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Getting to Know Ourselves

Ajahn Jitindriya

Once we undertake this practice, it can take a long time just to get to know ourselves, to start to look inwardly and get to know all the forces that are pushing and pulling us. We get to know our own ways and means of being in the world, a…

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Space

Ajahn Sucitto

Briefly, real space rather than imagined space is a bodily experience. It’s a sense of having room and having space. Space, in this sense, is an experience to a degree of containment, a degree of openness. In this very room one can feel a l…

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Putting Our Moods in Their Place

Ajahn Pasanno

I’ve been thinking about Ajahn Ñāṇadhammo, recalling his most memorable interaction with Ajahn Chah while living at Wat Pah Pong. One day while out on alms round, Ajahn Ñāṇadhammo had a slight argument with another monk and became stirr…

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A Balanced Perspective

Ajahn Pasanno

As most of us know, when bringing the practice into our daily lives, it’s necessary to apply mindfulness. But it’s also necessary to ensure that our mindfulness is operating under an appropriate and beneficial view or perspective. If we are…

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Awakening is an Activity

Ajahn Thiradhammo

The word ‘awakening’ is part of a verb. It is an activity, a waking- up process. We can even reflect on the analogy of waking up in the morning: consciousness begins to become clearer, it tunes in to reality more and more, until you recogni…

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Find Out for Yourself

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

Discernment to be really effective has to come from within, has to be your discernment. There’s no way it’s going to be your discernment unless you’re willing to put in the time to watch, to learn, to experiment. So be patient with the prac…

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Centering on a Clear, Still Place

Ajahn Pasanno

Having a sense of centering, whether we’re doing chores or sitting in meditation, can be a valuable practice for us. It’s essential that we remember to center ourselves—to bring things to a central place—so that we’re working from a still p…

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Out of Proportion

Jaturun Siripongs

So often we make something huge out of a simple problem, and blow it out of all proportion. How many of our difficulties start with one tiny misunderstanding: someone didn’t give us their usual smile today, our teacher gave us a stern look…

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We All Suffer

Ajahn Pasanno

I remember Ajahn Chah teasing us Westerners because we generally had far more education than most of the Thai monks who went to study, train, and ordain with him. As he became better-known, there were more Bangkok Thais coming who were well…

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Preparing to Die

Ajahn Pasanno

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was once asked, “What’s the point of your practice?” He answered, “I am preparing to die.” What a wonderfully succinct response. He didn’t go through a detailed explanation of all of the philosophical schools—Vaj…

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