 7 factors for enlightenment (bojjhanga). This is the introduction to these important Buddhist factors. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Pictures of Ahba in Myanmar Around 1978
09-07-20

Pictures of Ahba in Myanmar Around 1978

The 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…

Thanks for Your Support & New Features
02-07-20

Thanks for Your Support & New Features

The 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…

Serenity and Insight in the Nikāyas
25-06-20

Serenity and Insight in the Nikāyas

Bhikkhu Bodhi

What do the ancient Buddhist scriptures say about vipassana meditation vs samatha meditation? A selection by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

A Short Introduction to Buddhism by Bhikkhu Bodhi
11-06-20
420 mins

A Short Introduction to Buddhism by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi

A free video course on Buddhism with accompanying literature. Get to the heart of Buddhism. By Bhikkhu Bodhi.

Daily Meditation: How to Keep It Up
28-05-20

Daily Meditation: How to Keep It Up

The Editors

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

Initiation of the Relics in Wat Ratanawan
07-05-20
8 mins

Initiation of the Relics in Wat Ratanawan

The 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.

Bhikkhu Bodhi Speaks about the Abhidhamma
30-04-20
240 mins

Bhikkhu Bodhi Speaks about the Abhidhamma

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Audio lessons from Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Abhidhamma, the Buddha’s teaching on ultimate reality. Recommended for meditation practitioners.

Taking Care of the Mind with Sati and Samadhi
16-04-20
6 mins

Taking Care of the Mind with Sati and Samadhi

The Editors

A short dhamma-talk from Ahba about the importance of sati (mindfulness) and samadhi (concentration) to protect the mind and develop wisdom.

Two Styles of Insight Meditation
02-04-20

Two Styles of Insight Meditation

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Insight meditation - vipassana - is practiced in a variety of ways today. Broadly speaking, there are two forms of meditation. By Bhikkhu Bodhi.

The Dhajagga-paritta Chant (Iti pi so…)
12-03-20
2 mins

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.

A Look at the Kalama Sutta
20-02-20

A Look at the Kalama Sutta

Bhikkhu Bodhi

A critical look at the kalama sutta, the Buddha’s teaching on free inquiry, and the misinterpretation that is often made. By Bhikkhu Bodhi.

Kalama Sutta: The Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry
30-01-20

Kalama Sutta: The Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

The kalama sutta is one of the most famous teachings of the Buddha. About reling on your own research and experience and not just blind faith.

Arahants, Bodhisattvas, and Buddhas
09-01-20

Arahants, Bodhisattvas, and Buddhas

Bhikkhu Bodhi

On the different goals in Theravada vs Mahayana Buddhism. The Buddha, Bodhisattva and Arahant ideal. By Bhikkhu Bodhi.

The 9 Qualities of the Buddha
19-12-19

The 9 Qualities of the Buddha

The 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.

Anicca Vata Sankhāra
28-11-19

Anicca Vata Sankhāra

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi on the sankharas, those conditioned and transient phenomena of existence that are central to Buddhist philosophy.

Videos of Ahba’s New Uposatha Hall
14-11-19
9 mins

Videos of Ahba’s New Uposatha Hall

The 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…

Mindfulness According to the Buddha
07-11-19

Mindfulness According to the Buddha

The Editors

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

Jhana Not by the Numbers
17-10-19

Jhana Not by the Numbers

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

Ajahn Lee talks about the importance of concentration in your meditation. Without concentration there is no insight. Without samatha there is no vipassana.

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

Short Message from Ahba on Meditation

The 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…

Our Real Home
10-09-19

Our Real Home

Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah speaks to a disciple approaching death. How does Buddhism view death? What is important in the last moments of your life?

Meditation Retreat: Deepen Your Practice
29-08-19

Meditation Retreat: Deepen Your Practice

The Editors

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

Lifestyles and Spiritual Progress
08-08-19

Lifestyles and Spiritual Progress

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Do you have to become a Buddhist monk in order to meditate? Bhikkhu Bodhi reflects on the influence of lifestyle on the Buddhist path.

Subrahma’s Problem
25-06-19

Subrahma’s Problem

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi reflects on our fears and the impermanence of existence on the basis of a discourse of the Buddha. Let go and find freedom.

Thoughts on the Dhamma
28-05-19

Thoughts on the Dhamma

Mahasi Sayadaw

Mahai Sayadaw, the founder of modern Vipassana meditation, gives his view on meditation and the Dhamma. Vipassana as a first step, for everyone.

Saddhā, Viriya, Sati, Samādhi, Paññā, Khanti and Mettā
25-04-19

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

The 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.

Dhamma and Non-duality
21-03-19

Dhamma and Non-duality

Bhikkhu Bodhi

How does traditional Buddhism view non-duality? A critical exposition from a Theravada Buddhist point of view. By Bhikkhu Bodhi.

What is the Abhidhamma?
13-03-19

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.

What is Buddhism?
12-03-19

What is Buddhism?

The Editors

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

Are All Boeddhists Vegetarian?
14-02-19

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?

