Records from the Retreats with Bhante Sujiva

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Updates of this page

On Monday, January 22th, 2006, seven lectures from Bhante Sujiva's retreat in Ireland (Sunyata retreat center - January 2005) were added

On Monday, January 22th, 2006, all lectures in audio quality 90kbps were transferred to lower quality (60kbps) due to capacity reasons

On Wednesday, November 30th, 2005 lectures and guided meditations from the retreat in SWITZERLAND 2005 were added. See the bottom end of the page.

On Friday, September 23rd, 2005 the last missing lecture and the last two missing guided meditations were added. See below, they are marked by "NEW:" in the beginning of the row.

A few notes

REPORT MISTAKES! I guess there are many mistakes on this page - incorrect spelling, wrong English structures, unfunctional hyperlinks etc. If you discover any bug, please let me know (my mail is in the bottom of this page).

NAMES OF FILES: Files for download listed below are named like L-2005-07-10.mp3 or M-2005-07-12-Metta.mp3. The "L" or "M" in the beginning stands for Lecture or guided Meditation, the rest of name is date of lecture or meditation. All guided meditations have specification of type in the title (like "metta" in the M-2005-07-12-Metta.mp3). Unfortunatelly I didn't have time to add such specifications to lectures. If someone of you can do it, please send me the list of lectures names and I'll update this page.

AUDIO QUALITY: The MP3 files are done with quite new method (ABR), so if you use a very old MP3 player I can have problems to read it. Install new version, please (like from www.winamp.com)

I have to apologize for a few things: The first - as Bhante was more distant from the microphone than the translator, his voice sounds weaker than the translator's one. The second - very often a few first words of the lecture or guided meditation are not recorded, because I started the recording with a delay. So these troubles are not caused by your equipment you use for playing MP3s, the cause is on my side - sorry for it...

Many thanks

Many thanks to LUKAS, the adminitrator of this Internet server, who was so generous and gave us such huge space here for uploading all our records. Metta to you LUKAS :-)

Many thanks to ZUZANA, who translated the book METTA - The practice of Lovingkindness as the foundation for Insight Meditation Practice, by Sayadaw U Indaka. You find the PDF of the book below, in English as well as in Czech language. Thank you, Zuzka, for doing such a great job !

Many thanks to GIANNI, who sent me CD with lectures of Bhante Sujiva given in retreats in Ireland and also in Gianni's meditation center in Italy. Thank you Gianni for recording these lectures in good quality and for the willingness to share them !

Photos from retreat

A few of you made some snapshots in the end of the retreat. I think it would be fine if you can send me some of snapshots, which I can put here.

Some of you have already sent some snapshots, see HERE.

Books

All these books are downloaded from www.buddhanet.net - visit the page, there are a lot of other very interesting titles.

Books by Bhante Sujiva

The following book is the main vippassana textbook by Venerable Sujiva. Easily understandable explanation what to do in vipassana meditation:

essentials.pdf

As the metta was the most often guided meditation during the retreat, I add a lovely Bhante's book on that topic:

sujivametta.pdf

Books by other authors

METTA - The practice of Lovingkindness as the foundation for Insight Meditation Practice, by Sayadaw U Indaka

metta_indaka_english.pdf
metta_indaka_czech.pdf

Currently, the book is in very simple PDF which is suitable only for printing, not for browsing it on your screen. More comfortable browsing can be accomplished by creation of PDF with active Table of Contents (it means, that if you click the title of the chapter in the Table of Contents you'll be automatically moved to that chapter). I'm willing to create such a PDF, if at least a few people want it - so if you intend to browse it on your screen without printing, send me a mail request

TIPITAKA: Many thanks to Juraj for sending compressed version of tipitaka. It is downloaded from http://metta.lk, but this page seem rather slow. Below you can download all Tipitaka's html from http://metta.lk in one ZIP and the dowload should be considerably faster than from the original page.

tipitaka.zip

Within a few days I add here some titles from Venerable Mahasi and others. Now I'm putting here very nice issue of Dhammapada (with pictures, detailed comments and translations of Pali words).

DHAMMAPADA_ILLUSTRATED.PDF

Important Internet pages

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Above all, the Internet page where you can find list of courses given by Bhante Sujiva (and other information as well) is http://www.sujiva.wz.cz/ .

