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Title: America Burma Buddhist Association (ABBA)
Description/subject: Direction to temples in the USA, event calendar, newsletters, Dhamma questions, donation form, guest book and links. Mahasi Sayadaw tradition
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Birmingham Buddhist Vihara
Description/subject: photos, articles on Buddhism, publications, meditation, Buddhism FAQ...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burmese Buddhist Vihara
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2004


Title: Birmingham Peace Pagoda -- Sayadaw U Rewata Dhamma
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Bodhgaya News
Description/subject: "This website aims to present a picture of what's happening in the Buddhist pilgrimage centre of Bodhgaya in the state of Bihar in India. The intention is to cover four main areas of news about Bodh Gaya: what's in the press, both English and Hindi, about Bodh Gaya, what events are happening there, what kind of meditation programs are scheduled and news about development activity in Bodh Gaya..."
Author/creator: Dr Peter G. Friedlander
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhanet File Library - General Buddhism
Description/subject: Downloadable zipfiles of texts by Theravada teachers including Burmese:Ven Sayadaw U Janaka, Sayadaw U Jotika, Sayagyi U Ba Khin, Sayagyi U Chit Tin
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dharma Education Association
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhanet File Library - Meditation Methods
Description/subject: Texts by Theravada teachers, including Burmese
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dharma Education Association
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhanet File Library - Theravada
Description/subject: Downloadable zipfiles of texts by Theravada teachers including Burmese.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dharma Education Association
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhanet Search Engine
Description/subject: Search for Burma, Burmese etc.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dharma Education Association
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhanet: Theravada Links
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dharma Education Association
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhanet: World Buddhist Directory (Myanmar)
Description/subject: Lists meditation centres in Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddhanet
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhism in Myanmar (Burma)
Description/subject: "Cyber Vihara For Daily Puja. Myanmar Way of Daily Buddhist Routines". Major link site for Burmese Buddhism. Shrines, senior monks, important religious events, monasteries in Myanmar and abroad, on-line discussion about Buddhism, and free books offer.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhism in the National Capital of Canada
Description/subject: Has a good list of online Buddhist resources
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhism Information and Articles
Description/subject: "This Page consists of information on Buddhism, and has links to dozens of articles about the Buddhist Religion, as well as Buddhist Meditation. Learn about Buddhism by reading these articles from Buddhist monks, as well as laypeople who have a love and instight into Buddhist teachings. The information contained in these articles is meant to help all. We have many free articles about the history and philosophy of Buddhism which should appeal to most anyone interested in finding out about the religion of the Buddha..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Buddha Garden.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2011


Title: Buddhist bibliography
Description/subject: 5694 titles (March 2004). Not much about Burmese Buddhism.
Author/creator: Roger Garin-Michaud
Language: English, French, Francais, Deutsch, German, Tibetan, Sanskrit
Source/publisher: cyberdistributeur.com
Format/size: html (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2004


Title: Buddhist links
Description/subject: About 400 links (March 2004) to Buddhist sites, mostly Mayahana/Vajrayana, with some useful meta-sites (lists of lists). Not much on Burmese Buddhism.
Author/creator: Roger Garin-Michaud
Language: English, French, Francais
Source/publisher: cyberdistributeur.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2004


Title: Buddhist Virtual Library
Description/subject: Meta meta lists (all traditions) Dr T.Matthew Ciolek (The Australian National University, Canberra, AU), (U. of North Carolina at Wilmington, US) and Privat-Dozent Jerome Ducor (Ethnographic Museum, Geneva, CH) in association with Adrian Hale, Barry Kapke, Murray Kessell, and Peter Schlenker (in US, UK, DE and AU).
Author/creator: Dr T.Matthew Ciolek, Prof. Joe Bransford Wilson, Barry Kapke, Murray Kessell, Peter Schlenker
Language: English
Source/publisher: The World-Wide Web Virtual Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhistisch geprgte Lnder Asiens - Burma
Language: Deutsch, German, English
Source/publisher: Das Internationale Netzwerk engagierter Buddhisten
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Cyber-Vihara
Description/subject: Major link site for Buddhism in general and Burmese Buddhism in particular. English and Burmese versions.
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Cyber-Vihara
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism/cvihara2.htm (Burmese)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Dhamma Journal
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Dhammadownload
Description/subject: "This is the Dhamma Download Home Page. In this Web Site, you can freely download or listen on-line most of the Dhamma Talks which were given by Burmese monks over the years. You will be able to find talks in Burmese and English languages..."
Language: English (html and audio), Burmese (html, audio and video)
Source/publisher: Dhammadownload
Format/size: html, Widows audio. Seems not to work with Netscape.
Date of entry/update: 15 January 2004


