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Kittisaro, from Tennessee, is a Princeton graduate and Rhodes Scholar and a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years including 15 years as a Theravada monk in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah. He is also a practitioner of Pure Land and Chan Buddhism. He teaches Meditation and is director of Dharmagiri Hermitage & Outreach in South Africa. He has completed two year long retreats.
2009-01-27 Kuan Yin - Bestower of Fearlessness 38:07
Turning the state rather than being turned by the state Liberating the orphans of consciousness & being liberated from them Stories of Ajahn Chah – Knowing pain & ‘What About the Rest of Us?’ The man who wanted to hang himself Returning to the Still Bestower of Courage & Fearlessness.
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-22 Where Letting Go and Embracing the World Meet 39:18
Compassion says ‘I am Everything’ - Wisdom ‘I am Nothing’ Where emptiness leans into aversion and compassion into grasping Ajahn Chah’s reflection on teachings as way of providing balance Metta and the attendant blessings of metta Meeting English football hooligans
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-19 Through the Gateway of Dukkha 40:19
The 4 truths that en-noble as we grow through them The 8 kinds of Dukkha – Anando, ex marine & monk, bowing through anger Death is also impermanent, seeing through impermanence, one touches peace. When the causes of dukkha break up, it ceases - revealing the timeless dharma.
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-19 The End of Mark Making 37:39
The tendency of the proliferating mind to designate permanence to the transitory through the process of thought Papanca – conceptual proliferation creates the billion fragments of the world The Diamond Sutra – The Guest and the Host What remains? Kappa’s question to the Buddha
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2009-01-16 It's Uncertain 40:49
Meeting Ajahn Chah in Thailand Know the breath and you’ll know everything Opening the Dharma Eye Underlying pervasive peace Samsara & Nibbana arise at the same place
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2009-01-14 The Terrorist and the Treasure 33:55
Kittisaro’s father and mother meeting Ajahn Chah The terrorists of the heart that rob the true treasure Finding a solid footing Ajahn Chah's encouragement to be an earth worm rather than a bodhisattva Ajahn Chah’s take on Samatha & Vipassana Letting go is peace
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-12 The Capacity to Bear Reality 41:37
The heavenly messengers that set the Buddha on his quest The Buddha’s early struggle and discovery of the middle way The First Jhana and simile of the Bathman’s Apprentice Citt’ekaggata – A unified heart suffused with well being
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2009-01-12 Samadhi - The Destroyer of Ignorance 37:42
The Four benefits of Samadhi The three streams of energy The Five Jhana factors
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2009-01-12 From Coarse to Subtle 39:43
An exploration of that which pulls us out presence The subtle breath body & the senses
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2008-08-20 Being Dharma 46:01
From hearing to study to practice to being the Dharma
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