June to October: Ajahn Brahm 2011 Retreat Links

June 20
While waiting for more from Ajahn Brahm on the eightfold path, we are beginning to listen to a series of talks he gave at a retreat in 2011.  Good beginnings to your daily meditation practice...

Day 1 - Morning Talk. Ajahn Brahm Retreat at Bandarawela, Sri Lanka 2011

July 11
A talk on the five hindrances.  It focused on "sloth and torpor" and its opposite, "restlessness."
Evening Talk. Ajahn Brahm Retreat at Bandarawela, Sri Lanka 2011

August 8
Day 2 - Morning Talk on Anapanasati.  Ajahn Brahm Retreat at Bandarawela, Sri Lanka 2011

August 21
Continuing on with our survey of Ajahn Brahm's 2011 retreat in Sri Lanka, we listened to this talk on mindfulness.

August 29 and beyond
Ajahn Brahm continues with a talk on sloth and torpor, which he calls "dullness" and the value of programming mindfulness ahead of time to deal with all the hindrances.
Day 3 - Morning Talk. Ajahn Brahm Retreat at Bandarawela, Sri Lanka 2011

Sept 12 and beyond
How to do walking meditation:
Day 3 - Evening Talk. Ajahn Brahm Retreat at Bandarawela, Sri Lanka 2011

October 3 and beyond
Talk on the jhanas:
Day 4 - Morning Talk. Ajahn Brahm Retreat at Bandarawela, Sri Lanka 2011

June 14

Sanghamitta played part of this talk by Ajahn Brahm:

Relax | Ajahn Brahm | 19 May 2017

May 16, 23 & 30

May 16
Sanghamitta shared the first 20 minutes of the talk below that covers Ajahn Brahm's explanation of Right Motivation (more commonly called Right Intention).

May 23
Another section of this talk, covering Right Speech was played.

May 30
And more...  right Action and Right Livelihood.

Word of the Buddha (part 6) | Ajahn Brahm | 9 April 2017

May 9 and Happy Vesak!

May 10 is the official date this year for Vesak - the biggest event in the Buddhist calendar.  It celebrates  the birth, enlightenment and final passing away of the body of the Buddha.  This is a link to Ajahn Brahm's Vesak celebrations from this past weekend.

On Tuesday evening, Sanghamitta offered a summary of Right View.  Here is a link to her written document.  She based it on Ajahn Brahm's overview of the Word of the Buddha - a teaching he gives every few years.  The original video of this teaching can be listened to here.  Sanghamitta's version is more geared towards lay people,