Kumarajiva’s Meditation Manual

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

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 online lectures.

Venerable Dhammadipa’s lectures will resume from Wednesday, 15th September, at 6.00 pm IST.


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.

The schedule is weekly, every Wednesday.
Teaching Commence: Wednesday, 3rd Feb. 2021
Schedule: Teachings: 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm; Discussion: 7.00 pm to 7.30 pm
For enquiries: dharmastudies@somaiya.edu
More information about lectures are in the link below. Please, use Chrome or Edge to view the link (the page doesn’t display well in Firefox and Internet Explorer):
https://kjsids.somaiya.edu/en/view-events/1006…