Saturday, July 31, 2010

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [4]

ကုကၠဳသုတ / U Sumangala (Deou Sayadaw). Mandalay, Dec 18, 2005.
To use time, three entities (deeds, words, thoughts) and intellect in a better way to be a clever, intellectual person who could protect oneself; reference to “Kukkusuta Sutta”. <Dhammadownload 024>
၀ီရိယအကူအညီျဖင့္ သမာဓိ ပညာ မဂၢင္ဆိုက္ေအာင္ လုပ္ၾကပါ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw). Amarapura, Mar 4, 1956.
A practice to attain samadhi and panna magga with the assistance of viriya; example story_ “Bhikkhu Maha Mitta” <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 2: 05>
သာသနာေတာ္ အရွည္တည္တံ့ေၾကာင္း တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Chanmyay Sayadaw). Yangon, 1364 (B.E.)
Stabilization of sasana by practising satipatthana; analysing religion;  Noble eightfold path: categories, nature and practice. <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 01: 07>
သာသနာ့ အေမြခံ တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Chanmyay Sayadaw). [no date]
Objective of ordination and novitiation and how they are done; three refuges; manifestation of sasana inheritances_sila, samadhi and panna. <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 01: 06>
ေသနည္းသင္တရားေတာ္ / U Sumangala (Deou Sayadaw). Migadavun, Sep 20, 2004.
Vipassana meditation to rescue oneself; about dying “Phagguna Bhikkhu”, emphasizing to perform the contemplation on feelings (vedananupassana); three ways to die. <Dhammadownload 004>
ေသမင္းႏွင့္ စစ္ခင္းပြဲ / Ashin Pannajota (Taunsunn, Dhamma Duta). Yangon, 1359 (B.E.)
Who the king of death is; how it acts; how to overcome it. <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 02: 05>
ေသရြာသြားခႏၶာ / Ashin Pannajota (Taunsunn, Dhamma Duta). Yangon, 1357 (B.E.)
How khandha is leading to death; comparison of disease (roga) and feeling (vedana); to separate rupa and nama from oneself i.e. removing ditthi (wrong view); two eyes_Natural and Nana; defining vijja and avijja. <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 02: 06>
အက်င့္မွန္မွ အသိမွန္ / Dr Ashin Pannissara (Dhamma Duta). Bago, Mar 1, 2006.
Four types of meditators with respect to practice and perception; easy and quick perceptive meditation practice, example story_ “Ashin Bahiya Darucariya”. <Dhammadownload 001>
အနိစၥႏွင့္ အနိစၥလကၡဏာ အလုပ္ေပးတရား / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw). [no date]
Influence to become a Sotapanna; Sama-ditthi; Contemplation of impermanence (anicca) and its characteristics. <Dhammadownload အလုပ္ေပး(): 04>
ဥေပကၡာ သေမၺာဇၥ်င္ / Dr Ashin Pannissara (Dhamma Duta). Bago, Feb 17, 2006.
Uppekkha Sambojjhan: its characteristics and work; necessary facts to obtain it; what is samsara? ; practising vipassana meditation until the perfection of seven bojjhangas that lead to Nibbana. <Dhammadownload 057>
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Myanmar Buddhist Monasteries

The monastery is a meeting centre of Buddhist Community. Monks in the monastery are provided with four offerings i.e. monastery, robes, food and medicine by the donation of the individual or cooperative devotees.
Monasteries have always been free educational centres of Buddhism. They stand as self-reliance schools for the children as well as novices and monks. Every children can learn basic morals and civics, social rights and duties towards others there. It also plays the major role of Buddha's heritage, culture and social life. Monasteries provide not only free education, but also meal and lodging as necessary.
Moreover, it is the only best place that is quiet for the practice of insight meditation to attain nibbana. It is also the location where dhamma discussion and discourse carry out. Therefore, one should visit monastery and make offerings (dana), precepts (sila) and meditation (bhavana). In Singapore there is a certain monastery in which all of these meritorious deeds can be performed.
Dhamma Garden Buddhist Society 
No. 2 Jalan Kerayong, Sembawang Straits Estate, 
Singapore 759300.  
Tel: 919 86614, 98409551; +65 64055322; 
Fax: +65 67269003. 
Venerable Sayardaw U Eindacariya:  
Dhamma Raja Meditation Centre 
Block 372 Bukit Batok Street 31, # 04-376, 
Singapore 650372   Opp. Bukit Gombak Mrt  
Tel: (65) 9120 2695; 6524 6344 

