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How to have a Good Rebirth

Bhante Dhammavuddho Mahathera gave a Dhamma talk on how one can have a good rebirth at Buddhist Gem Fellowship. Bhante Dhammavuddho Mahathera … Most of us, we strive very hard to have a good life..there are many things that we want money property family etc. But many people at the …

How to Die a Good Death

  Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM) is pleased to announce that Āyasmā Aggacitta has accepted our invitation to go on a Dhammaduta Tour at various Buddhist Centres in Malaysia and Singapore, from January to July 2019. The Dhammaduta Tour comprises a meaningful 2 days Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop …

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 …

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. …

Santuṭṭhi : Contentment

‘When one is content with what is blameless, trifling and easily gained; when one’s mind is not distressed because of a lodging, robe, drink, and food, one is not hindered anywhere. These qualities, rightly said to conform to the ascetic life, are acquired by a bhikkhu who is content and …

Letting Go …..

‘It’s not good, the doing of the deed that, once it’s done, you regret, whose result you reap crying, your face in tears. It’s good, the doing of the deed that, once it’s done, you don’t regret, whose result you reap gratified, happy at heart.’ – Dhammapada Verse 67 & …

Cultivate Abundant Mettā

Pervading the all-encompassing world with an awareness imbued with good will (Mettā) — abundant, expansive, immeasurable, free from hostility, free from ill will. Loving-Kindness from ‘What Buddhists Believe’ by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda What is lacking in the world today is loving-kindness or goodwill. In the world today, there is …

Vassa, Pavarana and Kathina

The Vassa, a three-month rains retreat, was instituted by the Buddha himself and was made obligatory for all fully ordained bhikkhus; the details are laid down in the Mahavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka (3rd and 4th chapters). The retreat extends over a period corresponding to the North Indian rainy season, …