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A Reading of the Cosmos

Ajahn Sucitto explores the value of the Dhamma Vinaya as laid out by the Buddha. By letting go of the grasping at individuality, he shows how respect and learning to live within a community are conditions leading to a harmonization with something larger than conventional reality.

(Talk recorded at Tisarana on 17 September 2018. Duration 37:20)

The Closest Approximation to Enlightenment You Can Get

Ajahn Viradhammo answers questions at tea time from Tisarana’s resident community about the attaching to tranquility compared to the Buddha’s goal of realization of the unconditioned, about dukkha and impermanence, the advantages and pitfalls of pleasure, about a Tibetan nun’s long period practising in solitude, and on the value of community practise.

(Q&A recorded at Tisarana on 31 October 2018. Duration 1:28:13)

Be the Knowing of Not Knowing

Ajahn Viradhammo answers questions at tea time from Tisarana’s resident community about the nature of insight contrasted with intellectual conclusions, about anger versus heavier states such as hatred and revenge, about consciousness and the unconditioned, and about the relationship between Advaita Vedanta and Theravada Buddhist practises.

(Q&A recorded at Tisarana on 25 October 2018. Duration 1:01:32)

Using One’s Time

On the last day of the Vassa, Ajahn Viradhammo reflects on the goodness of the Tisarana community. As he will be away during the first part of the 2019 Winter Retreat, he also shares encouragement and suggestions on how they can best make use of their time during the retreat.

(Talk recorded at Tisarana on 24 October 2018. Duration 44:01)

Bhikkhu Ordination of Amarasiri & Sirimedho – Part 3: Acceptance

On September 16, 2016 at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, Venerable Amarasiri and Venerable Sirimedho took Bhikkhu Ordination (Upasampadā) under Luang Por Vīradhammo as Preceptor, and Ajahn Pavaro and Tan Khemako as Chanting Ācariyas.

This is part 3 of 3. Event recorded at Tisarana on 16 September 2018. Duration 31:32.

If you have trouble viewing the video, or for more information, please go to https://files.tisarana.ca/amarasiri_sirimedho_ordination/.

Be the Vase

Tea time at Tisarana finds Ajahn Viradhammo answering questions about dealing with contraction and sense restraint in the outside world after spending time living in the security of a monastic environment, on dealing with fear as an object by changing the attention at the sense doors, and on contemplating the Four Noble Truths as a way to transcend suffering.

(Q&A recorded at Tisarana on 15 August 2018. Duration 50:30)

Bhikkhu Ordination of Amarasiri & Sirimedho – Part 2: Going Forth & Request

On September 16, 2016 at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, Venerable Amarasiri and Venerable Sirimedho took Bhikkhu Ordination (Upasampadā) under Luang Por Vīradhammo as Preceptor, and Ajahn Pavaro and Tan Khemako as Chanting Ācariyas.

This is part 2 of 3. Event recorded at Tisarana on 16 September 2018. Duration 19:44.

If you have trouble viewing the video, or for more information, please go to https://files.tisarana.ca/amarasiri_sirimedho_ordination/.

A True Refuge

Awareness can be understood as an objective state of mind that simply knows things as they are. Ajahn Viradhammo stresses how to recognize, in our day to day life, that our experiences (of pleasure, pain, various moods) are constantly changing. But if we look deeper at the awareness behind it all, we can see that awareness is unchanging. It becomes a center grounding point, a true refuge.

(Talk recorded at Tisarana on 1 September 2018. Duration 28:43)

Bhikkhu Ordination of Amarasiri & Sirimedho – Part 1: Introduction & Parittas

On September 16, 2016 at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, Venerable Amarasiri and Venerable Sirimedho took Bhikkhu Ordination (Upasampadā) under Luang Por Vīradhammo as Preceptor, and Ajahn Pavaro and Tan Khemako as Chanting Ācariyas.

This is part 1 of 3. Event recorded at Tisarana on 16 September 2018. Duration 35:05.

If you have trouble viewing the video, or for more information, please go to https://files.tisarana.ca/amarasiri_sirimedho_ordination/.