Still Flowing Water, by Ajahn Chah

 Still Flowing Water by Ajahn Chah A collection of eight new or significantly revised translations of Ajahn Chah’s Dhamma talks by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Two of them have never been translated before into English, and four of them are based on entirely new Thai transcriptions of the best and most complete source recordings available.

Dhamma is a condition that can cut through and reduce the problems and difficulties in the human heart—reducing them, reducing them until they’re gone.

Ajahn Chah

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A Meditative Life, by Bhante Bodhidhamma

Reclining Buddha at Polonnaruwa, Sri lanka. Photo: Hazel WaghorneIn the last discourse given by the Buddha called the Parinibbana Sutta, the Discourse concerning his passing away into total nibbana, there is a special section on body movement and posture:

And again when the meditator is walking, she or he is aware of walking, when standing, aware of standing, when sitting, aware of sitting, when lying down, aware of lying down. Whatever position or movement the meditator is in, that is what she or he is aware of.

In other words, sitting meditation is only a part of the meditation. What the Buddha wanted us to do was to develop a meditative life—to know what we are doing at all times, leading a life of full-time awareness. Continue reading

Teachings of the Buddha to his son ­Rahula talk by Corrado Pensa

Reflecting on intention, desire and action. (33mins 2006)

Corrado PensaCorrado Pensa is co-founder and guiding teacher of the Association for Mindfulness Meditation in Rome.

Just One Thing, by Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Repose at Unryu-in Photo © @KyotoDailyPhotoLife always presents us with pairs. There are always two aspects that complement each other—sun and moon, day and night, mother and father, life and death. But how easily our minds become occupied in a one-sided way! And when we see one aspect and ignore the other, somehow we feel incomplete and the circumstances of our lives seem insufficient. Continue reading

The Bardo State, by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Rainbow over Totnes, EnglandIn the bardo state, you believe you have eyes that see. However, everything is merely experience, whether it is the bardo or the hell realms or any other place. It is all your personal experience. Just because one believes one has eyes and can therefore see does not change the fact that what one is experiencing is basically mind experience. When you dream at night you see all sorts of different things. Are those things seen with the eyes? You believe you have eyes in the dream, don’t you? You walk around and look all over, yet in reality your eyes are closed and you’re in bed. Continue reading

Mindfulness a talk by Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Sumedho Buddhist Summer School 2001.The Buddhist meditation practice of mindfulness, a talk given by Ajahn Sumedho at the 1994 Buddhist Summer School in Leicester, England.

(59 mins some background noise for the first 40 seconds.)

Subjects include: Mindfulness, Consciousness, and how we create ourselves.

More posts by Ajahn Sumedho here.


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