a series of websites on the Buddha’s teachings, featuring Ven. Rerukane Candavimala, Ven. Nyanavimala, Bhikkhu Sumedha, Henri van Zeyst, Ven. Moneyya – with more coming soon...
Ven. Rerukane Candavimala
The story of Ven. Rerukane Candavimala’s life from his earliest years, his education in Burma, and the writing of so many influential books, in his own words, as told to his disciple Ven. Ittepana Dhammālaṅkāra.
“Even the deepest Dhamma point was written only after I understood clearly about them... I never edited my writing. The first draft was sent to the publishers. Sometimes while the first part was being printed I wrote the subsequent sections and sent them on to the publishers. ” More...
His Teaching and Paintings
A collection of Bhikkhu Sumedha’s teachings as given to doctors, nurses and patients while he worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Peradeniya Hospital during the last decade of his life; and also a selection of his paintings.
“[Bhikkhu Sumedha] came to Sri Lanka as an artist seeking enjoyment and relaxation; the strange workings of karma, swelling up from an unfathomable past, turned him into a sage who found here wisdom, consolation, and a path to final peace.” More...
The Henri van Zeyst Archives
The archived works on Theravāda Buddhism by the great Dutch author Henri van Zeyst, who made such a big impact on a whole generation of Buddhist intellectuals in his adopted home of Sri Lanka.
“Henri van Zeyst ... deserves a place in the history of modern Buddhism, especially the Western experience of Buddhism. Hopefully his writings, presented here in a 21st century format and for the first time since their original publication, will gain a new and appreciative readership.” More...
These translations from the Sanskrit by Mike Cross cover Aśvaghoṣa's two mahā kāvyas: Buddhacarita and Saundarananda, with Mike providing introductions and a commentary on the verses and their interpretation.
Selected Poems and Musings
A collection of the poetry and aphorisms of the American monk Bhikkhu Moneyya, who ordained with Pa Auk Sayadaw in Myanmar. The work spans a much longer period though, covering several decades of this truth-seeker’s spiritual journey.
Writings on Buddhism and Human Rights
A look at the underlying assumptions of the Western discourse on human rights, and the teaching of the Buddha, concerning rights, statecraft, economics and liberation.
Writings on the Dhamma
The books and essays of the popular Australian monk, Bhante Dhammika, including Good Question, Good Answer, Like Milk and Water Mixed, Good Kamma! Bad Kamma! What exactly is Kamma? Buddhism and LGBT Issues, To Eat or not to eat Meat, Te Edicts of King Asoka, Mount Kailash, Nature and the Environment in Early Buddhism and more.
Godwin Home Page
The meditation teachings of the Sri Lankan lay teacher Ācariya Godwin Samararatne, including audio recordings, transcriptions, photographs and tributes.
“Godwin showed me by his person that it really is possible to transcend the narrow confines of ego, negative emotions, petty ambitions and fears and become a truly joyful, loving person. To me, he was living proof that the Buddha's Dhamma does work...” More...
Ancient Buddhist Texts
Texts and translations from the early and later Buddhist traditions, mainly from Pāḷi, Sanskrised Prākr̥t (BHS), and Classical Sanskrit, and a scholarly study of the texts, especially in regard to their compilation, grammar and prosody.
The website also includes other facilities such as over 130 hours of audio readings, maps of ancient Buddhist India, and many reference works.
Since 2006 I have been taking photographs mainly of the temples, pilgrimage centres and historical sites in South and SE Asia. In 2009, after a trip to Borobudur, I started the Photo Dharma website to house the various collections. As of 2015 there are more than 10,000 photographs on the site all published in high-definition files, with slideshows, and, in most cases, further information about the sites, as well as Videos, Maps, and Posters.
Since 2010 I have been publishing a blog of documentaries about Buddhism and the cultures associated with it, with embedded videos mainly from youtube, vimeo and Chinese television. This is probably the most comprehensive collection of documentaries on these subjects. By 2015 it contains well over 400 documentaries, and is growing all the time.
Many of the sites that are now contained on Buddhasāsana website started out as projects on my Dharma Records blog and eventually became big enough to deserve a website of their own. The blog is mainly used now for notifications of my on-going publication work, in all the sites listed above.