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Tisarana Buddhist Monastery
By Tisarana Buddhist Monastery
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Dhamma talks by Ajahn Viradhammo at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery. In the Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, and Amaravati Monastery.
Episodes (Total: 332)
today · 00:52:13
Ajahn Viradhammo talks at the Ottawa Buddhist Society Day of Mindfulness about the unconditioned, uncreated, transcendent and how we suffer because of wrong view.… Read the rest
Sept. 17, 2017 · 00:44:51
Ajahn Viradhammo talks at the Ottawa Buddhist Society about the stillness that exists constantly and the recollection of that stillness in presence, even when the crowds roar for Olympic Athletes!… Read the rest
Sept. 10, 2017 · 00:33:51
Ajahn Viradhammo talks about the experience of feeling and investigates how we form views and opinions based on feelings.… Read the rest
Sept. 3, 2017 · 00:33:00
Ajahn Viradhammo uses carpentry to examine how we learn and apply knowledge to our practice.… Read the rest
Aug. 27, 2017 · 00:40:24
Venerable Cunda talks about the four modes of speech. Focusing closely on the first two modes.… Read the rest
Aug. 20, 2017 · 00:27:15
Ajahn Viradhammo explores the reflective capacity and speaks about how to apply reflection – not for the sake of knowledge, but to learn what it is we are supposed to reflect upon. Examining the absence of conditions and exploring not self, non-becoming and non-resistance.… Read the rest
Aug. 13, 2017 · 00:31:47
On Canada Day, Ajahn Viradhammo talks about how different people react to the same occasion with different points of view and also how gratitude can lead to a deep sense of peace.… Read the rest
Aug. 6, 2017 · 00:26:55
Ajahn Viradhammo reflects on the monastic life as one in which we allow each other different moods of mind. Reading from the Visuddhimagga he explains how acceptance of these mind states creates the possibility of transcending them.… Read the rest
July 30, 2017 · 00:35:56
Ajahn Viradhammo reflects on being caught in the conditions of life. He suggests that we ask the question “What is the unconditioned?” as a skillful way of developing awareness of the difference between conditioned existence and that which is unconditioned. He uses the teaching on Dependant Origination to show how we can stop the chain of conditioned arising and bring attention fully into the present moment.… Read the rest
July 23, 2017 · 00:35:42
Venerable Cunda recounts experiences from his monastic career, including times when he felt fear and worry. He explains how the fear was conditioned by a strong sense of self, including examples from Luang Por Pasanno and Luang Ta Maha Boowa, and illustrates how the monastic way of practice moves in the opposing direction of the eight worldly winds.… Read the rest
July 16, 2017 · 00:21:34
Ajahn Viradhammo meets for a discussion with the lay supporters. He talks about being interviewed for a book on Buddhist practitioners, and responds to a question about utilizing thinking in a skillful way, by suggesting that one memorize extended passages from the suttas, be deliberate in the use of language, and use the meditative technique of “No Thought”.… Read the rest
July 9, 2017 · 00:30:56
To mark Tisarana’s Vesak celebration, Ajahn Viradhammo reflects on the Buddha’s awakening and the teachings that point to this awakening. He stresses the importance of finding a way to rest the mind, thus freeing the mind from the constraints of thinking. He offers the technique of using a mirroring technique in the silence for training one’s mind, and explains how this technique can lead to wisdom and compassion.… Read the rest
July 2, 2017 · 00:38:03
Venerable Cunda describes the Buddhist path as one that is leading inwards, a path towards insight and the end of suffering. He shows how to use the path factors of Right Intention, Right Speech and Right Effort skillfully to navigate this path and be a friend to oneself.… Read the rest
June 25, 2017 · 00:26:18
Ajahn Punnadhammo speaks on the twin skills of knowing all experience in terms of its characteristic of not-self, while at the same time keeping the final goal of nibbana in mind. He gives importance to the spiritual faculties of sadda, faith, as it relates to the Third Noble Truth, and upekkha, equanimity, as it relates to the citta.… Read the rest
June 18, 2017 · 00:25:55
Venerable Cunda answers questions on how to skillfully deal with thoughts that can arise during formal meditation practice. He speaks on the importance of sense restraint when engaging others, and on finding nutriment in one’s spiritual practice. He reflects on how the Buddha answered the question of what is reborn after death.… Read the rest
June 11, 2017 · 00:33:22
Ajahn Viradhammo contrasts the conceit involved in having a fixed plan for a happy mind with the beauty involved in spontaneous generosity. He points out the importance in having a long range plan, and the wisdom needed to remember that a plan in itself cannot provide liberation.… Read the rest
June 4, 2017 · 00:37:05
Venerable Khemako discusses the importance of utilizing reflection to gain the full available potential from our meditation practice. He explains how to reflect using the Three Characteristics of anicca, dukkha and anatta, and how practices such as generosity and restraint can be understood as ways to know true happiness.… Read the rest
May 28, 2017 · 00:30:29
Ajahn Viradhammo speaks on the skillfulness of using reflection on change as a way to develop an awareness of that which is not changing. It is through this awareness that we can find a real and secure refuge. He likens the way of practice according to the Noble Eightfold Path as a craft which leads onwards to refuge.… Read the rest
May 21, 2017 · 01:04:05
Ajahn Viradhammo conducts a question and answer session with the lay retreat crew. He speaks on fear and doubt, the unskillful responses that can result from the attachment to these mind states, and a way to skillfully handle them according to the Four Noble Truths, and through knowing the mood of the mind. He explains how the parami, the Ten Perfections, can be a positive way to work with our karma and kilesas. He reflects on the role of the monastery in relating to the laity, and the role of karma in the eating of meat.… Read the rest
May 14, 2017 · 00:38:23
Ajahn Viradhammo conducts a question and answer session with the lay retreat crew. He speaks about reflecting on karma as a skillful means to develop one’s practice, versus taking a position on the workings on karma which can lead to religious doctrine and is not really helpful. He points out the way people often get caught up in a reactivity with the mood of the mind, and in vibhava-tanha, instead of practicing rightly in accordance with the Third Foundation of Mindfulness. He reflects on the different types of beauty, including a sensual kind which leads to kama-tanha and an absorption into the sense experience, and a different type of beauty that can incline the mind towards an awareness and sense of stillness.… Read the rest
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