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http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace011.jpg ❖ THE VISION OF BHIKKHU BUDDHADASA ❖

SWEARER Donald. (1986). The vision of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa. Seeds of Peace Vol. 2 No. 2 May 2529 (1986), 4-6. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« In February 1986/2529 I made my third pilgrimage to Wat Suan Mokkh (The Garden of Liberation) to visit Acharn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in honor of his 80th birthday. Since I first visited Suan Mokkh twenty years ago many changes have taken place. Sounds from trucks hurtling along the southern superhighway disturb the quiet of this forested retreat. Two decades ago relatively few devotees found their way to this remote hermitage... »  [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace012.jpg ❖ BUDDHISM AND MEDITATION AT SUAN MOKKH ❖

BACKUS Benjamin. (1986). Buddhism and meditation at Suan Mokkh: The perspective of an American student. Seeds of Peace Vol. 2 No. 3 September 2529 (1986), 6-9. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« By a fortunate set of events, and with the help of some very kind people, I enrolled in a ten day meditation course at Suan Mokkh last summer. It was a lay course for Westerners organized by the Ven. Achan Po and others at Suan Mokkh under the auspices of the Ven. Achan Buddhadasa. Although ordaining seems very romantic, Suan Mokkh's lay program probably provides a better introduction to the Dhamma for someone short on time and unable to speak Thai... » [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace014.jpg ❖ RADICAL MONK GETS RECOGNITION FOR WORK IN BUDDHISM ❖

KASITPRADIT Sermsuk. (1987). Radical monk gets recognition for work in Buddhism. Seeds of Peace Vol. 3 No. 2 May 2530 (1987), 20-21. Republished from the Bangkok Post, February 11, 1987. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« Last Sunday saw what must have been the most serene and peaceful of honorary degree presentation ceremonies. The place is Suan Mokkh. The Garden of Liberation. The forest monastery in Chaiya district, Surat Thani Province. Full of natural serenity. Suan Mokkh has become synonymous with the Thai monk who calls himself "Slave of Lord Buddha" Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. For more than 60 years, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, then considered a radical element in the Sangha, has been practising, working, writing books... » [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace020.jpg ❖ GREED IS DOOMING THAILAND ❖

ANONYMOUS. (1989). Greed is dooming Thailand. Seeds of Peace Vol. 5 No. 2 May 2532 (1989), 7-8. Republished from the Bangkok Post, December 29, 1988. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« The flood disaster in the South is the result of human selfishness, says the revered monk Phra Buddhadasa. The famous Buddhist monk and outspoken scholar says there will be more natural disasters if the real cause of ecological breakdown – human selfishness is not tackled first. The senior monk blames the concession holders, the government and the encroaching villagers for giving prioroty to their immediate self-interests over preserving the balance of nature... » [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace021.jpg ❖ THE FOREST MONASTERY OF SUAN MOKKH ❖

ANONYMOUS. (1989). The forest monastery of Suan Mokkh. Seeds of Peace Vol. 5 No. 3 September 2532 (1989), 32-33. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« From what we can piece together, Chaiya of nine centuries ago, with its many elaborate temples, served as the center of Buddhist religion in southern Thailand. Interestingly, the recent construction of a new and very different type of temple just outside the modern town has returned Chaiya to prominence as an important religious center. At a site 5 kilometers south of Chaiya, along the main road back into Surat Thani, lies the 150 acre forest temple of Suan Mokkabalaram... » [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace023.jpg ❖ VEN. BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU'S 7th CYCLE ANNIVERSARY ❖

SIVARAKSA Sulak. (1990). Ven. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's 7th Cycle anniversary. Seeds of Peace Vol. 6 No. 2 May 2533 (1990), 3. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« The 27th of May, 1990 will mark the completion of Ven. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's 7th Cycle anniversary. Buddhadasa is a gifted reformer of Theravada Buddhism with a wide knowledge of other world religions. His exploration of Dhamma has always been marked by a willingness to explore beyond the limits of traditional interpretations in order to confront the challenges of the modern technological society in all its complexity, maintaining throughout the noble teaching of Theravada Buddhism... » [Download]


THORNES Carl M. (1990). Etikk, moral og solidaritet: Den andre konferansen for sosialt engasjerte buddhister. KarmaSkandinavisk Buddhist Journal / Scandinavian Journal of Buddhism NR. 2/90 mai 1990, 32-34. 


