Māra | Ajahn Nisabho

Māra | Ajahn Nisabho In this talk, Ajahn Nisabho speaks about Māra, the Buddhist embodiment of death and spiritual stagnation, and how we can confront him in our lives and practice. Podcast & YouTube Play &...

27 Topics of Animal Talk | Ajahn Kovilo

27 Topics of Animal Talk | Ajahn Kovilo In this session, Ajahn Kovilo will give a deep dive on 27 topics of conversation that the Buddha warned practitioners to be wary of. See the “Pointless Talk Sutta” (SN 56.10...
Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

For a more detailed account of the journey, see the article, At the Feel of the Masters: Pilgrims’ Reflections from Thailand & Bodh Gaya. May all beings be...

Non-dual Theravada? | Ajahn Kovilo

Non-dual Theravada? | Ajahn Kovilo In this session, Ajahn Kovilo speaks on the concept and practice of non-duality (advayaṃ) as it features in the Pāli Canon. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Non-dual_Theravada_Ajahn_Kovilo.mp3 iTunes...

Ajahn Sādaro | What’s so bad about samsāra?

Ajahn Sādaro | What’s so bad about samsāra? In this session, Ajahn Sadaro discussed samsara. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Ajahn_Sdaro_Whats_so_bad_about_samsara.mp3 iTunes Google Play Spotify...

Is there a problem with Non-Self? | Ajahn Sādaro

Is there a problem with Non-Self? | Ajahn Sādaro In this session, Ajahn Sadaro discussed if there is a problem with non-self. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Is_there_a_problem_with_Non-Self.mp3 iTunes Google Play Spotify...

Ajahn Sadaro | Practicing with Thinking

Ajahn Sadaro | Practicing with Thinking In this session, Ajahn Sadaro went over practicing with thinking method. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Ajahn_Sadaro_Practicing_with_Thinking.mp3 iTunes Google Play Spotify...

Dec. 3rd – Pilgrimage | Ajahn Sādaro

Dec. 3rd – Pilgrimage | Ajahn Sādaro Saturday gathering with Ajahn Sadaro https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Dec_3rd_-_Pilgrimage_Ajahn_Sadaro.mp3 iTunes Google Play Spotify...

What is Buddhism? | Ajahn Sādaro

What is Buddhism? | Ajahn Sādaro Ajahn Sādaro, visiting from Australia, speaks about how Buddhism moves into a culture without losing its essence, and how we must all take responsibility for what it becomes....

Doubt & Uncertainty (Hindrances V) | Ajahn Nisabho

Doubt & Uncertainty (Hindrances V) | Ajahn Nisabho In this talk, Ajahn Nisabho speaks about doubt, the fifth of the five hindrances to calm in meditation. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Doubt_Uncertainty_Hindrances_V.mp3 iTunes...

Seeing Through the Veil of the Body | Ajahn Nisabho

Seeing Through the Veil of the Body | Ajahn Nisabho In this talk, Ajahn Nisabho describes how to use contemplation of the body to pierce the delusion of self. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Seeing_Through_the_Veil_of_the_Body.mp3...

Sloth and Torpor (Hindrances III) | Ajahn Nisabho

Sloth and Torpor (Hindrances III) | Ajahn Nisabho In this talk, Ajahn Nisabho speaks about sloth and torpor, the third of the five hindrances to calm in meditation. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Sloth_and_Torpor_Hindrances_III.mp3...

The Causality of Conflict | Ajahn Kovilo

The Causality of Conflict | Ajahn Kovilo In this session, Ajahn Kovilo speaks about the dependent origination of conflict as discussed in Chapter 4 of P.A. Payutto’s Buddhadhamma: https://buddhadhamma.github.io/dependent-origination.html...

11) Four Jhāna Similes (MN 39) | Ajahn Kovilo

11) Four Jhāna Similes (MN 39) | Ajahn Kovilo In this session, Ajahn Kovilo speaks about the four jhāna similes featured in The Greater Discourse at Assapura (MN 39 https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.039.than.html)...

Love is a (Non-violent) Battlefield | Ajahn Nisabho

Love is a (Non-violent) Battlefield | Ajahn Nisabho In honor of Valentine’s day, Ajahn Nisabho speaks about how we can use romantic love as a pathway to develop a greater compassion, and also how we can cultivate romance with our meditation object....

Anger | Ajahn Nisabho

Anger | Ajahn Nisabho In this talk, Ajahn Nisabho speaks about how we can confront anger with integrity, and how this humble act is the true route to a deeper loving-kindness. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Anger_Ajahn_Nisabho.mp3...

The Pleasure of Blah | Ajahn Kovilo

The Pleasure of Blah | Ajahn Kovilo In this session, Ajahn Kovilo gives a guided meditation on neutral feeling – both when it is acknowledged and when it is ignored – and examines its relationship with dependent origination . See Chapter 4 of P.A....

Stream Entry | Ven. Nisabho

Stream Entry | Ven. Nisabho Ajahn Nisabho describes the Buddha’s teachings regarding the first stage of awakening, or Stream Entry. https://www.clearmountainmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Stream_Entry_Ven_Nisabho_.mp3 iTunes Google Play Spotify...

Ayya Brahmavara – Full Interview

Ayya Brahmavara – Full Interview This is the full, 1:15:00 video of Ajahn Kovilo and Ajahn Nisabho’s conversation/interview with Ayya Brahmavara. Read more about Ayyā Brahmavarā’s monastic residence, Dhammadharini, here:...

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 | Ajahn Nisabho

An End to Uncertainty | Ajahn Nisabho In this talk, Ajahn 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...