Dhamma
Parent topic: Three Refuges
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Metta Retreat, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 11, 2008

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14. “When doubt is mentioned under the hindrances, is it mainly referring to doubt about the Buddha’s teachings? Are there other implications?” [Doubt] [Hindrances] [Dhamma] // [Everyday life] [Mindfulness of mind] [Investigation of states] [Mindfulness of body] [Suffering] [Perfectionism]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 7, 2014

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5. “What did Ajahn Chah mean by 'Nowadays there are only sterile remains of the Dhamma.'” [Ajahn Chah] [Dhamma] // [Culture/Thailand] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma] [Liberation]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 53Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 19, 2014

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1. “When you were living with Ajahn Chah, were many of his talks more related to the Korwat or practical matters, as opposed to the High Dhamma?” [Ajahn Chah] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Teaching Dhamma] [Protocols] [Dhamma]

Quote: “There's not really a separation.” [Dhamma] [Vinaya]

Comment: Ajahn Chah taught to the situation. Contributed by Ajahn Kaccāna. [Learning] [Sequence of training]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Cessation of Suffering] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma]


2014 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 5Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 26, 2014

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14. “I once heard a Tibetan teacher say “the Dharma is one.” Can the Dhamma mean phenomena in general or am I just misunderstanding?” [Mindfulness of dhammas] [Dhamma]


Buddhist Identity in the Modern WorldAjahn Pasanno – Aug. 15, 2015

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19. Comment by Ajahn Ñāṇiko: I keep coming back to true principle–what are we doing it all for? [Dhamma] [Killing] [Right Intention] [Buddhist identity]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Attachment to rites and rituals] [Suffering] [Happiness] [Skillful qualities]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 6Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 24, 2016

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16. “Could you share some teaching about protecting qualities of the Dhamma and how I can feel less fear while keeping the precepts?” [Dhamma] [Virtue] [Fear] [Precepts]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 8Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 26, 2016

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18. “Do you have any doubts in the Dhamma’s promise that the result of accomplished practice is total liberation from suffering?” [Doubt] [Dhamma] [Liberation] [Cessation of Suffering]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 12, 2018

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1. “The Buddha described his teaching as Dhamma-vinaya. Can you explain why it wasn't just Dhamma? What does this term mean?” [Middle Path] [Monastic life] [Dhamma] [Vinaya] // [Recollection/Buddha]


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2. “In order to come to the training as Westerners, we often had to not follow cultural traditions and authorities. Monastic life has so many rules and the traditions are well established. How do we switch gears?” [Culture/West] [Attachment to rites and rituals] [Monastic life] [Dhamma] [Vinaya] // [Recollection/Dhamma] [Faith]


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3. “How do we expand our faith into other aspects of training?” [Faith] [Monastic life] [Dhamma] [Vinaya] // [Dependent origination] [Recollection/Buddha] [Ajahn Chah] [Ajahn Liem]


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4. “Is vinaya about taking responsibility for your actions and mental states and how that affects other people?” [Monastic life] [Dhamma] [Vinaya] // [Dependent origination] [Recollection/Buddha]


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5. “Can you talk about skillful means to become more sensitive to the nuances of monastic training?” [Monastic life] [Dhamma] [Vinaya] // [Requisites] [Mindfulness] [Respect for elders] [Upatakh]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 8Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 26, 2018

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13. “Is the Dhamma sufficient for ordinary neurosis or do I need a psychotherapist?” [Western psychology] [Dhamma]


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14. “A senior lay teacher I respect has started seeing a psychotherapist. Any reflections?” [Western psychology] [Dhamma] [Lay teachers]


The New Ajahn Chah Biography, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2018

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13.Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 682 "Dhamma Practice"” [Ajahn Chah] [Dhamma] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma] // [Characteristics of existence]


The Path of Practice, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 15, 2019

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7. “How do discoveries about the gut microbiome fit in with the Buddha's teachings?” [Science] [Dhamma] // [Not-self] [Self-identity view] [Mindfulness of body] [Clear comprehension] [Naturalness]

Follow-up: “How does the relate to monks who subsist on almsfood and sometimes don't get enough, considering that the gut is controlling the brain?” [Monastic life] [Almsfood] [Health] [Ajahn Soṇa] [Mutual lay/Saṅgha support]

Sutta: AN ??.?? - Stay where the practice advances, not where the requisites are.


Abhayagiri Kaṭhina 2021, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Ñāṇiko – Nov. 3, 2021

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4. “You spoke about the teachings and the training. What is the training for a lay practitioner other than the Five Precepts?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro. [Dhamma] [Vinaya] [Lay life] [Five Precepts] // [Meditation] [Communal harmony] [Right Livelihood] [Family] [Work] [Politics and society] [Spiritual friendship]