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Shanta Vana new building - former forestry

16/01/2019 20:00

Dear supporters, friends and students of the venerable Dhammadipa, the Dhammadipa Foundation bought third building, the former forestry cottage. The cottage is in the hill above the Bhante's cottage. The house is in good condition. It will be necessary to adjust the interior space and equip it with furniture. It is also necessary to solve the lack of water. The cottage will be used to accommodate the meditators. Now, Shanta Vana has three buildings - the lower cottage (hermitage of Ven. Dhammadipa, , when he stays in Czechia), the upper cottage and the former forestry cottage. Thank you for your support. We really appreciate it. The photos of the third cottage and the ongoing works in Shanta Vana will are here: www.dhammadipa.cz/en/shanta-vana/.

Event calendar

13/01/2019 22:50

Bhante program has been updated. More here:

dhammadipa.cz/en/events

Event calendar

13/11/2018 11:17

Bhante program has been updated. More here:

dhammadipa.cz/en/events

New translation

04/11/2018 05:40

Bhante has translated into Czech language the classic text 'Sandhinirmocana Sutra' (解深密經) in English 'Sutra of Untying the Knots'. The book has just been released. More information here:

www.facebook.com/notes/buddhism-bhante-dhammadipa/sandhinirmocana-sutra-sutra-of-untying-the-knots/556787288095103/

Facebook

04/11/2018 05:28

We have launched facebook page. It's an public page, you do not need your own facebook account. It is bilingual page (Czechoslovak and English).

www.facebook.com/bhantedhammadipa/

 

Recordings and transcripts

03/11/2018 19:24

New recordings and transcripts from Bhante's courses were added. You can find them in the Downloads section.

 

Text

07/08/2018 10:09
Bhante Dhammadipa shows in this article that  in  China  and  other  Far  East  countries,  where  Chinese  Buddhism  spread  at  the  early  stages  of  Mahāyāna  Buddhism, traditional  methods  of  Buddhist practice,  as  explained  in  the  Āgamas, were  in  practice,  but  reinterpreted  from  the  Mahāyānistic understanding. Eventually, in the periods following the decline of the Tang Dynasty those practices were mostly abandoned and replaced by pure Mahāyānistic meditation practices, especially those of the Chan (Zen) and Pure Land schools. It can be clearly seen from the meditation treatises discussed in this article, which are attributed to Kumārajīva, the most popular translator of Indian Buddhist literature in China. Actually, as Western researchers show, these treatises are likely to be notes of Kumārajīva’s disciples, introduced into meditation by him.
 

 

Video

07/08/2018 10:07

Warm-up and Qigong exercise from Dhammarama.

Warm-up:

youtu.be/r4Y9uDYdj9k

Qigong:

youtu.be/ko632kO11Jo

Video

07/08/2018 10:05

Video with Ven. Dhammadipa from the 21-day retreat at the Chuang Yen Monastery (US).

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFulZEK-bOIn32e8UDmtpW0u_4jbOOERu&feature=view_all