Summer 2019 Sunday Dhamma Talks

Sister TisaraAnnouncements, Dhamma Talks, Teachings

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
DateTitleSpeaker
21 JulNavigating skilfully the rocky waters of conflictAjahn 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-imperativeAjahn Kongrit
18 Aug‘Discipline and wisdom? Where is compassion?’Ajahn Sundarā
25 AugGetting to know the dark sideSister Tisārā
1 Sept‘Less is more’ – frugality, generosity & renunciationAjahn Amaro
8 SeptLove, attachment & spiritual friendship – not-self and the maintenance of relationshipsSister Tisārā
15 Sept‘The more I try the worse it becomes’Ajahn Sundarā
22 SeptHow to not be a human ostrich in the name of detachmentAjahn Ariyasīlo
29 Sept‘Let the citta draw a picture’ – poetry & art as tools for Dhamma practiceAjahn Amaro
6 OctThe questions of VacchagottaAjahn 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/