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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...

Buddhist Insights From Ancient Gandhāra | Prof. Richard Salomon Q&A

Buddhist Insights From Ancient Gandhāra | Prof. Richard Salomon Q&AIn this session, Ajahn Nisabho interviews Prof. Richard G. Salomon, a former professor at University of Washington and one of the world's leading experts in the ancient Gandhari scrolls. 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!"

“When Your Parents Call, Immediately Respond” | Jin Chuan Shi Q&A

"When Your Parents Call, Immediately Respond" | Jin Chuan Shi Q&AIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo interviews Jin Chuan Shi of Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and the Redwood Vihara for a second time, continuing their previous discussion captured in the video "Vow Power"...

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...

Building Pāramī | Ajahn Nando

Building Pāramī | Ajahn NandoIn this session, Ajahn Nando teaches about the concept of "Pāramī", or spiritual perfection. Often spoken about as ten qualities, "pāramī" represents a strength of heart that can be developed through practice on and off the cushion.

Training in Thailand | Ajahn Nando Q&A

Training in Thailand | Ajahn Nando Q&AIn this session, Ajahn Nando speaks about his experience practicing in the forests of Thailand, and addresses subjects ranging from lessons learned from living in the jungle to factors involved in monks remaining ordained.