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Issues relevant to the newcomer to Buddhism such as basic meditation techniques, beginner texts or issues in practice.

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Read the 2 booklets "How to Meditate" part 1 & part 2 found here. Then signup for a free online meditation course at https://meditation.sirimangalo.org/schedule. This course is conducted by venerable …
answered Nov 16 '16 by Sankha Kulathantille
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I would recommend you to listen to sermons and learn from a teacher rather than trying to learn from books. Because one can easily misinterpret what's in the texts. Try starting with this video wiki p …
answered Jun 14 '16 by Sankha Kulathantille
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Here's a little different approach, bhante. Young university students might get more attracted to a rebellious and in your face style of presentation. :) What is Buddhism? Buddhism is the doctrine o …
answered Aug 27 '15 by Sankha Kulathantille
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At a Theravada monastery: You have to be familiar with taking refuge in the Triple Gem and taking of the five precepts: http://refuge.sirimangalo.org/ Remove shoes and hats when you enter the monast …
answered Apr 28 '16 by Sankha Kulathantille
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Your craving towards sensations don't make the sensations any better or make them last longer. ex: if you eat an ice-cream, your craving towards the taste will neither make it sweeter nor make the ta …
answered Jul 12 '17 by Sankha Kulathantille
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"Monks, I will teach you the All. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak." "As you say, lord," the monks responded. The Blessed One said, "What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, e …
answered Sep 19 '15 by Sankha Kulathantille
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Live your lay life according to the Singalovada Sutta. Dedicate one hour a day or as much as you can spare for meditation, listening to the Dhamma. When you get vacation, visit a meditation center and …
answered Mar 26 '18 by Sankha Kulathantille