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Mind Like Fungi

      A very fascinating talk “A Mind Like Fungi” by Ajahn Amaro takes you into Buddhist perspective. It talks about the mind and body, the within and without.

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    The Inner Committee

        Ajahn teaches Buddhist wisdom about different personas, roles, and characters. The so-called “Inner Committee” we listen to every day.

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      My Life As A Monk

          Ajahn shares about his life. His first contact with meditation in the Buddhist practice, and how that eventually lead him to monastic life.

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        The Force of Harmony

            Ajahn explains each of us has a force to contribute to the environment. To do good and let go of the bad ways. And eventually, create harmony in the world.

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          Happiness of Renunciation

              A monastic life with renunciation of many things may not be perceived as a happy life. But Ajahn teaches that happiness does need to be simple.

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            On Death – Questions and Answers

                This audible is a recording of the questions and answers about the topic of death. Ajahn gives answers in the Dharma practice.

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              The Past Is A Closed Book, The Future Is A Complete Mystery

                  Ajahn explains Buddhist teaching how to live in the present, in the now. That the past is a closed book, and the future is a complete mystery.

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                Who Are You, Wanderer?

                  Jack Kornfield explains that our life is just but a moment of our journey. Who are we? We just wander striving to know our purpose.

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                  Seven Factors of Awakening

                    Gil Fronsdal talks about the seven factors of awakening. They are mindfulness, investigation, energy or engagement, joy, calmness, concentration, and equanimity.

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                    Keys To A Long Retreat

                      “Refrain from violence and work to end hatred” is a good way to reflect on during the long retreat. Attitude and simple living are the keys.

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                      Karma and the End of Karma

                        Guy talks about Karma and the End of Karma. Why is it important to teach Karma? It is the science of happiness according to Buddhist teachings.

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                        Seven Factors of Enlightenment

                          Guy Armstrong discusses the 7 factors of enlightenment. These are mindfulness, investigation, energy, rapture, calm, concentration and equanimity.

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                          The Attitude In Awareness

                            Relax, observe, and allow. These 3 are the guidelines for the proper attitude in awareness meditation. Guy teaches to strike the balance in so-doing.

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                            The Magic of Awareness – Meditation

                              I suggest to low down the volume of this audible in order to gain the best experience of meditation as Anam Thubten brings you the magic of awareness.

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                              Undoing Mental Knots

                                Anam Thubten explains that we all have the desire to be free from a troubled existence. And undoing of mental knots is central to Buddhist teaching.

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                                Impulse To Freedom

                                  Anam Thubten urges us to find out about the thought of our impulse to freedom. A spiritual impulse which is a deep longing bigger than any other desires.

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                                  The Magic of Awareness – Talk

                                    Anam Thubten talks about the gift of awareness and the hindrance of the ego. How this awareness can do magic in our unfolding.

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                                    Wise Effort

                                      Marcia Rose talks about the 3rd factor of enlightenment: wise effort. Wise effort is so intricate to energy, i.e., ever present in every mental activity.

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                                      The Earth and the Buddha

                                        The Buddha’s teachings are considered to be a path to freedom in the heart and the mind. And the earth represents delusions and illusions of life.

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                                        This Precious Human Life

                                          Kate Munding shares how we can make the little moments in life become a different experience. That preciousness of human life doesn’t only come with beauty.

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                                          The Light & The Darkness

                                            James Baraz talks about light and darkness. Greed, hatred, and delusion is the source of human despair and has gained so much power in our times.

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                                            Nachiketa and the Lord of Death

                                              Jack Kornfield tells the story of Nachiketa who puts his ego before him unafraid to face the Lord of Death. Was it courage? What can we reflect from this?

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                                              Miranda July & The Dharma

                                                Matthew Brensilver reflects on the movie where Miranda July was an actress, playing the role of receiving emails from the future in a way that is Dharma.

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                                                How the Dalai Lama Did Not Say Something New

                                                  Sylvia Boorstein talks about how the Dalai Lama teaches the same old teachings, which is good! Expounds that what’s important people stick to ethics.

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                                                  Trust In Being The Knowing

                                                    Ajahn Sumedho talks about Trust in Being the Knowing. That intuitive intelligence may include both right and wrong at the same moment in a dualistic point of view.

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                                                    Teachings on the Calligraphy of Thich Nat Hanh

                                                      Mark Coleman talks about the Calligraphy of Thich Nat Hanh. “I have arrived, I am home.” This is the profound teaching, arriving in love or in awareness?

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                                                      The Five Hindrances

                                                        Joseph Goldstein holds a Q&A session about the 5 hindrances. The 5 hindrances are sensory desire, ill will, sloth, restlessness, and doubt.

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                                                        To Care & Not to Care

                                                          Gil Fronsdal talks about To Care & Not To Care. In Buddhist practice, both are important. Don’t measure yourself by the outcome. Measure with how you cared.

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                                                          Being and Trusting in The Body

                                                            Gil Fronsdal talks about Being and Trusting in the Body. If you find yourself trying to solve your life and the only thing you use are thoughts, watch out!

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                                                            Sincerity

                                                              Matthew Brensilver talks about Sincerity. Sincerity is the lifeblood of mindfulness practice. All its beauty arises within sincerity.

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                                                              Limits of Technique

                                                                Matthew Brensilver talks about Limits of Technique. So much of Dharma is improvisation. Techniques are there to facilitate understanding, but sometimes, the focus on the technique is a hindrance.

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                                                                History is Ending Today

                                                                  Matthew Brensilver talks about History is Ending Today. The mind can easily assume permanence or continuity of things. But then Anicha (Impermanence) is actually a refuge.

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                                                                  The Mystery of Uncertainty

                                                                    Jack Kornfield talks about The Mysteries of Uncertainty. One must always approach with a beginner’s mind to gain the grace of not knowing.

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                                                                    Breathing Spirit Into Form

                                                                      Ajahn Sumedho talks about Breathing Spirit Into Form. Conceit changed a lot of form in Buddhism tradition. We are here to breathe life into a tradition.

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                                                                      The Way It Is

                                                                        Ajahn Sumedho talks about The Way It Is. He talks about lifestyle as a Buddhist monk, the mindful state of being open and receptive.

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                                                                        Letting Go vs. Attainment

                                                                          Ajahn Sumedho talks about Letting Go vs. Attainment. You don’t ever attain anything in meditation if you’re meditating in the right way. The goal is letting go.

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                                                                          Listening To The Sound Of Silence

                                                                            Ajahn Sumedho talks about Listening to the Sound of Silence. In meditation, we establish awareness. This awareness contemplates on the sound of silence, not to be heard by the ear but by the mind without

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                                                                            The Floodlights Of Awareness

                                                                              Ajahn Sumedho talks about The Floodlights of Awareness that can help you become aware and secure as you navigate through life’s choices.

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                                                                              Everybody’s Crazy

                                                                                Listen to Ajahn Sumedho as he talks about grasping and non-grasping of emotional habits in Everybody’s Crazy. There’s so much fear in the world, and people revert to such primitive practices

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