Lovingkindness to Alleviate Anger and Foster Forgiveness
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In this videoconference talk from 25 September 2020, Ajahn Anan discusses putting out the fire of anger with lovingkindness and compassion, and cultivating a forgiving heart.

One can read talk transcripts with Q and A here: https://watmarpjan.org/en/dhamma-reflections/

Motivation—Why Practice? (Simple Teachings on Higher Truths Ch. 4)
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These eight short teachings tell us of the nature of life. Throughout just one day we meet with a huge number of sights and sounds that tug at our hearts. If we haven’t cultivated much mindfulness or wisdom, our minds chase after them all, becoming exhausted in the process. Furthermore, the things of this world don’t last. If we cling tightly, we’ll suffer a lot. During the Buddha’s time a young woman felt deep pain over the loss of her son, and we discover how the Buddha skillfully taught her to put her grief down and come to a place of acceptance and peace. Through this practice, we too can learn to let go of our suffering.

The Whirlpool of Doubt
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Ajahn Anan teaches us on the nature of our emotions, and how we can avoid letting them pull us under.

The Nature of Conditioned Phenomena
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The day after Visakha Puja, Ajahn Anan praises the novices in India that joined the ceremony. He also gives us a talk about the various fabrications that we experience through the khandhas.

If you would like to join Ajahn Anan and the Wat Marp Jan Community online for daily chanting, meditation, and a Dhamma talk every day via Zoom from 7-9 p.m. Indochina Time (Bangkok, GMT + 7), you can send an email to wmjdhamma@gmail.com for the link.

Mindfulness—The Heart of the Practice (Simple Teachings on Higher Truths Ch. 3)
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In these seven short teachings, we learn how to cultivate mindfulness—the very heart of our practice. It’s the ability to keep the mind aware and centered in the present moment, knowing what’s going on. At the beginning it appears as just individual drops. Over time, however, these join together into a steady stream that brings clarity into our lives and minds, helping us to resolve any difficulties we may be dealing with. As we continue to cultivate mindfulness, both on our meditation cushion and throughout our day, it becomes a safe haven that we can always return to and abide in.

True Refuge
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In this videoconference talk from 18 September 2020, Ajahn Anan discusses refuge.

One can read talk transcripts with Q and A here: https://watmarpjan.org/en/dhamma-reflections/

Clearing the Water, Purifying the Mind
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When untroubled and calm, the nature of the mind is like clear water. In this talk, Ajahn Anan speaks about how we can remove the coloring of mental impressions and defilements that “color” our heart.

Steps Towards Emptiness
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From cultivating ethical action to strengthening the perception of inconstancy, Ajahn Anan describes the basic practices that lead towards realization.

The Meaning of Life
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In this videoconference talk from 11 September 2020, Ajahn Anan discusses the meaning of life. For what have we been born?

One can read talk transcripts with Q and A here: https://watmarpjan.org/en/dhamma-reflections/

Meditation (Part Three)—Reflection (Simple Teachings on Higher Truths Ch. 2)
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In these five short teachings, Ajahn Anan talks about a side of meditation that is often neglected—using our minds’ activity to bring inner calm and direct knowledge into truth. Both the recollection of life’s impermanence and chanting are effective tools to cut off distracted thought. And with a clear mind we can examine what the Buddha called the ‘three characteristics of existence,’ thereby gaining true insight.

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