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 own suffering, well guess what, we have the choice to not do that, we have the choice to let go.”

“Once you realize that you have the power, once you realize that its not some external force that is causing you suffering, pain, once you realize that it’s you, and you are responsible for your own dukkha, then you give yourself the power to change that, to end that Dukkha.”

Interview with Bhante Analayo on Vedana(feeling)

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 well as men.

The fourfold assembly is fourfold for a reason, and the growth of the Bhikkhuni order is of great benefit to the growth and survival of the Dhamma world wide.

So check out her videos and see a different perspective on the Dhamma, from a woman I greatly admire and wish well.

Setting the Groundwork For Change

New Twitter + Social Media Links

The new name mean more new social media. You can find twitter here –

https://twitter.com/BhikkhuJayasara

The rest of my social media links can be found on the right side of the page here —–>>>

Full Higher Ordination Video

If you’re interested in what a higher ordination is like, this video covers the whole thing and more. The first 25 minutes or so are the ceremony, then Bhante G goes over the whole ceremony again in English for all of us to understand.

 

Q&A Excerpt: Remorse and Regret

Latest short Q&A excerpt from a recent retreat.

New Youtube Short: Last Words Prior to Ordination – Son of the Sakyan

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Jayantha.tumblr.com – The 4 year Archive of My Journey Into Homelessness and Dhamma Blog

jayantha.tumblr.com

For those who are coming to this new Dhamma blog on WordPress and don’t know about the documentation of my journey, you can head over to the link above to check it out.

you can also specifically check out posts with the #studentofthepath hashtag for monastic journey related posts, including many about the last two years living at a monastery –

http://jayantha.tumblr.com/tagged/studentofthepath

I’ve also been documenting via video for years on my youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/studentofthepath

and more specifically on the playlist – “A Journey Into Homelessness”

If you like the youtube channel, please consider subscribing to join the community and be notified of future video content.

Thank you to everyone for your support and kind words on this journey. I am happy to be of service and always glad to hear that what I do has been beneficial to someone.

– Bhikkhu Jayasāra

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