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Download Dhamma Talks and Dhamma eBooks

Dear Brothers and Sisters  in the Dhamma,

We have uploaded series of Dhamma Talks and eBooks in English, Myanmar and Chinese by the Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw to share with all.  Just click on the Downloads and you will find these pages: 

Some of the files are in mp3 and pdf formats. Just download them by clicking on the titles. Other files in zipped format, you will need to download and unzip them.

New to Meditation?

What do we teach at PATVDH? We emphasize on the teaching and training of both Samatha and Vipassanā meditation – the practice of the Noble Eight Fold Path leading to the cessation of suffering, Nibbāna. 

Samatha is the development of concentration, and Vipassanā is the development of wisdom. Samatha is a very important foundation for Vipassanā. In the Khandha Saṁyutta and Sacca Saṁyutta, The Buddha says:

 Samādhiṁ, bhikkhave, bhāvetha.

Samāhito, bhikkhave, bhikkhu yathābhutaṁ pajānāti. 

(Bhikkhus, cultivate concentration.

With concentration, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu understands things as they really are.)

 Learn more about:

The Teaching and Training

Pa-Auk Meditation Chart


The chart showing the way to practise The Four Elements Meditation and Mindfulness of Breathing

Pa-Auk Meditation Chart-Sayadaw Adjusted(Final)

Pa-Auk Forest Monastery (Pa-Auk Tawya in Burmese) is a Buddhist monastery in the Theravāda tradition, with emphasis on the teaching and practice of both Samatha (tranquility) and Vipassanā (insight) meditation.


  • Mindfulness-of-Breathing (ānāpānassati) – to develop absorption concentration (the four jhānas)
  • Most of the 40 Samatha subjects taught by The Buddha – including loving-kindness (mettā) meditation, the thirty-two parts of the body,      the ten kasinas and the four immaterial jhānas
  • Four-Elements Meditation – to analyze ultimate materiality and      ultimate mentality
  • Dependent Origination – to discern past, present and future lives by analyzing their causes and conditions
  • Vipassanā  Meditation – to discern the five aggregates (materiality and mentality) as  impermanent, subject to suffering and without a self

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