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Children's Resources

With school children entering their last weeks of summer holiday, we just wanted to remind you about our Children's Section. With story books, coloring books, audio/video, parent/teacher resources and activity books, this section might just have what will keep your child engaged in those spare moments.
 
Morals in the Life Story of  the Buddha - lesson manual - cover
Morals in the Life Story of the Buddha is a wonderful stories and activities book. It contains stories from the life of the Buddha told in simple modern English. The moral of each story is explained and all stories are accompanied by a detailed Dhamma discussion to help the young readers see how the values can be applied in day-to-day life. There are also questions, games, quizzes, puzzles, and other entertaining activities included that support that too. 
 
The same title exists in a lesson manual, to help teachers or parents teach moral values to youth of ages eight and up. It contains a set of fully prepared lesson plans, drawing from those same stories from the Buddha’s Life.
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Take a Break

How Writing Code Became a Hobby -
A Volunteer's Story
For those who spend their working hours behind the computer, researchers have looked into how to reach an optimum in productivity while maintaining well-being. Although different theories vary on the details, most endorse a method of alternating blocks of tasks with breaks. We need to pause regularly to recharge, refocus, and stay fresh. Here at the Pariyatti Outreach department we like to work anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes on a particular task and then take a short break to meditate for a few minutes and make a cup of herbal tea.
 
If you work on a PC, make sure to check out the Words of Dhamma application. You can download it from our website. We love this tool as it allows you to start your breaks off with Dhamma inspiration! 
 
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the program on your Windows computer, you can choose to receive a pop-up every one, two, or four hours, with words of insight and encouragement from the Buddha, his disciples, and teachers in our lineage of Vipassana meditation.
 
Words of Dhamma pop-up window
John Luxford, currently Center Teacher of the European Long course center, was the brain behind this wonderful application almost two decades ago. One of the early Western students to receive the Dhamma from S.N. Goenka, John has been involved with the Vipassana organization of this tradition from near the beginning; one of the tasks he took on was editing material by Goenkaji...
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Foreign Language Resources

Besides the discourses from the 10-day Vipassana courses (as taught by S.N. Goenka), Pariyatti offers many resources in various languages. Volunteers continue to translate and dub books and videos for us into languages other than English.
World Map - Foreign Language Products
 
If you live outside the USA and are looking to order print books, please check our list of non-US retailers. Ordering with them could save you in shipping costs.
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Le Chemin du Bonheur The Path of Joy - in French
Illustrated Children's Book

Cover Path of Joy - French
The Art of Living
(All Languages)
New: The Art of Living - Russian
 
Новое: Искусство Жизни
Upcoming Pāli Workshops (2019)
Introductory (Calif., USA):  September 21 - October 1 (Sean Salkin)
Intermediate (Calif., USA):  October 1 - 5 (Sean Salkin)
Introductory (Poland):  November 19 - December 1 (Klaus Nothnagel)
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Upcoming Pilgrimages
Pariyatti organizes different pilgrimages for Vipassana meditators (as taught by S.N. Goenka). The itinerary of Along the Path enables the pilgrims to visit and meditate at the four great places related to the Buddha's life, as well as four other inspiring and important locations in India & Nepal; The Golden Path travels to the main sites associated with the chain of teachers in the tradition of Vipassana as taught by S.N. Goenka in Burma (Myanmar).
Along the Path - (North India & Nepal):
朝圣路上 – 印度、尼泊尔
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2019年9月30日至10月21日 / September 30 - October 21, 2019 (Chinese)
 
2020年1月31日至2月21日/ January 31 – February 21, 2020 (Chinese)
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February 29 - March 21, 2020 (English)
 
The Golden Path - (Burma):
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December 17, 2019 - January 3, 2020 (English)
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vimutti — freedom, release, deliverance, emancipation, liberation
 
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