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Dhamma Talks given every Sunday during the traditional three-month Rains Retreat between the full moons of July and October. A separate episode contains the Questions and Answers session with the audience that follows after each talk. Please check www.amaravati.org for the schedule around this period of the year.
 
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Ajahn Viradhammo discusses how our misperceptions of ourselves are strongly conditioned, and feel very real. However, through trusting in the changing nature of mental phenomena, trusting in awareness, and patiently bearing with these difficult self-perceptions, we find the space to appreciate the beauty in our lives. (Dhamma talk via Zoom recorded…
 
Venerable Khemako describes how views and opinions are quick sketches and shortcuts for the fullness of the present moment. Once we see this, we can hold our opinions more tentatively and recognize their uncertainty. He encourages us to investigate how the process of constructing opinions unfolds, and thereby providing an opportunity to see somethi…
 
In this question and answer session, Ajahn Viradhammo discusses how to overcome biases by opening the heart. He also describes how to be socially relevant in difficult times, while inclining the mind towards silence. He also comments on practice-related questions on using the end of the out breath and visual images arising during meditation. (Dhamm…
 
In this wrap up of the online retreat, Ajahn Viradhammo encourages us to trust in awareness, rather than defaulting to a habit of, for example worry. He explains that a willingness to witness our reaction to being in an emotionally vulnerable (but safe) situation is a form of Metta. He encourages us to use meditation as a practice of purification, …
 
This Dhamma Talk was given by Luang Por Sumedho on 21 December 2020 at Wat Ratanawan, Thailand. It’s an audio version that was firstly live-streamed as a video during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post What the Heck Is Pure Consciousness appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.By Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
 
This Dhamma Talk was given by Luang Por Sumedho on 21 December 2020 at Wat Ratanawan, Thailand. It’s an audio version that was firstly live-streamed as a video during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post What the Heck Is Pure Consciousness appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.By Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
 
This Dhamma Talk was given by Ajahn Amaro on 8 December 2020 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. It’s an audio version that was firstly live-streamed as a video during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Looking for Happiness Where You Might Find It appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
This Dhamma Talk was given by Ajahn Amaro on 8 December 2020 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. It’s an audio version that was firstly live-streamed as a video during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Looking for Happiness Where You Might Find It appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
In this Question and Answer session,Venerable Khemako explains that while part of what we experience as fear is primal and rooted in our human physiology, part of the experience is rooted in a self-schema driven by desire (e.g., wish to remove perceived threats to ego). He also describes how meditation practice can help in the investigation of what…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 15 – Home Again appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist M…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 16 – Saints, Monks, and Sages appeared first on Amarav…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 18 – A Matter of Survival appeared first on Amaravati …
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 19 – Like a River Flowing appeared first on Amaravati …
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 20 – The Family Business appeared first on Amaravati B…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 21 – The Universal Duty appeared first on Amaravati Bu…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 22 – Action and Stillness appeared first on Amaravati …
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 23 – The First Goodbye appeared first on Amaravati Bud…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 24 – Coming up for Light appeared first on Amaravati B…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 25 – Once Upon a Time appeared first on Amaravati Budd…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 26 – The Last Stretch appeared first on Amaravati Budd…
 
This Dhamma Talk was given by Ajahn Amaro on 14 December 2020 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. It’s an audio version that was firstly live-streamed as a video during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Advice for a New Anagārika appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.By Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
 
This Dhamma Talk was given by Ajahn Nyanarato on 30 November 2020 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. It’s an audio version that was firstly live-streamed as a video during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Peace, No Peace, the Same Price appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.By Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 14 – The Time of Gifts appeared first on Amaravati Bud…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 13 – Landing Place appeared first on Amaravati Buddhis…
 
Ajahn Viradhammo discusses how important it is for mindfulness to be in the context of Sila (morality) and Panna (wisdom). Each has our own predicament where mindfulness is lost, and Metta (loving-kindness) supports bearing witness to difficult mind states which strengthen mindfulness and awareness. He highlights the importance of constant reflecti…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 12 – Letting Go appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist M…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 11 – Dark Angel appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist M…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 10 – The Treasure House appeared first on Amaravati Bu…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 9 – The Deathless Drum appeared first on Amaravati Bud…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 8 – Cycles appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monast…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 7 – The Kingdom of the Law appeared first on Amaravati…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 6 – Spiritual Friendship appeared first on Amaravati B…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 5 – Looking for Purity appeared first on Amaravati Bud…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 4 – The Observer appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist …
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 3 – Leaving Home appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist …
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 2 – Over the Border appeared first on Amaravati Buddhi…
 
This classic account of their pilgrimage on foot to the Buddhist holy places of India is read by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott. Originally published as two books: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, the authors now read them as a weekly offering during the Corona virus times. The post Chapter 1 – Pilgrim’s Way appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist…
 
Ajahn Viradhammo makes a distinction between conventional truths and the stream of consciousness. Both are important to attend to, but witnessing where your stream of consciousness gets preoccupied is the challenge for which meditation helps you prepare. Seeing the silence behind the movement of the mind helps liberate you from Self view. (Dhamma t…
 
This Dhamma Talk was given by Ajahn Amaro on 15 November 2020 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. It’s an audio version that was firstly live-streamed as a video during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post The Teachings and Example of Luang Por Sumedho appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
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