Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu

Pages: 200

One may not understand how the Buddha’s teaching can lead to its goal, or even what that goal is in the first place. Some may say that the Buddha taught people to just close their eyes and ignore the world around them, that He taught us nothing about how to live one’s daily life.

Beginners on the Buddhist path often find themselves confused or overwhelmed, and some may actually become disenchanted with the Buddha’s teaching, thinking it an impractical or even useless teaching due to their inability to see clearly what was the Buddha actually taught.

It is important for Buddhist newcomers to obtain a comprehensive teaching; a teaching that covers all elements of practical Buddhism and provides a practice that is of use in all situations — a teaching that protects those who undertake it from all obstacles, challenges, and dangers on the path.

This book is based on a sample of audio and video teachings by Bhante Yuttadhammo, originally given via YouTube and as part of various local meditation courses. By putting together this book more people may benefit from the teachings of the Buddha on a practical level; it seems to be proper that if one wishes to live in peace and happiness, it behoves one to work to spread peace and happiness in the world in which one lives.



Venerable Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu (formerly Noah Herschell Greenspoon) is a Canadian-born Theravāda Buddhist monk, ordained in 2001 under the guidance of Venerable Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Having practiced intensive and daily meditations following the Mahāsi Sayādaw tradition since January 2000, he has taught intensive meditation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, USA and Canada since 2003 and gives online teachings via YouTube both live and pre-recorded, as well as Dhamma talks in both English and Thai to both intensive meditators and by invitation to the general public.

Venerable Yuttadhammo studied Sanskrit, Pāḷi and Indian Religion at McMaster University and University of Toronto, Thai Dhamma, Abhidhamma and Pāḷi studies at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong  and teaches Pāḷi classes to advanced meditators from time to time.

He has published two books electronically, How To Meditate: A Beginner’s Guide To Peace and Lessons in Practical Buddhism. The former has been translated into several languages including Chinese, Spanish, and Romanian. He has also prepared a Pāḷi  Workbook based on the commentary to first verse of the Dhammapada, and is in the process of publishing a Pāḷi study guide based on traditional study methods. He has also created a Digital Pāḷi Reader and a similar Android Tipiṭaka app which are used by Pāḷi scholars around the world.

He is the President of Sirimangalo International, a non-profit organization. 

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