Discussing connections between the Ovada Patimokkha and Satipatthana, and providing cultural context and explanation of terminology used in the Satipatthana sutta - with an emphasis on how this can inform our meditation practice.
It was Sujata who offered rice milk to the Buddha after his extreme austerities which included living on one grain of rice a day. Sujata, a laywoman, is remembered and commemorated in the Theravada tradition as ‘The First Disciple of the Buddha,’ there even directly before his awakening.
Talk given at Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery’s International Bhikkhuni Day celebration in 2015.
Understanding Emotions and Trauma via the Lens of Right Effort". This talk was given together with Ayya Suvijjana. In it, Ayya Tathaaloka takes a Iook at natural emotions and possibly emotionally traumatic experiences in light of the "Four Bases of Right Striving" aka "Wise" or "Right" Effort in the Noble Eightfold Path.