by Luang Por Munindo. Learning From Everything. 45 minutes, by Luang Por Munindo on December 02, The Swamp Monster, Fear. 40 minutes, by Luang. Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery (Harnham Buddhist Monastery) is a Theravada Buddhist Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery · Books by Ajahn Munindo (PDF, HTML) · Talks by Ajahn Munindo (MP3) · Portal page for the branch. Ajahn Munindo. English. Alert to the Needs of the Journey. Ajahn Munindo. Spanish. Un Dhammapada para la Contemplacion. Ajahn Munindo. Spanish.

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In moving an Eastern tradition to the West, do we meet with challenges unique to the Western context that require a different approach in training? But the only thing ultimate about it is that it is uncertain, unsatisfactory and inherently insubstantial anicca, dukkha, anatta.

In the beginning we like to pick and choose, saying we need such and such conditions for practice. According to this teaching — which I am sure is entirely contrary to the Way of Jesus — God loves good and hates evil. That dimension within us which gets activated or quickened on seeing a samanaone who has given up everything on the outside for the pursuit of truth within, is our real refuge.

It makes it a lot easier to live simply, harmoniously and contentedly.

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Training monks and novices must entail differences in relationship and expectations than teaching laypeople. Then they can ajajn for themselves how to proceed. What can the role of technology be in the context of monastic life and teaching? Meal offering at Harnham. And in making that kind of assessment people need to exercise wise discernment; not all monks and nuns are going to be an inspiration.


At our monastery this means that anyone wanting to join is given a muninro list of Dhamma books they need to familiarize themselves with before being accepted.

A teacher is someone who helps us see in new and relevant ways wjahn ways that serve our commitment to live in harmony with truth, or reality, or whatever word connects with that sense we have that some things are profoundly more important than others. At our monastery, part of acknowledging the power of muninod, and the possibility of it creating more problems than solving them, is the clear community agreement on how to use technology.

You learn to take appropriate precautions. The third thing to consider is how living the Holy Life offers regular association with those further along the path of training than we are.

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Those who are over eight vassas set their own standards of use. It might not be immediately obvious just how this process works. Without modern technology I could well have died during childbirth along with my mother. The classic texts point out the importance of this with extensive, detailed explanations of what is suitable and what is not. I would suggest that if we have the agility to move in and out of these various dimensions we will become adept at addressing very complex issues.

Through the process of playing together each player is altered in how they relate with their own instrument. It stops you from backsliding. Even ten minutes of well-spent sitting, being still and going back to the basic feeling of a total non-judgemental relationship with life, to perfect receptivity to the moment, can be of great benefit. Not that I see myself as a teacher trying to trick people, but I do see how our clever minds will shamelessly employ any means to avoid letting go.


We need help to see that.

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After five years an individual should be equipped to make responsible decisions about their practice. This is a timeless truth. From experience I know it can happen that when left on our own we can remain unaware of the gaps in our practice only to have them surface many years later, thoroughly compounded, causing a lot of trouble for ourselves and ajhan.

The Buddha said that that which accords with contentment and modesty is Dhamma and that which does not is not Dhamma. Only communal terminals are to be used and likewise with email addresses.

In our daily life we can usefully set time aside, perhaps thirty minutes each day, to sit in formal meditation, and this agility munido grow. We train with an awareness that shows us how to see effectively beyond the ways we have been conditioned to see, i.

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There are larger forces at play. Gradually faith is purified and intensified, until it becomes something we can truly rely upon. The most fundamental question, and one that we can always ask, is:. Having the robe on stops you from doing things that delete the goodness your practice has generated.

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