About Dhamma Earth
Dhamm Earth is of a lineage under Theravada Buddhism based on the teachings of the Buddha recorded in Pali Canon.
In year 2008, Venerable U Mangala established Tusita Hermitage in Sin San Tu, Kuching. He began to propagate the Dhamma, give meditation guidance and hold various Dhamma propagation activities such as chanting, life liberation, children’s Dhamma class and short-term ordination.
In year 2021, the name of the group has been changed to Dhamma Earth, to increase the unity of the group and at the same time simplify the management procedures.
The name originated from Venerable U Mangala’s great Dhamma propagation aspiration when he established a monastery at Semenyih in year 2016. His aspiration was to create a place and environment for the learning, experiencing and practicing of the Dhamma as well as a system with a natural start-up where various units support one another to achieve the endless circulation of Dhamma propagation.
In this Dhamma propagation ecosystem, everyone who walks in regardless of the stage they are in, will get the true benefits of the Dhamma as well as self-improvement.
“May the Buddha’s teachings spread far and wide,
may all sentient beings be free from all suffering and attain happiness,
may all those who have come to know the Dhamma learn the Dhamma, practise the Dhamma,
realize the Dhamma and protect the Dhamma,
and may all those who have not come to know the Dhamma
have the opportunity to plant a seed of the Dhamma.”
Concept of Dhamma Propagation EcosystemSubheadline space
Dhamma propagation intends to liberate all beings from sufferings.
All beings suffer because of various causes and conditions.
They suffer because they are ignorant of the causes of suffering.
To cease from these sufferings, we need to understand the natural law, the causes of suffering and the causes of happiness, so that eventually, we can find the ultimate way to escape from the cycle of saṃsāra (suffering).
Through the teachings of the Buddha, especially the teachings of meditation, we are able to develop our mind to see the truth and realities of life, rebirth and workings of kamma. Through development of the mind, we could also find the way to gradually let go of the causes of sufferings until we achieve ultimate liberation.
We would like to propagate the Dhamma through an ecosystem:
1.This ecosystem must incorporate the original teachings of the Buddha which guide all beings towards the cessation of sufferings, attainment of true happiness, for full liberation and the attainment of nibbana.
2. In this ecosystem, the Sangha, who keep the monastic code and practices the Dhamma, lead laities in the ancient Buddha’s way.
The monastics are responsible for the interpretation of the Dhamma and vinaya as well as making directional and principle based decision, guiding the implementation and propagation of the Dhamma.
The laities are responsible for supporting the monastics, so that the monastics can practice and propagate the Dhamma whole heartedly.
3. This ecosystem must have various platforms with facilities and programs to provide Dhamma sustenance to people of all walks of life so that they are able to create good Dhamma affinity and grow in the Dhamma.
This would be a massive ecosystem which would be run in accordance to the Dhamma and vinaya and will continue to support the propagation of the original teachings of the Buddha.