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Hillsboro Location Open

Dhamma books, meditation accessories, and book stands arrive at our new facility at
 2840 SE 39th Loop, Unit B, Hillsboro, Oregon. This is next door to the hall where Vipassana
group sittings and one-day courses are usually held (currently still on hold due to corona).
Dear friends,
 
We are shipping orders again, after a short pause while we were moving the majority of our inventory. Our Hillsboro site is all set up and will be our main location for processing orders. Shipping days remain as usual: Tuesdays and Fridays. 
 
As Pariyatti is the distributor for the Pali Text Society (PTS) for the Americas, we will keep the warehouse in Onalaska for the storage of the large PTS inventory and some other stock—including titles in the Bargain Bin—but the rest of the titles now ship from Hillsboro.
 
It's been tradition for Pariyatti to hold 'day-11 sales' in Onalaska, on days courses end at Dhamma Kuñja. This will resume in August to serve the students who are sitting the current 20-day course.
 
May Pariyatti be of service to many!
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK: Pariyatti staff and volunteers, seen here installing stands, unpacking, sorting, shelving, and labelling inventory. One volunteer turned out to be
a very talented wood worker and he created a wonderful Pariyatti sign for us.

Audiobook

Bodhi Leaves No. 111
We have released Bodhi Leaves No. 111, Our Real Home by Ajahn Chah, as an audiobook—beautifully narrated by volunteer Stuti Jain. As all our audiobooks, it can be streamed online or downloaded, free of charge. 
Bodhi Leaves No. 111 can be found in print in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. IV and for free PDF download at the Buddhist Publication Society (BPS) website.
Cover 'Our Real Home' audiobook
Excerpt:
This very lump of flesh that lies here in decline is saccadhamma, the truth. The truth of this body is saccadhamma, and it is the unchanging teaching of the Buddha. The Buddha taught us to look at the body, to contemplate it and come to terms with its nature. We must be able to be at peace with the body, whatever state it is in. The Buddha taught that we should ensure that it’s only the body that is locked up in jail and not let the mind be imprisoned along with it. Now as your body begins to run down and deteriorate with age, don’t resist that, but don’t let your mind deteriorate with it. Keep the mind separate.

Recent Release

A Lifetime Doing Nothing
by Ian McCrorie
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In A Lifetime Doing Nothing – Tales, Teachings and Testimonials longtime Vipassana meditator and author Ian McCrorie shares his insights and experiences collected during a life of travelling the world, studying with renowned teachers, living as a recluse in meditation, and living the householder's life. A delightful read that's both relatable and insightful.
 
 
Order print or eBook

Pariyatti Presents...

Dhamma Story Time
The inspirational Dhamma Story Time sessions are ongoing. Volunteers are currently reading from Realizing Change and The Way to Ultimate Calm. Each session lasts for about 30 minutes. Come join us!
 
Mondays, at 8:30pm, Pacific Time 
(23:30 EST on Mondays; 5:30am CET, 9am IST, 1:30pm AEST on Tuesdays)
 
Tuesdays, at 10am Eastern Time
(4pm CET, 7:30pm IST, 10pm HKT)
 
This schedule has been running for a while, and is likely to continue. But it’s best to check the website upfront for exact days and times.
 
The sessions are hosted using GoToMeeting; you can join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you want to join via the app, remember to install it in advance to be ready before the session starts. You can also dial in using your phone to any of the numbers listed. Once connected, you will need to enter Access Code 577-923-085.
Ian McCrorie (Video)
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The online event to celebrate the launch of A Lifetime Doing Nothing was recorded, for those who missed it or would like to watch it again.
 
The lovely conversation between Ian and Pariyatti Board Member and Vipassana Assistant Teacher (AT) Marta van Patten—whose first 10-day course interestingly enough was conducted by Ian, in the time he served as an AT himself—paints in background details of  various stories and tales from the book, read by the author throughout the recording. Reminiscing about his life's path and recollecting the different teachers he encountered along the way, Ian shares some true pearls of wisdom about living a life of Dhamma.
Paul R. Fleischman (Transcript Available) 
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A transcript is available from the book launch event of Vipassana Meditation and the Scientific Worldview (Second Edition) with the author, Dr. Paul R. Fleischman, and his wife Susan.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Fleischman, a former psychiatrist, reads passages from his book and responds to questions from Kathy Henry and Ben Turner, fellow Vipassana teachers in the tradition of S.N. Goenka, as well as from the audience.
 
