One warm day in June nineteen years ago, Ajahn Amaro and Anagarika Tom (now Ajahn Karunadhammo) established Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley, CA. Luang Por Pasanno arrived about six months later. The original infrastructure consisted of a small two bedroom house and a garage, which was converted to the current Dhamma hall. For several years now, it has been apparent that we have outgrown these original structures.I had the good fortune to join the community early on. My relatively short time as a member of the resident community taught me a great deal about the teachings of the Buddha and myself. I will be forever grateful. Thi...ต่อไป
Settling the Mind
What are we doing when we sit down and cultivate our meditation practice? The most important piece is bringing mindfulness, awareness, and attention back to a simple object. The mind loves its proliferations – the things it gets excited about, attracted to, wound up about. The mind’s tendency is to move toward complication, to be endlessly attracted to anything other than simplicity. So the first step in meditation is putting attention onto something simple: the sensations within the body or th...ต่อไป
New Year, New Life: Life Can Be Improved – Evening Session (3 of 3)
December 16, 2013
In this last part of the evening session, Ajahn Pasanno offers a New Year’s Blessing in Thai. This talk was offered during the evening of December 16, 2013 at the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (BIA) in Bangkok, Thailand. ...
March 16, 2015