The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Ajahn Candasiri's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Ajahn Candasiri
Ajahn Candasiri was born in Scotland in 1947 and was brought up as a Christian. After university she trained and worked as an occupational therapist, mainly in the field of mental illness. In 1977, an interest in meditation led her to meet Ajahn Sumedho, shortly after his arrival from Thailand. Inspired by his teachings and example, she began her monastic training at Chithurst as one of the first four anagārikās.
2000-04-13 Living with the Reality of Aging, Sickness and Death 52:35
Our society emphasizes fitness, strength, youth, and vitality, and yet the body runs its own course. We can do things to keep it strong and healthy, but these types of measures are limited. We are blessed to have the Buddhist teachings because they encourage us to come to terms with aging, sickness and death -- fundamental truths of our existence.
Buddhist Contemplation
2000-04-12 Purifying the Heart 53:57
This talk focuses on the Brahma Viharas and what prevents these from freely manifesting.
Buddhist Contemplation
2000-04-11 Vipassana Meditation Introduction 52:07
A guided meditation that introduces basic principles and techniques of Vipassana meditation.
Buddhist Contemplation
2000-04-08 The Four Noble Truths 52:25
Applying the three characteristics of the Four Noble Truths, and the Eight Fold Path, to our daily life.
Buddhist Contemplation
1993-02-19 Chanting 27:27
Ajahn Candasiri leads women's voices in chanting the songs of practice. (Exact date uncertain.)
9 Day Retreat with Amaravati Teachers

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