Title: DhammaWeb
Description/subject: A large, ecumenical Buddhist site, with a Burma/Myanmar slant, encompassing the U Ba Khin as well as the Mahasi Sayadaw traditions. Features also Western teachers like Jack Kornfeld and Sharon Salzberg. Lots of downloadable material in the fields of: BUDDHA; DHAMMA; SANGHA; Teachers; Ancient Pagoda; Meditation; Interview; News/Opinion; Tipitka; Audio DataBase; Video DataBase; Books DataBase; Sayadaw Photo; Pa Auk Photo; Monasteries; DhammaWeb Art; DhammaWeb Photo (mostly of Burma). The Tipitaka DataBase (complete?) is very impressive.
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: DhammaWeb
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 April 2007


Title: Dharma Network
Description/subject: Tapovan Forest Dharma Community, home of DharmaNetwork. Pictures of Tapovan, including our eco-buildings, our annual events programme and new information for visitors in 2002. Also the International teaching programme of Martin Aylward, Tapovan's co-founder and resident teacher. The Sangha Directory A resource set up by DharmaNetwork, to establish connection and share resources among like minded Dharma Friends. More and more are joining as an easy way to stay in touch with Sangha and hear about different initiatives being organised. Click here to go directly to the Directory or click here to find out more. ?DharmaYatra? ? A Pilgrimage. In July 2001, 90 people took part, over 3 weeks, in a 320km walk from Tapovan to Plum Village. We were greatly inspired and touched by the potency of pilgrimage as a form of Dharma practice and Sangha connection. Read a report on the walk and see the photo gallery. Click here to go dirsctly to information on DharmaYatra 2002... India 2003 - Retreat information for Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. Information on the annual Dharma practice and teachings in India with Christopher Titmuss and other teachers. A month of silent residential retreats in Bodh Gaya and then the Sarnath programme, combining formal practice and teachings with informal discussion and Sangha connection Dharma Facilitator Programme A 2 year programme in Eorope of study, practice and exploration of Dharma and its application in the West, led by Christopher Titmuss. The Sangam A new kind of Dharma Center evolving from Tapovan and being set up in Southern France. Information on the vision, the place, the great potential, possibilities, and the people involved.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Tapovan Forest Dharma Community
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Digital Buddhist Library and Museum
Description/subject: Comprehensive Cyberspace for Buddhist Studies. Many sections do not work.
Language: Chinese, English
Source/publisher: Center for Buddhist Studies, National Taiwan University; Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies, Dharma Drum Mountain
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 August 2003


Title: eDhamma.com, A Theravada Buddhism Website
Description/subject: Print and audio texts of Burmese sayadaws... "This website is managed by a group of Myanmar Buddhist Families in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to the propagation of sasana all over the world. When a member of the group receives a dhamma tape, s/he lets the others know. All the members believe that "Dhamma dana is the supreme gift". Although we are far from Myanmar, we cherish Myanmar Buddhist culture. We want to share our treasure with readers all over the world. We have provided links to other Theravada sites. With their approval, we have posted biographies of eminent Sayadaws. Readers who want to practice vipassana are advised to seek the guidance of experienced meditation teachers. You can look up the various Theravada web sites for the schedules of short-term and long-term retreats."
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: eDhamma.com
Format/size: html, realaudia
Date of entry/update: 29 October 2003


Title: Gaia House
Description/subject: A Centre for Meditation, Enquiry and Compassion. Gaia House offers Insight Meditation (known as Vipassana in the Buddhist tradition) and Zen Retreats throughout the year. The Centre provides comprehensive Dharma teachings and spiritual practices to realize wisdom and compassion in daily life. The Centre is not tied to any religion. West Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6EN, United Kingdom... 2002 retreat programme; online booking form; details of the latest Manager vacancies.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Gaia House
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Gustaaf Houtman : Burma-Related Publications
Description/subject: Mainly online material
Author/creator: Gustaaf Houtman
Language: English
Source/publisher: Gustaaf Houtman
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://sites.google.com/site/ghoutman/
Date of entry/update: 07 January 2011


