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New eBook Releases

Mettā & Khuddakapāṭha
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The Khuddakapāṭha is first among the fifteen small books of the Kuddhaka Nikāya (the last of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka). The word Khuddakapāṭha has two component parts: khuddaka and pāṭha. Khudda means small, minor, and pāṭha means readings; thus Khuddaka-
pāṭha means the book of minor readings. This text includes discourses taught by the Buddha to disciples from any and all strata of the society of the day: some for the monk-disciples only, the rest to guide the community of his lay disciples in establishing a harmonious family and social life.  
The Pāli language used in theses readings is very simple. This Pariyatti eBook edition includes the text in Roman script Pāli and an English translation, as well as references and clarifications of the basic concepts, and an index.
Mettā—The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love is an exploration of the various facets of mettā both in theory and in practice, and it is now available as a Pariyatti edition eBook.
 
The eBook is available on its own (in a ePub-Mobi-PDF bundle); or you will get it for free with the purchase of a softcover BPS version of this title.
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Audiobook: Two Buddhist Essays

The Buddha’s Two Voices & A Buddhist Sermonette
Bodhi Leaf Publication number 80, containing two essays by J.F. McKechnie (Bhikkhu Silacara) has now been released as an audiobook, wonderfully narrated by Karen Blochlinger.
 
Excerpt from The Buddha’s Two Voices:
Thus the Buddha has two voices. When speaking to philosophers and thinkers, he says there is no world, in the vulgar acceptation of the world. But when
speaking to the common man of every-day life, he says: “There is a world, and you have to find deliverance from it; and I will show you how.” When speaking to philosophers and thinkers he says there is no such entity as a man. But when speaking to the ordinary every-day person, he says: “There is a man;
and you, that man, have to gain freedom from that world.”

The audiobook is available for download and online streaming, completely free of charge—with gratitude to the volunteers who offered their time and skills. 
Download or Stream Bodhi Leaf 80

Dhamma Talk

Meditation for Health-Care Professionals
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by Dr. Paul R. Fleischman
Listen to the Dhamma Talk
Although from 2016, the talk by Dr. Paul R. Fleischman, given at the University of Washington Medical School, is as timely as ever. This talk describes how meditation can help health-care workers to be more accessible to their patients while at the same time more self-caring. The talk discusses the realistic difficulties that healers face, both intrinsic to healing itself, and secondary to the social systems within which healing occurs. Meditation is described as one feature of the therapeutic life that can be of help both to the practitioner and to the client.

Pariyatti Presents...

Author Talk with Dr. Paul R. Fleischman
Former Psychiatrist, Vipassana Teacher, and author Paul R. Fleischman has also been scheduled to give an online talk with a following discussion on the Second Edition of his book Vipassana Meditation and the Scientific Worldview. Save the date!
 
Sunday March 7, 2021
8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. EST / 5 p.m. CET/ 9:30 p.m. IST
 
Ongoing Weekly Monday Sessions

Dhamma Story Time

At the start of the pandemic Pariyatti commenced Dhamma Story Time, a series of weekly online reading sessions. Over the months various readers from different locations participated, as we aimed to accommodate the different continents and timezones. 
Due to the volunteers' availability, currently only the Monday evening session is ongoing (however other sessions might be added or return to the schedule in the future). During the coming sessions on Mondays, 8:30pm PT/ 5:30am CET/ 10am IST, a selection of The Great Disciples of the Buddha will be read. For copyright reasons reading sessions won't be recorded. Come and join us live online!
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Pilgrimages

Sujata stupa
A Pariyatti pilgrim walks around the Sujata Kuti stupa, while observing sensations. The stupa, across the river from Bodhgaya, was built to commemorate the residence of Sujata, the cow-herder who fed the starving Siddhattha Gotama rice pudding, thus ending his six years of asceticism and spurring him to follow the Middle Path.
Pariyatti organizes pilgrimages for Vipassana students of S.N. Goenka. The itinerary of Along the Path enables meditators to visit and meditate at the four great places related to the Buddha's life, as well as four other inspiring and important locations in India & Nepal; The Golden Path travels to the main sites associated with the chain of teachers in the tradition of Vipassana as taught by S.N. Goenka in Burma (Myanmar). Due to the pandemic we had to cancel our pilgrimage program in 2020 but are now tentatively planning to restart in November 2021. 
 
 
 
Along the Path (North India & Nepal)
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November 7–27, 2021
Learn More & Apply for Pilgrimage
In light of the COVID-19 restrictions, the scheduled pilgrimage is tentative. Should it be cancelled before it commences, please rest assured that we will refund 100% of the fees.
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FACT: Did you know that since our Pāli workshop program started in 2012, we have facilitated 26 residential workshops in the USA, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Costa Rica, Chile, Israel, Poland and Spain? Goenkaji emphasized that Pāli workshops are very beneficial; they help meditators develop their inspiration to practice and improve their understanding of the theoretical aspect of Dhamma. Expenses of the workshop program are met by donations to the Pāli Workshop Fund from past students. Another way to give dāna is to serve during a workshop; serving is a wonderful opportunity to develop one's pāramīs, strengthen one's practice, and meet many Dhamma friends. Once the work is done servers can join classes and receive the benefit of learning the direct words of the Buddha.


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upādānanirodhā — upādāna + nirodha = clinging, attachment, grasping + destruction, cessation, annihilation, a synonym for nibbāna
 
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