Dhamma Talks

Sister Mon – The Only Revolution: Protest, Practice, and Prayer

Sister Mon – The Only Revolution: Protest, Practice, and Prayer

In this interview, Sister Mon, a lifetime practitioner and nun who helped found several Dhamma communities, including Birken monastery, speaks about how she’s tried to embodied the Dhamma in every aspect of her life, from protesting the Thai government to tending to the monastery’s garden.

 

Ajahn Kusalo Q&A – Towards Transcendence: Anger & Kindness; News & Tudong; Alcoholism & Awareness

Ajahn Kusalo Q&A – Towards Transcendence: Anger & Kindness; News & Tudong; Alcoholism & Awareness

In this session, Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho interview Ajahn Kusalo, abbot of Bodhinyanarama Buddhist Monastery (https://www.bodhinyanarama.net.nz) in New Zealand. The session delves into how much news one should consume, how to work with anger, how to navigate internet use, working with alcoholism, developing open awareness, and more.

Treasure Mountain Interview | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho in Conversation with Sol Hanna

Magic Mountain Interview | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho in Conversation with Sol Hanna

This is the recording of Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho being interviewed by Sol Hanna of the Magic Mountain Podcast. For the original recording, visit: https://www.treasuremountain.stream/e/bringing-early-buddhism-to-life-in-modern-america-ajahn-kovilo-bhante-nisabho/

Equipoise at All Times | Tan Nisabho

Part 6 of the Saturday January 8, 2022 Clear Mountain Monastery “Karuna-Virus Daylong Retreat: A Cure for Feeling Socially-Distanced.” In this session, Venerable Nisabho shares reflections on the fourth Divine Abiding, upekkhā, especially in its aspect of equipoise.

Finding Seclusion in Sangha | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho Q&A

In this conversation, Ajahn Kovilo and Ven. Nisabho discuss how Sangha (community) can paradoxically nurture the essential mind of “seclusion” (viveka) praised by the Buddha. See for example: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.030.than.html#seclusion

Ajahn Brahmali Q&A – Insights From Early Buddhist Texts

In this conversation, Ajahn Kovilo and Ven. Nisabho discuss how the practice of austerity (intentionally simplifying one’s life and facing discomfort strategically) can paradoxically nurture joy. See for example: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.094.than.html

Ajahn Punnadhammo Q&A – Dragons, Fairies, and Bear Awareness

In this interview, Ajahn Punnadhammo continues answering questions on Buddhist Cosmology, Abhidhamma, the “Commentaries”, studying Pali, writing Buddhist fiction, consilience between Buddhist, European, and other cosmologies, stream entry, the bardo, and the practice of “recollection of the devā.”