Title: Index of Buddhist Internet Resources
Author/creator: Paul Trafford
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Insight Meditation
Description/subject: Welcome.... Dear Friends, Dharma teachings and insight meditation practices, known as Vipassana in the Buddhist Tradition, have a single purpose. They point to an enlightened life. To explore these teachings, participation in an insight meditation retreat is strongly recommended or direct instruction from an insight meditation teacher. May the teachings, meditations, reflections and information contained prove beneficial to all visitors. These teachings are not intended to represent any religious tradition or retreat centre. This website is updated every May and November. Towards Liberation, Christopher Titmus. With permission to reproduce. Teachings; Guided Meditations; Articles & Poems; Social & Political; Books & Tapes; Light on Enlightenment; Gaia House Programme; Dharma Facilitators Programme; International Retreats; Bodh Gaya Retreats 2003; Sarnath, India, 2003; Centres & Teachers; Other sites.
Author/creator: Christopher Titmuss
Language: English
Source/publisher: Insight Meditation Organisation
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: International Meditation Centres in the Tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Description/subject: This is the Publications page of the Splatts House site. Discourses and other texts by Sayagyi U Ba Khin, Webu Sayadaw Mahathera, Ledi Sayadaw. Other parts of the site have meditation schedules, world-side contacts, a newsletter, vipassana meditation application form etc. and a link to the Pali Text Society.
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism/meditate.htm
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2010


Title: Leigh Brasington's Web Site
Description/subject: NOT WORKING, OCTOBER 2003 # Ven. Ayya Khema # Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche # Upcoming Meditation Retreats # Meditation Retreat Centers # Reading List To Do Lists # Buddhism by the Numbers # Suttas Sutta Study Guides # Sutta Database Pali Dictionaries # The Jhanas (Meditative Absorptions) # Concentration & Insight Practices # Essays and Talks on Buddhism ...and much more
Author/creator: Leigh Brasington
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Mahasi Meditation Centre, Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organisation
Description/subject: Photos of Mahasi Sayadaw, Chief Ovadacaria Sayadaws, Visiting Bhikkhus, Past and Present Presidents, Executive Committee Members; Discourses by Mahasi Sayadaw. Information about the Centre (Rangoon), list of publications in English and Burmese, online texts of discourses, World Wide List of Affiliated Mahasi Meditation Centers and more.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organisation
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Meditation and Buddhism
Description/subject: Vipassana resources, mainly in the U Ba Khin tradition
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Nibbana.Com
Description/subject: "Presenting Theravada Buddhist tradition in its pristine form"
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Pāḷi Tipiṭaka
Description/subject: "The Pāḷi Tipiṭaka is now available online in various scripts. Although all are in Unicode fonts, you may need to install some fonts and make some changes to your system to view the site correctly..."
Language: English, Pāḷi
Source/publisher: Vipassana Research Institute
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2011


Title: Satipanya Buddhist Trust
Description/subject: "The Satipanya Buddhist Trust is grounded in the Buddhist Tradition of Theravada as practised in South-East Asia. Satipanya is located in Powys, Wales, in UK, south of Shrewsbury and near the Shropshire border. We run retreats devoted to contemplative living and vipassana insight meditation in the tradition of the Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma... Satipanya wishes to cultivate a meditative and contemplative atmosphere devoted to the two duties the Buddha would have his disciples fulfil: To practise Vipassana and to study the Dhamma. Vipassana, Insight Meditation, is the core practice taught by the Buddha. It is a method of self-investigation to see how we create our own mental distress and how we can put an end to it. The Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma taught a skilful method of vipassana that ultimately leads to this end of contentment and happiness, Nibbana. Rare it is to find the place and the time where we can stop and contemplate our lives, to spend time reflecting on the Buddha’s teachings and explore what to do when there is nothing to achieve? "...The site has essays and audio files by the Trust's spiritual director, Bhante Bodhidhamma.
Author/creator: Bhante Bodhidhamma
Language: English
Source/publisher: Satipanya Buddhist Trust
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2007


Title: Sitagu Buddhist Vihara (Austin, Texas)
Description/subject: Articles, links, including to projects in Burma, Dhamma resources etc.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Sitagu Buddhist Vihara
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 October 2003


Title: The Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw's Discourses and Treatises on Buddhism
Description/subject: Audio (English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German) and pdf files (English) of Discourses, mainly by Mahasi Sayadaw. Plus Biography, Forum, News, List of officers of The Buddha Sæsana Nauggaha Organization from 1947, List of Donors and how much they gave.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Buddha Sæsana Nauggaha Organization
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw's Treatises on Buddhism
Description/subject: English language texts. Slow site.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Buddha Sæsana Nauggaha Organization
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2005


