Did you know that one who does not collect enough merits will be re-born as a ghost, an animal, a titan, or as a hell being?
A person who lies is like a vessel turned upside down. They cannot hold any good qualities in them.
Read this story of a life changing experience.
The gift of Dhamma surpasses all gifts. The taste of Dhamma surpasses all taste.
Learn how to make special milk rice to offer to the Supreme Buddha
Without being energetic, it is impossible to overcome the defilements that keep us bound to saṁsara.
Parents have a great opportunity and responsibility to help their children learn and practice the Dhamma.
Sīla is the foundation for all good qualities. How is your foundation?
Finding a low-stress job may be difficult or impossible for many people. A more realistic choice would be handled with issues with the wise strategies taught by the Buddha to reduce stress at work.
The Buddha encouraged his lay-followers to keep the Five Precepts (abstaining from killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, and taking intoxicants) for as long as life lasts. He also recommended that they follow some additional precepts as often as possible. These are known as the Uposatha Precepts, or simply the Eight Precepts. They are traditionally observed…
Many people ask us why, in a country like Sri Lanka, we teach Buddhism in English. The answer is very simple. It is for the people here now who cannot learn as easily in Sinhala. We do this without judgment and only so they can begin to practice the Supreme Buddha’s Dhamma immediately. There are…
The Buddha taught us that ethics is the foundation for all of the good qualities we can develop in the mind. By following five basic training rules we can eliminate worry and regret that disturbs our meditation. As well, we avoid all the unpleasant results of unwholesome actions. Because this also has a positive benefit…