Kumarajiva’s Meditation Manual

Online lecture series: Kumarajiva’s Meditation Manual
Place: Somaiya Vidyavihar University (somaiya.edu), Mumbai, India
Date: 02.03. 2021 – 10.20. 2021

Audio: Download or Archive.org
Video: YouTube
Bhante’s working version of English translation: here

We thank Somaiya University (somaiya.edu) for their kindness and for sharing the these great lectures.

This is the series of lectures by Ven. Dhammadipa, starting from 3rd Feb 2021, organized by KJ Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies, Somaiya Vidyavihar University. These teachings are based on one of the three meditation manuals ascribed to Kumarajiva in Chinese catalogues: the Chanfa yaojie, which Ven. Dhammadipa has translated into English. The special features of the text are the incorporation of bodhisattva ideas into classical Buddhist meditation. He will use selections from the text to explicate the meditation method in comparative light, drawing extensively upon his study of the Abhidharmakosa and his long years of study and practice guided by his teachers of the forest tradition in Sri Lanka and Burma.

Long-term meditation stay at Shanta Vana

Dear friends,

we have the good news for those of you who want to devote a longer period of time to meditation. For this purpose, we managed to complete the reconstruction of the former forestry. House stands on a lonely clearing in the middle of the forest about a ten-minute walk from the main houses of Shanta Vana and creates really good conditions for intensive practice. There are two small and two larger rooms, a hall, a kitchen, two bathrooms and two toilets. The building is fully equipped.

At present, Venerable Dhammadipa’s remains at the center for a longer time and can provide guidance to the meditators.

The date and length of the meditation stay should be consulted with Venerable. If you are interested, contact us at
office@dha mmadipa.org. More information about Shanta Vana is on the website dhammadipa.cz/en/shanta-vana/.

We look forward to meeting you,


Retreat with venerable Dhammadipa at Shanta Vana

Retreat was cancelled due coronavirus situation.

Dear friends,

this year’s retreat with the Venerable Dhammadipa will be at Shanta Vana (Sněhov) from Friday 10.2. until Sunday 10.11.

Venerable will lecture in Czech language,

Due to coronavirus risks, the number of participants is limited to 15,

Accommodation will be provided in double rooms,

Due to safety distances due coronavirus, the meditation will take place in a large tent, so bring warm clothes or a blanket with you,

Schedule your arrival after 4 pm (the evening program starts at 7 pm),

The end of the retreat is planned for Sunday morning,

Applications by email Dhammadipa.cz@gmail.com,

We look forward to meeting you! Mettá!


Karma yoga at Shanta Vana

Dear firends,

our group at Shanta Vana will have a karma yoga on the weekends listed below. The meetings are without a teacher. You are welcome to come and meet our group. Please write to dhammadipa.cz@gmail.com for more information.

7.24.- 26. – karma yoga
8.07 – 09. – karma yoga
8.21.- 23. – karma yoga