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Get your kids in the habit of taking the precepts every day, chanting suttas, practicing meditation, and listening to Dhamma teachings especially for them so they have a strong Buddhist faith to protect them in life.
Children are naturally curious about the world and how it works. And even at a young age they can start to see beneficial and beneficial. The monks of Colombo Dhamma Friends of Mahamevnawa will help your children apply the Buddhas teachings to their own lives.
Listen together as a family so you can talk with your kids about the topics discussed and show them that learning the Buddha's teachings is personally important to you.

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Get your kids in the habit of taking the precepts every day, chanting suttas, practicing meditation, and listening to Dhamma teachings especially for them so they have a strong Buddhist faith to protect them in life.
Children are naturally curious about the world and how it works. And even at a young age they can start to see beneficial and beneficial. The monks of Colombo Dhamma Friends of Mahamevnawa will help your children apply the Buddhas teachings to their own lives.
Listen together as a family so you can talk with your kids about the topics discussed and show them that learning the Buddha's teachings is personally important to you.

    138 The Demon Alavaka is Tamed

    138 The Demon Alavaka is Tamed

    Today we have a special show. There’s a sutta that I’ve been wanting to chant with you, but it’s a little long. So today we’re dedicating the entire show to reciting the Alavaka Sutta. I think maybe you are familiar with that name, Alavaka. He is a yakkha. Yakkha’s are a type of non-human being who are sometimes friendly, but mostly not very nice. In English sometimes we call them demons or devils. Whatever we call them, they can be kind of scary. But here’s the thing we need to remember. Our Supreme Buddha was able to convert this yakkha from being really nasty to being really good. In fact, he became a disciple of the Supreme Buddha when he learned the Dhamma. Because that’s how the supreme Buddha tames others, by preaching the Supreme Dhamma. That means if we feel scared when we think about yakkhas, we can remember that we are disciples of a great teacher who can tame not only humans, but non humans as well.



    Contents



    6:05 Reciting the Alavaka Sutta. Download a copy or read on line.



    Related Books



    Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book. Print Book.







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    137 Seven Years of Merit

    137 Seven Years of Merit

    Have you ever practiced loving kindness meditation? Well, today we are going to learn a sutta that talks about the benefits that the Supreme Buddha gained by practicing loving kindness in one of his previous lives when he was a hermit. Do you know what a hermit is? That’s an English word for someone who lives all alone, far away from other people. Sometimes a hermit is a monk or a nun. Sometimes it’s just a person who doesn’t like to talk to people or even see people. But in that life, the Supreme Buddha was a hermit so he could practice loving kindness.



    Contents



    5:48 Sermon sutta number 22 in the Itivuttaka.12:26 Karaniya Metta Sutta. Download a PDF or read online.16:16 Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation Download PDF or MP3.



    Related Books



    This Was Said by the Buddha: The Itivuttaka. Get the print book.Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book. Print Book.







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    136 To Support Mother and Father: Mangala Sutta part 4

    136 To Support Mother and Father: Mangala Sutta part 4

    If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!




    You know, the Supreme Buddha
    taught us that we can consider him to be the best kalyanamitta of
    all, because he is the one who discovered and taught us the Four
    Noble Truths. Another kalyanamitta who is very important to us is our
    parents. Because they are our very first teachers and they teach us
    about the world. For many of us, they are the ones who first taught
    us about the Supreme Buddha’s Dhamma. They may even be helping you
    to listen to this programme right now.




    Today
    we’ll learn more from
    the Maha
    Mangala sutta. And one of
    the blessings we’ll learn is
    the blessing of supporting our mother and father. So as we listen to
    the sermon, I want you to think specifically about ways you can help
    support your mother and father.



    Contents



    6:00 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.15:07 Peta Vatthu 14 Sariputta Bhante’s Mother18:47 Mora Paritta. Read online or download a pdf.



    Related Books



    Stories of Ghosts from the Petavatthu. Get your own print copy or listen free online. Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book. Print Book.







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    135 Words We Like to Hear: Mangala Sutta Part 3

    135 Words We Like to Hear: Mangala Sutta Part 3

    If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!



    Today we’ll learn three more blessings from the Mangala sutta. We’ll also create blessings by practicing loving-kindness meditation.



    Contents



    6:41 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.15:12 Metta Bhavana: Loving Kindness Meditation Download PDF or MP3.



    Related Books



    Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book. Print Book.








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    134 Watch for These Signs

    134 Watch for These Signs

    Have you ever seen a baby before? I think you have, haven’t you. Do you remember when you were a baby? Probably not. But you know for sure that you were a baby at one point. And if you think about it you will probably know that when you are reborn, you have to be a baby again don’t you. But do we think about this every time we see a baby? No. But the Supreme Buddha wanted us to remember every time we see a baby that we have to be a baby if we are reborn in samsara. Today we’ll learn all the things to watch out for that remind us about samsara.



    Contents



    5:40 Sermon on the Divine Messengers12:06 Buddhanussati meditation. Read online, download a PDF or MP3.23:00 Kavi: Sadu! Sadu! Mama Gautama Munindu Sarana Yanne. Read online.








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    133 Does It Matter Where We Live? Mangala Sutta Part 2

    133 Does It Matter Where We Live? Mangala Sutta Part 2

    If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes on the Maha Mangala Sutta, you might like to start at the beginning of the series. Click here. But you don’t have to!



    Today we’ll learn more details about the Maha Mangala sutta. Do you remember what Mangala means? It means blessings. That’s really just a fancy word for things that are good for us. Today we’ll learn four more things that are good for us.



    Contents



    5:07 Sermon on Mahamangala sutta.13:19 Chanting Maha Mangala Sutta. Read online or download a pdf.



    Related Books



    Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book. Print Book.








    We’d love to hear from you! You can write to us at info@serenecolombo.org or contact us through Facebook at facebook.com/ColomboDhammaFriends or Instagram at instagram.com/SereneColombo



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