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This is the web site of the New England Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center. At the center and through this site, we offer you an opportunity to read and learn about Buddhism in the Theravada tradition. Theravada (Pali: Thera=elders, vada=doctrine) or the "doctrine of the elders" represents the school of Buddhism that draws spiritual inspiration from the Pali Canon (or "Tripitaka") generally accepted by scholars as the oldest record of Buddha's teachings.

May all beings be well and happy!

Ye jhânapasutâ dhîrâ
nekkhammûpasame ratâ
devâ pi tesam pihayanti
sambuddhânam satîmatam
Even gods hold dear those, who being alert and
wise, are keen on meditation, and delight in renunciation


Kiccho manussapatilâbho
kiccham maccâna jîvitam
kiccham saddhammasavanam
kiccho buddhânam uppâdo
Hard it is to be born as a human being. Hard is the life of mortals. The opportunity to listen to the Dhamma does not come easily. Rare is the birth of the Buddhas


Dullabho purisâjañño
na so sabbattha jâyati
yattha so jâyatî dhîro
tam kulam sukhamedhati
Hard it is to be born as a human being. Hard is the life of mortals. The opportunity to listen to the Dhamma does not come easily. Rare is the birth of the Buddhas


Pathavyâ ekarajjena
saggassa gamanena vâ
sabbalokâdhipaccena
sotâpattiphalam varam
Superior indeed is the Fruit and Stream entry to sovereignty over the whole earth, heavenly bliss and authority over all worlds

   
 
 
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