Dr. Fleischman will be joining us again on October 24 for a talk on
Cultivating Inner Peace. Save the date!
Upcoming Event
On September 19 author Manish Chopra will join us to talk about The Equanimous Mind, of which we will be releasing the second edition soon. Save the date!
 
View all Pariyatti Presents... Events (Recordings & Upcoming Dates)
Venerable Webu Sayadaw
Ven. Webu Sayadaw (1896-1977) was one of the most esteemed Burmese Theravada Buddhist teacher monks of recent times. Exemplifying the strict adherence to a simple meditative life, he constantly stressed the need to walk the Buddha's path to its final goal right here and now, in this precious but fleeting human existence. He was notable in giving all importance to diligent practice rather than to scholastic achievement. The technique of meditation Ven. Webu Sayadaw practiced and taught was ānāpānassati, the observation of the breath. It was Ven. Webu Sayadaw who encouraged Sayagyi U Ba Khin to start teaching Vipassana meditation.
The Way to Ultimate Calm
Talk by Patrick Given-Wilson
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Pariyatti Journal

We'd like to hear from you!
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Last month we launched our latest project, the Pariyatti Journal, an online platform for Vipassana writers and readers. The idea behind the journal is to offer a communal space for reflection, inspiration, and intelligent conversation about meditation practice and living a Dhamma life. 
 
We've received the first batch of contributions and volunteer peer reviewers and editors are currently assessing and editing those. Stay Tuned!
 
Would you like to contribute to the journal? You can! Everyone is welcome to send in their piece, whether it's and article, a book review, Dhamma inspired poetry, a short story—or any other artistic endeavor.
 
Topics? Reflections on the practice of Vipassana meditation at home or on courses, the application of Vipassana meditation in daily life, ethics from a Dhamma perspective, scholarly research on aspects of Vipassana meditation and canonical texts, to name a few. All are welcome!
 
Pariyatti Journal Submission Procedure

Global Community

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If you live outside the USA and are looking to order some of our print books, please check out our list of non-US retailers as this could save you in shipping costs. Many Pariyatti Publishing titles are set up with Amazon's print-on-demand service, so you may be able to order our books directly from Amazon in your country.
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Exploring the Path lesson 3.8.6, Manasikārakosallaṃ—Proficiency in Maintaining Proper Attention in a Skilful Way, is online at the Pariyatti Learning Center.
 
The term manasikārakosallaṃ is derived from manasikaroti: ‘fix the mind on, pay attention to’ + kosallaṃ: ‘skill, proficiency’).
 
It is safe to say all meditators face obstacles with their meditation from time to time: certain hindrances that need to be overcome, or challenging habitual drawbacks during the daily practice. Out of these, weariness and boredom, monotony, daydreams or cloudy focus on one’s object of meditation are quite common.

The similes from the Visuddhimagga selected for lesson 3.8.6 aim to inspire the meditator to overcome these impediments; they are especially relevant for Vipassana meditators who practice to continuously scan their body in a systematic order. Hopefully the four chosen similes provide a reminder that one should proceed during the meditation in successive order (anupubbato), avoid moving too speedily (nātisīghato), avoid moving too slowly (nātisaṇikato), and also not fall into the dreamy state of distraction (vikkhepapaṭibāhanato).
 
With steadiness and thus advanced practice it can be expected that one will get less overwhelmed with unrestrained, ‘blind’ reactions in one’s daily activities and will reduce  the potential for unwholesome outbreaks on the vocal or physical level. Likewise, with continuity of practice one may learn to maintain awareness within up to one’s last moment and experience, as Buddha foretold his son Rāhula:
 
"Evaṃ bhāvitāya, rāhula, ānāpānassatiyā,
evaṃ bahulīkatāya yepi te carimakā assāsā tepi viditāva nirujjhanti no aviditā"ti
 
"If, Rāhula, by developing ānāpānassati in this way
and if ānāpānassati gets fully cultivated,
then even the last breath will be known, it will not be unknown!"
 

Pilgrimages

Pariyatti facilitates pilgrimages for Vipassana meditators through India and Nepal, and Burma. Due to the pandemic we had to cancel all our pilgrimages in 2020 but are now tentatively planning to restart from November 2021 onwards. 
Along the Path (North India & Nepal)
 
November 6–27, 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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