Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Sumedho was born in the USA, became a bhikkhu in 1967 and trained nine years under Ajahn Chah at Wat Pah Pong, a forest monastery in Ubon province, Thailand. In 1976 he was invited to Britain; he established Cittaviveka (Chithurst Buddhist Monastery) in West Sussex in 1979, and Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire in 1984.

During his thirty-four years of being based in Britain, he taught extensively throughout the world, has inducted more than a hundred aspirants of many nationalities into the samaṇa life, and also authorized the establishment of six other monasteries. Many of his talks are available in audio versions, and some have been transcribed and edited into a collection of books.

In November 2010, Ajahn put aside his duties as abbot and teacher and is practicing in more secluded environments.

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Ajahn Sumedho’s Free Mindfulness Meditations

Ajahn Sumedho leads a tranquil guided meditation about Samadhi which is an intense concentration that increases awareness and mindfulness and heightens the state of mind.

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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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Ajahn Sumedho talks about Fear and Doubt. Fear is something that arises from not knowing and uncertainty. Doubt arises from within self due to now knowing.

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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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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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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 any judgment.

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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 of survival.

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