Free downloadable books on Vipassana Meditation


If you practice Vipassana meditation you might be familiar with the works by S.N Goenka but have you read anything by the Venerable Dhammajiva?

The Venerable Dhammajiva has practiced meditation as a master for over a decade and is the Abbot and instructor of Meetirigala. Meetirigala is a monastery that follows the strict forest tradition. The Meetirigala monastery is based in Sri Lanka.

The five books that are available for downloads are as follows:

  1. The Seven Factors of Enlightenment: In this book Venerable Dhammajiva discusses the essences of the Buddha’s teaching on the “Seven Factors of Awakening.”
  2. Towards An Inner Peace: Here the Venerable Dhammajiva makes accessible the discourses of the Anapanasati Sutra and the practice of mindfulness. They have been translated from Sinhala to English.
  3. In This Life Itself: This book covers teachings of Vipassana meditation and the practice of Satipatthana.
  4. A Mind Revealed: This book is from a lecture that Venerable Dhammajiva gave to Monks at Meetirigala and expounds upon the Dutiyadvaya Sutra.
  5. Mahasi Insight Meditation: Here Venerable Dhammajiva has translated the teachings of the Burmese meditation master Mahasi Syadaw into English.

About fiercebuddhist

Welcome. I am happy that our paths have crossed. Here you will find various poems, articles and photography. I hope that you enjoy them and visit often. I am currently working on writing “A Haiku A Day” so that I can, perhaps, have enough good ones for publication. If you are wondering what a “Fierce Buddhist” the following declaration should clarify. The “Fierce” in FierceBuddhist I define as “an obligation to do what I can to benefit all sentient beings, not just those close to me or those I agree with. If I see something or someone that is hurting others I must step forward and do what I can to assist them.” In the Army and in the dojo I learned how to defend myself, family and country but that does not mean I endorse the use of force. Two nonviolent examples of Fierce Buddhists that come to mind are Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. While I do not claim be even close to them I can strive and so can you. Furthermore, my Buddhist name, given to me by Sensei Kubose, is Seiyo. His interpretation of my communication and interaction with him led him to this name. He told me Seiyo means “Fierce Sun.” The sun shines on everyone without prejudices without giving preferential treatment to anyone. This is tough to live up to, as you can imagine, but it sure sets the tone for my life. In Buddhism this is called a Fierce Bodhisattva. I am only on the path to Enlightenment and can only say to be a Fierce Buddhist.

8 responses »

  1. In the spirit’s deepness there is a light, where there is always a joyful meeting of minds! Thanks for always blessing me by reanding my poems and visiting my site! May your day always contain the true peace and happiness that is found within! Always your friend!

  2. If you are reading this and holding back please don’t. Not simply you and your friends and family, but the entirety of humanity is at stake here. Way to go! (Not that there’s anywhere to go, of course. 😛 )

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