Samannaphala Sutta

This Friday’s sutta discussion will be on Samannaphala Sutta (DN 2). This is a long sutta and is considered one of the jewels of the Buddha’s discourses, listing out the various fruits of a contemplative life.

DN 2 Samannaphala Sutta

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Sigalovada Sutta

This Friday, we will discuss the well-known Sigalovada Sutta from the Digha Nikaya. This sutta offers a lot of good advice for the lay person.

DN 31 Sigalovada Sutta

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Visit by Abbots of Wat Nong Pah Pong Branches 14/6/15

On 14 June 2015, we had a rare visit by the Abbots of Wat Nong Pah Pong Branches.  The event started with a dhamma talk by Luang Por Sophon Ophaso(48 Vassa) followed by a Q&A session with Luang Por and 8 other forest meditation sangha members.  The Q&A session was beneficial and fruitful. read more

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Adhibrahmacariyapanna Sutta

This Friday, we will continue our weekly sutta discussion with a sutta from Anguttara Nikaya 8.2, namely Adhibrahmacariyapanna Sutta.

AN 8.2 Adhibrahmacariyapanna Sutta

This sutta discusses about the conditions needed to attain wisdom.

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Salla Sutta and Dvayatanupassana Sutta

This Friday, we will continue our sutta discussion as usual. I have selected two suttas from the Sutta Nipata (fifth book of the Khuddaka Nikaya), as below:

Sn 3 Salla Sutta – The Arrow

Sn 3 Dvayatanupassana Sutta – Dualitites

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Visit by Abbots of Wat Nong Pah Pong branches

We are pleased to announce the following (click on image to enlarge):

SLBS LP Dana 2015-1

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Mahanama Sutta and Anathapindikovada Sutta

This week, I have selected two suttas – Mahanama Sutta (SN 55.21) and Anathapindikovada Sutta (MN 143) – that pertain to the fear of death and dying. Hopefully, these two suttas will serve as a starting point for further discussion on this often taboo subject.

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Sakkapanha Sutta

This Friday, we will resume our sutta discussion with DN 21 (Sakkapanha Sutta). This is a very long and interesting sutta where Sakka Devaraja, the king of the 33 in the heavenly realm, asked the Buddha a series of questions that are very useful for dhamma practitioners.

DN 21 Sakkapanha Sutta

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The Conditioned Mind

In our sutta discussion last Friday, we talked briefly on the conditioned mind.

This Friday, I would like to spend some time discussing about the conditioned mind. Hopefully, this discussion will help us learn more about what a conditioned mind is, what are its characteristics, how it continues to read more

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Programme for Wesak 2015

Below is the programme for our 2015 Wesak celebration.

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