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The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Zen Mountain Monastery, the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order, is one of the West’s most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries and training centers. Nestled in New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains, the Monastery draws its strength from the ...
 
In the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, and Amaravati Monastery
 
Podcast of Liturgy of Hours
 
The Avatamsaka Sutra, Ten Grounds chapter. Sutra Text at http://www.bttsonline.org/samplex.aspx
 
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Monastery Podcast
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Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
 
The Avatamsaka Sutra, Ten Grounds chapter. Sutra Text at http://www.bttsonline.org/samplex.aspx
 
Podcast by Sokuzan
 
Dame Elspeth is kept in a tower after the death of her husband. The widow of the Baron of Avenel and her daughter seek safety with Elspeth in her tower. Hearing the baroness's deathbed confession, Father Philip notices her Bible. As he carries it to the Lord Abbot, it is taken from him by a White Lady. A sub-prior investigates this story and finds that the Bible is now back in the owner's hands. Later, Elspeth's son sees the White Lady when he snatches the Bible from a flaming altar. Intrigu ...
 
The Aloka Vihara sisters are a community of bhikkhunis (fully-ordained nuns) and samaneris (novices) dedicated to practicing the Buddha’s teaching in the style of the Theravada Forest Tradition. Their practice emphasizes simplicity, renunciation, service and an orientation towards learning from the natural world, all held within the context of the Buddha’s teachings. The sisters are committed to embracing and integrating the realities and challenges of contemporary society into their practice.
 
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.
 
Homilies and other recordings from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers Georgia.
 
Dhamma talks by Ajahn Viradhammo at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery. In the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, and Amaravati Monastery.
 
Holy Trinity Monastery's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
From Deer Park Monastery, a practice center in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
 
Compilation of talks and reflections given at Amaravati during the May Events of 2017, including Luang Por Sumedho’s 9-day retreat, the International Elder’s Meeting, and Vesak Pūja.
 
Commentary on Orthodox Living - The Very Rev. Fr. Tryphon, Abbot of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington, provides meaningful support and authoritative guidance for a profitable spiritual life in today's world.
 
Talks given during the retreat led by Luang Por Sumedho from 12 to 19 May 2017 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. Includes talks by other elders from the Thai Forest Tradition.
 
Looking at the World from the Celtic Shores of Scotland—and Elsewhere - Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through a monk's eyes? Priest-monk Seraphim shares his stories of the places he visits and the people he meets as he travels the world to found the first Orthodox monastery in the Celtic Isles of Scotland in a thousand years.
 
From Deer Park Monastery, a practice center in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
 
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Our Life in Christ
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Join program hosts Steven Robinson and Bill Gould for an hour of insightful discussion about Orthodox Christian faith and practice.
 
Dhamma Talks given at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
 
Looking at the World from the Celtic Shores of Scotland—and Elsewhere - Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through a monk's eyes? Priest-monk Seraphim shares his stories of the places he visits and the people he meets as he travels the world to found the first Orthodox monastery in the Celtic Isles of Scotland in a thousand years.
 
Explore the Monastic World with Dr. Robert Puff and learn how we can spend a day, weekend, week or lifetime at these holy places.
 
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Our Life in Christ
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Join program hosts Steven Robinson and Bill Gould for an hour of insightful discussion about Orthodox Christian faith and practice.
 
This feed includes all the talks given by Ajahn Amaro published at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. www.amaravati.org
 
These were given by Thanissaro Bhikkhu during the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery, Valley Center CA
 
Dhamma Talks From International Monasteries in the Buddhist Tradition of Ajahn Chah
 
Erie Benedictine Sister Carolyn Gorny-Kopkowski began offering retreats based on the seasons of Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring connected with the four Paths of Creation Spirituality (Via Positiva, Via Negativa, Via Creativa and Via Transformativa) over 30 years ago. Now, more than 100 retreat weekends later, she brings her experience and insights to a new audience via her podcast series, "Sister Carolyn on Creation Spirituality." Sister Carolyn received her Master’s Degree in Creation Spiri ...
 
