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Loving Kindness Meditation every Monday at 6:30 pm. Mindfulness of Breathing every Thursday at 6:30 pm. Sutta Study every Saturday at 2 pm. Mindful Sunday every first Sunday at 2 pm. All are welcome for free.

“nāhaṃ, bhikkhave, aññaṃ ekadhammampi samanupassāmi yaṃ evaṃ dantaṃ mahato atthāya saṃvattati yathayidaṃ, bhikkhave, cittaṃ. cittaṃ, bhikkhave, dantaṃ mahato atthāya saṃvattatī”ti.


I don't envision a single thing that, when tamed, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when tamed leads to great benefit." #mindful #meditationretreat #meditation #indianabuddhisttemple #bhantedevananda #fortwayne #myfortwayne #happymind #smilingmonk #spreadingdhamma #spreadingsmiles #buddha #buddhastatue #buddhism #buddhisttemple #theravadachanting #dhammadesana #angutaranikaya #allarewelcome #meditationcenter #indianameditation #buddhistmonk #buddhism #buddhasteachings #freemeditation #mettabhavana #lovingkindness #lovingkindnessmeditation
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Dhammo have rakkhati Dhammacāriṁ,
The Dhamma protects the one who lives by the Dhamma,

Dhammo suciṇṇo sukham-āvahāti,
The Dhamma well-practised brings happiness.
#dharma #dharmawheel #bhantedevananda #indianabuddhisttemple #meditation #lovingkindness #lovingkindnessmeditation #metta #mettabhavana #mindfulness #bhavana #meditationretreat #indianameditation #buddhist #buddha #buddhism #smilingmonk
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Our Abbot has decided to expand his compassionate services. We are raising fund to acquire land vast enough to care for domesticated elephants without chains. The retreat will be without chain and where the elephants can play, eat tree limbs, dig in the dirt and find mineral holes.

We welcome cash, check, online paypal indianabuddhistvihara@gmail.com

Srilanka: Sampath Bank
Reverend Thalangama Devananda
121857712702

http://www.indianabuddhistvihara.org/donate.html
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“nāhaṃ, bhikkhave, aññaṃ ekadhammampi samanupassāmi yaṃ evaṃ dantaṃ mahato atthāya saṃvattati yathayidaṃ, bhikkhave, cittaṃ. cittaṃ, bhikkhave, dantaṃ mahato atthāya saṃvattatī”ti.
I don't envision a single thing that, when tamed, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when tamed leads to great benefit." Loving Kindness Meditation every Monday at 6:30 pm. Mindfulness of Breathing every Thursday at 6:30 pm. Sutta Study every Saturday at 2 pm. Mindful Sunday every first Sunday at 2 pm. All are welcome for free.
#mindful #meditationretreat #meditation #indianabuddhisttemple #bhantedevananda #fortwayne #myfortwayne #happymind #smilingmonk #spreadingdhamma #spreadingsmiles #buddha #buddhastatue #buddhism #buddhisttemple #theravadachanting #dhammadesana #angutaranikaya #allarewelcome #meditationcenter #indianameditation #buddhistmonk #buddhism #buddhasteachings #freemeditation #mettabhavana #lovingkindness #lovingkindnessmeditation
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Alms round on Kathina day. All are welcome to offer. The word “pindapata” is elucidated in the Visuddhimaga as: “Alms food is any sort of food or nutriment is called “alms food” or pindapata – literally means “lump dropping,” because of its having been dropped (patitatta) into a bhikkhu’s bowl during his alms round (pindloya). Or alms food (pindapata) is the dropping (pata) of the lumps (pinda); it is the concurrence (sannipata), the collection, of alms (bhikkha) obtained here and there, is what is meant.” (The Path of Purification, Bhikkhu Nanamoli, Part 1, Paragraph 89, BPS). #happymonk #bhantedevananda #indianabuddhisttemple #pindapata #smilingmonk #generousity #bhikkhu #buddhistmonks #buddhism
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Let kindness shine through your mind, your face and actions. Let us accumulate wholesome merits.

Sabbapapassa akaranam
ku salassa upasampada
sacittapariyodapanam
etam buddhana sasanam.

Verse 183: Not to do evil, to cultivate merit, to purify one's mind - this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.

#bhantedevananda #abhayadana #merits #smilingmonk #kindness #lovingkindness #metta #compassion #bekind #saveanimals #fangshen #buddhist #buddhism #buddhateachings
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The First Teaching of The Buddha. All proceeds will support the Indiana Buddhist Temple to continue giving free meditation and Dhamma services. These recordings can be shared as spiritual gifts from spiritual place to family and friends. Bhante Devananda, the Abbot of Indiana Buddhist Temple, chants this Sutta to invoke blessings. This recording brings positive Dharma vibration. While listening to this sutta, spend some time to send your loving kindness to you and concentrate on your good deeds
http://www.amazon.com/Dhammacakkappavattana-Sutta-Teaching-Bhante-Devananda/dp/B00KI1PIX0
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Keep smiling, be kind and spread loving kindness and compassion. May Metta be with you. May all beings be well, happy and peaceful.
#sabbesattabhavantusukhitatta #blessed #smilingmonk #bhantedevananda #metta #mettabhavana #lovingkindness #compassion #buddhistmonk #bhikkhu #buddhism #peace #keepsmiling #bekind
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We are honored to have Venerable Walpola Piyananda to give meditation retreat Saturday October 6. We deeply appreciate Mr. Manjula to sponsor Venerable Piyananda. May all your good merits protect you and your family.

Walpola Piyananda, Ph.D. (b. 1943- ) was born in Sri Lanka and ordained as a novice monk at the age of 12. He earned his B.A. degree from Kaleniya University in Sri Lanka. He earned an M.A. from Calcutta University and another M.A. degree from Northwestern University.

Bhante Piyananda earned two Ph.D.s, one from UCLA and another from the College of Buddhist Studies. He is the founder and abbot of Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles, California. It is one of the first Buddhist temples in the U.S. He has been in service to the Dhamma for many decades, teaching among the Sri Lankan and American born communities in the Los Angeles area. He has also trained and help found many other Dhamma centers and viharas around the U.S. Several temples in other states are affiliated with Dharma Vijaya being the parent temple.

Bhante Piyananda has been instrumental in the re-establishment of the bhikkhuni Order. He was there with the planning and work as a Preceptor in 1996 in Sarnath, India when the first group of women became fully ordained nuns (since the Order had previously died out in the year 1017). Since that time he has ordained many more women as fully ordained bhikkhunis.
#indianabuddhisttemple #bhantedevananda #meditation #allarewelcome #mayallbeingsbehappy #meditationcenter #metta #smilingmonk
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