This is a collection of readings and discussions of the Nikayas (Collected Discourses of the Buddha) by Venerable Dhammavuddho Maha Thera over several vassas at Vihara Buddha Gotama (VBG), in Temoh, Perak. A vassa is a Buddhist rain retreat, typically observed by the Theravadan Buddhist monks. It usually falls in the month of July, and lasts for 3 months.
The Buddha often referred to his teachings as Dhamma-Vinaya.
The Dhamma is found in the Nikayas or the collections of his discourses. They are grouped into 5 Nikayas:
The Vinaya is a collection of the Buddhist canon that contains rules and procedures governing the behaviours of the Buddhist monastic community (Sangha).
Venerable Dhammavuddho was a disciple of the Buddha Gotama, who vigorously promoted the wise investigation of the Buddha's teachings through his Dhamma-Vinaya.