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Majjhima Nikāya

The Middle-length Discourses The Majjhima Nikāya, or “Middle-length Discourses” of the Buddha, is the second of the five nikāyas (collections) of the Sutta Pitaka. This nikāya consists of 152 discourses by the Buddha and his chief disciples, which together constitute a comprehensive body of teaching concerning all aspects of the …

Happy Buddhamas

Ajahn Brahmavamso on ‘Happy Buddhamas’ The whole Idea of Spirituality is to Unite the World. Follow this link … https://youtu.be/CWPI45BNWXc  — “The Buddhamas Carol” or “Ode of a Vipassana Yogi” A Song of Meditation. Follow this link .. https://youtu.be/pOWZSDUsWuc Here are the Lyrics: Silent Night, Peaceful Night, All is calm, …

Winter Solstice 冬至 Dōngzhì

Festive Greetings on this Winter Solstice 冬至 Dōngzhì with thoughts of a Harmonious and Happy Family, from TBCM. – Picture : ‘Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get-togethers (especially in the southern parts of China and …

Dīgha Nikāya

Sutta Piṭaka : Dīgha Nikāya The Long Discourses The Digha Nikaya, or “Collection of Long Discourses” (Pali digha = “long”) is the first division of the Sutta Pitaka, and consists of thirty-four suttas, grouped into three vaggas, or divisions: Silakkhandha-vagga — The Division Concerning Morality (13 suttas) Maha-vagga — The …

Sutta Piṭaka

The Basket of Suttas The Sutta Piṭaka, the second division of the Tipiṭaka, consists of more than 10,000 suttas (discourses) delivered by the Buddha and his close disciples during and shortly after the Buddha’s forty-five year teaching career, as well as many additional verses by other members of the Sangha. …

MBCC Press Statement

by Malaysian Buddhist Consultative Council (MBCC) 马来西亚佛教咨询理事会文告 ====== Released on 9 December 2017 ( Ref: PS/005/2017 ) ====== The Malaysian Buddhist Consultative Council (MBCC) would like to issue a statement regarding the various events to be organised by Persekutuan Agama Buddha Tantrayana Chen Foh Chong Malaysia (The True Buddha School) …

Vinaya Piṭaka

The Basket of the Discipline The Vinaya Pitaka, the first division of the Tipitaka, is the textual framework upon which the monastic community (Sangha) is built. It includes not only the rules governing the life of every Theravada bhikkhu (monk) and bhikkhuni (nun), but also a host of procedures and …

Sanghamitta Theri

‘This fullmoon day of Unduvap, the Buddhists of Sri Lanka honour the memory of Sanghamitta Theri who together with her brother Mahinda Thera was responsible for the establishing of Buddhism in this country 2300 years ago in the reign of Devanampiya Tissa. A significant feature is that when Mahinda Thera …