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Open Hands – Reflections on Thailand's Culture of Generosity

Paul Breiter

Robert Aitken Roshi said he is often asked why he teaches so much about generosity. His answer is that all other positive qualities, all the spiritual perfections, grow out of it. Generosity, dāna, is explained as having several facets or…

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The Tests & Treasures of Tudong

Ajahn Ñāniko

“When there are two paths before you, always choose the more difficult one.” –Tibetan proverb I undertook the practice of walking tudong(1) in Chiang Mai province, Thailand, during the month of February and the first half of March 2009. Ori…

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Not Being Ajahn Amaro, A Year-long Sabbatical in Asia

Ajahn Amaro

Following are a few of many tales, reflections, and images from Ajahn Amaro’s year away, as told to Fearless Mountain assistant editor Kathryn Guta. From June 2004 to June 2005 I was grateful to have a year- long sabbatical away from the ma…

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Measuring the Mind

Ajahn Pasanno

This evening I’d like to talk a bit about meditation practice. Particularly as we’ve begun the Vassa, the formal rains retreat, we are trying to encourage everybody to give more time to the formal side of practice. In doing that, one of the…

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Letting Go In India

Ajahn Ñāniko

During the first three months of 2004, an Indian man named Manu was part of the winter retreat support crew. I had been ordained for one Rains Retreat at the time and Manu had become a good friend over the past year. A newly ordained bhikkh…

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In Praise Of Luang Ta

Paul Breiter

“In the naturally free openness, peace of mind, remain naturally and gracefully, like an old man.” (Longchenpa – translation from Tulku Thondup) In Thailand, many fine customs are associated with Buddhism, which has been an integral part of…

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Friendship

Ajahn Pasanno

Today we have had a very special ceremony for Todd Tansuhaj, a young boy who died about two years ago and who was a novice here just prior to his hospitalization for an illness. His parents and friends have come for a memorial service. Some…

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Skillfulness : Excerpted from Wings to Awakening: An Anthology of the Pali Canon

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

We can say that the Dhamma — in terms of doctrine, practice, and attainment — derives from the fully explored implications of one observation: that it is possible to master a skill. This point is reflected not only in the content of the Bud…

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Buddhism : the Supremely Comprehensive Education System

Ajahn Jayasaro

The attitude that the Buddha recommended was the attitude of the student, a student of life. In the meditation practice itself, it helps a great deal to consider the meditation practice as an exploration, as a study. If we consider meditati…

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A View from Middle Age

Ajahn Pavaro

Nothing unusual is happening. I remind myself of this while contemplating the perplexity I’ve experienced during this attempt to share something from my rich, but stubbornly inchoate, impressions of the past year. The arid results of these…

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