Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Problem Of Impermanence by Ajahn Brahmali

Here's another excellent talk from Ajahn Brahmali. This time his theme is impermanence and it's central role in the nature of existence and the Buddha's teachings.

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Friday, August 05, 2016

Be Here Now by Ajahn Nissarano

Ajahn Nissarano. He lives in Sri Lanka now, has been a monk for 18 years but started monastic life in Ajahn Brahm's monastery in Serpentine.

He teaches meditation in such an easily accessible way that he is ideal for beginners and experienced meditators alike.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Life is Your Teacher by Martin Aylward

Martin Aylward has been leading retreats worldwide, teaching meditation and supporting groups and
individuals since 1999. He is the founding teacher of Moulin de Chaves, a residential retreat centre in South West France, where he lives.

Martin works with students around the world in retreats , in ongoing contact with those who come to live and work at the moulin, and in ongoing individual support, meeting over Skype. He also runs courses in urban, non-residential settings, and online.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Mind is Buddha by Tenshin Roshi

Here is another talk from Charles Tenshin Fletcher Roshi in which he describes the nature of mind and reality.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Embodiment by Christina Feldman

Christina Feldman is a co-founder and guiding teacher of Gaia House in Devon, and has been leading Insight Meditation retreats since 1976. She is a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. As well as teaching retreats worldwide, she is committed to the Personal Retreat Programme at Gaia House. She is the author of a number of books including Woman Awake and The Way of Meditation, and is co-author of Soul Food. Her most recent books are Silence and The Buddhist Path to Simplicity.

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Friday, July 08, 2016

Imposters of the Body

In this challenging talk Rodney Smith examines the proposition that some of us feel like an impostor within our own body, but that the practice will not bare fruit until we reclaim ourselves completely.

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Friday, July 01, 2016

Origins by Ajahn Brahm

Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera (known to most as Ajahn Brahm) was born Peter Betts in London, United Kingdom in August 7, 1951. He came from a working-class background, and won a scholarship to study Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University in the late 1960s. At Cambridge he joined the university’s Buddhist Society and after a few weeks at the age of 18, he saw a monk for the first time. He knew then that was what he wanted to be. After graduating from Cambridge he taught in a school for one year before travelling to Thailand to become a monk and train with the Venerable Ajahn Chah Bodhinyana Mahathera.

In this talk he discusses the origins of, everything!

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Also see Ajahn Brahm "Expelled" over Bhikkhuni Ordinations!  and other related posts.

Friday, June 24, 2016

From Security To Service by Christopher Titmuss

This talk is somewhat topical as it concerns the self's response to the other.

Christopher Titmuss, a senior Dharma teacher in the West, offers retreats, facilitates pilgrimages and leads Dharma events worldwide. His teachings focus on insight meditation (vipassana), the expansive heart and enquiry into emptiness and liberation.

Poet, photographer and social critic, he is the author of numerous books including Light on Enlightenment, The Mindfulness Manual and Poems from the Edge on Time.

A former Buddhist monk in Thailand and India, he is the founder of the online Mindfulness Training Course. He teaches in Australia, India, Israel, France and Germany every year. Christopher has been teaching annual retreats in India since 1975. He has lived in Totnes, Devon, England since 1982.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kayanupassana, Discerning The Elements by Akincano Marc Weber

This is a detailed talk on how the traditional elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water are perceived by the meditating mind both within the body and of itself.

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Ungan Sweeps The Ground by Tenshin Roshi

Born in Manchester, England, Charles Tenshin Fletcher Roshi came to the United States in 1979 to study at the Zen Center of Los Angeles with founder Taizan Maezumi Roshi. In 1994, Tenshin Roshi received Dharma Transmission (authorization to teach) in the White Plum lineage from Maezumi Roshi, and Inka from Genpo Merzel Roshi in 2006 (Zen Master, final seal of approval). He acted as administrator for many years at ZCLA and is now the primary teacher and abbot at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center. Tenshin Roshi is one of the few North American teachers officially certified as a Kokusaifukyoshi (Official Foreign Representative), a title appointed in 2009 by the Soto Zen Headquarters in Japan.

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