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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

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Daily Words 
of the Buddha



Pāli Word a Day


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A Meditator's Handbook

A Meditator's Handbook

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A Meditator’s Handbook, written by Bill Crecelius, is a straightforward, practical guide for those who seek to establish themselves in Vipassana meditation. Mr. Crecelius is an experienced Vipassana Teacher who was one of Goenkaji’s earliest Western students. Drawing on his own long experience in the practice, A Meditator’s Handbook is full of encouragement, homely examples and vivid illustrations. It contains a wealth of sound friendly advice. It is recommended for any Vipassana meditator, and especially for those who have just started practicing.

Join Pariyatti on a Pilgrimage to India and Nepal

Pariyatti is offering pilgrimages in Oct-Nov 2015 & Jan-Feb 2016.

These pilgrimages allow Vipassana meditators to visit a variety of sites associated with the life of the Buddha. We will visit the sites of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, first teachings, death, and more. 

While the sites themselves are inspiring, it is the opportunity to practice the Buddha's teachings that we wish to emphasize in order to make this a valuable experience. There will be opportunities for meditation throughout the pilgrimage, both at the various sites associated with the Buddha's life, as well as at several Vipassana centers.

Find out more about these pilgrimages to India and Nepal

Join us for our upcoming Pāli workshops

The aim of these workshops is to provide greater access to the words of the Buddha, which will enable a deeper understanding of the Buddha's teaching, the Dhamma. Goenkaji has emphasized that Pāli workshops such as these are very beneficial: they help meditators develop inspiration and understanding of the theoretical aspect of Dhamma. However, these workshops cannot take place at a Vipassana center, as centers are dedicated to the practice of Vipassana only. Therefore, a suitable off-center location is arranged for each course.

Introductory workshop: Feb. 28 - March 6, 2016  Just Added!
Introductory workshop:
July 2 - 11, 2016 
Intermediate workshop: July 11 - 14, 2016 

Both workshops will be held in Temecula, California, USA.

For further information including the acceptance criteria please click here.

Process of Consciousness and Matter

Process of Consciousness and Matter

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Process of Consciousness and Matter is intended for all serious students of the Abhidhamma. It serves as a supplement to A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma, written by Bhikkhu Bodhi and Dr. Rewata Dhamma, and treats various important aspects in more detail – in particular, the process of consciousness and matter.

Ven. Dr. Rewata Dhamma was born in Burma and entered the monastery at an early age. He studied Pāli and Theravāda Buddhism under various eminent scholar-monks in Burma and passed the highest examination in scriptural studies at the age of 23. In 1975 he moved to England, where he established a Buddhist centre in Birmingham as his base. For many years he taught meditation and Buddhism at various centres in Europe and the United States. He was a long-time Vice President of the World Buddhist Sangha Council. Ven. Rewata Dhamma passed away in May 2004.

Now available in print and eBook.

The Golden Path
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The Golden Path, or Shwe Lan Ga Lay, is a unique guide for Dhamma seekers who wish to develop in paṭipatti (practice) and pariyatti (theory) while in Myanmar, as well as to gain an appreciation of Burmese Buddhist and monastic life. Helpful logistical information is supplemented with yogi anecdotes, historical background, scholarly research, authentic local voices, Burmese proverbs, original artwork, inspiring photographs, and wisdom from some of the country's foremost monks, nuns, and meditation teachers.

Part 1: Planning and Logistics consists of four chapters: "Planning Your Trip," "Health", "You've Landed," and "Food." Future editions will include detailed information covering hundreds of important monasteries, pagodas, and other sites throughout the Golden Land, as well as comprehensive discussion on proper behavior and customs while visiting these Burmese monastic sites, along with other cultural information.

About Pariyatti

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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.

Also available in Portuguese and Chinese.

The Buddha

The Buddha

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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