Friends of Buddhism
Anniversary meeting with Prof.Gombrich and Dr.Shaw
31 August 2022 ☉ Saturday 24th September the Friends of Buddhism Foundation celebrates 25 years of translating the Pali-Canon into Dutch. In honor of the special jubilee a festive meeting will be held with among other activities lectures by internationally well-known scientists and translators: Professor Richard Gombrich and Doctor Sarah Shaw. More information about location, time and registration is…
Articles during the year
6 May 2022 ☉ VvB has a long history of publishing articles. It started in 1968 with the paper magazine Saddharma, that was published until 1995. From 2004-2011 we had the magazine Vorm en Leegte (‘Form and Emptiness’) and from 2011-2015 Boeddha magazine. After that we began publishing articles on the internet, each season a volume of articles. However,…
A unique translation project
The Pali-Canon (Pali: Tipitaka) is the most complete extant collection of teachings (sutta’s) of the Buddha. The Pali-Canon originates with the teachings the Buddha gave in the last 45 years of his life, when he was active as a spiritual teacher. The Dutch translation project started by the ‘Stichting Vrienden van het Boeddhisme’ (Friends of Buddhism Association) led to a series of Dutch language books, covering a sustantial part of the Sutta-Pitaka.