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Monk Chat

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Analysis of the Six Sense-Domains: MN 137 w/ Bhante Suddhaso Part 2

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An analysis of the six senses, including an explanation of the difference between how a layperson and a renunciate relate to their experiences, and a description of some of the ways the Buddha trains his disciples.

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Buddhist Cosmology

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The Buddha described thirty distinct realms of existence, what life is like in each of them, and how our choices lead to rebirth after rebirth in one realm after another. This talk will be an overview of the realms of existence and why it is relevant to our daily practice.

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The World: AN 4.23 w/ Bhante Suddhaso

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In this discourse, the Buddha gives four different definitions for the
word “Tathāgata” (one of the standard epithets for a Buddha), explaining
why the word is a suitable title for a fully awakened being.

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Overcoming Fear and Doubt

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Fear and doubt can be among our most difficult troubles during meditation, and when combined they can become overwhelming. In this talk we will explore how to overcome these two obstacles.

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The Discourse at Tikaṇḍakī: AN5.144 w/ Bhante Suddhaso

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A short discourse outlining four ways to develop equanimity, emphasizing our ability to alter our own experience of pleasant and unpleasant at will.

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Born from Affection: MN87 w/ Bhante Suddhaso

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On this occasion, the Buddha was approached by a man grieving for his dead son. The Buddha took the opportunity to explain how attachment to the people and things that we love leads to misery and anguish.

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Monk Chat

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The Four Brahma Viharas

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The four Brahma Viharas, often translated as “sublime mindstates” or “divine abodes”, are blissful states of mind available to us in each moment. In this talk, we will be discussing how we can cultivate and strengthen such heavenly mindstates.

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The Discourse to the Man from Aṭṭhaka City: MN52 w/ Bhante Suddhaso

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A brief discourse delivered by Venerable Ānanda, the Buddha’s attendant, laying out eleven methods of attaining enlightenment by developing concentration and the recognition of impermanence.

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