Dhamma Talks

Chanting “Itipi So” – Introduction | Ajahn Kovilo

Chanting “Itipi So” – Introduction | Ajahn Kovilo

In this session, Ajahn Kovilo gives an annotated introduction to the traditional “itipi so” chanting. This video references:

The Dhajagga Sutta: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn11/sn11.003.than.html

The Path of Purification – Visuddhimagga (page numbers 188 to 217 of this pdf): https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/PathofPurification2011.pdf

Archive

Right Speech 101: Not Lying (MN 41) | Ajahn Kovilo

Right Speech 101: Not Lying (MN 41) | Ajahn Kovilo In this session, Ajahn Kovilo begins a series on Right Speech with the topic of lying as discussed in the Sāleyyaka (MN 41) and elsewhere.

Dhamma & the Multiverse of Madness (MN 9, III) | Ven. Nisabho

Dhamma & the Multiverse of Madness (MN 9, III) | Ven. Nisabho In this talk, Tan Nisabho describes the third iteration of Right View, the application of the Four Noble Truths' framework to Dependent Origination, as described by Ven. Sariputta in the Sammādiṭṭhi...

An End to Uncertainty | Ajahn Nisabho

An End to Uncertainty | Ajahn NisabhoIn this talk, Ajahn Nisabho explains how we can use death contemplation, determination, meditation, and other tools to move past doubt and uncertainty.

Stress at Work & Moments of Grace | Ven Nisabho Q&A

Stress at Work & Moments of Grace | Ven Nisabho Q&AIn this Q&A session, Tan Nisabho speaks about the different applications of mindfulness, mindfulness of mind, stress at work, and moments of grace.

Four Sources of Power in Mindfulness | Ven. Nisabho

Four Sources of Power in Mindfulness | Ven. NisabhoIn this talk, Tan Nisabho speaks about the four sources of power of bare attention outlined by Nyanaponika Thera: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/powermindfulness.pdf

Breathing, Music, & the Final Tetrads | Tan Nisabho

Breathing, Music, & the Final Tetrads | Tan NisabhoIn this talk, Tan Nisabho speaks about the the practice of ānāpānasati, or mindfulness of breathing, as outlined in the Buddha's original teaching, using the analogy of music to deepen understanding.

Nine Conceits (Giving up “I am …”) | Ajahn Kovilo

Nine Conceits (Giving up "I am ...") | Ajahn KoviloIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo speaks on nine types of conceit (māna) - all of which the Buddha said were to be abandoned. As discussed in Chapter 3 of P.A. Payutto's...

Finding the Dhamma in Poetry | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho

Finding the Dhamma in Poetry | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho In this conversation, Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho discuss poetry in a Dhammic context: the Buddha's use of poetry, Dhamma-inspired poetry, and secular poetry that is Dhammic.

Finding Consciousness in Daily Life | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho

Finding Consciousness in Daily Life | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. NisabhoIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho discuss how to see and work with consciousness (viññāṇa) in daily life. This is part of our on going June discussion of the first chapter of BuddhaDhamma...

An Immense World – Arahant Perception | Ajahn Kovilo

An Immense World - Arahant Perception | Ajahn KoviloIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo touches briefly on the wide world of animal perception (informed by the book "An Immense World" by Ed Yong) before asking the question: How much wider must be the perceptual world of an...

Six Questions to Feel into Anattā (Not-Self) | Ajahn Kovilo

Six Questions to Feel into Anattā (Not-Self) | Ajahn KoviloIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo gives a guided meditation/investigation into 6 scriptural aspects of anattā (not-self) mentioned in the "Scriptural Explanation" of the Anattā section of Chapter 3 of P.A....

Nineteen Beautiful Shades of Mind | Ajahn Kovilo

Nineteen Beautiful Shades of Mind | Ajahn KoviloIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo gives the month's final talk and Q&A on the five aggregates (khandhā) with special focus on the 19 "universal beautiful mental factors" (sobhaṇasādhāraṇa-cetasikā)

How to Like Your Family | Tan Nisabho

How to Like Your Family | Tan NisabhoIn this talk, Tan Nisabho uses the teachings in the Akuppa Sutta, Discourse on the Unshakeable, to speak about how we can learn to love our family despite differences....

