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Bhavana Vandana: Devotions for Meditation

Bhante GunaratanaBhavana Vandana Book

Daily recitation of passages from this book is an excellent way to learn the Dhamma, deepen one’s practice, and gradually master the Pali language.  This edition is expanded to include the Greater Discourse on the Establishments of Mindfulness (with a new translation by Bhikkhu Bodhi) as well as the Discourse on Setting in Moton the Wheel of Dhamma. Bhante Gunaratana has revised some of the translations to make them more meaningful and accurate.

The Vandana presents texts with Pali on the left page and English on the facing right page. We have made the effort to make this text useful to the student of Pali by hyphenating many compound words, placing keywords in bold text, and correcting the Romanized text according to the most accurate and current sources. Bhavana Vandana Daily Reading Schedule.

Because of the high cost of printing and mailing, we are offering this book through a print-on-demand company:  You can obtain a free download PDF file to use on your computer or print locally, or you can order a professionally printed paperback Vandana book—paying only Lulu’s printing and mailing cost, nothing for Bhavana Society.

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