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Bulletproof Radio
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Bulletproof Executive Radio was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $1M spent on personal self-experiments. From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, high tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tried e ...
 
Dhamma Talks from various teachers present at Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Wisdom of Sinai
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For four decades Father Pavlos has guided the spiritual life of Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai. He shares his wisdom with a stream of Orthodox pilgrims visiting the monastery and with others spread throughout the world. Sister Joanna, a spiritual child of Father Pavlos, shares the following interviews with us here.
 
This podcast includes all the talks by our founding abbot Ajahn Sumedho, the first Western disciple of Ajahn Chah. This is published by Amaravati Buddhist Monastery – www.amaravati.org
 
These Dhamma talks or reflections are given by Luang Por Sumedho (Ajahn Sumedho) during the course of 1978 until 2010. These talks have been compiled when Luang Por Sumedho retired from abbotship of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in 2010.
 
Morning and Evening Chanting (Puja), Reflections, and Suttas, as used by Buddhist Monasteries and Groups associated with the Western Forest Sangha in the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah. – Second Edition 2006 Amaravati Publications
 
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Buddhism Guide
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Karma Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally from England, he now lives in Northern India. Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead invites them to examine their own minds and experiences to discov ...
 
Parittas and suttas chants as used by Buddhist Monasteries and Groups associated with the Western Forest Sangha in the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah.
 
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Bulletproof Video
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Bulletproof Executive Radio was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $250,000 spent on personal self-experiments. From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, high tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tr ...
 
These talks were given at Spirit Rock during the benefit event taught by Ajahn Brahm. Ajahan Brahm is helping raise funds to support the building of a permanent monastery for the Dhammadarini nuns. If you would like to support this cause, you can offer a donation by clicking here:http://www.dhammadharini.net/home/offering-a-permanent-bhikkhuni-monastery-vision-mission
 
Welcome to an audio adventure unlike anything you've ever heard. I’m Jason Moore, host of the top-rated Zero To Travel Podcast, and I invite you to come with my wife Anne Dorthe and me to visit the beautiful country of Nepal through this unique 16-part travel podcast series – the world’s first “audio guidary” (part audio guide and part diary). We’ll be your travel companions as you soak up the entire Himalayan mountain trekking experience, going from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu to ...
 
This is a compilation of the Death and Dying retreat given from 2-10 July (2012) at the Retreat Center of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
 
Talks given at the Bhavana Society Theravada Buddhist Monastery and Meditation Center
 
These talks were given at Spirit Rock during the benefit event taught by Ajahn Brahm. Ajahan Brahm is helping raise funds to support the building of a permanent monastery for the Dhammadarini nuns. If you would like to support this cause, you can offer a donation by clicking here:http://www.dhammadharini.net/home/offering-a-permanent-bhikkhuni-monastery-vision-mission
 
Developing a clear understanding of the teachings and learning to fully inhabit the body have been core parts of my Dhamma practice. These areas, as well a strong emphasis on the heart, inform and shape my teaching. The few years I spent training as an Anagarika in the Thai Forest monasteries broadened my understanding of the Buddha's teachings and instilled a profound respect for the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha. All along the way, I've been particularly interested in how other modalities l ...
 
This is a compilation of the retreat given by Ajahn Amaro from 31 August to 12 September 2012. This meditation retreat took place at Amaravati Retreat Center, UK – Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
 
Awareness is your refuge: Awareness of the changingness of feelings, of attitudes, of moods, of material change and emotional change: Stay with that, because it’s a refuge that is indestructible. It’s not something that changes. It’s a refuge you can trust in. This refuge is not something that you create. It’s not a creation. It’s not an ideal. It’s very practical and very simple, but easily overlooked or not noticed. When you’re mindful, you’re beginning to notice, it’s like this. – Ajahn S ...
 
