Godwin Samararatne
meditation and dhamma teachings

He was able, straight, and upright, easy to speak to, meek, without conceit,
Satisfied with little, easy to support, free from duties, and light in living,

With faculties at peace, prudent, not forward, not greedy among the families,
He did not do the slightest thing whereby the wise might find fault with him.

His only wish was:

May All Beings Be Happy And Secure,
May All Beings In Their Hearts Be Happy!

--- cf. Metta Sutta (vs. 1-3)



Introduction to Godwin


Slideshow of Godwin's Life and Teachings



Retreat Talks in Hong Kong:

The Gentle Way of Buddhist Meditation (1997)

Living Meditation (1998)

The End of Suffering (1999)


Retreat Talks in Germany:

Discovering Meditation (1996)

Meditation for Everyday Life (1998)


Retreat Talks in Holland:

Learning through Meditation (1996 & 1998)


Recordings of Godwin's Retreat Talks:

Audio Files in mp3 Format (35 recordings)



Individual Talks, Writings, etc:

A Miscellany of Material by Godwin's Friends

A Searchable Database of Godwin's Teaching

Information, contacts, publications

Download the Website



Unedited Archives of Texts (4 retreats) and Recordings (over 100 hrs)


Outside Websites:

Friends of Godwin Samararatne

Godwin Memorial Fund

PDF of “Approaching the Dhamma”
A Volume in Honor of Godwin


this website was last updated January, 2020