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What is Mindfulness?

‘The mindful ones exert themselves. They are not attached to any home; like swans that abandon the lake, they leave home after home behind.’ – Dhammapada Verse 91 — ‘Katamañca bhikkhave, satindriyaṃ: idha bhikkhave, ariyasāvako satimā hoti paramena satinepakkena sannāgato cirakatampi cirabhāsitampi saritā anussaritā. So kāye kāyānupassī viharati ātāpī sampajāno …

Fake Buddha Quote

‘Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Buddha’ Analysis by Bodhipaksa … ‘.. First, the figure: He’s often known as the “Laughing Buddha,” but he’s not the Buddha — i.e. the historical Buddha, Gautama. ..’ ‘.. Then there’s the quote itself. Its origins are obscure, but it seems to come …

Vassa, the Annual Rains Retreat

Vassana or Vassa is the three-month annual Rains Retreat observed by Theravāda monastic Saṅgha. Taking place during the wet monsoon season in India, Vassa lasts for three lunar months, usually from July to October. For the duration of Vassa, monastics remain in one place, typically in monasteries or temple grounds. …

WACANA Conference : 1 July 2017

WACANA – the premier Malaysian conference where the Sangha and laity gather to discuss pertinent issues that affect the Buddhist movement, has been organised by Nalanda Institute Malaysia since 2007 and this year will partner Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM). This year’s WACANA Conference will be the fifth and …

Wesak Day Observance

‘This was said by the Lord, said by the Arahant, so I heard: “Bhikkhus, the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the Tathāgata is released from the world. The origin of the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the origin of the world has been abandoned …