Cultural context
Subtopics: Culture/Natural environment, Culture/Asia, Culture/India, Culture/Sri Lanka, Culture/Thailand, Culture/Native American, Culture/West, Women in Buddhism, Language, Buddhist identity, Popular culture
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Metta Retreat, Session 5Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 13, 2008

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6. “What are the characteristics of personality? Are they conditioned by kamma and our family, culture, and nationality? How do I learn not to take mine as truth and real?” [Personality] [Conditionality] [Kamma] [Family] [Cultural context] [Self-identity view] // [Suffering] [Characteristics of existence] [Humor]

Recollection: Ajahn Chah tended to translate anicca as uncertain or not sure. [Ajahn Chah] [Impermanence] [Translation] [Proliferation] [Direct experience]


Thai Forest Tradition, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 14, 2014

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16. Comment about Asian and Western Buddhist perspectives regarding meditation and other aspects of practice encountered at Abhayagiri Monastery. [Cultural context] [Culture/West] [Meditation] [Devotional practice] [Thai Forest Tradition] [Ajahn Chah] [Abhayagiri]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Learning]


Desire or Aspiration, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 14, 2015

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2. “If the Buddha had been born elsewhere, would he have turned out the same way?” [Buddha/Biography] [Cultural context] // [Commentaries] [Culture/India] [Spiritual search] [Renunciation] [Mahāyāna] [Saṃsāra]