The term Theravāda means „School of the Elders“. The Theravāda school is the oldest authentic form of Buddha's teaching that has been preserved from the ancient until the modern times.One of the tzpical features of the Theravāda tradition is the conservative approach to the Buddha’s teachings, together with the emphasis on meditation practise and strict discipline (vinaya)... read more >
Venerable Rewatadhamma Sayado, a well known theravāda Buddhist monk and a great expert in Abhidhamma from Myanmar, was the first teacher of venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi who very much inspired her to pursue the path of Buddha’s teaching. Venerable Visuddhi practiced more than a decade as a student and later as an assistant of the venerable Bhante Pemasiri thera. Bhante Pemasiri is one of the most respected and experienced traditional meditation teachers in Sri Lanka
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The Uposatha is a Buddhist day of observance, in existence from the Buddha's time (600 BCE), and still being kept today by Buddhist practitioners. On this day, both lay and ordained members of the Saṅgha intensify their practice, deepen their knowledge and express communal commitment through millennia-old acts of lay-monastic reciprocity.
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Quite often it is people of the intellectual type who are drawn to meditation. Their great need is to slow the mind down, to put a stop to its pointless round of speculation and comment so as to enter a slate of stillness from which they can observe how things really are, free of misconceptions and prior judgements. Those who are naturally devotional, on the other hand, risk remaining content simply with that. However, devotional practices alone are not enough. Meditation is needed in order to deepen progress in the Buddha's training
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Monks and nuns would ideally spend their vassāna period engaging in intensive meditation and other spiritual pursuits. The Buddha, seeing that the period of intense spiritual practice and communal discipline had greatly benefitted the monks, formally instituted the ‘Rains Retreat’ whereby monks and nuns were to refrain from traveling and engage in any tiring activity, in order to focus their attention inwardly towards spiritual development and purification... read more >
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