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.
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.
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
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.
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
Kappa’s question to the Buddha
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
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