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Buddha Statues in Yangon, Burma. Image taken on The Golden Path

2019 End-of-Year Campaign

Dear friends,
We are coming to the end of another productive year at Pariyatti. As always, we strive to provide valuable and inspirational resources related to the teachings of the Buddha. The Buddha’s teaching is a precious jewel, and we are very fortunate to have access to it in our lives. 
As a non-profit organization, Pariyatti relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers to supplement the revenue received from sales. Once a year we run a fundraiser and the 2019 campaign was launched on December 1. This year's goal is $65,000.  
Venerable Ledi Sayadaw mentions in the Manuals of Dhamma:

"The pariyatti Sāsana consisting of the Tipiṭaka is the base—the foundation—of the paṭipatti (practice of the Dhamma) and the paṭivedha (realisation) Sāsanas. Only when the pariyatti Sāsana stands firmly established can the other two Sāsanas be also firmly established. The burden of preserving the pariyatti Sāsana for 5000 years is indeed great, since these are times of a waning kappa (world‐cycle) when the life-span of men is also on the wane."
Since 1985 we have been striving to bolster this pariyatti sāsana through our wide-ranging and unique offerings. Pariyatti imports books from around the world, reprints books, publishes new titles, and converts existing material to digital formats. We protect and provide an enormous catalog of Dhamma resources in many languages and formats that otherwise wouldn't be as easily available. 
We organize donation-based residential Pāli workshops and facilitate pilgrimages for Vipassana meditators. We endeavor to offer free services such as the Pariyatti Learning Center, the Treasures of Pariyatti and Daily Words of inspiration via email, RSS feeds and mobile app. We offer most audio and video material as well as many eBooks and audiobooks free of charge, including a large number of resources for students of S.N. Goenka.
Pariyatti's small team accomplishes all this on a shoe-string budget. We stretch your hard-earned donations to operate a warehouse that contains more than 1,600 products with over of 82,000 items in inventory. We strive to make wise use of the amount we receive and we continually look for ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs as we move forward. Learn more about Pariyatti's finances.
Your support will make it possible for us to keep disseminating the Words of the Buddha and make additional materials freely available.
All donations are appreciated. Like the imperceptible change created by a butterfly's wings, your contribution, however small, can have a great impact when given with a pure volition.
Many employers in the USA will match donations to nonprofit organizations; if yours does, please take advantage of this to double the value of your gift!
You are welcome to make a one-time donation or may consider making a monthly recurring donation. Donations of any amount can be made online, by check, or by phone. We will send a receipt for your records; your donation is tax-deductible in accordance with U.S. tax regulations.
We wish you a Dhamma-filled December,

Giving Tuesday Gifts

Giving Tuesday is growing as initiative to counterbalance the—at least in the USA—widely recognized shopping events Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday. The day is meant to kick off the charitable season by encouraging people to give some of what they have left to those less fortunate, including charities and non-profit organizations. 
This year again we preferred to make use of Giving Tuesday to offer free Dhamma resources. Coinciding with that theme, the first free product we announced in 2019 was Dana, the Practice of Giving, Wheel Publication 367-9, in audiobook format—beautifully narrated by Judy Swift. 
"... Gifts untainted by craving can only be made during a Buddha-Sāsana, the period when the teachings of a Buddha are available. So when we give now, during such a time, we should do so with the aim of putting an end to craving. With the end of craving, suffering ceases, and that is liberation…"
—Susan Elbaum Jootla in 'Dana, the practice of giving'
Australasian Vipassana Teacher Patrick Given-Wilson has released a new video called Ashoka: An Ideal Ruler. Ashoka ruled most of the Indian subcontinent between about 268 to 232 BCE, and lived at a time when the Dhamma was still strong in India. He fostered the Dhamma throughout his kingdom and widely beyond its borders. He sent two arahants, Sona Thera and Uttara Thera, to Burma and the practice extended there through generations of teachers to Ledi Sayadaw, Saya Thetgyi, Sayagyi U Ba Khin, and S.N. Goenka. It was because of Ashoka that we can practice Dhamma today.
The film Vipassana, o caminho da libertação - Vipassana, the Path of Liberation follows inmates and servers of the first Vipassana course in a Brazilian prison—organized with authorization from the government. Recorded in Portuguese with subtitles in English.

