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The Fifth Precept

Ajahn Viradhammo answers questions at the Pak Chong retreat. These include; How do I stop drinking alcohol? Are there any studies about what happens to the brain after many years of meditation? How do I practice ‘choice-less awareness’? (Q&A recorded at Pak Chong, Thailand, on 30 November 2019. Duration 47:58)

Dhamma Teaching via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, Friday, July 10th.

Ajahn Viradhammo will offer a Dhamma teaching via Zoom Friday, July 10th at 7pm EST. Anyone is welcome to join. See details below:

https://bit.ly/LPV-Zoom2

Meeting ID: 912 5906 9811

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Where Are You Going?

Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott have started releasing an audio book version of their two Indian pilgrimage books ‘Rude Awakenings’ and ‘Great Patient One’. To access the first chapter of these exciting narratives visit the link below:

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Dhamma Teaching via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, Friday, July 3rd.

Ajahn Viradhammo will offer a Dhamma teaching via Zoom Friday, July 3rd at 7pm EST. Anyone is welcome to join. See details below:

https://bit.ly/LPV-Zoom2

Meeting ID: 912 5906 9811 

Password: 122333

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Sadhu Sadhu ‘sadu’!

Ajahn Viradhammo talks about the four heavenly messengers: the old person, the sick person, the corpse, and the sadu (religious seeker). He recommends that we frequently reflect on these because they will rouse in us a sense of urgency to search for the deathless reality, just as they did for the Buddha. (Talk recorded at Pak Chong on 29 November 2019. Duration 34:59)

Friday Dhamma Teaching via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, June 26th

Ajahn Viradhammo will offer a Dhamma teaching via Zoom Friday, June 26th at 7pm EST. Anyone is welcome to join. See details below:

https://bit.ly/LPV-Zoom2

Meeting ID: 912 5906 9811

Password: 122333

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The Five Khandas

Tan Khemako reflects on the five khandas that constitute a ‘human being’, often talked about by the Buddha. Tan Khemako talks about how they feature in the Four Noble Truths teaching, and how we can learn to recognize them in our present moment experience. (Talk recorded at Tisarana on 2 January 2020. Duration 31:41)

Investigation or Ice Cream Cones

On Asalha Puja Ajahn Viradhammo reflects on the word ‘practice’, used nowadays by many monastics and lay meditators to refer to our cultivation of the Path. He suggests the terms investigation, reflection, and enquiry are more fitting for the mind states required to realize the unconditioned (Talk recorded at Tisarana on 16 July 2019. Duration 33.40)