Mostly Dhamma talks given by Ajahns Munindo, Abhinando, Punnyo at Aruna Ratanagiri, Harnham Buddhist Monastery - a monastery of the Theravada Buddhist Forest Tradition - in Northumberland, UK.
Luang Por Munindo - Dissolving Denied Dukkha
(keywords) (slightly edited version) Sangha gatherings, kathina, Elders’ Council Meetings, burden of suffering, reaping rewards, old pain, criticism, cynicism, unmet pain, DDB, denied dukkha backlog, solitary practice, a right pickle, lost in samsara, reconfigure views, reading Braille, raw data, ouch, intense illness, heavenly messengers, assailed, ICU, capacity of heart, nivarana, anger, vibhava-tanha, rage, feel fully offended, feel accurately, daring, momentum, overwhelmed, loathing washing dishes, avoid using force, assertive, standing in ma bu, spick-and-span, Morrinsville, open-hearted awareness, allowing the native sensitivity, let rip, passionate rage, contraction in my guts, affluence, entertainment, incremental moments, cleaning our teeth, hunching our shoulders, heart wide open, 50 years, Nimbin.
Luang Por Munindo - Why Can’t I Stop Thinking?
(keywords) (slightly edited version) Buddhist meditators, compulsive thinking, self-critical, fire and smoke, irrational fear, chronically disconnected, broken glasses, fully want, open-hearted awareness, vociferous lifestyle gurus, satipatthana sutta, kayanusati, Ajahn Chah, feeling investigation, habits of denial, backlog, pressure, retreat, self harming, anxiety, assailed, zealous, resilience, humility.
Ajahn Punnyo - The Process Of Purification
(keywords) (slightly edited version) 8 precepts, moral precepts, renunciate precepts, refining the practice, pressure, dam, leaks, Andalusia, transformation, mindfulness of breathing, energy, brahma-viharas, 5 khandas, insubstantiality, insight, liberation
Luang Por Munindo - Who Am I Without My Likings and Dislikings
(keywords) (slightly edited version)Dhammapada 418, dreich, Ajahn Chah, ‘Living With the Cobra’, upadana, clinging, Middle Way, All Blacks, thrash, porridge, lashings of chilly powder, organic sultanas, Harnham power porridge, 5 spiritual faculties, intentional inhibitions, indriyasamvara, energy extravagant, anger, balanced aliveness, rejection, feeling enquiring, just-knowing awareness,
Ajahn Kevali - The Ten Supports for Refuge
(keywords) (slightly edited version) 10 Qualities to develop as protection, inner stronghold, refuge, ultimate refuge in Budddha, Dhamma Sangha, intermediate training, development of qualities worthy of respect, ethical conduct, sila, intention, aspiration, knowing the teachings, being well-learned, chanting, good and profound friendship, kalyanamitta, receiving feedback, readiness to do any task at hand, enthusiasm for Dhamma, putting forth effort, motivation, contentment, being happy with whatever is present, sati, recollection, mindfulness not forgetfulness, wisdom.
Luang Por Munindo - Believing in True Principles or Believing in Personality
(keywords) (slightly edited version) Dhammapada 297, vigilance, chaos, conditioned and unconditioned existence, false stories, protection, Awakening, aligning, orienting, three poisons, greed, hatred, delusions, indignant, aggressive, loss, grief, anger, indictment, Ajahn Chah, Reading the Natural Mind, Awakened Beings, wanting, symbols, Buddha image, approximations, theism, anthropomorphizing, saying grace before eating, gratitude, forgiveness, individuated sense of ‘I’, control freak, Psalm 130, prayer of supplication, ‘Through the goodness that arises from my practice…’, conscious wish, Mahamangala Sutta, imperturbability.