Jayamangala Buddhist Vihara  
23A, Jalan Mas Puteh, West Coast Road, (near ESSO) Clementi, Singapore 128628 
Tel/ Fax: (65) 6778 1678; (65) 8123 0769 
Mahamuni Buddhist Society  
No. 264, Westwood Ave (off Jurong West Ave 5), 
Singapore 648464 
Tel: (65) 65-6777-7018, 65-6790-9279; 91852924
Nyaung Kan Aye Dhamma Society  
Block 209, Yishun Street 21, # 02-141, Singapore 760209 
Tel: (65) 8414 0977
Sasanaramsi Burmese Buddhist Temple  
Theravada Tradition, Burmese. Built in 1990.  
14 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327873  
Tel: (65) 6251-1717 Fax: (65) 6256-0043 
Satipatthana Meditation Centre  
40 Jalan Malu-Malu, Sembawang Springs Estate, 
Singapore 769657  
Tel: (65) 67589488  
Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore) 
251 Lavender Street, Singapore 338789 
Tel: (65) 6445 3984 
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Audiography on Theravada Dhamma Discourses [3]

ကူဋဘာဂိရသုတ္ / U Sumangala (Deou Sayadaw). Mandalay, Dec17, 2005.
“Kutabagira Sutta”_manifestation of Miccha nana and that one will have to reap what he sowed; dispelling wish and worry. <Dhammadownload 023>
တရားထိုင္နည္း အလုပ္ေပး / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw). [no date]
Silly person and good person; dhamma to associate with and not to associate with; how to practise Vipassana Meditation. <Dhammadownload အလုပ္ေပး (): 4>
ႏွလုံးသြင္းမွန္မႈ အလုပ္ေပးတရားေတာ္ / U Vimala (Mogok Sayadaw). [no date]
The judicious consideration of the five aggregates. <Dhammadownload အလုပ္ေပး (): 2>
ပႆဒၶိ သေမၺာဇၥ်င္ / Dr Ashin Pannissara (Dhamma Duta). Bago, Feb 15, 2006.
Passaddhi Sambojjhan: its characteristics and work; necessary facts to obtain it; how balanced nutrition, weather and body gesture supported vipassana meditation; the way that bojjhangas related. <Dhammadownload 055>
မဟာတဏွာသခၤါရသုတ္ / U Sumangala (Deou Sayadaw). Migadavun, Sep 19, 2004.
Mentioned the nature of Paticcasamuppada; the aggregates of consciousness and highlighted the detachment of Sassata-ditthi, referring to the story of “Bhikkhu Sati.” <Dhammadownload 003>
ေႁမြဆိုးေလးေကာင္ ကိုယ္တြင္းေလွာင္ / Ashin Pannajota (Taunsunn, Dhamma Duta). Kyonpyaw, 1357(B.E.)
Practising vipassana meditation to overcome sufferings made by five aggregates and attain Nibbana. <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 02:03>
ရွင္ျပဳအလွဴ တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Chanmyay Sayadaw). [no date]
To make meritorious deeds (dana, sila, bhavana) oneself and also urge others to do so; the reciprocal effects of dana and sila; benefits of four offerings (monastery, robes, food, medicine); correct pray for charity; having wise consideration. <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 01:03>
သခင္တလွၫ္႕ကြၽန္တလွၫ္႕ / Ashin Pannajota (Taunsunn, Dhamma Duta). Yangon, 1357 (B.E.)
Why deeds (kam) and consequences of deeds (vipaka) arise alternately; to make good deeds and to avoid doing evil one; example story_Rizzumala. <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 02:04>
သမထ ဘာဝနာႏွင့္ ဝိပႆနာ ဘာဝနာ တရားေတာ္ / Ashin Janakabhivamsa (Chanmyay Sayadaw). [no date]
Definition of Satipathana; four satipathanas; differentiation between Samatha bhavana and Vipassana bhavana. <Dhammadownload Mp3 Disc 01:05>
သမာဓိ သေမၺာဇၥ်င္ / Dr Ashin Pannissara (Dhamma Duta). Bago, Feb 16, 2006.
Three sasanas: Pariyatti, Patipatti and Pativeda; What is Samadhi, how it related to good and evil deeds, two kinds of Samadhi (Samatha Samadhi and Vipassana Samadhi); Samadhi Sambojjhan: its characteristics and work; necessary facts to obtain it. <Dhammadownload 056>

