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Join Pariyatti on a Pilgrimage to India and Nepal

Pariyatti Pilgrimages

Pariyatti will conduct a 21-day pilgrimage to India and Nepal from November 15th, 2014 to December 5th, 2014.

The pilgrimage will 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 hope will 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 the Pilgrimage to India and Nepal


2014 Pāli Workshop - California, USA

A 10-day Pāli workshop will be held from April 7-17, 2014 in Temecula, California, between Los Angeles and San Diego. 

The aim of this workshop 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 has been arranged. The teaching will be given in English by Sean Salkin. 

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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.

Letters from the Dhamma Brothers – iPad Multimedia Edition

When the first ten-day Vipassana meditation course came to a close at Alabama's Donaldson Prison in 2002, twenty men were faced with the possibility of a new chapter in their lives. Many had life sentences and most had been deeply acculturated to the life of violence and abuse that is all too common in prisons. In letters written during a four-year period after this course, 15 inmate-meditators offer direct and intimate access to their thoughts, struggles, dreams and triumphs after taking part in this intensive, voluntary program. Corrections officers, wardens, judges and others ask: "Can this program really reform such hardened inmates? Will the changes last?" These letters will help you decide for yourself if their transformations are real or not.

Now available as a multimedia eBook for the iPad, it is filled with dazzling photos as well as interactive video and audio features. Listen to the Dhamma Brothers speak about their lives in prison and the fresh, new perspectives that they have gained from Vipassana. If you haven’t had the chance to read this incredible compilation of letters, you’ll experience the Dhamma Brothers’ stories as never before! A great companion to the film, The Dhamma Brothers.

Letters from the Dhamma Brothers is also available as a Mobi (Kindle), an ePub, a PDF eBook, and a paperback book


The Requisites of Englightenment

Requisites of Enlightenment

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.


                           

"[...] 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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