Frequently Asked Questions
by U Silananda, August 18, 1997
Questions and answers about Vipassana meditation.
MEDITATION: What, Why and How?
by Ajahn Sarayut
Meditation is the path to mindfulness when we are fully present in the here and now. It gives us the mental space to be happy and peaceful.
Buddhism: Religion or Philosophy?
by John T. Bullitt
The Buddha referred to his teachings simply as Dhamma-vinaya — "the doctrine and discipline" — but for centuries people have tried to categorize the teachings in various ways, trying to fit them into the prevailing molds of cultural, philosophical, and religious thought.
What is Theravada Buddhism?
by John T. Bullitt
Theravada (pronounced-more or less-“terra-VAH-dah”), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Tipitaka, or Pali canon, which scholars generally agree contains the earliest surviving record of the Buddha's teachings
The Economy of Gifts
by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
A short but excellent article discussing the relation between the monastic community and the lay community.
Access to Insight: Readings in Theravada Buddhism
Access to Insight is an Internet website dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and useful information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, as it has been handed down to us through both the written word of the Pali canon and the living example of the Sangha.
Among other things, thousands of Dhamma Talks can be found here by hundreds of teachers. Talks can be downloaded (free), streamed (free), or purchased.
Insight Meditation Center
The Insight Meditation Center (IMC) is a community-based urban meditation center for the practice of Vipassana or Insight meditation guided by Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella. We are a non-residential center in Redwood City, California, dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhist teachings
Bhavana Society Home Page | A Theravada Buddhist Monastery and Meditation Center
The Bhavana Society is a Theravada Buddhist temple and monastery, located in West Virginia, USA. It was created to preserve the Theravada forest meditation tradition within the context of Western culture. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the founder and abbot of Bhavana Society.
Metta Forest Monastery
Metta Forest Monastery is a meditation monastery in the lineage of the Thai Forest Tradition. Founded in 1990 by Ajaan Suwat Suvaco, it is currently headed by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Ajaan Geoff).
The Saranaloka Foundation
Saranaloka Foundation was established in 2004 to support nuns from Chithurst and Amaravati monasteries in England to come to the United States to teach.
Welcome to Dharma Seed, dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Explore and take nourishment from these heartfelt teachings.
List of Dhamma Teachings
Deep Breath Designs
Handmade bath salts, meditation pillow and aromatherapeutic items. Meditation pillows can be purchased in our Gift Shop.