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Final Campaign Days
 
We would like to express our sincere and deep gratitude to the 724 generous donors who have donated $70,192 so far in our end-of-year fundraising campaign. Today and tomorrow are left to raise the remaining $29,808 toward our goal of $100,000.
 
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May 2021 be full of equanimity. May more and more people find the path to liberation, walk on it, and grow in Dhamma.
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Pariyatti pilgrims visit the Kesariya (Kessaputta) Stupa in Bihar. 
 
Excerpt from Along the Path:
After preaching his last sermon in Vesālī, the Buddha set out for Kusinārā. The devotional Licchavī princes followed the Buddha as he wandered through the countryside. When they reached Kessaputta, the Buddha told the princes of his approaching death. As a token of his gratitude to them, he handed them his alms-bowl and then implored them to return to Vesālī. From that point onwards he wanted to walk to Kusinārā only with a retinue of bhikkhus. The princes lamented with grief. They stubbornly refused to leave the side of their Master. Left without a choice, the Buddha used his psychic powers to create an illusory flood that separated them from him. Before leaving Kessaputta, the Licchavīs built a stūpa commemorating the event and expressing their sorrow. The stūpa was later enlarged by King Asoka and subsequent rulers, especially during the Gupta period when it took on several additional layers and was embellished with hundreds of sculptures.
 
Pariyatti facilitates pilgrimages for Vipassana meditators through India and Nepal, and Burma. Due to the pandemic we had to cancel all our pilgrimages in 2020 but are now tentatively planning to restart that program in November 2021.
Jataka Tales illustrations triptych
The Pariyatti Editions of the Jataka Tales (about the previous births of Gotama the Buddha) are now available in three eBook formats: ePub, Mobi, and PDF.
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Exploring the Path Lesson 3.8.3 is now online under the title Ekadhammasuttaṃ—The Value of Ānāpānassati and the Fruits gained thereof.
 
“Maraṇe me bhayaṃ natthi, nikanti natthi jīvite;
Sandehaṃ nikkhipissāmi, sampajāno paṭissato”ti
 
I am not afraid of death, nor do I desire anything from life,
All doubts I will throw asunder and remain fully aware with constant thorough understanding of impermanence.
 
Among the various suttas where the Buddha emphasized “the ONE THING” (Ekadhammo) this sutta dwells on the proper development of Ānāpānassati. The Buddha explains to his listeners at Sāvatthi that if Ānāpānassati gets applied properly, developed and increased “it bears great fruit and results in great benefit!" 
He highlights the different progressive steps where a meditator starts from the observation of the different shades of incoming and outgoing breath and proceeds to the training of mental qualities starting from feeling of the experience of delight—pītippaṭisaṃvedī—to the feeling a deeply concentrated mind—samādahaṃ cittaṃ. From there the training proceeds to the feeling of a liberated mind—vimocayaṃ cittaṃ—to the understanding of impermanence—aniccānupassī—to the final achievement of relinquishment—paṭinissaggānupassī. During all these training steps the observation of the respirations is maintained.
 
The introduction to Lesson 3.8.3 also refers to the Mahāsatipaṭṭhānasutta and the slightly different approach that is taken in this well-known discourse of the Buddha. It also links the different selections and lessons that are presented in Exploring the Path to the four main chapters in the MahāsatipaṭṭhānasuttaKāyānupassanā,
Vedanānupassanā, Cittānupassanā, Dhammānupassanā. Once more the importance of proper understanding in the practice of sammāsati is summarised in the manifold facades under the different headings sati is assigned. 
Verses that our late teacher S.N. Goenka composed and chanted to express his gratitude towards the Buddha are used as a basis for learning Pāli in the course Buddhasahassanāmāvali. The latest upload in this course is verse 80.
Cultivating Inner Peace Podcasts
Read by the author, Paul Fleischman
 
Vipassana Teacher, psychiatrist, and author Paul Fleischman made good use of the lockdown: to record his work Cultivating Inner Peace as an audiobook—in separate chapters. Since July we have been releasing these chapters one by one in the podcast section. They explore the psychology, wisdom and poetry of Gandhi, Thoreau, the Buddha and others. So far, we have released twenty chapters.
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