Title: Tipitaka On-line: The Teachings of the Buddha
Description/subject: "The original Teachings of Gotama Buddha are available online in simple English, translated by distinguished Buddhist Scholars from Burma (Myanmar) where Theravada Buddhism prospers in pristine form. Registered readers of TIPITAKA On-line will receive the articles or the daily digest by Email, or view at the site as options."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Tipitaka online
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 November 2003


Title: Tisarana Vihara
Description/subject: Twickenham, London. "A Burmese (Myanmar) Buddhist Monastery in West London; English-speaking Resident Monks are actively engaged in Daily Dhamma Routines.
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 November 2003


Title: Vipassana Meditation Website
Description/subject: Retreat schedules, instructions etc. "This is the international home page of the organizations which offer courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka is available. The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit. There are numerous Centers in India and Southern Asia; seven Centers in North America; seven Centers in Europe; seven Centers in Australia/New Zealand; and one Center in Japan. Each Center maintains its own schedule of regular ten day Vipassana courses. In addition, ten day courses are frequently held at other locations outside of Centers as they are arranged by local students of Vipassana in those areas. An alphabetical list of worldwide course locations is available..."
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: World Buddhist Directory Myanmar
Description/subject: Lists meditation centres in Burma
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: Memories of Myanmar: A year at the Theravada Buddhist Missionary University
Date of publication: October 2004
Description/subject: "In 2003/2004, the author spent a year studying at ITBMU in Yangon, Myanmar. ITBMU is the acronym for the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University; the largest Buddhist missionary project of the Burmese military regime, opened on the 9th of December 1998...If you have a serious interest in Buddhism, ITBMU is not the place where you would be able to pursue serious academic inquiry. It would be a pity to lose interest after a stint at ITBMU. People would be well-advised to go to Thailand or Sri Lanka. If you want to stay in Myanmar for some time, stay in one of the many meditation centers, you can still find wise teachers and good monks able to give proper meditation guidance. As for the ITBMU, the government department that set it up have their own interest to show themselves in a better light. They need the University and the foreign students to promote their own public relations image abroad; taking pictures of all graduates to fill the pages of the newspapers, both local and foreign..."
Language: English
Format/size: html (56K)
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2004


Title: Sayagyi U Ba Khin: Was Buddhismus ist
Date of publication: 11 May 2001
Description/subject: VORWORT: "Die folgenden drei Vorträge wurden von Sayagyi U Ba Khin auf Anfrage einer Gruppe westlicher Besucher im September und Oktober 1951 in der Methodisten-Kirche in Yangon, Myanmar (Rangun, Burma) gehalten. Das grundsätzliche Ziel von Sayagyi U Ba Khin war einerseits die Übung von Dhamma und andererseits, anderen die Übung von Dhamma zu lehren. Dieses Ziel ließ ihm nicht viel Zeit für Aktivitäten wie dem Schreiben von Büchern. Wenn er jedoch eingeladen wurde, einen Vortrag über Buddha-Dhamma zu halten, zeigte sich, daß sein theoretisches Verständnis dem Niveau seiner praktischen Übung entsprach. Das bedeutet jedoch nicht, daß Sayagyi dieWichtigkeit von Texten nicht zu würdigen wußte. Fortwährend bezog er sich auf die buddhistischen Texte, wie sie im Pali-Kanon und in den Kommentaren niedergelegt wurden. Er wies auch immer daraufhin, daß das Verständnis des Buddhismus nicht vollständig ist, wenn es nicht auch das Wissen um die grundlegenden Prinzipien der buddhistischen Lehre umfaßt. Sayagyi betonte jedoch immer, ein Mann der Übung zu sein. Oft gab er jenen, die ihn über buddhistische Meditation befragten, kurze Erklärungen, um dann zu sagen: "Genug der Worte, versuchen wir es jetzt!" Diese "kurzen Erklärungen", aus denen diese Broschüre besteht, bilden eine ausgezeichnete Einführung in die Theorie des Theravada-Buddhismus. Mögen sie auch heute die Lesenden dazu inspirieren, echter buddhistischer Meditation eine faire Chance zu geben....."
Author/creator: Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Language: German, Deutsch
Source/publisher: Internationales Meditationszentrum Österreich
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ubakhin.ch/
http://www.ubakhin.net/
http://www.ubakhin.ch/publikationen.html
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2010


