From the full moon of July to the full moon of October the community enters the traditional three-month ‘Rains Retreat’ or Vassa.
For these three months there is a public Dhamma talk scheduled to take place every Sunday afternoon. They are held in the sālā, starting at 2pm, followed by a 15 minute break for tea, then a question and answer session to 4pm.
Everyone is warmly invited to join for the talks and discussions.
Vassa Sunday Talks: Titles & Speakers
|29 July||The good the bad and the Unconditioned||Ajahn Amaro|
|5 Aug||Is compassion out of fashion?||Ajahn Sundarā|
|12 Aug||Fearing to leave fear behind||Ajahn Amaro|
|19 Aug||‘Why is peace so boring and the idea of Nibbāna so off-putting?’||Ajahn Sundarā|
|26 Aug||Buddhism and the pursuit of wealth||Ajahn Amaro|
|2 Sept||‘Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry,
but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?’
|9 Sept||‘Decorum in Dacorum’ – life as a monastic in the 21st century||Ajahn Kongrit|
|16 Sept||‘How can I take the Precepts if I don’t even exist?!’||Ajahn Ariyasilo|
|23 Sept||Enslavement to technology||Ajahn Amaro|
|30 Sept||Have you come here to die?||Ajahn Nyanadassanno|
|7 Oct||Dukkha – an inconvenient truth||Ajahn Sundarā|
|14 Oct||Wisdom develops samādhi develops wisdom||Ajahn Kongrit|
|21 Oct||‘Gods, demons and kind spirits…’ –
meaningful myth and Buddhist cosmology
The talks & Q&A will be also be available on the Audio Page www.amaravati.org/audio-and-books/