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and the Sangha. The main purpose of this website is to
share Buddha's teachings with whomever that visits these
pages. Also, it is my intention to share info on the temples
that I have personal knowledge of. Most of what you find
here is from the Theravada Tradition, specifically Thai
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- October 6, 2012, 10AM to 1PM
Self-Transformation Through Self-Observation
by The Venerable Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Come and experience Breath Meditation with the Venerable Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Also known to many as Ajaan Geoff, he is an American-born Theravada monk who has been the abbot of Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego, California since 1993. He teaches regularly at BCBS (Barre Center for Buddhist Studies) and throughout the U.S. and has contributed significantly to the Dhamma Dana Publications project. Ajaan Geoff has written several books on Buddhism and meditation. He is fluent in Thai and Pali (the language of early Buddhist writings.)
Admission is free. Please bring a friend. Vegetarian food will be provided during break.
RSVP by email to [email protected]
Dhamma Talk location:
The Buddhist Temple of America
5615 Howard Street
Ontario, CA 91762
- On May 28 and 29, 2011 there will be a blessing and dedication ceremony to celebratethe newly built pagoda at Buddhist Temple of America. The pagoda will house 108 different relics of the Buddha and other Awakened Ones. Approximately 50 monks will be attending. Monks from different parts of United States, plus 12 Ven. Abbots from 12 Thai forest monasteries and 5 junior monks from other Thai forest monasteries.
audio file, An Invitation to the Devas, recorded by Kat
Haysom of Riverside, California. Please see the Blessings
section on the Audio
new book titles added on Forest
Dhamma Books. "Venerable
Ajaan Khao Analayo - A True Spiritual Warrior", "Forest
Dhamma", "The Dhamma Teachings of Acariya Maha Boowa
in London", and "Amata Dhamma - Six Talks
Paññavaddho's biography, Dhamma talks and
Venerable Ajaan Paññavaddho was for 41 years
the senior-most Western bhikkhu following Ajaan Mun’s
path of practice. Ajaan Panya, as he was called, was a
man of intellectual brilliance who, through his own efforts
in meditation, was able to establish a strong spiritual
foundation in his heart.
Tissa Dispels Some Doubts, by Leonard Price (Buddhist
Publication Society Bodhi Leaves No. 102)
In this delightful fictional dialogue, an earnest but perplexed
newcomer to Buddhism brings his basic questions to the wise
and patient monk Tissa. A good read for the newcomer or
for the veteran meditator who wants a light-hearted back-to-basics
Dialogues on Dhamma, by Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano (Buddhist
Publication Society Wheel Publication No. 363/364)
Two more enjoyable dialogues between the fictional monk
Tissa and newcomers to Buddhism. In the first story, Tissa
helps a well-to-do carefree young man discover that there
is, in fact, much more to life than chasing after short-lived
pleasures. In the second, Tissa helps a couple sort out
a thorny ethical dilemma concerning their livelihood.
by Ajaan Thate
A simple and practical guide to the use of the meditation
phrase, buddho, which is used to settle the mind to the
point at which discernment can begin to arise.
Guided Meditation, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Basic instructions in the practice of breath meditation.
Along the Path, by Ajaan Thate
A short handbook on the practice of meditation, with tips
and recommendations for new and experienced meditators.
Of particular interest is Ajaan Thate's discussion of how
best to respond when visions and signs arise during the
course of meditation practice.
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this web site.
you be peaceful and at ease.