Dhamma Talks

Finding Joy in Austerity | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho

Finding Joy in Austerity | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho

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

Enlightened Beings … They Exist! An Overlooked Aspect of Right View – Ajahn Kovilo

Enlightened Beings … They Exist! An Overlooked Aspect of Right View – Ajahn Kovilo

In this session, Ajahn Kovilo discusses the often unexplored aspect of Mundane Right View: “There are contemplatives & brahmans who, faring rightly & practicing rightly, proclaim this world & the next after having directly known & realized it for themselves.” See: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.117.than.html

Ajahn Suchart Q&A – Knowing Element & Deathless Element: The Path and Its End

Ajahn Suchart Q&A – Knowing Element & Deathless Element: The Path and Its End

In this interview, Ajahn Suchart answers questions on a wealth of topics, including the nature of 4th jhana, the basics of mindfulness practice, and the relationship between the knowing element of the mind and the deathless element of Nibbāna.

“The Conscious Perspective” Interview: Q&A with Ajahn Kovilo, Ven. Nisabho, & Gary Haskins

“The Conscious Perspective” Interview: Q&A with Ajahn Kovilo, Ven. Nisabho, & Gary Haskins

An interview on the nature of practice and consciousness with Gary Lee Haskins of “The Conscious Perspective” – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuWcpCeDl-IxhecfLvkpw1A

Rev. Heng Sure Q&A: 800 Miles of Bowing, 6 Years of Silence: Devotion and Renunciation on the Path – A Conversation with Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho

In this interview Rev. Heng Sure speaks about his the various “Dhamma Doors” that led him more deeply into the practice, from meeting his teacher, Master Hua, to taking an 800-mile pilgrimage doing full-length prostrations every three steps. His reflections on what sustains a life of practice represent a precious gift.