Weekly podcast of homilies written by the monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey, the oldest Benedictine Monastery in the United States.
 
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Compline
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The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, one of the premier sacred music choirs in the country, sings Compline by candlelight each Sunday evening in historic St. Paul’s Chapel, surrounded by people gathering informally from around the neighborhood and across the city. The choir sings a mixture of Gregorian chant, improvised chant based on even earlier patterns, and newly-composed music as well. The service lasts 25 minutes and is an informal, come-as-you-are gathering.Compline is wonderfully access ...
 
These Dharma talks are by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi, teachers with Zen Community of Oregon. The talks were given at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon, and Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in Portland, Oregon.Zen Community of Oregon's purpose is to express and make accessible the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha’s teachings, as transmitted through an authentic, historical lineage. To support and maintain Zen Buddhist practice in order to realize and actualize our Buddh ...
 
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Lauds – Thursday, Easter wk 3, April 19, Psalms wk 1: Psalm 63, Psalm 15, Jonah 2:3-10, and Psalm 46.
 
Danica Shoan Ankele, Monastic Zen Mountain Monastery, 3/29/2018
 
Meido Roshi is the abbot of Korinji monastery in Wisconsin. In 2008 Meido Roshi received inka shomei ("mind seal"), designating him an 86th-generation Zen dharma heir and a 48th-generation holder of the lineage descended from Rinzai Gigen. Meido Roshi's book The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice is out from Shambhala Publications in March 201 ...…
 
(0-10 minutes) Stewart asks Francis: What does meditation mean for you? He says that being in the present is a bad response because it doesn't accurately reflect what the present is. The future merges with the present. He says you can continue to meditate when doing something mundane like thinking, planning, or abstract reasoning. He says that ...…
 
Renowned author and scholar Thanissaro Bhikku, Abbot of the Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County California, joins us to talk about honor and shame in a Buddhist context.
 
Renowned author and scholar Thanissaro Bhikku, Abbot of the Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County California, joins us to talk about honor and shame in a Buddhist context.…
 
“Don’t worry about anything…You will solve problems as they occur.” – Henk van Dillen Cycling the World Excitement and adventure take many shapes and forms. Some people fulfill this through something like camping or trying an exotic food. For Henk van Dillen, he fulfills his adventurous side a bit differently. For example, some of the feats Hen ...…
 
Depressing Metal, Sassy working songs, and Buddhist monks who ain't messing around. This week's subjects: Eternal Frost (album by the doom meal band Winter), Ovi (traditional Indian lyric poetry) and Songwangsa Monastery in South Korea.
 
Tan Cunda draws on an episode from his life as a new monk to explore the benefits of kindness towards oneself as a way of uncovering the joy of practice. This kindness can be extended to ourselves when we allow the meditator to stop the meditation project, “not doing meditation, but letting the meditation do you”. (Talk given at Tisarana on 20- ...…
 
Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei Zen Mountain Monastery, 3/15/2018
 
Ron Hogen Green, Sensei and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei Zen Center of New York City, 3/11/2018
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Discourtesy of DeathSubtitle: Father Anselm Series, Book 5Author: William BrodrickNarrator: Gordon GriffinFormat: UnabridgedLength: 12 hrs and 39 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 08-07-14Publisher: Hachette Audio UKRatings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Blessed ChildSubtitle: The Caleb Books, Book 1Author: Bill Bright, Ted DekkerNarrator: Benjamin L. DarcieFormat: UnabridgedLength: 12 hrs and 47 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 05-21-13Publisher: Brilliance AudioRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 529 votesGenr ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Secret of the Seventh SonAuthor: Glenn CooperNarrator: Mark BoyettFormat: UnabridgedLength: 13 hrs and 42 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-29-09Publisher: Audible StudiosRatings: 4 of 5 out of 1104 votesGenres: Mysteries & Thrillers, HistoricalPubl ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Santa Clawed Author: Rita Mae BrownNarrator: Kate ForbesFormat: UnabridgedLength: 6 hrs and 23 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-14-08Publisher: Recorded BooksRatings: 4 of 5 out of 89 votesGenres: Mysteries & Thrillers, HistoricalPublisher's Summar ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Meaningful WorkSubtitle: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your SoulAuthor: Shawn Askinosie, Lawren AskinosieNarrator: Shawn AskinosieFormat: UnabridgedLength: 6 hrs and 47 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-14-17Publisher: Pe ...…
 
