Culture/Natural environment
Parent topic: Cultural context
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Brightening the Mind, Session 2Ajahn Yatiko – Aug. 19, 2012

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2. “What would be a way to connect with the devas if you were out walking by yourself...[audio unclear]?” [Culture/Natural environment] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas] // [Recollection/Buddha] [Spiritual search]


New Year, New Life, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Dec. 16, 2013

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6. “I find I do need some pleasures even thought they don't last, things like fine arts and being in nature. I'm curious, how did you manage as a monk in your early years at Ajahn Chah's monastery where there's almost no pleasure....How did you manage to keep going over the years until the present?” [Sensual desire] [Artistic expression] [Culture/Natural environment] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Monastic life] [Ajahn Chah] [Food] [Entertainment and adornment] [Monastic life/Motivation] // [Cessation of Suffering] [Happiness] [Simplicity] [Association with people of integrity] [Empathetic joy] [Human] [Hindrances] [Jhāna] [Virtue] [Discernment]

Quote: “One of the extraordinary perks of being a monk is that everyone tries to be good around you.”

Sutta: MN 36.32: "Why am I afraid of that happiness?" [Buddha/Biography] [Ascetic practices] [Suffering] [Skillful qualities] [Eightfold Path]

Quote: “As a monk, I can look back on forty years of living in a way where I don't have to feel remorseful or regret anything.”


On Pilgrimage and Tudong, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 25, 2015

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2. “Was there a time when monks could wander the entire year in Thailand unhindered?” [History/Thai Buddhism] [Tudong] [Culture/Natural environment]

Story: Ajahn Kinaree wanders from Thailand to India. [Ajahn Kinaree]


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

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6. “How did you get through the 106° heat? Did you have a different schedule?” [Abhayagiri] [Culture/Natural environment] // [Mindfulness of breathing] [Work]

Story: Ajahn Pasanno attends a very hot ordination at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. [Ajahn Pasanno] [City of Ten Thousand Buddhas] [Culture/Natural environment] [Ordination]


The Path of Practice, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 16, 2019

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8. Comment: Yesterday you differentiated between chanda and taṇhā. Nature has always had a strong attraction for me, and I was uneasy because I thought this was a kind of craving. Three or four years ago, Ajahn Tiradhammo gave a talk and I asked him about this. He said, 'Don't worry about it. There's good craving and bad craving.' Your teaching has clarified this for me. [Desire] [Craving] [Culture/Natural environment] [Ajahn Tiradhammo] [Gratitude]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Happiness] [Ajahn Viradhammo] [Animal]