Title: Knowing and Seeing
Date of publication: 2000
Description/subject: Talks and Questions and Answers at a meditation retreat in Taiwan by Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw. This book details two approaches to insight meditation, namely, "tranquillity and insight" and "bare-insight" meditation. These two methods are essentially identical, starting from four-elements meditation and continuing into insight meditation. In this book the reader has an explanation of the classic instructions for both methods. The talks in this book were given by the Sayadaw teacher, from Pa-Auk, Mawlamyine, Myanmar, while he conducted a two-month meditation retreat at Yi-Tung Temple, Sing Choo City, Taiwan.
Author/creator: Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dhamma Education Association Inc
Format/size: pdf (912K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Practice Which Leads to Nibbana
Date of publication: 1998
Description/subject: Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadaw. Translated by Greg Kleiman. This is the method of practising meditation that is taught at Pa Auk Tawya Monastery, Myanmar Burma. It is based on the explanation of meditation found in the Visuddhimagga commentary. Because of that the method involves several stages of practice which are complex, and involved. These stages include a detailed analysis of both mentality and matter, according to all the categories enumerated in the Abhidhamma, and the further use of this understanding to discern the process of Dependent Origination as it occurs in the Past, Present, and Future. Therefore people who are unfamiliar with the Visuddhimagga and the Abhidhamma will have difficulty in understanding and developing a clear picture of the practice of meditation at Pa Auk Tawya. For foreigners who cannot speak Burmese this problem is made even more difficult. This introduction has been written to help Alleviate these difficulties by presenting a simplified example of a successful meditator's path of progress as he develops his meditation at Pa Auk Tawya.
Language: English
Format/size: PDF (1176K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: ‘Beyond the cradle and past the grave: the biography of Burmese meditation master U Ba Khin’
Date of publication: 1997
Description/subject: In Juliane Schober (ed.), Buddhist sacred biography in South and Southeast Asia. Universityof Hawai’i Press, 1997, pp 310-44.
Author/creator: Gustaaf Houtman
Language: English
Source/publisher: Universityof Hawai’i Press
Format/size: pdf (1.5 MB) - 34 pages
Alternate URLs: http://sites.google.com/site/ghoutman/published-work

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Date of entry/update: 22 December 2010


Title: The Benefits of Meditation and Sacrifice
Date of publication: September 1996
Author/creator: Aung San Suu Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Bangkok Post
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Living Meditation, Living Insight
Date of publication: 1995
Description/subject: The Path of Mindfulness in Daily Life. "I wrote this book to encourage practitioners learning to meditate in daily life. In this sense, the articles are presented as a "hands-on" or, more accurately, a "minds-on" training manual. Although I discuss meditation in general, the real focus is on how the Dhamma brings us into spontaneous, wholesome and creative living. My objective in presenting the articles is to help the aspirant build up a solid foundation of mindfulness as a way of life rather than as a practice separated from daily living."
Author/creator: Dr. Thynn Thynn
Language: Engl;ish
Source/publisher: Buddha Dhamma Education Association Inc
Format/size: PDF (270K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Dhamma Discourses on Vipassana Meditation: Ven Sayadaw U Kundala
Date of publication: June 1992
Description/subject: Sayadaw U Kundala is a renowned meditation master in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition of Burma, noted for his loving-kindness. In these Dhamma talks the stages of the practice and the Insight Knowledges are explained. The method of meditation is given with detailed instruction. There is a detailed explanation of the Contemplation of Feelings, the second foundation of mindfulness, which, in the Theravada tradition, is the key to the Insight Knowledges. Overall, in the Sayadaw's teachings, there is much for the vipassana or insight meditator to be inspired by.
Author/creator: Sayadaw U Kundala
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dhamma Education Association Inc.
Format/size: pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Buddhist Nuns in Burma
Date of publication: 1991
Description/subject: Historical outline of the situation of Buddhist nuns in Burma, and argument for the restoration of full ordination of women into the Order. "...The present nuns of Burma are not regarded as full female equivalents of the monks. They are not bhikkhunis. The name for the Buddhist nuns is sila-rhan (owner of good moral conduct), may- sila (Miss Virtue), or bhva-sila (granny virtue). However, "rhan" is also the normal term of address for male novices (Pali: samanera, Burmese: kui-ran). Even the word "rhan-pru" (make a "rhan") refers to the pabbajja (leaving the household life) of male novices..."__ "According to a legend in the Burmese historical chronicles, the Burmese race arose from the union of a Sakyan prince, a fugitive related to the Buddha, and the daughter of a local chieftain in the city of Tagaung in Upper Burma. This is fixed in the memories of the people with the proverb, "The beginning of the Burmese people is from Tagaung." Quite certainly Theravada Buddhism has been a nation-building element in Burma. The majority of the inhabitants of the modern nation, the Socialist People's Republic of the Myanmar, define themselves as Burmese Buddhists. This statement is not merely a religious definition, but has a full range of social and juridical implications....."
Author/creator: Dr. Friedgard Lottermoser
Language: English
Source/publisher: Sakyadhita Newsletter, Summer 1991, vol.2, no.2
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.enabling.org/ia/vipassana/Archive/L/Lottermoser/burmeseNunsLottermoser.html
http://dhammaramthinunnery.blogspot.com/2010/04/buddhist-nuns-in-burma-dr-friedgard.html
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2010


