AN INWARD JOURNEY BOOK
IJ016/98

VOLITION
By Sayadaw U Silananda

Edited by
Anthony Billings & Maung Tin-Wa

Transcription by
Pat McMahan

Published by
INWARD PATH PUBLISHER
Penang · Malaysia
 


VOLITION
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW OF KAMMA
The Author
Sayadaw U Silananda is the Abbot of the Dhammananda Vihara, Half Moon Bay, California and the Spiritual Director of Dhammachakka Meditation Center, Theravada Buddhist Society of America and Tathagata Meditation Center, having been chosen by the renowned Burmese meditation master, the Most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, to teach in America and spread the Dhamma in the West.

Sayadaw has been a Buddhist monk since 1947. He holds two Dhammacariya (Master of Dhamma) degrees and has taught at the Atithokdayone Pali University and was an External Examiner at the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Art and Sciences, Mandalay, Myanmar.  Sayadaw was the chief compiler of the comprehensive Tipitaka Pali-Burmese Dictionary and one of the final editors of the Pali Texts, Commentaries, and Sub-Commentaries at the Sixth Buddhist Council, held in 1954.

Sayadaw is the author of seven scholarly Buddhist books in Burmese language and an English publication on the Four Foundation of Mindfulness in 1990.

Since coming to America in 1979, Sayadaw had been teaching Vipassana (Insight) meditation, Abhidhamma (Buddist psychology), and other aspects of Theravada Buddhism, and leading meditation retreats throughout the counrty and in Japan, Europe and Asia.  Sayadaw is actively engaged in teaching a broad range of students in English, Burmese, Pali and Sanskrit. Sayadaw is loved by his students as a skilled, patient and compassionate teacher.


The Law of Kamma
What is Kamma?
Good and Bad Kamma
Understanding of The Law of Kamma
Classification of Kamma
Question and Answer