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We are back, again

My apolo­gies for neglect­ing this web­site. Some­times impor­tant tasks remain sim­mer­ing on the back burn­er. An update since the last post: My dear friend and ex-monk Shaun Ricordel, who was great­ly influ­en­tial in mak­ing this web­site hap­pen in the first … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Buddhadhamma’ Complete

After 17 years of work, the book has final­ly been pub­lished. For those of you who wish to acquire a copy of this first edi­tion, please con­tact the Bud­dhad­ham­ma Foun­da­tion at buddhadhammafoundationthai1987@gmail.com. A sec­ond print­ing will be done soon, with thin­ner … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Bliss

A descrip­tion of the five kinds of bliss encoun­tered in med­i­ta­tion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 16

A chap­ter from Sathien­pong Wanapok’s book ‘Life in the Saf­fron For­est’ on the Roy­al Park Pali exam­i­na­tions for monks and novices. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Nature & Society

A com­plete spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment involves an inter­ac­tion with and an under­stand­ing of both nature and soci­ety, because peo­ple are shaped and influ­enced both by nat­ur­al and social forces. Such devel­op­ment is nour­ished by soci­ety and by nature, bring­ing about pros­per­i­ty … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Focused Attention & Investigation as Paths to Success

A descrip­tion by Ven­er­a­ble Phra Payut­to of the final two fac­tors of the Paths to Suc­cess (iddhipā­da), name­ly, focused atten­tion (cit­ta) and inves­ti­ga­tion (vimam­sa). Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Buddhist Perspective on Guilt

A pas­sage from ‘Bud­dhad­ham­ma’ on the Bud­dhist per­spec­tive on guilt and how it is a form of suf­fer­ing dis­tinc­tive to vir­tu­ous peo­ple. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Buddhist Concept of Faith

A pas­sage from Ven. Phra Payut­to’s book ‘Bud­dhad­ham­ma’ on the Bud­dhist out­look of faith and con­fi­dence. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Beehive Buddha

A sto­ry by Khun Paisahn San­chai about the ‘Bee­hive Bud­dha’ – the Phra Jao Nang Gone in Hang Dong, Chi­ang Mai. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Buddhist Outlook on Hope

An excerpt from Ven. Phra Payut­to’s book ‘Bud­dhad­ham­ma’ on the Bud­dhist per­spec­tive on hope and on how ara­hants have tran­scend­ed hope. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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