Parent topic: Nature of mind
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Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 5 – Nov. 27, 2013

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2. “Over the last couple of years, I’ve been noticing that memory retention isn’t quite what it used to be...In your experience, has meditation practice helped sharpen the memory?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Memory] [Ageing] [Meditation]

Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 24 – Feb. 6, 2015

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1. “Why does the Buddha describe perception in terms of colors but consciousness in terms of tastes?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Karuṇadhammo and Ajahn Ñāṇiko. [Perception] [Consciousness] [Sense bases] // [Bhikkhu Bodhi] [Commentaries] [Ven. Analayo] [Memory] [Feeling]

Sutta: SN 22.79: Being Devoured; footnote 114 in Bhikkhu Bodhi translation.

Follow-up: “Could you say that perception is identification whereas consciousness is more refined?” [Aggregates] [Not-self] [Self-identity view] [Rebirth] [Translation] [Similes]

Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 29 – Feb. 15, 2015

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1. “Do the mental faculties of meditators diminish as they age?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ageing] [Memory] [Long-term practice] // [Ajahn Chah] [Sickness] [Preah Mahāghosānanda] [Personal presence]

Story: H. H. The Dalai Lama meets Preah Mahāghosānanda. [Dalai Lama]

2015 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 5 – Nov. 25, 2015

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6. “Could you talk about the role memory plays in perception?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Memory] [Perception]

2015 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 7 – Nov. 27, 2015

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13. “How important is chanting for one’s practice? Do you have any tips for how to recite/remember the Pali chants?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Chanting] [Memory]

Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 5 – Nov. 23, 2016

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5. “When one dies, do they carry memory of their former life into their next life? Is it possible to make amends from the former life into the next life?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Rebirth] [Memory]