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This site offers an extensive collection of English translations of suttas from the Pāli Canon, as well as a multitude of free downloads of Dhamma from the Kammaṭṭhāna (or Thai Forest) Tradition of Buddhism. Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu of Metta Forest Monastery is the speaker, author or translator unless otherwise noted.

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What’s new

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New Essay
First Things First, by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu. On the primacy of the four noble truths as a guide to the rest of the path, determining the role and function of all the Buddha’s other teachings—including emptiness and the three perceptions.
posted November 8
Livro novo
Nos alegra apresentar O Nobre Caminho Óctuplo: Um Guia para o Despertar. As palestras de Dhamma incluídas neste volume resumem cada um dos os oito fatores nescessários que formam o caminho para alcançar o despertar. Outras palestras como As Perguntas do Sofrimento e O Entendimento Correto sobre a Perspectiva Correta, foram acrescentadas para enfatizar a importância de fazer as perguntas corretas que levam, eventualmente, ao fim de todo sofrimento e stress, e também para enfatizar a importância da Pesspectiva Correta sobre a Perspectiva Correta no caminho.
publicado o 1 de novembro
October Dhamma talks
regular evening and short morning
posted Oct. 31
New Book
The Five Faculties : Putting Wisdom in Charge of the Mind. In May of 2017, members of Le Refuge, a Buddhist group located near Marseilles, invited me to lead an nine-day retreat on the topic of the five faculties (indrīya): conviction, persistence, mindfulness, concentration, and discernment. These are a set of qualities that the Buddha numbered among his most important teachings. When put in charge of the mind, they lead all the way to awakening.
posted October 22
Revised & Expanded Essay
Stored-up Food : A Discussion of Pācittiya 38, which includes the relevant Pāli along with its English translation, addresses the issue of whether the Vinaya allows monks to eat food reoffered on a subsequent day.
posted Oct. 4
September Dhamma talks
regular evening and short morning
posted Oct. 2
ของใหม่ ธรรมเทศนาภาษาไทย:
อบรมภาวนาตอนเย็น กันยายน และ เทศน์ตอนเช้า เดือน กันยายน
ตั้งแต่ 2 ตุลาคม
New Sutta
AN 5:106 — Comfortably. How can a monk live peacefully in a community of monks?
posted Sept. 9
New Sutta
MN 21 — The Simile of the Saw. The full translation of this sutta, previously just an excerpt, has been added to the collection.
posted Sept. 9
August Dhamma talks
regular evening and short morning
posted Sept. 5
ของใหม่ ธรรมเทศนาภาษาไทย:
อบรมภาวนาตอนเย็น สิงหาคม และ เทศน์ตอนเช้า เดือน สิงหาคม
ตั้งแต่ 5 กันยายน
New Essay
Wisdom over Justice, by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu. An essay on the Buddha’s approach to the pursuit of justice.
posted August 26
July Dhamma talks
regular evening and short morning
posted Aug. 4
ของใหม่ ธรรมเทศนาภาษาไทย:
อบรมภาวนาตอนเย็น มิถุนายน และ เทศน์ตอนเช้า เดือน มิถุนายน
ตั้งแต่ 4 สิงหาคม
New Book
Meditations8. The most recent collection of transcribed Dhamma talks given during the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery from 2014-2016. The talks address breath meditation techniques and various aspects of the Buddhist Path.
posted July  26
New vinaya section
The Buddhist Monastic Code, Volumes I & II, is now available to read online. Cross-references to suttas and vinaya translations are hyperlinked. The cross-referencing in the ebook versions of the BMC have also been revised to point to the updated translations on this site instead of the older versions on accesstoinsight.org. Other vinaya related materials, such as bhikkhu and bhikkhuni pāṭimokkhas, essays and translations, have been consolidated on a single page. The online BMC and additional vinaya materials are accessed from the vinaya subsection of the ebook page.
posted July 18
June Dhamma talks
regular evening and short morning
posted July 5
ของใหม่ ธรรมเทศนาภาษาไทย:
อบรมภาวนาตอนเย็น มิถุนายน และ เทศน์ตอนเช้า เดือน มิถุนายน
ตั้งแต่ 5 กรกฎาคม
New Book
On the Path: An Anthology on the Noble Eightfold Path drawn from the Pāli Canon. This book aims to provide a well-rounded picture of the noble eightfold path for people who are interested in taking guidance from the earliest extant records of the Buddha’s teachings on how to reach the end of suffering and stress. The format is that of a discussion and analysis of each element of the path followed by pertinent sutta excerpts, similar to Wings to Awakening. The cross-references to the suttas are also hyperlinked to the new sutta pages on this site.
posted June 23
ของใหม่ ธรรมเทศนาภาษาไทย:
อบรมภาวนาตอนเย็น พฤษภาคม และ เทศน์ตอนเช้า เดือน พฤษภาคม
ตั้งแต่ 9 มิถุนายน