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Ajahn Amaro's Dharma Talks
Ajahn Amaro
I think of myself primarily as a monk who occasionally teaches, who strives to convey the spirit and the letter of Buddhism through my lifestyle, through explanation, and through the imagery of storytelling in order to bring Buddhism to life for people who are seeking truth and freedom.
2001-11-17 What Are We Doing Here? 53:53
Reflecting about the first day of retreat: common thoughts and experiences, remembering our potential for happiness, and the three characteristics (anicca, dukkha, anatta).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Angela Center)
2001-11-16 What Are You Expecting? 34:05
Opening retreat comments inviting yogis to use the retreat to examine their plans and expectations. Plus brief remarks regarding the retreat and the precepts as voluntary limitations to be seen as a vehicle toward our destination. Ajahns Amaro and Sundara.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Angela Center)
2001-06-09 Nada Practice 42:31
2001-06-08 Nothing Special 1:37:33
date uncertain
2001-05-17 Investigating George W. Bush Mind 64:23
A talk discussing how to apply investigation in practice and how to skillfully use thought to explore Dhamma.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Buddhist Contemplation
2001-05-15 Listening To The Inner Committee 1:29:41
A sharing of ideas about an alternate form of self view, helpful especially in terms of depersonalizing emotions.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Buddhist Contemplation
2001-05-13 Nothing Is Everywhere 66:59
Ajahn offers reflections on the myth of the adversary practicing with the Four Noble Truths.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Buddhist Contemplation
2001-05-12 Personality View 60:52
Offering reflections on the Buddhas teaching regarding self view; how it arises and how it is overcome through insight.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Buddhist Contemplation
2001-05-11 Opening Talk: Refuges And Precepts 45:36
Offering reflections on the form of retreat and the meaning of the refuges and precepts.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-05-01 Renunciation 58:47
Renunciation as a path to freedom: contentment and simplicity in everyday life. (Estimated date of talk. Exact date unknown)
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

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