When I am asked to plan a perfect two week trip to Ireland, I recommend Dublin as a base for the majority of sightseeing, with side trips to Killarney, Waterford, Howth, and Limerick, along with tours of the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange. I recommend at least four days in Dublin to include ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Autobiography of a Tibetan MonkAuthor: Palden Gyatso, Tsering Shakya - translator, The Dalai Lama - forewordNarrator: P. J. OchlanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 10 hrs and 1 minLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 05-04-15Publisher: Audible StudiosRatings: 5 o ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: IstanbulSubtitle: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the WorldAuthor: Thomas F. MaddenNarrator: Edoardo BalleriniFormat: UnabridgedLength: 14 hrs and 25 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-22-16Publisher: Recorded BooksRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 72 vo ...…
 
Created: 03/02/2018 This week The Beans talk about spending some time in St. Jean Pied-de-Port, where they start their pilgrimage across Spain. They experience pilgrim hostels (Albergues) for the first time, and have quite a quirky breakfast the morning they start the trail. Follow them along their journey up the Pyrenees, and their descent int ...…
 
Ajahn Sucitto answers questions on practising “spirituality”, sankharas, consciousness, cessation, and choiceless awareness. (Talk given at Tisarana on 12-Jan-2017. Duration = 39:42)
 
“If I can be part of transformation and resurrection, then I’m in.” David Cunningham is an amazing artist, a self-proclaimed alchemist and has been sober for 19 years. David delights in taking normal, everyday things like stones and giving them life and beauty by allowing them to tell their stories through his paintings. Professionally, he is a ...…
 
In which Joel and Basie talk about Yuan Mei's Self-banter on Arboriculture and Su Shi's Admiring Peony-blossoms at the Monastery of Good Omens. Special thanks to Yuanshuai Cui for reading these in Chinese for us (with Admiring Peony-Blossoms at the Monastery of Good Omens First, and Self-Banter on Arboriculture second), and thanks as well to Mo ...…
 
Just because there is a unitary feeling happening in consciousness does not mean that it needs to congeal into an identify that is ongoing and needs protection. Look closely.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrUQ3veSFg0
 
“Experiencing Orthodox Easter for the first time/Sfântul loan cel Nou din Suceava Monastery , Suceava, Romania” by Mattieu Dalmasse is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: What does God will for your life? Br. Keith gives an important example in today’s video. Br. Keith, “And the other kind of rushes in with ...…
 
In this podcast, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio discusses the Solemnity of the Birthday of John the Baptist which has been celebrated on June 24 from at least the fourth century. His comments draw both on his background in Scripture and the Fathers of the Church and on his nearly 20 visits to places in the Holy Land associated with John the Baptist ...…
 
A sermon preached on February 25, 2018 at First United Methodist Church This week, I read about a high school English teacher who has to teach the novel *1984* to a class of seniors every year. *1984* was George Orwell’s imagination of life of what life under a technologically sophisticated dictatorship, and so rather than just read the book, e ...…
 
Bob Stahl has founded 8 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in medical centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a long time practitioner of mindfulness meditation, having lived and practiced for over eight years in a Buddhist monastery, and is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit ...…
 
(0-5 minutes) Jeremy relates his story of becoming a multi-millionaire by the time he is 25. He looks up to his mentors who were all far wealthier than him and he sees that they are unhappy and unfulfilled. He knows in his heart that there must be a better way to live life. (5-10 minutes) He gives up his first religion which is Baptists and con ...…
 
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