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Ajahn Sumedho's Dharma Talks
Ajahn 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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2008-06-06 The Essence Of Buddhadhamma - without opening and closing chanting 43:42
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. (The opening and closing chanting has been edited out of this recording.)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monastic Retreat
1999-04-19 Grounded Awareness 49:56
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monastic Retreat
2000-09-16 What is Ajahn Chah Now? 29:16
1990-05-20 The Return to the Source 54:22
1982-05-01 The Eight Precepts 69:22
exact date unknown
1999-04-18 Ritual and tradition 1:14:39
1999-04-17 Morning Reflections 59:32
1982-05-02 Karma and Rebirth 1:13:17
exact date unknown
1987-02-09 Investigating the Four Noble Truths 1:13:51
1987-02-10 Anicca, Dukkha & Anatta 1:13:40

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