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Ajahn Amaro's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Ajahn Amaro
I think of myself primarily as a monk who occasionally teaches, who strives to convey the spirit and the letter of Buddhism through my lifestyle, through explanation, and through the imagery of storytelling in order to bring Buddhism to life for people who are seeking truth and freedom.
2004-04-19 Guided Meditation: Loosening The Grip 37:18
Letting go of clinging; using broad awareness. (Estimated date of talk. Exact date unknown)
Monastic Retreat
2004-04-18 Remembering The Purpose Of Practice 67:28
Why we practice meditation; path of Buddhist practice and ending of suffering. (Estimated date of talk. Exact date unknown)
Monastic Retreat
2004-04-17 Guided Mediation Body And Breath 37:06
Tuning into the body and basics of breath meditation. (Estimated date of talk. Exact date unknown)
Monastic Retreat
2001-05-17 Investigating George W. Bush Mind 64:23
A talk discussing how to apply investigation in practice and how to skillfully use thought to explore Dhamma.
Buddhist Contemplation
2001-05-15 Listening To The Inner Committee 1:29:41
A sharing of ideas about an alternate form of self view, helpful especially in terms of depersonalizing emotions.
Buddhist Contemplation
2001-05-13 Nothing Is Everywhere 66:59
Ajahn offers reflections on the myth of the adversary practicing with the Four Noble Truths.
Buddhist Contemplation
2001-05-12 Personality View 60:52
Offering reflections on the Buddhas teaching regarding self view; how it arises and how it is overcome through insight.
Buddhist Contemplation
2001-05-11 Opening Talk: Refuges And Precepts 45:36
Offering reflections on the form of retreat and the meaning of the refuges and precepts.
1998-04-16 Human Relationships 1:13:54
Connectedness and separation as modes of relatedness.
Buddhist Contemplations (9 days)
1998-04-14 Thinking 65:49
Conceptual thought: its role and nature and how to use if skillfully. We dont have to get rid of thinking in order to meditate. There is no problem with thinking in and of itself, but only in how we sometimes relate to it. This talk explores the role and nature of conceptual thought, how to relate to it skillfully, as well as acknowledging the value and right use of reflective thinking.
Buddhist Contemplations (9 days)

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