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Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

Organizer

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
Phone
01442 842455
Website
http://www.amaravati.org/about/contact-us
Sala

Location

Sala
St. Margarets, HP1 3BZ, Great Gaddesden
Category

Next Occurrence

Date

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer 2019 Sunday Dhamma Talks

On Wednesday July 17, the community entered the traditional three-month ‘Rains Retreat’ or Vassa which runs from the full moon of July to the full moon of October. In 2019, the dates for the vassa are July 17 to October 13.

For these three months there is a public Dhamma talk scheduled to take place every Sunday afternoon. The first talk will be held July 21 with the last one scheduled for October 13 .

They are held in the sālā, starting 2.00 pm, followed by a 15 minute break for tea, then a question and answer session to 4 pm.

Everyone is warmly invited to join for the talks and discussions.

21 JulAjahn Amaro – Navigating skilfully the rocky waters of conflict
28 JulAjahn Amaro – ‘Who do you think Mara is?’
4 AugAjahn Sundarā –  ‘Why do I have to suffer to be free? Any short cuts?!?’
11 AugAjahn Kongrit –   ‘A drift to disaster’? – Buddhism and the eco-imperative
18 AugAjahn Sundarā – ‘Discipline and wisdom? Where is compassion?’
25 AugSister Tisārā – Getting to know the dark side
1 SeptAjahn Amaro – ‘Less is more’ – frugality, generosity & renunciation
8 SeptSister Tisārā – Love, attachment & spiritual friendship – not-self and the maintenance of relationships
15 SeptAjahn Sundarā – ‘The more I try the worse it becomes’
22 SeptAjahn Ariyasīlo – How to not be a human ostrich in the name of detachment
29 SeptAjahn Amaro – ‘Let the citta draw a picture’ – poetry & art as tools for Dhamma practice
6 OctAjahn Amaro – The questions of Vacchagotta
13 OctAjahn Amaro – ‘The place of non-abiding’ & ‘Not in my back yard!’

 

 

The talks & Q&A will be also be available on the Audio Page www.amaravati.org/audio-and-books/

Hourly Schedule

Day 1

14:00 - 15:00
Dhamma Talk
15:00 - 15:15
Tea break
15:15 - 16:00
Questions and Answers