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Achaan Sumedho's Dharma Talks
Achaan Sumedho
Ajahn Sumedho is a prominent figure in the Thai Forest Tradition. His teachings are very direct, practical, simple, and down to earth. In his talks and sermons he stresses the quality of immediate intuitive awareness and the integration of this kind of awareness into daily life. Like most teachers in the Forest Tradition, Ajahn Sumedho tends to avoid intellectual abstractions of the Buddhist teachings and focuses almost exclusively on their practical applications, that is, developing wisdom and compassion in daily life. His most consistent advice can be paraphrased as to see things the way that they actually are rather than the way that we want or don't want them to be ("Right now, it's like this..."). He is known for his engaging and witty communication style, in which he challenges his listeners to practice and see for themselves. Students have noted that he engages his hearers with an infectious sense of humor, suffused with much loving kindness, often weaving amusing anecdotes from his experiences as a monk into his talks on meditation practice and how to experience life ("Everything belongs").
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2008-06-09 The God Of Deathlessness 50:57
Awareness and Belief systems. Personality view as a limitation, a fetter.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monastic Retreat
2008-06-06 The Essence Of Buddhadhamma 1:12:52
The deeper and direct meaning of the three refuges and eight precepts are described and reflected on, in addition to a general reflection on how to relate to practicing the essence of the Buddhadhamma.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monastic Retreat
2008-06-07 The Place Is Here, The Time Is Now 1:11:00
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monastic Retreat
2008-06-07 Unborn, Unformed, Uncreated, Unconditioned 57:49
A talk about the nature of the unconditioned and using the Four Noble Truths as a contemplative tool.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monastic Retreat
2008-06-08 Unenlightened Personalities 1:10:22
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monastic Retreat
2001-04-15 Knower Of The Worlds 55:37
We can be empowered in practice through getting to know the nature of the world we live in and through learning from the way it is. Taking refuge in knowing the truth-- the laws of nature-can free us from a selfish struggle with the way things are.

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