Dear supporters, friends and students of the venerable Dhammadipa!!
Welcome on the website which maps the activities of the Venerable by spreading of Dhamma, especially in Czech Republic and Slovakia. I believe, they contribute the exceptional qualities of the Venerable to make them more usable for the good of Czech and Slovak pupils and their prayers of passing on Dhamma were readable like prayers of foreign pupils.
You will find here recordings and scripts of the Venerable Dhammadipa lectures, Venerable's videos, biography, calendar of his actions, photo gallery, links to others sites and more. If you have Venerable's recordings, transcripts or texts, and would like to publish it, let us know. We'll be happy to share it on the website.
Ordinations in three sects of Buddhism Zen, Theravada and Mahayana show the Venerable’s direction of many years of practice and consistent study. His teaching is based on one observation: “There is only one Buddhism" and the individual schools are just those famous fingers pointing at the moon.
Venerable Dhammadapha hopes and believes that the arrival of Buddhism to the West gives us a chance to understand it again as a single whole where different views complement each other.
Except the lectures and courses of the Venerable Dhammadipa it is also worth mentioning his translation activities. The extraordinary linguistic knowledge and his own spiritual experience of Theravada and Mahayana provide Venerable the opportunity of a perfect translation from the original texts. DharmaGaia published in 2009 his translation to Czech one of the greatest work of the spirituality world called "Shantideva's Guide to Awakening", which also provided very valuable comments. At present, other important works of Buddhism - Mahayana Sraddhotpada (Awakening of Faith in Mahayana) and Sandhinirmocanasútra (Soul for Knoting Knots - Chinese Jiu Shin Mi-Jin), have already been translated to Czech by Venerable.
Not only lectures, translations and courses are given to the Venerable World but also his important personal help needed in India, which we refer to it as the "Sakarwadi" section.
But Bhante does not forget even his homeland. He founded the DHAMMADIPA Foundation account where he so far collected funds he has received from foreign donors and also from teachings at foreign universities. The aim of the foundation and among the other things is the construction of the Shanta Van meditation centre for all Buddhist groups - in the spirit of his thesis that "There is only one Buddhism." We refer to these in the sections "DHAMMADIPA Foundation" and "Shanta Van".
Dear all, I would like this site to bring you all joy, information and incentives to supporters, friends and students of the Reverend Dhammadída. I will therefore be grateful for any suggestions and comments!
May this site be of use!