Spiritual traditions
Subtopics: Theravāda, Mahāyāna, Vajrayāna, Secular Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Philosophy, Western psychology, Cults
6 excerpts, 19:02 total duration

Remembering Ajahn Chah Weekend, Session 14 – Apr. 28, 2001

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10. Story: Applying Ajahn Chah’s teachings to lay life in South Africa. Told by Ṭhānissarā. [Lay life] [Ajahn Chah] // [Monastic life] [Abuse/violence] [Self-reliance] [Discernment] [Compassion] [Spaciousness] [Liberation]

How would Ajahn Chah have responded to issues like feminism, democracy, engaged Buddhism, interfaith, and materialism that we’ve had to meet? [Women in Buddhism] [Politics and society] [Spiritual traditions] [Greed]

Remembering Ajahn Chah Weekend, Session 16 – Apr. 28, 2001

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4. “His way of teaching was direct....He would use the essential teaching of the Buddha, the Four Noble Truths.” Recollection by Ajahn Sumedho. [Teaching Dhamma] [Four Noble Truths] [Ajahn Chah] [Ajahn Sumedho] // [Noble Truth of Suffering] [Human] [Culture/Thailand] [Ageing] [Sickness] [Death] [Spiritual traditions] [Self-identity view]

Quote: “It’s the suffering that awakens you.” — Ajahn Chah [Suffering] [Liberation]

Metta Retreat, Session 4 – Sep. 12, 2008

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14. “Do you think being introduced to Buddhism guided you to the contemplative life or would you have become a monk in any tradition?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Monastic life] [Spiritual traditions] // [Meditation]

Story: Ajahn Pasanno’s aunt remembers that he said he wanted to be a priest when he was young.

The Gradual Training, Session 1 – Oct. 20, 2012

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7. “In the West, there are so many religious practices from the East. How do we relate to them all.” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Spiritual traditions] [Hinduism] [Gradual Teaching] // [Buddha/Biography] [Teaching Dhamma]

Sutta: MN 95: Caṅkī Sutta [Conditionality] [Faith]

Quote: “I’ve been an abbot for thirty years, and I’m quite happy. One of the reasons I’m happy is I don’t feel I have to go and convince anybody of anything.” — Ajahn Pasanno [Ajahn Pasanno] [Monastic life] [Happiness] [Contentment]

Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 35 – Feb. 24, 2015

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2. “Was it commonly accepted that the composers of the Vedas could not assert “I know, I see?”” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Culture/India] [History/Indian Buddhism] [Ceremony/ritual] [Spiritual traditions]

Sutta: MN 95: Cankī Sutta.

Buddhist Identity in the Modern World – Aug. 15, 2015

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13. “Should someone who follows the five precepts and meditates but has their own faith and belief call themselves a Buddhist?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Five Precepts] [Meditation] [Faith] [Spiritual traditions] [Buddhist identity] // [Dhamma] [Truth] [Eightfold Path] [Happiness]