1st Tuesday of October - Annoucement

On Tuesday, October 3rd, there will be the opportunity for online Q&A with Ajahn Nyaniko, followed by the in-person event at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery with Luang Por Pasanno. The in-person event will not be offered online. Tuesday, October 3rd: 3:00pm to 4:30pm - Online Q&A with Ajahn Nyaniko via Zoom (see below for Zoom codes). 5:00pm to 6:00pm - Teatime Q&A with Luang Por Pasanno in the Berkel…


Update: Registration Available for Daylong at Spirit Rock on Oct. 1st led by Ajahn Karunadhammo

Contemplations to Settle the Mind on Oct. 1st Stressing out trying to settle the mind and “get concentrated?” Tired of trying to force your attention onto a narrow point of breathing and getting frustrated? We’ll explore setting up the mind/heart with some contemplations that allow for natural and easeful settling into samadhi, rather than trying to force attention onto a tight location. The day w…

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Reframing Experience

Ajahn Amaro

When we experience the ordinary flow of activity – walking from one place to another, talking with a colleague, checking the time – we can notice and reframe experience. Instead of, ‘I am walking. I am talking. I am checking the time,’ we can change the framework to, ‘There is walking. There is talking. There is checking the time.’ In a sense, we can retrain the mind to see the experience of the world in a different way. As we sit down for lunch, lunch is happening in our mind. We might think, ‘I’m putting food in my mouth,’ but our mouth is ‘in’ our mind. We might think, ‘I am sitting in a ro…

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A Beautiful Heart

Ajahn Pasanno

Ajahn Pasanno reflects on the development of Metta (Loving Kindness) as a doorway to the experience of Samadhi. This Dhamma Talk was offered on September 23, 2023 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

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