Samādhi is the careful collecting of oneself into the joy of the present moment.
The Inner tyrant is a nagging voice that demands you achieve perfection, never offers congratulation. It cuts off access to the natural empathy of the heart. The key to unseating the inner tyrant is the continuous establishing the right intent.
A book of reflections and photos recollecting the history of Amaravati Monastery in England, published to mark the monastery’s 30th Anniversary.
This mp3 CD contains Dhamma talks, guided meditations, and questions and answers from the 2014 Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat which occurred from November 21 to November 30 at the Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California. The CD contents are also available for online browsing (opens in new tab) and can be downloaded as a zip file.
Each fall, Abhayagiri Monastery creates a photo album of the year’s events for Ajahn Pasanno to take on his December visit to Thailand. This book is available for free in pdf format and can be ordered from Blurb for the cost of printing. The photos from this book can also be viewed in the gallery.
An exhaustive survey of the Buddha’s exhortations from the Pali Canon addressed in the form “thus … should you train yourselves” (evañhi vo _.. sikkhitabba_ṃ).
The title of this book refers to the image of the Buddha’s teaching, the Wheel of Truth (or Dhamma). It is a wheel that he set rolling in his first discourse by proclaiming the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path of practice. This teaching remains as the axis of Ajahn Sumedho’s teaching and personal contemplative work.
This volume is a reprint of The Sound of Silence, published by Wisdom Publications in 2007 and offered by them to Amaravati Publications for free distribution. Since we aren’t sure whether Wisdom Publications will allow us to distribute this work electronically, we have removed the downloadable versions until this is clarified.
This volume contains material gathered from talks given by Ajahn Sumedho in the late 1980s and 1990s. It is made up of two collections – The Way It Is and Buddhism Now! – and an interview with John Baxter, conducted at Amaravati in 1986.