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Daily Dhamma Verses
from S.N. Goenka


Dhamma Wheel

Vipassana Meditation
as taught by S.N. Goenka


Daily Words
of the Buddha

Also available in 中國普通話françaisitaliano, português, and español

Daily Words 
of the Buddha



Pāli Word a Day


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Pariyatti enriches the world by disseminating the words of the Buddha, providing sustenance for the seeker's journey, and illuminating the meditator's path.

We strive to provide valuable and inspirational resources related to the teaching of the Buddha and Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. 

As such, we continue to explore diverse ways to serve Dhamma practitioners, scholars and seekers.

We continue to increase our selection of freely available materials and make our products more affordable. We also provide easy access to publications from the Vipassana Research Institute of India, and are the North American distributors for both the Buddhist Publication Society of Sri Lanka and the Pali Text Society of the UK.     

This year we successfully completed our third Pāli Language Workshop, and offered it on a "by donation" basis. This allowed students to participate regardless of their financial means. In addition, we are holding a Spanish-Pāli Workshop this December in California. For those who are unable to attend, we continue to add lessons to the online Pariyatti Learning Center.  

Our Pariyatti Pilgrimage program continues to develop. We completed two pilgrimages to Burma, and we are offering two pilgrimages to India in the coming months. Students from around the world will gather in India to travel to and meditate at sites related to the life of the Buddha.

How you can help:

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Pariyatti relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers to supplement the revenue received from sales.

Once a year we have a fundraiser. Our goal this year is $50,000.

As of November 21st we have received donations and pledges for $17,480.

All donations are appreciated as we work together to make Pariyatti's services available to people around the world.

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Primer Taller de Pāli en Español en California, EUA

El primer taller de lengua pāli impartido en español se llevará a cabo Temecula, California, EUA del 28 de Diciembre 2014 al 2 de Enero, 2015. El taller iniciará con un curso de Vipassana de 1 día, seguido por 4 1/2 días de taller de pāli.

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The Art of Dying
by S.N. Goenka and others

The art of Dying

This collection of writings—Goenkaji’s explanations of the teaching of the Buddha, the Buddha’s scriptural verses, poetical stories of monks and nuns from the time of the Buddha, accounts from fellow meditators—is born of the acceptance of the truth of suffering. It contains inspiring examples of people gaining strength and a taste of freedom through their practice, and demonstrates convincingly the efficacy of the Path, the way out of misery.  

These stories not only help to sustain and strengthen established Vipassana meditators in their quest, but also to encourage others searching for peace and understanding to take up the practice of getting to “know thyself” truly, on an experiential level—to develop their own wisdom. 

Now available in print and ebook formats.

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The Buddha

The Buddha

New from Pariyatti Publishing

Far from being a recluse concerned only with an inner mystical experience, the Buddha always involved himself closely in the social and political world of his time. If he preached detachment from many of the things by which ordinary men are tied, he did so as a means of enriching life rather than escaping from it. 

Trevor Ling describes the India into which the Buddha was born, recounts what is known of his life and the development of his teaching, and then follows the course of Buddhism through succeeding centuries in India and Sri Lanka. His admiration for the Buddha and his teaching and for the civilization which embodied it makes this a warm and stimulating book.         

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The Requisites of Enlightenment

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In recent years, many people in the West have been exposed to the teachings of the Buddha through the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. Mr. Goenka was born in Burma (now Myanmar) where he learned this technique of meditation from Sayagyi U Ba Khin, who had in turn been taught by Saya Thetgyi. Saya Thetgyi had the fortune to learn Vipassana from the highly respected scholar and meditator monk Ledi Sayadaw. 

As Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Ledi Sayadaw begins to spread in the West, we are fortunate to begin to gain broader access to his writings as well.

In The Requisites of Enlightenment, the first of Ledi Sayadaw's books to be published and widely distributed in the West, he explains the bodhipakkiya dhamma: the 37 requisites of enlightenment. This book is valuable to those interested in understanding the Buddha’s teaching at a deeper level, while providing the inspiration to continue walking step by step on the path.

Also available as an eBook (mobi, epub, PDF).

                            Dhamma Wheel

"[...] Sayagyi U Ba Khin used to say that pariyatti (theory) and paṭipatti (practice) must go together.  Together they are like two wheels of a cart and both must be equal in size and strength if the cart is to move smoothly.  With these two wheels of pariyatti and paṭipatti work diligently and travel swiftly on the path of Dhamma." —S.N. Goenka

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