Friday, 26 October 2012

Putting Down The Aggregates - Part I by Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia

This is the first of two talks by Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia looking at the five aggregates in terms of practise.

Gloria has been offering instruction in Theravada Buddhist teachings and practices since 1990. She is a student of the western forest sangha, the disciples of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho, and is a Lay Buddhist Minister in association with Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California. She has served as resident teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts from 1996 through 1999. Taraniya teaches at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and at Dhamma centres in the United States.


And here is part two...........


Friday, 19 October 2012

The Myth About More by Ajahn Munindo

This talk is by Ajahn Munindo who provides our regular Moon day reflection. ‘Moon day’ is one verse from the Dhammapada, supported by a short reflection on the verse.

Ajahn Munindo is abbot of Aruna Ratanagiri, a monastery located at Harnham in Northumberland.


Friday, 12 October 2012

Exploration of the Kalama Sutta by Andrea Fella

In this talk Andrea Fella explores what is one of the most popular Suttas, the Kalama Sutta, a discourse of the Buddha contained in the Aṅguttara Nikaya. It is often described as the Buddha's "charter of free inquiry."

In it the Buddha says, only when one personally knows that a certain teaching is skillful, blameless, praiseworthy, and conducive to happiness, and that it is praised by the wise, should one then accept it as true and practice it.


Saturday, 6 October 2012

Attachment by Ajahn Brahmali

Ajahn Brahmali was born in Norway in 1964, first became interested in Buddhism and meditation in his early 20s after a visit to Japan.

He ordained as a monk with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor in 1996. For the past 4 years he has been teaching Pali and the Vinaya ( monastic discipline) to the monks at Bodhinyana Monaster.