Summer 2019 Sunday Dhamma Talks

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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.

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

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

And as videos Amaravati Video Channel