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Bhante Sujato's Dharma Talks
Bhante Sujato
Bhante Sujato left a career as a musician to become a Buddhist monk in 1994. He took higher ordination in Thailand and lived there in forest monasteries and remote hermitages. He spent several years at Bodhinyana Monastery in Western Australia before founding Santi Forest Monastery in New South Wales in 2003. Following Bhante Sujato’s wishes, Santi became a nun’s monastery in 2012, and he returned to live in Bodhinyana. In 2019, Bhante Sujato moved to Sydney to establish Lokanta Vihara (the Monastery at the End of the World) with his long term student, Bhante Akaliko, to explore what it means to follow the Buddha’s teachings in an era of climate change, globalised consumerism, and political turmoil.
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2022-11-18 Meditation on thoughts stopping, Dhamma talk on Right Speech 1:35:19
Guided breath meditation on the ease of thoughts stopping. Dhamma talk on Right Speech in the context of Twitter collapsing, the rise and fall of authoritarians and fraudsters, current large positive changes taking place. How might we use social media with Right Speech.
Lokanta Vihara
2022-11-11 Meditation, Dhamma talk on Muditā 1:17:21
Meditation: Meditation on thoughts and desire. Dhamma talk on Muditā.
Lokanta Vihara
2022-11-04 Mettā meditation, Dhamma talk on Parāyanavagga and Future Perils 1:22:06
Meditation: Mettā meditation. Dhamma talk on The Way to the Beyond/Far Shore (Parāyanavagga) and Future Perils (AN77-79).
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • The Way to the Beyond/Far Shore (Parāyanavagga) by (Link)
  • Future Perils (AN77-79) by (Link)
2022-10-28 Mettā meditation, Dhamma talk on community 1:26:31
Meditation: Bhante Sujato's patented hayfever cure. Dhamma talk on community. The story of Upagupta binding Mara and the beginning of Buddharupas.
Lokanta Vihara
2022-10-21 Guided mettā meditation, Dhamma talk on dependent origination 1:21:42
Guided mettā meditation to develop positive emotions, directed towards self and all beings. Dhamma talk on dependent origination in simple terms. Dependent origination answers the question: How does rebirth happen without a soul? We are neither completely fixed or completely fluid in how we are - we are conditioned; a continuity that connects past, present, and future. The Buddha’s great insight was that everything is conditioned. Daily life, high states of meditation, rebirth, and all kinds of experiences all follow the same processes. Ignorance and craving are the drivers of these processes.
Lokanta Vihara
2022-10-14 Meditation on the arising of desire, Dhamma talk Part 4 on Satipaṭṭhāna: Principles (dhammā) 1:27:36
Meditation on the arising of desire, the drivers of thought rather than getting caught in thought. Dhamma talk Part 4 on Satipaṭṭhāna: Principles (dhammā). The 5 hindrances and 7 awakening factors common to all versions of Satipaṭṭhāna. The novelty of this section builds on the previous sections and introduces causality; where the arising of things like desire come from, as well as how they come to end, and how they don't arise again using both observation and inference. Dhamma as natural principles that describe how the world works.
Lokanta Vihara
2022-10-07 Meditation on awareness, Dhamma talk Part 3 on Satipaṭṭhāna: Mind (citta) 1:33:55
Meditation on awareness. Dhamma talk Part 3 on Satipaṭṭhāna: Mind (citta). The power of awareness. Movement towards subtlety, like an echo or an animal. Focussing on how greed, hate or delusion effect the mind; the mind with or without these. Awareness emerging from contemplation of the body and feeling. Discussion of wanting and not wanting, noticing when hate is reduced. How to see delusion in meditation; moha as thinking you know, delusion as a destraction from knowing often by way of greed and hate.
Lokanta Vihara
2022-09-30 Meditation on the elements inside ourselves, Dhamma talk Part 2 on Satipaṭṭhāna: Feelings (vedana) 1:22:06
Meditation on the elements inside ourselves. Dhamma talk Part 2 on Satipaṭṭhāna: Feelings (vedana). Satipaṭṭhāna as a "samādhinimitta", use of nimitta vs. descriptions of lights during meditation in the suttas. Anapanāsati as a another way to do Satipaṭṭhāna. Vedana as present in the breath. Pain during meditation. How the Buddha emphasised happiness during meditation (often a synonym for meditation!). Equanamity is the final stage in major lists such as the seven awakening factors, brahmavihāras.
Lokanta Vihara
2022-09-23 Meditation on presence of mind, Dhamma talk Part 1 on Satipaṭṭhāna: The Body 1:37:55
Meditation on presence of mind. Beginning of dhamma talks on Satipaṭṭhāna. Part 1: The Body. The meanings of Satipaṭṭhāna; explicitly means meditation. The four Satipaṭṭhāna meditations are body (kāyānupassī), feelings (vedanānupassī), mind (cittānupassī), principles (dhammānupassī). The body as something simple to ground oneself on. Mindfulness as "presence of mind", related to time, to keep on remembering and being conscious with firmness and steadiness.
Lokanta Vihara
2022-09-16 Chanting, Guided meditation on the breath, Q&A 1:10:21
Chanting. Guided meditation on the breath as a simple kind of abiding; Audience Q&A: Q: How to overcome the body restricting the breath? ~A: 1. Patience. 2. Slight shift to focus on the out-breath 4. Contemplate non-self 5. Focus on pleasure in the breath. Q: How to let go of worry? ~A: Uddhacca-kukkucha one place to look, 'like conditions like' so to be happy tomorrow, do something good now. Q: Is mindfulness different to concentration? ~A: 'Concentration' term can convey controlling solutionism but concentration fine as a word. Q: Technique of being without your breath for 20 minutes by telling the breaths you love them? Q: What did the Buddha say about monarchism? Q: Meditation during lucid dreaming?
Lokanta Vihara

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