Saturday, September 3, 2016



VANDANA
The Album of Pali Devotional Chanting & Hymns
2016 Revised Edition

Published for Free Distribution by
MDP
MAHINDARAMA DHAMMA PUBLICATION
MAHINDARAMA BUDDHIST TEMPLE
No. 2 Kampar Road, 10460 Penang, Malaysia
tel: +604-282 5944
email: admin@mahindarama.com
website: www.mahindarama.com

By Arrangement with
IPP
INWARD PATH PUBLISHER
@ House of Inward Journey
42 Shineville Villas Residential, Solok Thean Tek 1
off Lebuhraya Thean Tek, 11400 Air Itam, 
Penang, Malaysia
mobile: +012-430 2893
email: inwardpathpublisher@gmail.com
website: www.inwardpath.org

This album consist of a book and two audio compact disks:
Pali Devotional Chanting & Pali Devotional Hymns

This Gift of Dhamma is sponsored by
Ewe Eng Hin & family, Ewe Lay Peng, Ewe Lay Ling & family

In Loving Memory of
Yew Thong Hooi & Chew Teow Lee
Tan Teng Siang & Goh Gaik Hong
Lee Phaik Ting

 May the merits accrued from this Dhamma-dana
be dedicated to all departed and loved ones.
May they be relieved from all suffering.
May all beings, too, share and rejoice in these merits.
May they be well and happy always.
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
 
 You can contain this album (Book with CDs) at
MAHINDARAMA BUDDHIST TEMPLE
(address above)
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NEW BOOK

video


This is one of several talks given by Sayadaw U Jotika in the Mangala Vihara Buddhist Society in Singapore in 2003.

In this talk, Sayadaw elaborates upon the lasting benefits of practicing meditation and why everybody should incorporate meditation as an integral part of their daily lives. By sharing his spiritual journey growing up as a man who has studied many religions, Sayadaw demonstrates how meditation enabled him to find the answers he was seeking.


Sayadaw U Jotika was born into a non-Buddhist family on 5 August 1947, educated in a Roman Catholic missionary school, studied Electrical Engineering and read widely in Western and Eastern philosophy and psychology. Sayadaw has been living for extended periods in solitude before moving and staying in Yangon, Myanmar.

We have been publishing Sayadaw's books since year 2005. The list of books are as follows:
  1. Snow in the Summer (2005)
  2. A Map of the Journey (2005)
  3. Dhamma Lived I : Dealing with Negativity & Aggravation  AND  Forgiveness (2005)
  4. Life is a Spiritual Journey (2006)
  5. Breaking the Link (2006)
  6. The Two Kinds of Reality (2007)
  7. Sensations, Feelings & Emotions (2008)
  8. Life is a Spiritual Journey (in Chinese 2013)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sayādawgyi U Paṇḍita, Passed Away at 94

Sayādawgyi U Paṇḍita
(July 29, 1921 — April 16, 2016)


by Lion's Roar Staff
April 16, 2016
www.lionsroar.com


The modern Vipassan
ā meditation teacher Sayādawgyi U Paṇḍita has passed away, at the age of 94.

A highly influential Theravada teacher, U
Paṇḍita was, at the time of his death, the abbot of Paṇḍitārāma Meditation Center in Yangon, Myanmar, which he founded in 1991. He had himself been trained by the famed Mahāsi Sayādaw, and took over the Mahāsi Meditation Center after Mahāsi’s death in 1982.


U Paṇḍita’s influence in the West was strong with students and teachers alike, due in part to his time teaching at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts in 1984. (Read IMS teacher Sharon Salzberg’s account of training with U Pandita.) The talks he gave there were later collected in the book In This Very Life: Liberation Teachings of the Buddha. He also authored several other writings, including the book The State of Mind Called Beautiful.




Founding IMS teacher Joseph Goldstein told LionsRoar.com:
So many of us here are saddened to hear
of Sayādaw U Paṇḍita’s passing.
He was such a powerful influence in all of our lives,
urging us on to realize our highest aspirations.
His great service to the Dhamma is inestimable.
It feels like the passing of an era.


 (the above photos from Lilian Wong & Simon Tan)
 

Monday, January 11, 2016

A Discourse on the CŪḶAVEDALLA SUTTA


A DISCOURSE ON THE CŪḶAVEDALLA SUTTA
by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw
 
This Gift of Dhamma is published for 
BUKIT MERTAJAM BUDDHIST 
MEDITATION CENTRE (BMBMC)
to celebrate their 30th Anniversary 
(1985 — 2015)

&
 
A Tribute to the Founder and 
Spiritual Advisor of BMBMC
 
The Late Bhante Ācāra Suvaṇṇo Thera

The CŪḶAVEDALLA SUTTA is stands out from others in the SUTTA PIṬAKA, which consists mainly of discourses delivered by the Buddha. It is so unlike any others that comparisons are barely relevant. It is highly profound, philosophical and comprehensive like those taught by the Blessed One. Elucidation of this Dhamma was made by no other person than the eminent Dhammadinnā, a female Arahant, who is well known for her rare wisdom and supernormal knowledge of the Arahant, being endowed with the four attainments peculiar to the Order of Arahants, called Paṭisambhidā, analytical knowledge. Pragmatic and superbly efficient, Dhammadinnā’s answers to the intellectual and searching questions raised by Visākha, a Non-returner (anāgāmi) on the intricacies of Buddha’s Dhamma, are clear, precise and significant. 

To all those who are Buddhists or who are inclined towards the Buddhist religion, this Sutta should prove to be an incentive and a guide to tread on the Noble Eightfold Path to Enlightenment instead of remaining content to merely take refuge in the Saṅgha from whom they occasionally learn the Dhamma.


The author of this book, the Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw of Burma, whose fame has spread far and wide for his morality, concentration, and wisdom, needs no further introduction.

About the BMBMC

 

BMBMC was  set up in August 5,1985 by a group of Buddhist Dhammafarers interested in Theravāda Buddhism. Today BMBMC is one of major Theravāda Buddhist organization in Bukit Mertajam.

We are very fortunate to receive guidance and advices from our spiritual advisors namely the late Bhante Suvanno, Venerable Sayādaw U Kundala, Venerable Sayādaw U Sumana,
Venerable Sayadaw U Vimalacarabhivamsa and Bhante Koṇḍañña.

As a Vipassanā Meditation Centre, our weekly Vipassanā Meditation sessions is held every Wednesday and Saturday night from 7 pm onwards under the guidance of our resident monks. There will ten-days Vipassanā Meditation retreats for experienced yogis. Besides these retreats, there will be a one-day retreat (8 am to 5 pm) every first and third Sundays of the month. Participants for this day-retreat must observe the Aṭṭha-sīla (Eight Precepts).

Lunch dāna is held daily and the bhikkhus partake their lunch before 12 noon. Offering of food and requisites will start at 11 am. Devotees are advised to bring their food and other offerings before 11 am. Breakfast dāna is also held daily at 6.30 am. Similarly, devotees are advised to bring their food before 6.30 am

Listening to Dhamma talk is one of the Highest Blessings mentioned in Mangala Sutta. Dhamma Talk sessions are usually held every Saturday at 9 pm (after the Meditation session) and every Sunday at 10:30 am (before the lunch dāna). There will be a Dhamma Discussion Session every last Sunday of the month after lunch.

Sunday School for children aged 7 to 15 is held from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The children will be exposed to Dhamma knowledge and practices . No fees are charged for these classes.