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Welcome to all the monks and novices, and blessings to all the laity. This Friday, we talk about the determination to bhavana, to train the mind and look after the mind. Because the mind is the chief, the mind is the leader. In the present situation, we can see that to have a means of…

Today is an important day of the Buddha Sasana, the commemoration of the full moon of Asalha Puja. It has been 2599 years since the time of the Buddha, when the Buddha taught the Pancavaggiya, the 5 ascetics, with Ven. Anya Kodanya gaining the eye of the Dhamma. The Buddha taught in brief that “Whatever…

Welcome to all the monks and novices, and blessings to all the laity. It has been 2599 years since the Buddha has expounded the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. And before giving this Sutta, Turning the Wheel of Dhamma, the Buddha had attained enlightenment on the 15th day of the 6th lunar month, 2599 years ago. The Lord…

Welcome to all the monks and novices, and blessings to all the laity. This Friday we come to learn Dhamma, about the Buddha attaining enlightenment under the Maha Bodhi Tree on the 15th day of the 6th lunar month. That we likely know already. And after the Buddha attained enlightenment, he had vimutti sukkha, the…

Welcome to the monks and novices and blessings to all the laity coming together to learn about Dhamma. When we practise Dhamma, at times we may test out ourselves dealing with sense objects. Like monks may go to practise Dhamma, putting up their umbrellas and mosquito nets in the deep forest, or in a secluded…

These days, the problem with people is that we have ears that are good, the nerves in our ears work well, then we hear sounds. We have good eyes, and then we see. But if we don’t know how to be careful, then when we go look at things, it leads us to trouble and…

Monk 1: Excuse me, Tahn Ajahn, yesterday I was doing work with K. Boss, and I had a question about the 4 holy sites of pilgrimage. Is it necessary to go there to pay homage at the actual sites? And if one doesn’t have any opportunity to go, then what should one do? Ajahn Anan:…

What follows is a rough transcript of a Dhamma talk. One can listen to the talk here. Monk A: Ajahn, excuse me, I just thought about something. It is coming close to Visakha Puja soon. When the Buddha was born, he walked 7 steps. 7 steps, Ajahn! A normal person won’t be able to walk at…

What follows is a rough transcript of a Dhamma talk. One can listen to the talk here. Homage to the Blessed One, Noble One, the Rightly Self-Awakened One Welcome to all the monks and novices and blessings to all the laity. We are well-aware of the present situation with the Covid-19 pandemic that has spread throughout…

What follows is a rough transcript of a Dhamma talk. One can listen to the talk here. Homage to the Blessed One, Noble One, the Rightly Self-Awakened One Welcome to all the monks and novices and blessings to all the laity. The training (learning) in Dhamma is for the purpose of progressing the mind to be…

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