Title: An Introduction to Buddhism
Description/subject: The pages of this web site were written for the students of my class on Buddhist Psychology. Although the religious aspects of Buddhism are discussed, I am far more interested in presenting Buddhism's philosophical and psychological side. It is not necessary to believe in heavens or hells, in gods, demons, or ghosts, or even in rebirth or reincarnation in order to benefit from the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. I myself believe in none of these things, and yet have learned a great deal from the sutras -- far more than from any other source. I encourage all of you to become familiar with Buddhism, and I humbly suggest that these pages are a good place to begin! ..... "This is the teaching of the Buddhas..... The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama, a prince of the Sakya tribe of Nepal, in approximately 566 BC. When he was twentynine years old, he left the comforts of his home to seek the meaning of the suffering he saw around him. After six years of arduous yogic training, he abandoned the way of self-mortification and instead sat in mindful meditation beneath a bodhi tree. On the full moon of May, with the rising of the morning star, Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, the enlightened one. The Buddha wandered the plains of northeastern India for 45 years more, teaching the path or Dharma he had realized in that moment. Around him developed a community or Sangha of monks and, later, nuns, drawn from every tribe and caste, devoted to practicing this path. In approximately 486 BC, at the age of 80, the Buddha died. His last words are said to be....."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Dr. C. George Boeree Shippensburg University
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/introabudismo.html
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2010


Title: An Introduction to Buddhism
Description/subject: INTRODUCTION: "There are as many reasons for coming here to the Vihara as there are people who come. Perhaps yours was simply one of interest. You may have heard about Buddhism and you decided to investigate further. May be you havecome along to experience this particular Buddhist practice. You may have come along in the hope that meditation will help you sort out problems: - personal, interpersonal and social, or even that Buddhism will become your long searched for 'life's answer'! Whatever your personal reason for coming, this booklet is only an introduction and it would be impossible to include in it answers. to all the questions we get asked. So if after reading it, you have not been satisfied, then please ask one of the meditation teachers or one of the monks...."
Author/creator: Venerable Dr. Rewata Dhamma
Language: English
Source/publisher: Dhamma-talaka Publications
Format/size: pdf (6.22 MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.scribd.com/doc/45737846/Introduction-to-Buddhism
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2010


Title: Mahasi Sayadaw
Description/subject: A biographical sketch
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Sattipatthana Vipassana Meditation
Description/subject: "The following explanation of the Buddhist practice of mindfulness has been drastically abridged from the begining of the text "Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation" by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita...The method of developing Wisdom is to observe matter and mind which are the two sole elements existing in a body with a view to know them in their true form. At present times experiments in the analytical observation of matter are usually carried out in laboratories with the aid of various kinds of instruments; yet these methods cannot deal with mindstuff. The Buddhist method of does not, however, require any kind of instruments or outside aid. It can successfully deal with both matter and mind. It makes use of one's own mind for analytical purpose by fixing bare attention on the activities of matter and mind as they occur in the body. By continually repeating this form of exercise the necessary Concentration can be gained and when the Concentration is keen enough, the ceaseless course of arising and passing away of matter and mind will be vividly perceptible..."
Author/creator: Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita
Language: English
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Snow in the Summer
Description/subject: Sayadaw U Jotika. This book is a compilation of extracts from letters written by Sayadaw U Jotika, a Burmese Buddhist monk, to his Western students ten to fifteen years ago. These letters have been collated under the topics indicated by these chapter headings: Mind, Mindfulness and Meditation; Solitude; Parental Love and Guidance; Life, Living and Death; Learning and Teaching; Value and Philosophy; Friendship, Relationships and Loving-kindness.
Author/creator: Sayadaw U Jotika
Language: English
Format/size: PDF (397K), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.buddhanet.net/snow.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003