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Other important links are HERE. Maybe you know about some other interesting Buddhistic web-page, just send me a link (my mail is in the bottom of this page) and I'll extend the list of links.
PLEASE: Send a brief description of the page - what can you Dhamma friends find there. I don't have enough time to explore it myself... Thanks :-)

Recordings from Ireland 2005

1.mp3
2.mp3
3.mp3
4.mp3
5.mp3
6.mp3
7.mp3

Recordings from Slovakia 2005

Idam me pun nam (recitatio in the end of the day)

NEW: Idam.mp3

Taking eight precepts

NEW: Namo-tassa.mp3

Meditation instruction

Basic-medit-instruction.mp3

Lectures

L-2005-07-02-initial.mp3
L-2005-07-03.mp3
L-2005-07-04.mp3
L-2005-07-05.mp3
L-2005-07-06.mp3
L-2005-07-07.mp3
NEW: L-2005-07-08.mp3
L-2005-07-09-Pain.mp3
L-2005-07-10.mp3
L-2005-07-11.mp3
L-2005-07-12.mp3
L-2005-07-13.mp3
L-2005-07-14.mp3
L-2005-07-15.mp3
L-2005-07-16.mp3
L-2005-07-17-INCOMPLETE.mp3
L-2005-07-18.mp3
L-2005-07-19.mp3
L-2005-07-20.mp3
L-2005-07-21.mp3
L-2005-07-22.mp3
L-2005-07-23.mp3
L-2005-07-24.mp3
L-2005-07-25.mp3
L-2005-07-26.mp3
L-2005-07-27.mp3
L-2005-07-28.mp3
L-2005-07-29.mp3

Guided meditations

M-2005-07-03-Metta-explanation.mp3
M-2005-07-03-vipassana.mp3
M-2005-07-04-Metta.mp3
M-2005-07-05-Vipassana.mp3
M-2005-07-05-metta.mp3
M-2005-07-06-Metta-snakes.mp3
M-2005-07-06-vipassana.mp3
M-2005-07-07-Metta.mp3
M-2005-07-09-Chanting-metta.mp3
M-2005-07-10-karuna.mp3
M-2005-07-11.mp3
M-2005-07-13-Mudita.mp3
M-2005-07-14-Acceptance.mp3
M-2005-07-15-Four-Brahma-viharas.mp3
M-2005-07-16-vipassana.mp3
M-2005-07-17-body-parts-1.mp3
M-2005-07-18-body-parts-2.mp3
M-2005-07-21-Recit-3-characteristics.mp3
M-2005-07-22-metta.mp3
M-2005-07-23-Metta.mp3
M-2005-07-24-Metta.mp3
M-2005-07-25-metta.mp3
M-2005-07-27-Metta.mp3
M-2005-07-29-metta.mp3
M-2005-07-XX-Nibbana.mp3
NEW: M-2005-07-XX-Nibbana-2.mp3
NEW: M-2005-07-XX-Direct-Metta.mp3

Recordings from Switzerland 2005

Lectures

l-2005-10-03.mp3
l-2005-10-04.mp3
l-2005-10-05.mp3
l-2005-10-06.mp3
l-2005-10-07.mp3
l-2005-10-08.mp3
l-2005-10-09.mp3
l-2005-10-10.mp3
l-2005-10-11.mp3
l-2005-10-12.mp3
l-2005-10-13.mp3
l-2005-10-14.mp3
l-2005-10-15.mp3

Guided meditations

m-2005-10-03-instruction.mp3
m-2005-10-04-metta.mp3
m-2005-10-04-vipassana.mp3
m-2005-10-05-metta.mp3
m-2005-10-05-vipassana.mp3
m-2005-10-06-metta.mp3
m-2005-10-06-vipassana.mp3
m-2005-10-07-metta.mp3
m-2005-10-07-vipassana.mp3
m-2005-10-08-intro.mp3
m-2005-10-08-karuna.mp3
m-2005-10-08-recitacion.mp3
m-2005-10-09-karuna.mp3
m-2005-10-09-recitacion.mp3
m-2005-10-10-mudita.mp3
m-2005-10-11-mudita.mp3
m-2005-10-12-upekha.mp3
m-2005-10-14-nibbana.mp3
m-2005-10-16-end.mp3

Retreat in Holland 2006

Download MP3 files from the following folder:

holland_2006

USA - Boddhi Tree Lecture

Download MP3 files from the following folder:

USA_Boddhi_tree_lecture

USA - Lectures Part 2

Download MP3 files from the following folder:

USA_lectures_part_2

USA - Lectures Part 3 - Abbdidhamma

Download MP3 files from the following folder:

USA_lectures_part_3_abhidhamma

NEW: Retreat in Santisukkharama - Malaysia, May 15 - June 02, 2006

Download MP3 files from the following folder:

Malaysia_Santisukharama_15may_02jun_2006

NEW: Retreat in Malacca - Malaysia, May 15 - June 02, 2006

Download MP3 files from the following folder:

Malaysia_Malacca_07jun_14jun_2006

Any ideas, comments, requests send on my email: Martin.Mrazek@gmail.com