The Revival of Bhikkhunī Ordination in the Theravāda Tradition

by Barbara Yen Source: https://snfwrenms.wordpress.com/     Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi has said in his book, The Revival of Bhikkhunī Ordination in the Theravāda Tradition, “that after an absence of more than 900 years, history was created when the Theravada bhikkhuni...

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Vesak Dhutanga Ceremony at Khemārāma 2022

Vesak is the most sacred holy day of Theravada Buddhism. Also called Visakha Puja or Wesak, Vesak is an observation of the birth, enlightenment, and death (parinirvana) of the historical Buddha. Visakha is the name of the fourth month of the Indian lunar calendar, and “puja” means “religious service.” So, “Visakha Puja” can be translated […]

A Guide to Awareness — H.H. Somdet Phra Ñanasamvara.

    The Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthāna Sutta). This is a series of twenty-two talks given at Wat Bovornives, Bangkok by H.H.Somdet Phra Ñanasamvara, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is the Buddha’s explanation of the practice of mindfulness meditation within the framework of four foundations of awareness: body, feelings, mind-states and the mental […]

A Guide to Awareness — H.H. Somdet Phra Ñanasamvara.

    The Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthāna Sutta). This is a series of twenty-two talks given at Wat Bovornives, Bangkok by H.H.Somdet Phra Ñanasamvara, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is the Buddha’s explanation of the practice of mindfulness meditation within the framework of four foundations of awareness: body, feelings, mind-states and the mental […]