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Addressing Views and Clinging at the Source : Continued

“It’s a real feedback on our mindfulness practice also. We can tell if somebody’s mindfulness practice is working correctly when we see that he or she is getting less attached to views. This doesn’t mean not having any opinions or being utterly indecisive or unsure. It means that you can very clearly formulate your ideas and views, but you don’t hold on to them … Read More Addressing Views and Clinging at the Source : Continued

Addressing Views and Clinging at the Source

“When we really work with feelings, we learn to hold views without clinging to them. And that is a huge issue. There is a part in the Suttanipāta – the Atthakavagga – which is very famous for a lot of beautiful, poetic expressions of not holding on to any views. Some scholars think that this is different from the rest of the teachings, but … Read More Addressing Views and Clinging at the Source

Mental Health and Dhamma Teachers

I wanted to broach what I consider to be an important topic with regards to those who teach the dhamma(monks and lay persons). For many reasons, most of them unfounded, people tend to put a lot of stock in someone who is considered a dhamma teacher, whether in robes or not. They put them on a pedestal, often as someone “higher” and “wiser”. They … Read More Mental Health and Dhamma Teachers

Ajahn Brahmali on Impermanence

Impermanence : What Can We Rely On?

“In the Ocean of Samsara, what can you hold on to, to keep from drowning?…. Nothing” short clip from a recent talk on Dukkha during the 3 Characteristics of Existence Retreat.  

Dukkha : Laying Down the Burden

“Dukkha is the result of how we relate to reality. If we cling to what is impermanent, what is undependable, we cause our own suffering. Dukkha is not something that somebody else, the universe or whatever, puts on us, Dukkha is what we take up, we take up the Burden ourselves”. “If we have the responsibility of this Dukkha, if we are creating our … Read More Dukkha : Laying Down the Burden

Interview with Bhante Analayo on Vedana(feeling)

https://www.bcbsdharma.org/article/vedana-part-1-addressing-views-and-clinging-at-the-source/

Vimala Bhikkhuni – The Buddha’s Teaching of No-Self: Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs

  Dhamma Talk – Various Aspects of Metta  

Respecting the Variety of Buddhist Traditions

Following the journey of a possible future Bhikkhuni(female monastic)

I wanted to share the video log of a friend of mine whom I met a few months ago. She resides over in Australia and is on the path towards becoming a Bhikkhuni. I’m happy that she is doing a video log of her journey as I believe it will be of great benefit for women who wish to follow the same path, as … Read More Following the journey of a possible future Bhikkhuni(female monastic)

Setting the Groundwork For Change

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