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Find the Middle

Ajahn Jitindriya

We know when we find the middle – there’s a resting, a clarity, there’s an understanding on a very intuitive level and we can just be with things the way they are. Then the tension and conflict eases out, unravels, dissipates. The more we f…

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Depth and Breadth

อาจารย์ กัลยาโณ

I’d like to propose that the practice of Dhamma is one that has two dimensions – a dimension of depth and a dimension of breadth. Through our lives as practitioners of the Dhamma, there are times when we want to apply ourselves, or be able…

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Personality

อาจารย์ ชยสาโร

It would seem obvious that any detailed discussion of a person’s life must, sooner or later, focus on his or her personality. It tends to be assumed that it is in the personality that the essence of a person is to be found. But this apparen…

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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

อาจารย์ สุจิตโต

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

อาจารย์ ปสันโน

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

อาจารย์ ปสันโน

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

อาจารย์ ถิรธัมโม

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

ฐานิสสโร ภิกขุ

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

อาจารย์ ปสันโน

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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