Friday, September 30, 2016

The Empty Net Of Dependent Arising by Fred Von Allmen

Fred von Allmen has been engaged in Buddhist studies and meditation since 1970. He has practiced under teachers of both the Tibetan and the Theravadin tradition in Asia, Europe and the USA and has spent many years in retreat. In addition he has been engaged in the study of Buddhist philosophy and psychology in the Tibetan tradition. Since 1984 he has been teaching meditation retreats and Buddhist workshops worldwide. He is the author of three books in German and a co-founder of the Meditation Center Beatenberg in the Swiss Alps. He is married and lives in Switzerland.

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Friday, September 09, 2016

First Moment by Dokai Georgesen

Dokai Georgesen began his study of Zen Buddhism at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center under the direction of Dainin Katagiri Roshi in 1974. He spent two years on pilgrimage studying Buddhism in India and Japan, and upon his return in 1982 he lived at Hokyoji until his ordination in 1984.

In 1989 he received Dharma Transmission from Katagiri Roshi, and since then he has made several trips to Japan for study under the late Ikko Narasaki Roshi, Tsugen Narasaki Roshi and the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi. He has also had the opportunity to study at Plum Village in France under the direction of Thich Nhat Hanh. He has been residing at Hokyoji since June, 2003.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Freedom From Certainty by Christopher Titmuss

This talk from Christopher Titmuss addresses the many issues that surround our need for the security of certainty and the danger that following the delusion of being certain about our beliefs can lead us into fundamentalism.

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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.