More Buddha-Dhamma

The Buddha was born as a human being. During his life as a human being he realised by his own practice - in the last resort without a teacher - the highest deliverance of suffering (Enlightenment/Nirwana). He never spoke on behalf of (or in service of) another (higher) being. He always referred to the potentials his attendants might realise by their own practice. Step by step, but every step can be a deliverance on its own. At the end of his life the Buddha appointed the Dhamma, his teachings/instructions, as his successor. In this link you will find expositions of the Buddha-Dhamma by contemporary teachers who practice this teaching.

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Mahasi's Manual of Insight translated into English

The American Vipassana teacher Steve Armstrong (as a member of the international Vipassana Metta Foundation Translation Committee) has translated into English Mahasi Sayadaw's (1904-1982) Manual of Insight (1944).

Interview with U Pandita (Alan Clements, 1996)

From Alan Clements' book Instinct for Freedom. A book about Everyday Revolution - Finding Liberation Through Living (1996). The last part of this interview (p. 10 - 12) has been translated by me into Dutch under the title Een ware vriend, and can be found in English under the title A True Spiritual Friend.


The website of the American monk Ajahn Thanissaro (Metta Forest Monastery, San Diego, CA) I find rich and inviting. Its search function makes teachings accessable as well as translations of ancient texts about a broad number of subjects.

U Vivekananda (audio)

Audio teachings by the German born monk Sayadaw U Vivekananda (Lumbini, Nepal) one of my teachers.

Joseph Goldstein (audio)

Nearly 500 teachings given by this American meditation teacher.