The Compass - La bussola is a video about children's Anapana meditation courses (in English, with subtitles in Italian).
The talk Meditation for Adaptive Resilience was given by Dr. Paul Fleischman to the general public, October 2019 at the Brower Center in Berkeley, California, USA. With a background in psychiatry Vipassana teacher Paul Fleischman knows how to touch on meditation from a modern, bio-medical standpoint, and combines this with reports from his own experience.
Newly uploaded in our Treasure section: a rare photo collection by late Robert Hover, a former student of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, taken in the 1960s during his trips to Burma and stays at the International Meditation Centre.
The tale Walking Still - From the Heights of the Himalayas to the Depths of the Mind, of one woman's solo journey (through the Himalayas and within) is now also available from our catalog as a free PDF download.
The Path of Joy, an illustrated children's book explaining the experience of sitting an Anapana children's course. Besides the original English version, a free Italian PDF eBook and a French softcover version have come out this year! 
The Art of Dying, a wonderful collection of writings on the acceptance of the truth of suffering, contains texts by late Vipassana Meditation Teacher S.N. Goenka, explanations of the teaching of the Buddha, scriptural verses, poetical stories of monks and nuns from the time of the Buddha, and accounts from fellow meditators. Inspiring examples of people gaining strength and a taste of freedom through their practice of Vipassana.
Since in 2019 the Farsi and Vietnamese versions were released, this title is now available in five languages. View all languages and formats.

For our fellow meditators and seekers in India, we offer a locally printed version. Ordering this way results in saving on shipping cost and paying a local retail price!

With the recent addition of the Russian version of The Art of Living, this classic introduction to Vipassana meditation is now available as FREE PDF format in 13 languages

A Russian translation of The Clock of Vipassana Has Struck was recently completed and is now available for free download as well.
Upcoming Pāli Workshops
Introductory (Israel 🇮🇱): February 19 - 24, 2020 With Klaus Nothnagel
Introductory (USA 🇺🇸): Oct. 30 - Nov. 12, 2020 With Klaus Nothnagel
Introductory one day (Morocco 🇲🇦): February 12, 2020 With Adriana Patiño
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Upcoming Pilgrimages
Along the Path - North India & Nepal
朝圣路上 – 印度、尼泊尔
2020年1月20日至2月10日/ January 20 – February 10, 2020 (Chinese)
February 29 - March 21, 2020 (English)
Pilgrims meditating in Burma
Pariyatti pilgrims in Burma during a group sitting.
We wish the 14 meditators from 9 different countries who will be embarking on The Golden Path in a few days a beneficial an enjoyable journey.
May they grow in Dhamma! 
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Should you order gifts via Amazon this holiday season (or if you're an Amazon shopper in general), please support Pariyatti by ordering via AmazonSmile (rather than the regular portal). If you are in the USA and you order via AmazonSmile with Pariyatti as your charity of choice, we will receive 0.5% of the purchase price from the eligible products you buy.
AmazonSmile has recently released and app for Android devices, available via Google Play.
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Daily Word of the Buddha
Sabbadānaṃ dhammadānaṃ jināti;
sabbarasaṃ dhammaraso jināti;
sabbaratiṃ dhammarati jināti;
taṇhakkhayo sabbadukkhaṃ jināti.

The gift of Dhamma triumphs over all other gifts;
the taste of Dhamma triumphs over all other tastes;
the happiness of Dhamma triumphs over all other pleasures;
the eradication of craving triumphs over all suffering.
Dhammapada 24.354

The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka
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