• What is Pindacāra?

    What is Pindacāra? Pindacāra, the practice of collecting alms-food, is observed by Theravada Buddhist monks who have gone forth from ‘home-life’ to ‘homelessness’. A Buddhist monk is known in Pāli Language as a ‘bhikkhu’ – meaning ‘one who lives on alms’. In Buddhist countries such as Thailand and Myanmar, it …

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  • Dhamma and Vinaya : Your Guide to What the Buddha Taught

    Siyā kho panānanda tumhākaṃ evamassa, atītasatthukaṃ pāvacanaṃ, natthi no satthāti. Na kho panetaṃ ānanda evaṃ daṭṭhabbaṃ. Yo kho ānanda mayā dhammo ca vinayo ca desito paññatto so vo mamaccayena satthā ti. Now the Blessed One spoke to the Venerable Ananda, saying: “It may be, Ananda, that to some among you …

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  • Why “One Beat Slow”?

    The Phenomenon of Post-Retreat Slow-Wittedness Disorder ĀYASMĀ KUMĀRA demystifies the commonly encountered phenomenon of slow thinking after an intensive meditation retreat. Besides explaining why it should be avoided and how, he also makes a case for proper use of thinking in the practice.   When I was on a Dhamma …

    Sayadaw U Tejaniya                                                                  Bhante Kumara
  • Sri Lankan Monastic Titles

    Monastic Advisory Panel Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia ‘ … Presently, neither Malaysia nor Singapore has a national organisation comprising all local Buddhist monks. Therefore, there has never been any consensus for a monk to be appointed or elected as the “Head of the Monastic Community in Malaysia and Singapore”. …

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  • Other Online Buddhist Resources

    Other Online Buddhist Resources What is Theravada Buddhism?  Access to insight The Buddhism Net Dhamma encyclopedias and wikipedia pages of note Dhamma Wiki - Theravada Buddhist encyclopedia with over 10,000 articles and links. Buddhism A to Z - A Buddhist encyclopedia with over 500 entries by Ven. Dhammika, focusing on the Pali …

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  • What Buddhists Believe

    Buddhism and Politics from ‘What Buddhists Believe’ by Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera The Buddha had gone beyond all worldly affairs, but still gave advice on good government. The Buddha came from a warrior caste and was naturally brought into association with kings, princes and ministers. Despite His origin …

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