LAYPERSONS & BALANCED FINANCES Using mindfulness meditation for financially responsibility by Brad Hunter “And what is accomplishment in balanced finances?Katamā ca, byagghapajja, samajīvitā? It’s when a gentleman, knowing their income and expenditure, balances their finances, being neither too extravagant nor too frugal. They think: ‘In this way my income will exceed my expenditure, not the reverse.’Continue reading “LAYPERSONS & BALANCED FINANCES by Brad Hunter”


“And what is accomplishment in good friendship? Katamā ca, byagghapajja, kalyāṇamittatā? It’s when a gentleman resides in a town or village. And in that place there are householders or their children who may be young or old, but are mature in conduct, accomplished in faith, ethics, generosity, and wisdom. That person associates with them, converses,Continue reading “LAYPERSONS AND SIGNIFICANCE OF NOBLE FRIENDSHIP by Sumith Siriwardana”


“Byagghapajja, these four things lead to the welfare and happiness of a layperson in this life. What four? Accomplishment in initiative, protection, good friendship, and balanced finances.” Insight from SuttaTopic: Lay Person PrioritiesAccording to Buddha teaching, Dhīghajānu sutta, a layperson who leads to the welfare and happiness in this life, need four things are asContinue reading “LAYPERSON PRIORITIES with Uzine Kundala”

Lay Person Kamma & Happiness with Mike Dimeo

“May the Buddha please teach us the Dhamma in a way that leads to our welfare and happiness in this life and in future lives.” VIPASSANA (Main Insight) As lay people, we can live happy and peaceful lives by practicing the Dhamma.We have to cultivate skillful qualities and abandon unskillful qualities in order toContinue reading “Lay Person Kamma & Happiness with Mike Dimeo”


16 September 2020 – The Pali League A Lay Person’s Life: Knowing the Final Truth – “diṭṭhadhammahitāya” KEY PALI WORD “diṭṭhadhamma”: one who realizes the final truth or correct dhamma “hitāya”: benefit, blessing, welfare, reward, a friend KEY SUTTA STANZA “May the Buddha please teach us the Dhamma in a way that leads to ourContinue reading “Diṭṭhadhammahitāya”


Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to Dhamma practice, observed by lay followers and monastics throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism. For monastics, these are often days of more intensive reflection and meditation. In many monasteries physical labor (construction projects, repairs, etc.) is curtailed. On New Moon and Full Moon days the fortnightly confessionContinue reading “UPOSATHA HOLY DAYS”

14 SEP 2020 – Dīghajāṇu Sutta AN 8.54

At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Koliyans, where they have a town named Kakkarapatta. Then Dīghajāṇu the Koliyan went up to the Buddha, bowed, sat down to one side, and said to the Buddha: “Sir, we are laypeople who enjoy sensual pleasures and living at home with our children. WeContinue reading “14 SEP 2020 – Dīghajāṇu Sutta AN 8.54”