Dhamma Talks

Being Psychic vs. Being Psychotic – A Father and Son Discuss the Mind | Dr. James R. Hillard

Being Psychic vs. Being Psychotic – A Father and Son Discuss the Mind | Dr. James R. Hillard

In this session, Ajahn Kovilo interviews his father, psychiatrist James R. Hillard, about mental well-being and psycho-pathology – especially how these relate to Buddhist thought and meditative practice. These broader topics will be looked at through the lens of the relationship between (in words of the “Monk and Dad” cartoon series) “an atheo-psychiatrist father and his Buddho-monastic son.”

The Case for Post-Materialist Science and Evidence for Rebirth | Marjorie Woollacott Ph.D.

The Case for Post-Materialist Science and Evidence for Rebirth | Marjorie Woollacott Ph.D.

In this session, Ajahn Kovilo and Ajahn Nisabho speak with Marjorie Woollacott. Marjorie Woollacott, Ph.D., is an Emeritus Professor and prior chair of the Dept. of Human Physiology, and member of the Institute of Neuroscience, at the University of Oregon. She taught courses in neuroscience and rehabilitation, as well as complementary medicine and meditation. She is President of the Academy for the Advancement of Post-Materialist Sciences (AAPS) and Research Director for the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS).

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Zen and the Art of Buddhist Chaplaincy | Zenshin Dillon Balmaceda

Zen and the Art of Buddhist Chaplaincy | Zenshin Dillon BalmacedaIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo speaks with his friend and fellow Dharma Realm Buddhist University student, Zenshin Dillon Balmaceda about his work doing Buddhist Chaplaincy including hospice work and...

Healing Kundalini Syndrome | Tara Springett Q&A

Healing Kundalini Syndrome | Tara Springett Q&AIn this session, Ajahn Nisabho interviews Tara Springett, a meditation teacher specializing in "Kundalini Awakening", about meditation-induced spiritual crisis, side effects of expansion of consciousness, effects of...

Hells, Heavens, & the Realms of Māra | Ajahn Nisabho

Hells, Heavens, & the Realms of Māra | Ajahn NisabhoIn this talk, Ajahn Nisabho describes the Buddhist cosmos, from the hells to the heavens, ending with advice for how we can confront the Māra, master of the sensual sphere.

The Headless Way: Being Space for the World | Richard Lang

The Headless Way: Being Space for the World | Richard LangIn this interview, Ajahn Kovilo speaks with Richard Lang, teacher of "The Headless Way." To learn more about Richard and The Headless Way, visit: https://www.headless.org/

Hercules & the Buddha: The Legend Continues? | Ajahn Sona Q&A

Hercules & the Buddha: The Legend Continues? | Ajahn Sona Q&AIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo and Ajahn Nisabho interview Ajahn Sona of Birken Forest Monastery discussing Gandhāra manuscripts, various debate traditions, scholastic agendas, and more For more...

“Your Heart Was Made for This” | Oren Jay Sofer Q&A

"Your Heart Was Made for This" | Oren Jay Sofer Q&AIn this interview, Ajahn Kovilo and Ajahn Nisabho speak with Oren Jay Sofer on the topics (among others) of:- his new book "Your Heart Was Made for This" (https://www.orenjaysofer.com/your-heart)- insights to be...

“Justice” Is Not a Buddhist Word | Ajahn Nisabho

"Justice" Is Not a Buddhist Word | Ajahn NisabhoIn this talk, Ajahn Nisabho speaks about the impulse towards vengeance which can hide in the concept of justice, noting how the Buddha taught an ethic of forgiveness rather than retribution.

What is Grace in Buddhism? | Ajahn Nisabho

What is Grace in Buddhism? | Ajahn NisabhoIn this talk, Ajahn Nisabho speaks about grace as a movement through the Four Noble Truths. To move from the dark night of the first to the peace of the third requires the qualities of patient endurance, faith, and gratitude.

Insights from Abbotting | Ajahn Ñāṇiko

Insights from Abbotting | Ajahn ÑāṇikoIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo interviews Ajahn Ñāniko, abbot of Abhayagiri Monastery on the topics of "Insights from Abbotting" and a few lessons from woodwork

Using Dhamma to Overcome Addiction | Recovery Roundtable

Using Dhamma to Overcome Addiction | Recovery RoundtableIn this session, Bree Lemasters, Devon Klein, and Hiram—Clear Mountain practitioners who have used Dhamma to overcome addiction—speak about their journeys and offer guidance for others trapped in the depths of...

Finding Freedom in Prison | Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

Finding Freedom in Prison | Ven. Pomnyun SunimIn this Q&A, honored guest Ven. Pomnyun Sunim speaks about how to find freedom from anger, the mundane worries of our lives, or even the brutality of torture. Ven. Sunim's answers, given in his characteristic Chan...

Don’t Be Sucky at Sukha! | Ajahn Kovilo

Don't Be Sucky at Sukha! | Ajahn KoviloIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo will touch on the "five desires" mentioned in Mahāyāna Buddhism (desire for sex, food, fame, sleep, and wealth) and 10 Theravāda Equivalents - whether or not one needs to give them up, why, and how.

Not Slacking Off: Relax | Ayya Niyyanika

Not Slacking Off: Relax | Ayya NiyyanikaIn this session, Ayya Niyyanika explores the seemingly contradictory - but actually synergistic - qualities of "not slacking off" and "relaaaax!"

Give! – 23 Practical Tips from the Buddha | Ajahn Kovilo

Give! - 23 Practical Tips from the Buddha | Ajahn KoviloIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo will present 23 tips on how best to give as found in various Suttas taught by the Buddha in the Pāli Canon. See the video's description on our YouTube channel for a timestamped and...