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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.
2021-10-29 Mettā meditation, Dhamma talk on creativity versus papañca, Q&A. 1:23:07
Mettā meditation led by Bhante Sujato. The difference between therapy and the spiritual path. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato on creativity versus papañca. Question on the experience of movement and stillness in meditation.
Lokanta Vihara
2021-10-22 Meditation on impermanence 1:37:15
Meditation on impermanence led by Bhante Sujato.
Lokanta Vihara
2021-10-15 Breath meditation, Q&A 1:29:40
Breath meditation led by Bhante Sujato: developing qualities of softness, gentleness. Q+A: how to stay focused. About sadness. Talking about deep experiences. Nibbānadhātu. History of decline of Buddhism in India. Love and impermanence. Upanishads and suttas. Deductive and inductive logic.
Lokanta Vihara
2021-10-08 Meditation on generosity, Dhamma talk on translation of the Sutta Nipata 1:27:55
with Bhante Akāliko
Meditation on generosity, guided by Bhante Akāliko. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato on his translation of the Sutta Nipata. Story of Bāvari from the Pārāyanavagga (Snp 5): The Way to the Beyond.
Lokanta Vihara
2021-10-01 Metta Meditation 21:21
Lokanta Vihara
2021-10-01 Attadaṇḍa Sutta 54:53
Dhamma Talk on the Attadaṇḍa Sutta Snp4.15
Lokanta Vihara
2021-09-17 Meditation on the three Right Intentions, Dhamma talk on Upagupta 1:26:45
with Bhante Akāliko
The three Right Intentions: meditation led by Bhante Akāliko. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato: who was the monk Upagupta and why is he fun?
Lokanta Vihara
2021-09-10 On meditation, citta bhāvanā and khema, breath meditation, Q&A 1:23:28
with Bhante Akāliko
Bhante Sujato on meditation – "citta bhāvanā" – leading towards independence, responsibility, wisdom – "khema", safety, a sanctuary. Breath meditation guided by Bhante Sujato. Bhante Akāliko on how to deal with those parts of us we don't like. Q+A: two different meanings of 'paṭigha'. Vipassana. Pain in meditation. Awareness conditioned by hindrances, or their absence. Puthujjana.
Lokanta Vihara
2021-09-03 Breath meditation, Upakkilesa Sutta, Dhamma talk on chanting 1:36:22
with Bhante Akāliko
Breath meditation guided by Bhante Akāliko. Upakkilesa Sutta: how to hold a bird. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato on the meaning of the Pali chanting at the beginning of each Friday session.
Lokanta Vihara
2021-08-27 Breath meditation, Dhamma talk 1:25:59
with Bhante Akāliko
Breath meditation guided by Bhante Sujato. Simile of the cops chasing kids in stolen cars. Dhamma talk by Bhante Akāliko: how to listen to the Dhamma, and its benefits (Dhammassavana Sutta, AN 5.202). Q+A: Bhante Sujato on today's epistemological crisis.
Lokanta Vihara

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