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On April 11th Ajahn Vimalo’s statueof Prajna Paramita (‘The Perfection of Wisdom’) was formally installed in the Dhamma Hall at Cittaviveka in a ceremony that included the male and female communities of Cittaviveka and Amaravati as well as many lay friends.
Celibacy & Sublimation The following reflections, originally published in the book Freeing the Heart, are taken from a talk given by Ajahn Thanasanti
To those interested
in understanding the end of suffering, the Buddha recommended seeing the value of
celibacy. It is a powerful tool for understanding desire and coming to terms with the nature of attachment. It
isn’t an easy path, but it can be very helpful because one has to consciously face ...
I had the privilege of visiting some of the ancient Buddhist sites of Sri Lanka. This was at the kind invitation of Venerable Seelagavesi and his devotees in England.
I arrived in Colombo in the late afternoon and in the early evening was driven to Kandy, the famous city in the mountainous centre of the island. It was a joy for me to see the many shrines by the roadside along the way, with their serene Buddha statues.