Ven. Dr. Candana presents the teachings of the Buddha in a straightforward manner that addresses daily challenges, with helpful tools provided to gain wisdom from the Dhamma, in a relatable fashion. Please join Bhante at the Buddhist Library on Tuesday 4 April.
This course will be held in person at the Library only. Please register so we know the numbers attending the Library.
Ven. Dr. Candana (pronounced “Chandana”) is a Bhikkhu (Theravada Buddhist monk), who has been a student of the Dhamma for over thirty-five years, while teaching for the last 20 years, after having received the title of “Teacher of Dhamma” (Acariya/Ajahn) in 1998 by his teacher, the late Ven. Dr. Havanpola Ratanas?ra
Nayaka Mahathero, who first encouraged the (then) layperson Candana to begin teaching the Dhamma in the 1990’s. Among his numerous academic and professional accomplishments both as a student and a professor, Bhante has an MA in Psychology and has been practicing as a Licensed Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist (CA/USA). Ven. Dr. Candana also has a Doctorate in Buddhist Ministry (CA/USA). Aside from retranslating Pali Suttas and reintroducing them to the world via his narrated recordings freely made available on YouTube, Bhante has been conducting meditation retreats around the world, while teaching and giving Dhamma Talks by going back to the Original Teachings of Lord Buddha. Bhante embodies the homeless life of a Bhikkhu, travelling to wherever his is most needed… and welcomed.
Ven. Dr. Candana’s book “A Manual on Buddhist Meditation and Lifestyle: a return to the source” has already been published for free distribution, and currently is in its second print. It has been translated into Armenian, Italian, Spanish, German, Bahasa, and Russian, and is currently being translated into Chinese and Sinhala.
All Sessions by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs). You are welcome to ask for a receipt for your dana which is tax deductible.