Buddhist Perspective on the End of the World

Will the world end on December 21, 2012?
Bhante Saranapala shares his thoughts by describing, first, what the world is, and then, when it will end, from the Buddhist perspective.
The talk, and a following meditation session, were guided by Bhante Saranapala at the West End Buddhist Cultural Center, Mississauga ON, on December 19, 2012.

Developing Freedom of the Mind by Cultivating Samadhi

Five qualities are required for experiencing the freedom of the mind from troubling thoughts: supportive company, virtue, suitable speech, diligent effort and penetrating wisdom.
The talk, and a following meditation session, were guided by Bhante Saranapala at the West End Buddhist Cultural Center, Mississauga ON, on December 12, 2012.

Right Intention and Selective Cultivation. Part 2

In this talk, Bhante Saranapala discusses the effects of selective cultivation of positive or negative thoughts on the well being of the body and mind. This is the Part 2 of the series of two talks on the subject.
The talk, and a following meditation session, were guided by Bhante Saranapala at the West End Buddhist Cultural Center, Mississauga ON, on December 5, 2012.