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Suttavāda Foundation is a small community-run non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the practice of the early Buddha teachings as documented in the suttas.
We organize online retreats (teacher guided and self-guided), dhamma talks and whenever possible we will look into options for physical retreats
All activities and material are open to all and free to all. There are dana options for supporting livelihood of teachers. Whilst completely online and run by volunteers, there are limited funds the foundation needs itself.
Suttavāda Foundation (dutch foundation members here) is registered and based in the Netherlands.
Weekly Saturday Dhamma live Talks
Please be invited to a weekly Dhamma Talk by Delson Armstrong. Each week a sutta will be covered and there is time for Questions and Answer.
When: Saturday 19:00 Cambodia Time
Duration: approximately 1 hour
Where: Zoom ID 838 0589 5805, password dhamma
All talks are also live streamed to Youtube
Previous talks are available on our YouTube Channel
Please see here for more information including list of Suttas
Every month a 10-day online retreat is organized with daily 1-1 interviews with the teacher and three group meditation sessions followed by one hour QA.
In order to support all time zones, monthly retreats are alternating Europe time zone friendly and North America time zone friendly, with all retreats Asia time zone friendly.
For more Information and Registration please see here
You can also opt for a self-guided retreat here. You can receive a link to all material and you are welcome to submit any practice questions by mail
Tentatively we are looking at physical retreats in the Netherlands in September 2021. Opportunity to add yourself to the Interest List will be added soon.
If you’re interested in organizing a physical retreat with Delson Armstrong, please feel free to get in contact using the contact form below.
For more information on physical retreats please see here
Suttavāda Foundation supports publishing dhamma related books. We are currently working on publishing “A Mind Without Craving”. The book is based on dhamma talks and daily reflections as provided by Delson Armstrong during physical and online retreats. Its aim is to shed light on the importance of the Noble Eightfold Path as well as deeper concepts such as Rebirth, Kamma (Karma), Consciousness, and Awakening. It will contain meditator experiences as well as transcripts of the daily dhamma talks. Book will be made available at no cost both online as well as in physical hardcopy format. Publication date not fixed, current idea is later this year. Donations for the book publishing are welcome
‘The Dhamma is
well expounded by the Blessed One,
inviting one to come and see,
to be personally experienced by the wise.’
Aṅguttara Nikāya 11.13
Dhamma Question Bank
We’ve collected a list of frequently asked questions (over a 100 and growing) about meditation, practicing in daily life, and explanations about key concepts from the suttas. Often together with a link to the YouTube video, where that question was asked.
The questions come from people who did a retreat or asked a question at the end of a Dhamma talk.
Feel free to join Dhamma talks and ask your own question there too. This section is updated regularly
“The Dhamma is free. At all times. For everybody”
Suttavāda Foundation is small and young organization supporting the dhamma practice based on the original suttas. We aim to operate as low cost as possible. With all activities happening online (and by volunteers obviously), there is cost for hosting web site and a number of paid subscriptions, such as Zoom. In near future we hope to be able to organize physical retreats, at which point more funds will be needed.
Dāna donations are welcome and will be used mainly to support Delson Armstrong’s livelihood and the printing of books (see above). With Delson dedicating his life to the Dhamma, and he lives by the Dhamma; he does not ask for money. But of course, some things need to be provided for him to live: Food, shelter, clothing. Same as monks and nuns.
Please help us support him and take this incomparable opportunity to practice an exceptional kind of generosity and goodness. We are deeply and forever grateful to your magnanimous hearts.
Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu.