Event List Added

I’ve added a little “widget” that shows a calendar of my next 10 upcoming events. Right now only my online regular sessions are there, later on I will be adding any special events, online or otherwise.

To see the event calendar list, just look right —>

New Sunday Session : Kalyana Mitta, Virtuous Friendship

UPDATE: Maggasekha Chanting Book v1.1

I’ve received some suggestions for typos and issues from the chanting book, in addition to noticing a few myself. All of these fixes are complete and here is the NEW VERSION 1.1, it should be more user friendly with more return to content links too.


https://bhikkhujayasara.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/maggasekha-chanting-book-v1.1.pdf

Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, here is some Dhamma, don’t be a common person lacking integrity, an ungrateful person, be a rare gem in the world :


“Bhikkhus, these two kinds of persons are rare in the world. What two? One who takes the initiative in helping others and one who is grateful and thankful. These two kinds of persons are rare in the world.” – AN 2.119

an 2.32 “Monks, I will teach you the level of a person of no integrity and the level of a person of integrity. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak.” “As you say, lord,” the monks responded.The Blessed One said, “Now what is the level of a person of no integrity? A person of no integrity is ungrateful & unthankful. This ingratitude, this lack of thankfulness, is advocated by rude people. It is entirely on the level of people of no integrity. A person of integrity is grateful & thankful. This gratitude, this thankfulness, is advocated by civil people. It is entirely on the level of people of integrity.”

AN 5.264-271:Bhikkhus, without having abandoned these five things one is incapable of entering and dwelling in the first jhana…second jhana…third jhana…fourth jhana…realizing the fruit of stream entry…the fruit of once-returning…the fruit of non-returning…the fruit of arahantship. What five? Miserliness with regard to dwellings, miserliness with regard to families, miserliness with regard to gains, miserliness with regard to praise, and ingratitude or unthankfulness.–

AN 5.195: Licchavis, the manifestation of five gems is rare in the world. What five? (1) The manifestation of a Tathagata, an Arahant, a Perfectly Enlightened One is rare in the world. (2) A person who can teach the Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by a Tathagata is rare in the world. (3) When the Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by a Tathagata has been taught, a person who can understand it is rare in the world. (4) When the Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by a Tathagatha has been taught, a person who can understand it and practice in accordance with the Dhamma is rare in the world. (5) A grateful and thankful person is rare in the world.

New PDF Chanting Book

Hello everyone. A few weeks back I had the idea to do a Maggasekha chanting book pdf that is fully hyperlinked. I found it being very tough doing livestream chanting to have people following along get to the right pages as all the pdf chanting books available are not hyperlinked and hard to get through.

This 260 page chanting book is not my own translations or creations. It has selections from Bhante Gunaratana’s “Bhavana Vandana”, Abhayagiri’s chanting book, and various suttas with translations by Bhikkhu Bodhi/Bhante Sujato.

All translations are the products of their translators, this is not for sale, it was only compiled for use with the Maggasekha community, of course anyone is free to use it, but I want to make clear what it was created for.


If you find any grammatical, spelling or other errors, please email me with the page and location so I can fix them : bhikkhujayasara@gmail.com

Website will be in Chaos for the near future

I was informed about some of the issues regarding this website with the mobile version, and pages not showing up(like for instance my dana page). In speaking with wordpress it appears the issue is that this theme the website has had for 4-5 years now is outdated and not supported. So I’ll be fiddling with themes and the like for a while, please bear with me during this time :).

Dhammapalooza in 1 Hour

In one hour join the MaggaSekha Community on Youtube tonight for Dhammapalooza! A night of Dhamma, including : Chanting, Sutta Readings, Dhamma Talks, Guided Meditation, Q&As, and Community Discussion. Come join the MaggaSekha community for an evening of Dhamma starting 8pm.

https://www.youtube.com/studentofthepath/live

11-16 Dhammapalooza Up

Dhammapalooza in 1 Hour

In one hour join the MaggaSekha Community on Youtube tonight for Dhammapalooza! A night of Dhamma, including : Chanting, Sutta Readings, Dhamma Talks, Guided Meditation, Q&As, and Community Discussion. Come join the MaggaSekha community for an evening of Dhamma starting 8pm.

https://www.youtube.com/studentofthepath/live

In this short clip from the morning “Thought of the Day”(Monday-Saturday 8am Eastern). We are traveling through Dependent Origination and now come up to which what is possibly one of the most important areas for developing insight in our practice. The Second Noble Truth: How our thirst keeps us in Samsara.

This weeks Dhammapalooza is complete and up

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