Health care
Parent topic: Community
Subtopic: Pandemic
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All excerpts (32) Questions about (13) Answers involving (8) Stories (9) Quotes (2) Readings (1) References (1)

Metta Retreat, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 12, 2008

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4. “Would you way a bit about the benefits of practicing loving-kindness during the dying process, both for the one who is dying as well as for the caregiver?” [Goodwill] [Death] [Health care] // [Gladdening the mind] [Fear] [Clear comprehension] [Energy] [Community]

Quote: “These bodies are really high maintenance when they don't work.” [Sickness] [Health care]

Recollection: Ajahn Chah was unable to look after himself for the last nine years of his life. [Ajahn Chah] [Health care] [Respect for elders] [Wat Pah Pong] [Gratitude]


Tudong Stories at Spirit Rock, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 2, 2011

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8. Story: Ajahn Pasanno gets a foot infection on tudong. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Sickness] [Culture/Thailand] [Health care] [Tudong] // [Killing] [Goodwill]


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9. Story: Ajahn Pasanno loses his vision on tudong. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Sickness] [Health care] [Tudong] // [Patience] [Seclusion] [Dtao Dum]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 6, 2014

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[Session] Ajahn Pasanno begins the retreat by encouraging us to return to the basics of the Noble Eight-fold Path. He mentions Iris Landsberg, a long-standing lay supporter dying of lung cancer, both to set the tone for the monk's final visit to her and to encourage us to practice while there is still time. Iris passed away February 1, 2014. [Eightfold Path] [Sickness] [Death] [Mutual lay/Saṅgha support] [Sense of urgency] // [Ajahn Pasanno] [Meditation retreats] [Family] [Health care]

Sutta: DN 16.34: The world will not be devoid of awakened beings as long as people are practicing the Eightfold Path. [Stages of awakening]

Story: Ajahn Pāvaro decides to practice in Bodh Gaya after receiving worrying medical news. [Ajahn Pavaro] [Health care] [Visiting holy sites] [Impermanence]

Sutta: MN 131: Bhaddekaratta Sutta (Amaravati Chanting Book, p. 75)


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 24Ajahn Pasanno – Feb. 6, 2014

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3. Story: The Queen invites the best neurosurgeons to help Ajahn Chah in a special suite in Chulalongkorn Hospital. [Ajahn Chah] [Sickness] [Royalty] [Health care] // [Saṅgha decision making]

Story: Ajahn Dune occupies the suite after Ajahn Chah. [Ajahn Dune]


Death and Dying, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – May. 9, 2014

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16. Story about creating sacred space around her dying husband. Told by Beth Steff. [Health care] [Devotional practice] [Relationships] [Death]


Death and Dying, Session 2Ajahn Yatiko, Jeanne Daskais and Debbie Stamp – May. 9, 2014

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12. Comment: In Western culture, we're not given enough space to be with death. [Culture/West] [Spaciousness] [Grief] [Death]

Story: Hospice workers took the body of my father-in-law away too quickly. [Health care]

Story: When my husband died, we kept and washed the body. [Ceremony/ritual]

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Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 8Ajahn Karuṇadhammo – Jan. 15, 2015

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3. “Is there a particular orientation for the intestines?” [Unattractiveness]

Story: Ajahn Karuṇadhammo's first surgery as a nursing student. [Health care]


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

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7. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 647-648 "Por Am" [Ajahn Chah] // [Right Livelihood] [Views] [Intoxicants]

Story: Ajahn Chah teaches Por Am herbal medicine so he can avoid killing animals. [Culture/Thailand] [Food] [Precepts] [Medicinal requisites] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Health care] [Lunar observance days]

Quote: “It's not possible to defeat the Dhamma, you know, and that's why you fainted.” — Ajahn Chah to Por Am [Dhamma]