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
|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/