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Buddhist Mindfulness #32 Renunciation

We talked about being a monk involving renunciation. Of the ten perfections (pāramī) it’s probably the one I find the most difficult. In terms of something like truthfulness is easy to understand that it has immediate beneficial results and you… Continue Reading

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Mindfulness Dissolves Thoughts — Attention Is What’s Left Over, with Jon Kabat-Zinn

It doesn’t take long when you start to develop a practice of mindfulness before you realize that we are virtually continually bombarded by thoughts. It’s they’re like weather patterns in the mind. And there are sometimes nice clear sunny days… Continue Reading

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Buddhist Mindfulness #37 The “Big Bang” is happening now

Can you say then, that the world is ultimately dissolving, moment by moment? Yes, the conventional way of seeing the world – you don’t lose that through insight practice, but you recognize that it is entirely conceptual. We do not… Continue Reading

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Buddhist Mindfulness #30 The Bliss of Recluseship

There is a certain view isn’t there, that to become a monk is to escape from the world? People are doing it from a contracted, a fearful way of escaping life. Which I know it isn’t. Oh, it is. Okay,… Continue Reading

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Buddhist Meditation – Ashin Ottama

It is my habit to deal with some inconvenient areas or with some points of controversy which are hanging around for a long time trying to bring some new perspective on these areas to help understanding to resolve some of… Continue Reading

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Buddhist Mindfulness #26 Non-Self and Rebirth

Another thing I have noticed that follows on from the non-self idea, the next question is almost immediately, “If there’s no self, who is reborn?” Well, at least they are open to the idea of rebirth. Some of them are,… Continue Reading

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How To Meditate For Children: A Kid’s Guide to Peace

How To Meditate For Children: A Kid’s Guide to Peace

Hi! In this video i’m going to teach you how to practice meditation. What is meditation? Meditation means to focus your mind on something; it means to clear your mind; to calm it down and to clean out all bad… Continue Reading

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How To Meditate VI – Meditation Practice and Daily Life

How To Meditate VI – Meditation Practice and Daily Life

Hi, in this video I’ll be talking about some of the ways in which we can incorporate the meditation practice into our daily life. First of all the first important thing to explain in terms of incorporating the meditation practice… Continue Reading

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Samadhi – Guided Meditation #4 – Know Yourself (Nirvikalpa)

Samadhi – Guided Meditation #4 – Know Yourself (Nirvikalpa)

This recording is not really a guided meditation in the sense that there will be no instructions to follow. I am speaking directly to that part of you that is beyond the thinking mind so do your best to not… Continue Reading

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How To Meditate II – Sitting Meditation

How To Meditate II – Sitting Meditation

Hi. So in this video I will be talking a little bit about how we put into practice some of the concepts which I explained in the first video and then i’ll give a short demonstration on how to practice… Continue Reading