Paths of Kamma (MN 9, I) | Ajahn Nisabho

Paths of Kamma (MN 9, I) | Ajahn Nisabho In this talk, Ajahn Nisabho describes the first iteration of Right View described by Ven. Sariputta in the Sammādiṭṭhi Sutta (MN 9) – https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN9.html...

What We Feed the Mind (MN 9, II) | Ven. Nisabho

What We Feed the Mind (MN 9, II) | Ven. Nisabho In this talk, Tan Nisabho describes the second iteration of Right View, the Nutriments, described by Ven. Sariputta in the Sammādiṭṭhi Sutta (MN 9) – https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN9.html...

Arahantship (MN 39) | Ajahn Kovilo

Arahantship (MN 39) | Ajahn Kovilo In this fourteenth and final session of the Gradual Training series, Ajahn Kovilo speaks about the third of the “three knowledges” featured in The Greater Discourse at Assapura, that is, knowledge of the destruction of...

Why We Talk? Why We Listen? (AN 3.67) | Ajahn Kovilo

Why We Talk? Why We Listen? (AN 3.67) | Ajahn Kovilo In this Dhamma Talk, Ajahn Kovilo discusses “Topics for Discussion” as found in Anguttara Nikaya 3.67. Special Focus is given to the overarching principle: “It’s why we talk. And why we draw...

Finding Chan in Theravada? | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho

Finding Chan in Theravada? | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho In this session, Tan Nisabho explores with Ajahn Kovilo his experience with Chan (Zen) meditation and how this practice has been informed by and transforms his perspective on the Early Buddhist Text and life...

The Bird of the Breath | Ven. Nisabho

The Bird of the Breath | Ven. Nisabho In this talk, Tan Nisabho describes the practical steps of breath meditation outlined in the Anapanasati Sutta, or Discourse on Mindfulness of Breathing. The steps provide practical guidance in how to bring the mind to calm and a...

An End to Uncertainty | Tan Nisabho

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

Breathing, Music, & the Final Tetrads | Tan Nisabho

Breathing, Music, & the Final Tetrads | Tan Nisabho In 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....

Nineteen Beautiful Shades of Mind | Ajahn Kovilo

Nineteen Beautiful Shades of Mind | Ajahn Kovilo In 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 Nisabho In 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....

The Four Loss Languages | Tan Nisabho

The Four Loss Languages | Tan Nisabho In 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. Kovilo In 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...

Feeling 3 Types of Dukkha | Ajahn Kovilo

Feeling 3 Types of Dukkha | Ajahn Kovilo In 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)...

Contentment is Inner Cheesecake | Ajahn Kovilo

Contentment is Inner Cheesecake | Ajahn Kovilo In 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....

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...

Every Moment is a Choice | Nisabho Bhikkhu

Every Moment is a Choice | Nisabho Bhikkhu In this talk, Tan Nisabho speaks about every moment as a choice between Dhamma or its opposite. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Every_Moment_is_a_Choice_Nisabho_.mp3 iTunes Google Play...

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,...

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...
Monastic Winter Retreat | Feb. 16 – May 15

Monastic Winter Retreat | Feb. 16 – May 15

The Buddha required his monastics to, for three months of every year, stay in one location and put aside traveling for a time. Though traditionally the Rains Retreat, or vassa, takes place during India’s monsoon season, in the US and Europe it is generally observed...