SANTIKARO Bhikkhu. (1993). Letter to Siriraj Doctors. Retrieved from www.kevalaretreat.org

« Dear Doctors, Because I have difficulty expressing myself in Thai, I have decided to send you this letter. In it, I would like to discuss Nature, its role in the treatment of Venerable Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, and related issues. Perhaps you will find something useful here. But first, please allow me to thank you for the time, effort, and concern you have given to the Venerable Ajahn’s care. Nobody doubts that you have done anything but your best and provided the most up-to-date medical technology available in this country... » [Read full text]


ANONYMOUS. (1993). Servant of the Buddha, 1901 [sic] Buddhadasa Bhikkhu 1993. Forest Sangha Newsletter October 1993, 6-10. Retrieved from www.fsnewsletter.amaravati.org

« Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, one of the most influential Thai Dhamma teachers of this century, died on the 8th of July this year. His life was a reflection of his personal philosophy: he believed that one should follow a simple lifestyle close to nature, and make the best use of one's potential to serve society through the teachings of the Buddha. He was deeply aware of the problems of the modern world, believing that people were becoming slaves to their belongings, fighting, exploiting and hurting one another... » [Download]

magazine-cover-winter1993_2x1-800x1033.jpg ❖ ON THE PASSING OF BUDDHADASA ❖

SIVARAKSA Sulak. (1993). On the passing of Buddhadasa. Tricycle The Buddhist Review Winter 1993, pp. 82-83. Retrieved from https://tricycle.org

« The Venerable Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, who passed away at the age of eighty-seven on July 8, 1993, was perhaps the best-known and most controversial Thai monk in the contemporary Theravada tradition. Although adhering strictly to the conservative Vinaya rules established by the historical Buddha, he claimed that to practice religion seriously one must be both conservative and radical. Hence on his eighty-fourth birthday a volume was published to honor him, with the title of Radical Conservatism... »  [Read full text]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace025.jpg ❖ BUDDHADASA ON CARING FOR NATURE ❖

SWEARER Donald K. (1994). Buddhadasa on caring for nature (dhammajati). Seeds of Peace Vol. 10 No. 3 Sept.-Dec. 2537 (1994), 36-38. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« Like Thomas Merton, the late American Trappist monk and peace activist, Buddhadasa exemplifies the truth that thoughtful spiritual engagement with the world requires a degree of contemplative distance. Despite the fact that Buddhadasa, like Merton, spent most of his active career in a forest hermitage (Wat Suan Mokkhabalarama, Chaiya) he was extraordinarily responsive to the issues of his time... » [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace027.jpg ❖ BUDDHADASA : BIOCENTRISM AND THE DHAMMA ❖

SWEARER Donald K. (1999). Buddhadasa: Biocentrism and the Dhamma. Seeds of Peace Vol. 15 No. 2 May-August 2542 (1999), 42-45. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« "The entire cosmos is a cooperative. The sun, the moon and the stars live together as a cooperative. The same is true for humans and animals, trees, and the earth. when we realize that the world is a mutual, interdependent, cooperative entreprise...then we can build a noble environment. If our lives are not based on this truth, then we shall perish." (Buddhadasa, Shouts from Nature). Phra Dhammakosajan, better known by his self-appointed monastic name... » [Download]


SANTIKARO Bhikkhu & WINSTON Diana. (2002). Technology of breathing in & out. Inquiring Mind Fall 2002 Vol. 19, No. 1. Retrieved from www.inquiringmind.com

« With mind spinning “got to finish this,” worrying about that, irritated with something or another, hurrying to meet a deadline—yes, monks and nuns also fall into this stuff; after all, we are human, too—the bell for evening meditation rings. It’s a loud bell, loud enough to penetrate postmodern samsaric mind. Struggling with the temptation to blow off the sitting, I manage to turn off the computer, finish the cup of tea, and get out the door. Fortunately, it’s a bit of a walk to the meditation hall... »  [Read full text]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace038.jpg ❖ REMEMBERING A SERVANT OF BUDDHA ❖

CHINVARAKORN Vasana. (2003). Remembering a servant of Buddha. Seeds of Peace Vol. 19 No. 3 Sept.-Dec. 2546 (2003), 31-33. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« Buddhadasa Bhikkhu called himself a lowly servant of the Lord Buddha. Yet the late reformist monk is one of the few Thais whose works have been extensively cited, translated, and studied both in his home and overseas. This influence does not necessarily mean understanding, let alone actual implementation, of the revered monk's teachings. Most of Buddhadasa's compatriots — including those who reside at Suan Mokkh, the forest monastery that he founded seven decades ago still know very little about him... » [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace045.jpg ❖ IDAPPACAYATA ❖

