Life and Practice in Harmony

And the 5th is: “I am aware while entering it, and aware when emerging from it.” So, this whole process is just very mindful. There is no place where there […]

Bhante’s Path to Upasampadā

In 2017, Bhante Ānanda chose to ‘go forth’, relinquishing lay-life for the purpose of developing the higher mind. After two years on a quest to find the right place to receive […]

Seeing Hindrances

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            And we continue letting go. And whatever arises, whatever arises, it is just a hindrance.   Even you thinking: “I can’t do it” Hindrance. […]

Radiant Calm

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To radiate this calmness all around us, we first need to find it within ourselves. [From MN 2] How does one attend to things proper for attention? One attends to […]

Smile!

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😊 Whenever there is a distraction, wherever there is anything arising in the mind, even if it is anger, or worry, or restlessness–   Notice these states always come with […]

The Practice

   Of course, you can use an object if the feeling gets weak… if it goes away.   If the mind gets distracted a lot, you can use something to […]

Poya

In a message to our community, Bhante describes receiving dana on a poya day in Sri Lanka:

Attachments: It’s all in the mind

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This short teaching helps set the mind straight regarding attachments. Oftentimes, the simplest explanations are the easiest to digest…     ‘The Smooth & Creamy Discourse on Unshakable Happiness’   […]

Dewdrops of Dhamma

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Greetings Dhamma friends, For your happy inspiration and contemplation, there are a number of ‘short teachings’ on this website, taken from Bhante Ānanda’s longer lessons. These offer a wide range […]

Building Mettā, the Kuti

Building a Kuti This note from Bhante Ānanda regarding the kuti (a small monk dwelling) being built in Sri Lanka— I admit it feels pretty good to be in a […]