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Dhamma Teaching via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, Friday, March 5th

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Practicing when your Attention is Like the Weather

Venerable Khemako discusses how calmness and stillness associated with meditation is a means to a higher end, not the end itself. He describes how one’s attention is variable like the weather, and how one can start with a coarse object of meditation and then see whether the mind can observe more details of, for example, the subtleties of the breath. (Dhamma talk recorded at OBS Arnprior retreat on 25 November 2019. Duration 31:34).

Dhamma Teaching via Zoom with Ajahn Viradhammo, Friday, February 5th

Ajahn Viradhammo will offer a Dhamma teaching via Zoom Friday, February 5th at 7pm EST. Anyone is welcome to join. See details below:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96432723114?pwd=RS8vWlRzZUZoaUpsaWZXNmtGUVMzQT09
Zoom Meeting ID : 964 3272 3114
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Stillness Flowing Audio Book

Stillness Flowing » Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

At long last, the much-awaited ‘Stillness Flowing’ audio book is now available online. 
Thanks to the efforts of Aj. Jayasaro and Aj. Siripanyo, the audio book is made available in time for Ajahn Chah’s memorial day today (Jan 16th). 

There are several ways that Stillness Flowing audio book can be accessed:
Directly from Dhamma by Ajahn Jayasaro website:
https://www.jayasaro.panyaprateep.org/en/audio-album/9


iOS devices can be listened to through Apple Podcasts app:
https://podcasts.apple.com/th/podcast/stillness-flowing-audiobook/id1482419439

Android devices can listen through any podcast app or Podbean Pro free app:
https://www.podbean.com/pi/dir-gcht8-a31c9

Dhamma by Ajahn Jayasaro Youtube channel:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgeFTePFzP7oyrAbO9bGsEp39RmnggWcr

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Samanera Nāndano

Samanera Nāndano (Formerly William Cossette, aka “Gabriel”) was born in Québec city and grew up in the suburbs around Montreal. After having finished high school, his spiritual search took him to the roads and forests of Canada. On that journey someone gave him a pamphlet describing the Goenka retreat. He went and ended up spending almost a year there. There, he read about the Buddha’s life and heard of Tisarana which inspired him to go forth and live a life of simplicity and renunciation. He took the Anagarika precepts on May 18 2019. He received Samanera going forth on September 24th, 2020.… Read the rest

Ajahn Pavaro’s Reflections on 2020

Reflections on 2020

Ajahn Pavaro

December at Tisarana. Each day we walk by the deer in their thickened fur – the does with their observant young, foraging on grass and congregating at the salt lick near our main buildings. The Canada geese have now flown South with their happy racket. Only a few hardy species of birdlife remain, like the chickadees with their pinprick eyes, darting between the low bushes to feeders we fill for the simple pleasure of seeing them thrive.

I’ve now been at Tisarana for half a year; it’s my first Canadian winter after living in Thailand for nine years. Each morning’s community meeting contains a brief weather update – seldom a pressing matter in S.E. Asia. Since returning my supply of clothing and footwear has tripled. Snow has come and gone… and come and gone, and come. Almost without noticing, my acquaintance has returned with the crackle of ice underfoot, the moods of a wood stove, and the uncanny compaction of sound in dense cold.

Yet for all the differences, living as a bhikkhu in this tradition ensures a fair continuity of purpose and practice, something that differing weather, and alterations of flora and fauna, do not disrupt.… Read the rest