WASI Prawes & SOPHONSIRI Santisukh. (2006). Idappacayata: A lecture in "The Dhammakosana series of lectures" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa. Seeds of Peace Vol. 22 No. 1 Jan.-Apr. 2549 (2006), 27-29. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« This 2-day lecture and seminar was led by two resource persons, Dr. Prawes Wasi and Mr. Santisukh Sophonsiri at Wongsanit Ashram. The main idea of Prawes' talk was idapaccayata as an approach to knowledge, while Santisukh focused on its importance as the essence of the Buddha's teaching. Dr. Prawes Wasi started with his current mission called "silent revolution". It means to change the thinking approach non-violently. One of his works is to establish the "Institute for Buddhadasa Studies".. » [Download]


SANTIKARO. (2006). The middle way life in a world of polarity. Turning Wheel: the Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism (Spring 2006). Retrieved from www.kevalaretreat.org

« We human beings have long acquired the habit of creating dichotomies and opposition, and our understandings of scriptural texts and traditions have not avoided this tendency. We frequently find polarity imposed as a device of convenience: tradition versus reform, meditator versus scholar, etc. Some Buddhist teachers may fall into such dichotomies. Ajahn Buddhadasa is one who does not. For him, the middle way is about finding the right course between extremes... » [Read full text]


SANTIKARO. (2006). Ajahn Buddhadasa and inter-religious understanding. Turning Wheel: the Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism. Retrieved from www.kevalaretreat.org

« Tan Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu was one of the most influential figures in Thai Buddhism during the last century. His progressive and reformist character, as well as his profound but extremely straight forward Dhamma teachings made a lasting impact on Theravada Buddhism. This year, 2006, is his birth centennial. This is the second in a series of Turning Wheel articles in his honor. One of Ajahn Buddhadasa’s lasting influences has been his friendliness toward and interest in other religions... »  [Download]


SANTIKARO. (2006). Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu & his practice of Dhammic socialism. Turning Wheel: the Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism. Retrieved from www.kevalaretreat.org

« The term 'Dhammic Socialism' was coined by Ajahn Buddhadasa in the late 1960’s in response to the growing political polarization in Southeast Asia. Through the sixties, Thailand had been pulled into the geo-political mess of which the Vietnam War was the major conflagration. As the sixties developed, growing violence between the Communist insurgency and the right wing military backed by the U.S. resulted in the murders of tens of thousands. During this time Buddhist monks... »  [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace066.jpg ❖ GEVALAYADHAMMA ❖

SATHA-ANAND Suwanna & CIRADHAMMO Tweesak (Ven). (2006). Gevalayadhamma. Seeds of Peace Vol. 22 No. 3 Sept-Dec. 2549 (2006), 29-31. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« Gevalayadhamma is another significant and profound work of the late Venerable Bhikkhu Buddhadasa. Gevalaya means spreading or pervading throughout time and space without exception. This book played important role in creating understanding among people of differences. Dr. Suwanna Satha-anan and the Ven. Thaweesak led a two-day seminar on this book as a part of the Dhammaghosana Seminar Series to celebrate the centenary of its author... »  [Download]

http--www.openbase.in.th-files-ebook-seedofpeace-cover-seedofpeace066.jpg ❖ BHIKKHU BUDDHADASA : A THAI HONORED BY THE WORLD ❖

SIVARAKSA Sulak. (2006). Bhikkhu Buddhadasa: A Thai honored by the world. Seeds of Peace Vol. 22 No. 3 Sept-Dec. 2549 (2006), 32-35. Retrieved from www.openbase.in.th

« To the question why the Sathirakoses-Nagapradipa Foundation vis athe Thai Ministry of Education nominated Bhikkhu Budddhadasa's name to UNESCO in order to be recognized as one of the world's great personalities, I will clarify as follows. Since Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat came to power in 1957-58, the main pillars of Thai society have been under a spell, making them worship absolutist rulers and look down on commoners... » [Download]


GABAUDE Louis. (2011, June 27). Fractures sociales et bouddhisme : le regard de Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. Gavroche Thaïlande. Retrieved from www.gavroche-thailande.com

« En ce joli mois de mai 2011, le Pays du Sourire fête l’anniversaire des semaines particulièrement violentes de 2010 et celui de Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (1906- 1993) (prononcé pout.ta.tâte pik.kou), le 27 mai. L’année dernière, juste après les événements sanglants, j’ai trouvé sur la toile ou dans les courriels des traductions du texte que Buddhadasa Bhikkhu écrivit en 1988 et que j'ai intitulé ici "Les autres... et nous ". J’ignore les liens que les internautes voyaient entre ce texte et la situation de mai 2010... »  [Read full text]

A01 Cover.jpg ❖ 泰國解脫自在園參訪記 ❖

林秀央 [LIN Xiuyang]. (2017). 泰國解脫自在園參訪記. 中華維鬘學會十週年慶特刊: 維鬘十年 [The 10th anniversary special issue of Amala Association], 73-76.