Anathapindada’s Park

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Anathapindada’s Park (Tib. མགོན་མེད་ཟས་སྦྱིན་གྱི་ཀུན་དགའ་ར་བ།, Wyl. mgon med zas sbyin gyi kun dga' ra ba) was an important early site for the Buddha's growing community. Anathapindada, a wealthy patron of the Buddha, purchased the park, located outside Shravasti, at great cost, purportedly covering the ground with gold, and donated it to the sangha. It was there that the Buddha spent several rainy seasons and gave discourses that were later recorded as sutras. It was also the site for one of the first Buddhist monasteries. [1]


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.