Polarized Politics & the Danger of Views | Tan Nisabho Q&A

Polarized Politics & the Danger of Views | Tan Nisabho Q&AIn this session, Tan Nisabho speaks about the the factors conducive to wisdom outlined in P.A. Payutto's "Buddhadhamma" and how not working with them can lead to conflict and ignorance.

The Four Loss Languages | Tan Nisabho

The Four Loss Languages | Tan NisabhoIn this talk, Tan Nisabho speaks about the different ways each of us experiences loss, and how we can "lean into" our loss language to cultivate inner wellbeing.

Taming the Crocodile | Aj. Kovilo

Taming the Crocodile | Aj. KoviloIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo discusses sense restraint in the context of the Simile of the Six Animals (SN 35.247 - https://www.digitalpalireader.online/_dprhtml/index.html?loc=s.3.0.0.0.18.9.m). Framing the discussion as taming and...

Feeling 3 Types of Dukkha | Ajahn Kovilo

Feeling 3 Types of Dukkha | Ajahn KoviloIn this session, Ajahn Kovilo gives a guided exploration of 3 types of dukkha:1) dukkha-ariyasacca - the optional, clingy dukkha of the Four Noble Truths2) dukkha-vedanā - unpleasant physical dukkha 3) dukkha-lakkhaṇa - the...

Contentment is Inner Cheesecake | Ajahn Kovilo

Contentment is Inner Cheesecake | Ajahn KoviloIn this talk, Ajahn Kovilo speaks about practicing to become disenchanted with sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch so as to know higher-quality contentment, happiness, and even pleasure within.

A Guided Tour of the Six Senses | Ajahn Kovilo

A Guided Tour of the Six Senses | Ajahn KoviloIn this talk and Q&A, Ajahn Kovilo gives a meditative tour of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind and discuses how they don't have to be problematic.

10 Methods for Observing Impermanence – Anicca | Ajahn Kovilo

10 Methods for Observing Impermanence - Anicca | Ajahn Kovilo In this session, Ajahn Kovilo gives 10 methods for observing the truth of impermanence (arnica) right now. This is the first of three examinations of the three characteristics as discussed in Chapter 3 of...

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...

Bhante Sanathavihari – Right Effort

Bhante Sanathavihari - Right Effort Bhante Sanathavihari, visiting from California, speaks about Right Effort. To find more of his teachings, visit https://www.youtube.com/c/SanathavihariLosAngeles

A Meditative Tour of the Five Aggregates | Ajahn Kovilo

A Meditative Tour of the Five Aggregates | Ajahn Kovilo In this session, Ajahn Kovilo leads a meditative, experiential tour of the five aggregates (khandhas) followed by a Q&A. This talk will be the first in a series delving into Chapter One of the book...

On Fasting | Ajahn Cunda, Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho

On Fasting | Ajahn Cunda, Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho In this conversation, Ajahn Cunda, Ajahn Kovilo and Ven. Nisabho will discuss how the practice of fasting - whether not eating after noon (the sixth precept); only eating one meal a day (a forest monk...

Equipoise at All Times | Tan 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,...

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

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

Ajahn Brahmali Q&A – Insights From Early Buddhist Texts

Ajahn Brahmali Q&A | Insights from Early Buddhist Texts ... Held with MettāIn this conversation, Ajahn Kovilo and Ven. Nisabho speak with Ajahn Brahmali on the topic of "Early Buddhist Texts" - how to appreciate the insights to be found in such diplomatics and how...

Wise Attention III: Finding Our Polaris | Nisabho Bhikkhu

Wise Attention III: Finding Our Polaris | Nisabho Bhikkhu In this series of talks, Tan Nisabho speaks on the various uses of Yoniso-manasikāra, or appropriate attention, found in the suttas and gathered in P.A. Payutto's book, Buddhadhamma.