Saturday, September 29, 2012


This October, Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi will be walking, walking, and walking to feed the hungry — walking in New York, Los Angeles, and Escondido! Why? Because every year hunger and hunger-related illnesses claim the lives of ten million people worldwide, half of them children. Knowing this breaks his heart, especially when he also knows that just a few dollars can do so much to relieve this terrible suffering.

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is an inspiration to us all! After giving so much of his life to studying and translating the Buddha’s discourses, he took a step further and showed us that we must put compassion into action, that we must help — really help — where it’s needed most.

Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) exists because of his efforts, and it continues to be guided by his wisdom, compassion, and virtue. BGR is dedicated to combating global hunger, to effectively changing and saving lives. The individual stories we read about break our hearts, but they also lift our spirits, inspiring us all to keep on walking for the benefit of the helpless. Our walks give poor and hungry people the resources, tools, and hope they need to live healthy, productive lives and become a source of help to others.

Now you have the chance to support Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi’s walk and help change the course of someone’s life. Every dollar you give will make a real difference, enabling children to eat, girls to go to school, farmers to grow more crops, and women to support their families.

For more about how BGR works and Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi’s words of encouragement, visit 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NEWLY REPRINT — Bodhipakkhiya Dipani, The Requisites of Enlightenment

"We believe that this present treatise is 
one of the most helpful expositions of Dhamma, 
it offers not only a wealth of 
information on many aspects 
of the Teaching, 
but is also a forcefully 
seasoned and stirring appeal to 
earnest endeavour towards the Goal. 
We therefore, 
wish to recommend this work to 
our readers’ close and repeated 
study and reflection."
~Venerable Nyanaponika, the Editor

 Ledi Sayadaw

In this treatise, the Burmese scholar monk Ledi Sayadaw discusses the Bodhipakkhiya Dhamma — the thirty seven requistes of enlightenment. These are the four foundations of mindfulness, four right efforts, four bases of success, five controlling faculties, five mental powers, seven factors of enlightenment, and the eight factors of the noble eightfold path. Ledi Sayadaw discusses all these requisites in detail, after having given a long exposition about the four types of people capable of attaining the noble paths and fruits.

 Cattāro Satipaññhāna
Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Cattāro Sammapadhāna
Four Right Efforts

Cattāro Iddhipāda
Four Bases of Success

Pa¤ca Indriyani
Five Controlling Faculties

Pa¤ca Balani
Five Mental Powers

Satta Bojjhaïgani
Seven Factors of Enlightenment

ñña Maggaïgani
Eight Path Factors

Nava Lokutarani
Nine Supermundane states

Eko Sammāsambuddho Ti
One Perfect Enlightenment

The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw is recognized as one of the most eminent and highly respected teacher. His is most admired for his pioneering efforts to spread the Dhamma (Buddha's teaching) to the west which has benefited so many.

"He was the most brillant star in
the galaxy of Dhamma teachers
of this age, both in the fields
of Pariyatti (learning the Doctrine)
as well as Patipatti (practising it)."
~ S.N. Goenka

This Gift of Dhamma 
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Thursday, September 13, 2012


Venerable Sujiva

2012 Dhamma Talk on
Vipassana (Insight) Meditation 
(Meditácia vhľadu)
in English & Slovak
@ The Slovak Republic

Ven. Sujiva is a Malaysian Chinese meditation master, writer, and poet. He graduated with honors in Agricultural Science from the University of Malaysia in 1975, and was ordained shortly thereafter. He learned from and practiced with many distinguished teachers in Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar, most notably with Sayadaw U Pandita.

In 1982, Ven. Sujiva founded Santisukharama Meditation Centre, which is situated in an old rubber plantation bordered Singapore in Kota Tinggi, Malaysia. Guest teachers of the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition conduct regular retreats at the centre, where courses in intensive Satipatthana Vipassana meditation are taught.

Ven. Sujiva is fluent in 6 languages, including English, Malay, Burmese, Chinese and Thai. Beginning in 1995, he started teaching overseas for more than 10,000 students. Ven. Sujiva has since taught in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Europe, the United States, and Brazil. He also conducted an Abhidhamma course in the United States (1999). Amid his extensive guiding meditation engagements, he has authored a number of books on Vipassana, Metta Meditation and Buddhist poetry.

Ven. Sujiva has vast experience in teaching meditation and is very skilled in training both beginners and experienced yogis in various meditation traditions. 

For more information about Ven. Sujiva and his international retreat program in the U.S. and Europe, go to the website: