Debbie Stamp
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Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 19 – Feb. 1, 2014

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1. Dedication of the reading to Iris Landsberg. [Lay life] [Death]


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2. Recollection: Brief biography of Upasika Kee Nanayon. [Upasikā Kee Nanayon] [Lay life] [History/Thai Buddhism] // [Seclusion] [Community]


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3. Reading:Reading the Mind” from Pure and Simple, by Upasika Kee Nanayon, pp. 163-177.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 37 – Feb. 25, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Paticcasamuppāda: Practical Dependent Origination by Ajahn Buddhadāsa, selections from pp. 22-45.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 55 – Mar. 25, 2014

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[Session] Reading: "Training under Ajahn Chah" by Ajahn Tong Jon from Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Translated by Ajahn Kovilo.


Death and Dying, Session 2 – May. 9, 2014

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5. Reflection: Caring for dying and grieving Abhayagiri supporters and family members. [Abhayagiri] [Sickness] [Family] [Grief] [Death] [Health care] // [Ajahn Pasanno] [Christianity] [Forgiveness] [Fear] [Impermanence] [Merit] [Doubt]

Reference: Debbie transcribed Ajahn Pasanno's 2008 Metta Retreat, published it as Abundant, Exalted, Immeasurable, and dedicated the merit to her mother. [Meditation retreats] [Dhamma books]

Story: Ajahn Ñāṇiko hikes to the top of Mount Dana to dedicate merit to deceased relatives. [Ajahn Ñāṇiko]


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6. “Have you found a difference between being afraid of death and being afraid of dying?” [Fear] [Death]


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9. Stories about being with dying relatives. Told by Debbie Stamp and Jeanne Daskais. [Family] [Children] [Death]


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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]

Response by Debbie Stamp.


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 10 – Jan. 17, 2015

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2. Recollections of visiting the morgue in Thailand. [Recollection/Death]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 15 – Jan. 24, 2015

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7. Ajahn Sucitto speaks of feeling water washing through you [as a way of releasing tension related to effort]. [Ajahn Sucitto] [Elements] [Right Effort]

Story: Khun Kesari's brother enters concentration by visualizing drinking a glass of water. Told by Ajahn Pasanno. [Concentration] [Visualization]

Story: Kesari's mother walked into Wat Ban Tad before there was a road. Told by Ajahn Pasanno. [Wat Pah Ban Tat] [Relics]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 17 – Jan. 26, 2015

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7. Quote: "Do you still have anger?" "Yes, but I don't take it." — Ajahn Dune [Ajahn Dune] [Aversion] [Right Mindfulness]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Chah] [Arahant]

Follow-up: “Do we know if the Buddha had anger?” [Buddha] [Sutta]

Comment: Māra cam to the Buddha many times after the Buddha's enlightenment. Contributed by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo. [Māra] [Buddha/Biography]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Idealism] [Culture/West]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 34 – Feb. 23, 2015

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3. “What is the significance of sitting to one side of the Buddha?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Debbie Stamp. [Sutta] [Buddha] [Posture/Sitting] // [Respect] [Cultural context] [Robes]


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

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3. “Are any of the lists in this sutta (MN 95) explained in other suttas?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Ñāṇiko. [Sutta] // [Bhikkhu Bodhi]

Reference: P.A. Payutto's Dictionary of Numerical Dhammas (in Thai). [P. A. Payutto] [Pāli]

Explanation of volume and page numbers in the Pāli Tipitika.

Comment by Debbie Stamp: Similar listings often refer to the gradual training. [Gradual Teaching]

Sutta: MN 107: Gaṇakamoggallāna Sutta.

Sutta: MN 47: Vīmaṃsaka Sutta.