The 5 Precepts: Buddhism and Morality
30-01-19

The 5 Precepts: Buddhism and Morality

The 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 Teacher-Disciple Relationship Must Be 100% Safe
12-12-18

The Teacher-Disciple Relationship Must Be 100% Safe

The Editors

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

Ajahn Suwat on Right Concentration
14-11-18

Ajahn Suwat on Right Concentration

Ajahn Suwat

Ajahn Suwat’s teaching on right concentration - one of the factors of the eightfold path taught by the Buddha - by meditating on buddho.

Meditation Without Desire
20-10-18

Meditation Without Desire

The Editors

Meditation is not a fast process. It is important to meditate with patience. The desire for wisdom is a obstacle on the path.

Exploring Reality with Samādhi
15-10-18

Exploring Reality with Samādhi

The 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.

The 5 Hindrances that Hinder Progress in Meditation
20-09-18

The 5 Hindrances that Hinder Progress in Meditation

The Editors

While meditating you will sooner or later encounter 5 hindrances that impede progress. What are these hindrances? And what are their antidotes?

Sexual Abuse by Buddhist Teachers
07-09-18

Sexual Abuse by Buddhist Teachers

The Editors

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

A Buddhist Perspective on the Problems in the World
20-07-18

A Buddhist Perspective on the Problems in the World

The 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…

Origin and Use of the Mālā (Meditation Beads)
06-07-18

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?

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

Buddhist Schools: Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana

The Editors

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

The 16 Best Books on Buddhism & Meditation
07-06-18

The 16 Best Books on Buddhism & Meditation

The Editors

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

Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love
20-05-18

Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love

Acharya Buddharakkhita

What did the Buddha teach about metta (loving-kindness)? How do you meditate on metta? Learn more about developing love and compassion in buddhism.

7 Practical Meditation Tips
10-05-18

7 Practical Meditation Tips

The Editors

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

Ahba Speaks About Meditation, Mindfulness and Patience
27-04-18
24 mins

Ahba Speaks About Meditation, Mindfulness and Patience

The Editors

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

Devotion in Buddhism
05-04-18

Devotion in Buddhism

Nyanaponika Thera

Is Buddhism a religion? What do Buddhists worship? Nyanaponika Thera gives a clear answer about the role of devotion on the Buddhist path.

Venerable Empty-Scripture
04-03-18

Venerable Empty-Scripture

Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah’s Lesson on putting Buddhist teachings into practice. Not talking or studying, but meditating, that’s what it’s about.

Questions & Answers on Meditation
16-01-18

Questions & Answers on Meditation

Ajahn Chah

Do you have questions about meditation? Not sure how to start meditating? In the answers of Ajahn Chah everyone can find pearls of wisdom.

New Years Resolutions
29-12-17

New Years Resolutions

The 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…

The Cognitive Process According to the Abhidhamma
13-12-17

The Cognitive Process According to the Abhidhamma

The 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?

A Short Demonstration of Samatha Meditation on Buddho
22-10-17
6 mins

A Short Demonstration of Samatha Meditation on Buddho

The 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…

Meditation on Buddho
10-09-17

Meditation on Buddho

Ajahn Thate

Ajahn Thate’s on meditation on buddho. A wonderful teaching on how to use this meditation object to develop concentration and wisdom.

The Mayahana Shurangama Sutra Explained
15-08-17

The Mayahana Shurangama Sutra Explained

The Editors

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

Images of the Bodhgaya Temple Opening Ceremony
21-06-17

Images of the Bodhgaya Temple Opening Ceremony

The 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…

Pali chanting: Anumodana, Paritta and More
20-05-17
50 mins

Pali chanting: Anumodana, Paritta and More

The Editors

Listen toTheravada Buddhist (pali) chants by Thai monks and practice them yourself with the provided chanting book. For free.

Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life
07-05-17

Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life

The 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.

Opening Ceremony of the Dhammacakka-hall in Australia
28-04-17

Opening Ceremony of the Dhammacakka-hall in Australia

The 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.

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

Ahba’s Chant and Dhamma talk in Australia

The 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…

Ajahn Sao’s Teaching on Meditation
30-03-17

Ajahn Sao’s Teaching on Meditation

Ajahn Sao

Ajahn Sao was a meditation teacher who taught the essence of meditation. He advised to use buddho as an object of meditation to calm the mind.

Blessing of the Ground for the Bodhgaya Temple
12-03-17
8 mins

Blessing of the Ground for the Bodhgaya Temple

The 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…

Ahba’s Paritta Chant in Wat Ratanawan
28-02-17
54 mins

Ahba’s Paritta Chant in Wat Ratanawan

The 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…

Reality and Ethics in the Abhidhamma
14-02-17

Reality and Ethics in the Abhidhamma

The Editors

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

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

The Mindful Way – Ajahn Chah

The 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.

Frequently Asked Questions
05-01-17

Frequently Asked Questions

The 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…

Links to Recommende Websites
04-01-17

Links to Recommende Websites

The Editors

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