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2021-06-04 Day 6 Q&A1 34:29
Ajahn Sucitto
Is citta able to verbalize/understand words; citta’s role in nightmares; differences between hindrances and fetters; is cultivating bhavana or khanti better for burning off defilements; a lot of pain in the body caused movement in meditation disrupting energy; cultivating mētta; alternative healing methods; startled out of the body when bell rings; locating ancestral exclusions in the body; understanding workings of mind from Abhidhamma perspective vs. contemplation of 4 foundations of mindfulness for realizing non-self; accessing solar plexus during meditation; finding firmness when touching into open spaciousness; musician is torn between music and meditation.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2020-05-24 Dimanche 24 mai 2020 1:24:57
Sayadaw U Jagara
Jagara a discuté des dix domaines d’action méritoire. Vous trouverez une liste de ces dix domaines et un exposé approfondi (en anglais) sur ce sujet, au chapitre 6 (p. 94), du livre Abhidhamma in Daily Life. Jagara a aussi parlé de la conscience infinie en puisant dans Derniers Fragments d’un long voyage, écrit par Christiane Singer.
L’Association de méditation Parami :  Sessions en ligne de méditation et de discussion - Printemps 2020
Attached Files:
  • Abhidhamma In Daily Life by Ashin Janakabhivamsa (PDF)

2020-02-16 Abhidhamma Analysis of Consciousness 39:21
Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2019-06-01 What is the Abhidhamma 40:38
Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2019-02-16 The Pure and Beautiful Mind – The Benefits of Concentration, Metta and Insight Meditation Practice 59:35
Marcia Rose
Exploring the wholesome and beautiful factors of mind that are associated with the development and fruits of concentration, metta practice and with the deepening and fruits of Vipassana practice with an emphasis on the Abhidhamma basket’s clear and refined disclosure of what happens in the mind through meditation practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-07-07 Morning Instructions: Investigating conditionality through 1) root condition and 2) object condition 35:44
Nikki Mirghafori
This morning’s instruction is an invitation to investigate the first two (of the twenty-four) conditions outlined in the Patthana, the last section of Abhidhamma. The first is root condition (hetu-paccaya) and the second is object condition (arammana-paccaya). A brief Q/A by both Nikki Mirghafori and Sayadaw U Jagara ends the session.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge

2017-12-19 Feeling Emotions on the Meditative Path of Awakening 41:31
Shaila Catherine
Shaila Catherine discusses the importance of developing mindfulness of emotions and mental states. Human beings have the capacity to experience a wide range of emotions—they may be subtle or intense, unwholesome or wholesome. Working with emotions requires energy and courage to be willing to face the raw fact that this mental state is present. We can become aware of, and work skillfully with, any emotional state including anger, hate, gratitude, fear, sadness, calmness, insecurity, contentment, grief, tranquility, lust, compassion, loneliness, jealousy, envy, restlessness, peacefulness, faith, love. Emotions are changing mental states that arise in conjunction with every perception. When we are mindful of emotions we drop the conceptual narrative of the story line and investigate how the mind operates. What conditions nourish each mental state, and what conditions cause them to end? How do these mental states affect the clarity of our perception? We can observe the dynamic interaction of emotions and the body, and learn to work with emotions in conjunction with their somatic manifestations. We might gather ideas for investigation by reviewing the detailed Abhidhamma categories of mental states and the factors that constitute each state, or we might simply observe the arising and ceasing of mental states in activity and our meditation.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2017-03-12 Human Reality According to Abhidhamma 27:00
Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2016-06-11 The Abhidhamma in Practice 34:15
Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2015-11-24 The Third Noble Truth 57:33
Joseph Goldstein
This talk outlines two perspectives (Abhidhamma and sutta) on stream entry.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2015-07-28 How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not Killing 37:52
Shaila Catherine
This is the second talk in a speaker series titled Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts. This talk by Shaila Catherine explores kamma (karma) and the training precept to refrain from killing. The Abhidhamma presents a detailed analysis of both wholesome and unwholesome mental states to explain how some actions lead to suffering, and other actions lead to happiness. The conditions that surround an action, the intentions that instigate it, and the reflective understanding of potential consequences will influence the intensity of the patterns that affect our options. If you find that you have killed a living being, perhaps an insect, notice your mental state. Was hatred or greed present? Learn what happens in the mind to enable killing, and what happens in the mind when you refrain from violence. The act of restraint is a particularly potent action. When virtue (sila) is pure, reflections on the abstention from harming can be a source of joy. The potency of wholesome restraint can be increased by reinforcing it with the wisdom that understands the causes and end of suffering—right view of the path.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection: Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts

2012-11-08 What’s Going on in the Abhidhamma? part 4 69:51
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dedicated Practitioners Program 4

2012-11-08 What’s Going on in the Abhidhamma? part 3 64:04
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dedicated Practitioners Program 4

2012-11-08 From the Nikāyas to the Abhidhamma part 2 56:28
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dedicated Practitioners Program 4

2012-11-08 From the Nikāyas to the Abhidhamma part 1 50:30
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dedicated Practitioners Program 4

2012-06-02 Qualities Of Mindfulness (Sati) 65:47
Sayadaw Vivekananda
Synonyms, definitions, role of Sati in Abhidhamma, illustrations for Sati.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-10-15 Brief Explanation of the 24 Paccaya (causal relationship) 1:39:19
Sayadaw U Jagara
Found in the Patthana (Abhidhamma)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July through October 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-03-28 Equanimity- Touching What Is Fragile 45:55
Lila Kate Wheeler
Contact with fragility -- a sane way to live. Some Abhidhamma, some Brahmaviharas; a little of this, a little of that...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retereat

1994-11-12 ... That's Where I'm Going To Make My Happy Home 58:35
Steve Armstrong
this 4 tape series introduces the 4 realities we are able to experience directly that the Buddha enumerated and presented in the Abhidhamma, or Buddhist psychology. This set comes with 4 charts to facilitate understanding of the material. Tape 1 Consciousness Tape 2 Mental States Tape 3 Materiality Tape 4 Nibbana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

1983-12-11 Abhidhamma Overview 60:41
Anagarika Munindra
mun45
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 1983 Three Month Retreat

1983-10-26 Abhidhamma #3 1:11:00
Anagarika Munindra
mun48
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 1983 Three Month Retreat

1983-10-14 Abhidhamma #2 59:25
Anagarika Munindra
mun47
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 1983 Three Month Retreat

1983-10-09 Abhidhamma #1 1:11:10
Anagarika Munindra
mun46
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 1983 Three Month Retreat

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