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Paticca-samuppada (Dependent Origination) Patiloma (Reverse Order)

Avijjaya tveva asesa viraga-nirodha, sankhara-nirodho;
With the entire cessation of this ignorance (Avijja), volitional activities (sankhara) cease.

sankhara-nirodha vinnana-nirodho;
With the cessation of volitional activities (sankhara), re-linking consciousness (vinnana) ceases.

vinnana-nirodha nama-rupa-nirodho;
With the cessation of re-linking consciousness (vinnana), mind and matter (nama-rupa) cease.

nama-rupa-nirodha salayatana-nirodho;
With the cessation of mind and matter (nama-rupa), the six-fold sense base (salayatana) ceases.

salayatana-nirodha phassa-nirodho;
With the cessation of the six-fold sense base (salayatana), contact (phassa) ceases.

phassa-nirodha vedana-nirodho;
With the cessation of contact (phassa), feeling (vedana) ceases.

vedana-nirodha tanha-nirodho;
With the cessation of feeling (vedana), craving (tanha) ceases.

tanha-nirodha upadana-nirodho;
With the cessation of craving (tanha), grasping (upadana) ceases.

upadana-nirodha bhava-nirodho;
With the cessation of grasping (upadana), becoming (bhava) ceases.

bhava-nirodha jati-nirodho;
With the cessation of becoming (bhava), birth (jati) ceases.

jati-nirodha jara-maranam
With the cessation of birth (jati), ageing, death (jara-maranam),
soka-parideva-dukkha-domanassupayasa nirujjhanti;
sorrow(soka), lamentation (parideva), pain (dukkha), grief and despair (domanassupayasa) cease.

evametassa kevalassa dukkhakkhandhassa nirodho hoti.
Thus does the cessation of this entire aggregation of suffering result.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Paticca-samuppada (Dependent Origination) Anuloma (Forward order)

Avijja-paccaya sankhara;
Conditioned by ignorance (avijja), volitional activities (Sankhara) arise. 

sankhara-paccaya vinnanam; 
Conditioned by volitional activities (Sankhara), re-linking consciousness (vinnanam) arises. 

vinnana-paccaya nama-rupam; 
Conditioned by re-linking consciousness (vinnana), mind and matter (nama-rupam) arise. 

nama-rupa-paccaya salayatanam; 
Conditioned by mind and matter (nama-rupa), the six-fold sense base (salayatanam) arises. 

salayatana-paccaya phasso; 
Conditioned by the six-fold sense base (salayatana), contact (phasso) arises. 

phassa-paccaya vedana; 
Conditioned by contact (phassa), feeling (vedana) arises. 

vedana-paccaya tanha; 
Conditioned by feeling (vedana), craving (tanha) arises. 

tanha-paccaya upadanam; 
Conditioned by craving (tanha), grasping (upadanam) arises. 

upadana-paccaya bhavo; 
Conditioned by grasping (upadana), becoming (bhavo) arises. 

bhava-paccaya jati; 
Conditioned by becoming (bhava), birth (jati) arises. 

jati-paccaya jara-maranam 
Conditioned by birth (jati), ageing, death (jara-maranam), 
soka-parideva-dukkha-domanassupayasa sambhavanti;
Sorrow (soka), lamentation (parideva), pain (dukkha), grief and despair (domanassupayasa) arise;

evametassa kevalassa dukkhakkhandhassa samudayo hoti.
Thus does this entire aggregation arise.

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