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2018 Vesak Day Address by Bhante Gunaratana

Articles

Rare Things In The World
May 27, 2018 Bhante Gunaratana
There are eight rare things in the world.
World Peace Through Buddhist Philosophy
May 27, 2018 Bhante Gunaratana
The Buddha as a realistic physician diagnosed that we are…
The Buddha Through the Eyes of His Contemporaries
Buddha taught freedom of thought and freedom from all samsāric bonds in order to attain…
Excellent Technique of Meditation Rediscovered by the Buddha
Concentration, or serenity meditation, is practiced in almost all religions...
Meditation on Loving-Kindness: Metta
We must start the practice of loving-kindness with ourselves first...
From Impermanence to Liberation
Buddha used the knowledge of impermanence to gain liberation from suffering and attain permanent…
Do It Yourself
The practice of mindfulness meditation is similar to the shock absorbers in a car...
The Secret of Breathing
All phenomena exist for us only when we pay attention to them….
Satipatthāna: The Objective Observation
A wonderful characteristic of Buddhism, the teaching of the Buddha, is “come and see” (ehipassiko…
Should We Come Out of Jhana to Practice Vipassana?
Can Jhanic concentration penetrate things as they really are? Do we have to come out of Jhana in…
Practical Vipassana
What is wise attention? It is attention accompanied by the three wholesome roots...
Mindfulness of Feeling
Feeling should be used as a mechanism for gaining deeper insight ...
Buddhist Concept of Happiness
Generally, people misconstrue the source of happiness...
The Benefits of Long-term Meditation
Spending time in a retreat is like recharging a battery...
Four Noble Truths
The entire teachings of the Buddha pivot around this topic. ...
Similes of the Raft and the Snake-Catcher
The wrong grasp of religion can lead man to justify his greed, hatred and foolishness...
Effort
How much effort should be bring to our meditation practice? How hard should we be trying when…
The Buddhist Concept of World
There are many definitions, or meanings of the world. ...
Taking the Eight Lifetime Precepts
For those who wish to increase their commitment to their practice, we will be offering the Eight…
Morality, Concentration, Wisdom
Through restraint, through wholesome actions and decisions made in our daily lives, we lay a…
Meditation How?
When developed, the mind has a great potential to achieve a state of calmness and insight. This is…
Bringing the Benefits of Meditation to Daily Life
It's a busy world out there. What can we do to maintain mindfulness? ... drop-by-drop ...
Do The Thoughts Ever Stop?
There are certain things you experience for which no words are necessary...
Removal of Craving
We attach to things, thinking ‘this is mine’, ‘this is me’ and ‘this is myself.’ ... Use insight to…
Mindfulness Minus Metta is Boring
"If one is mindful one’s mind is clear and one is living in the present moment." ...
Parents are the Fountains of Our Lives
Parents are the fountains of our lives. They are our precious gems. They are the sun and moon in…
Loving Friendliness: Metta Recitations
Recitations to be used when practicing loving friendliness meditation...