Sunshine Meditation Center (Mahamevnawa Florida)

Sunshine Meditation Center is a branch of Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery in Sri Lanka. SMC works as Mahamevnawa Meditation Center Florida (MMMF). The SMC will provide a quiet, peaceful refuge for all humanity (both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike) with facilities that promote meditation, personal reflection, and spiritual growth. It is our goal to lessen, and inevitably eliminate, the suffering of all beings. We will emphasize the universal teaching of the Buddha that can be applied to modern life.


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ – Kusalassa upasampadā
Sacitta‧pariyodapanaṃ – Etaṃ Buddhāna’sāsanaṃ.

Abstaining from all evil, Doing what is good,Cleansing one’s mind, This is the teaching of all the Buddhas.

Khantī paramaṃ tapo titikkhā – Nibbānaṃ paramaṃ vadanti Buddhā
Na hi pabbajito parūpaghātī – Samaṇo hoti paraṃ viheṭhayanto.

Patience is the highest practice, Nibbāna is supreme, say the Buddhas,
A mendicant does not harm others, A recluse oppresses no one.

Anūpavādo anūpaghāto – Pātimokkhe ca saṃvaro
Mattaññutā ca bhattasmiṃ – Pantañ ca sayanāsanaṃ
Adhicitte ca āyogo – Etaṃ Buddhāna’sāsanaṃ.

Not insulting, not harming, Restrained according to the moral code, Moderating in food, Dwelling in solitude, Engaging in higher mental development.

The End of the World

The things I have directly known but have not taught you are numerous, while the things I have taught you are few. And why, bhikkhus, have I not taught those many things?

Because they are unbeneficial, irrelevant to the fundamentals of the holy life, and do not lead to revulsion, to dispassion, to cessation, to peace, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbāna. Therefore I have not taught them.

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The Buddha – 31. The Siṃsapa Grove


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