|Pa Auk Sayadaw, Sayalay, and Dhr. Seven (ed.) set out the Buddha's "Higher Teachings"|
|Ultimately (Aidan McRae Thomson)|
It is based on the work of Pa Auk Sayadaw as he directly penetrated the Buddha's teachings on the subject of the Ultimate Doctrine or Abhdharma.
All proceeds from the book support the establishment of Appamada Vihari, Sayalay Susila's meditation center, offering an opportunity for all to accumulate merit to advance on the Buddhist path toward enlightenment in this very life.
|Why would anyone go on a meditation retreat?|
|Ven. Sayalay Susila, Grand Canyon|
It is based directly on instructions by famed Burmese Buddhist Meditation Master Pa Auk Sayadaw -- presented by the Chinese-Malaysian Buddhist nun Sayalay Susila on her trips around the U.S. and Canada in 2002.
|How much longer will the liberating Dharma survive in the world? (Mikecogh/flickr.com)|
At first glance the Abhidharma can appear so dry and complicated as to be impenetrable. Just ask Bhikkhu Bodhi, who attempts to teach it at BAUS.org.
It may, therefore, seem dull and irrelevant, a mere commentary to the sutras rather than a systematic treatment of what is needed to attain enlightenment -- the details, the explanations, the factors explained in extreme detail.
|The Buddha among devas explaining the Abhidharma leading to final liberation|
|First edition (holybooks.com)|
|Who sees the Dharma (Dependent Origination) sees the Buddha (MN 28; Mikecogh)|