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The Golden Bough

A book review about James Fraz­er’s ‘The Gold­en Bough’ and the relat­ed sub­ject of the Bud­dha’s real­iza­tion of the Dham­ma. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Visit to Laos

A col­lec­tion of pho­tos from a recent trip to Laos depict­ing var­i­ous Bud­dhist sites in Luang Pra­bang and Vien­tiane. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Dhamma Is Our True Mother – Part 3

The third and final sec­tion of Ven­er­a­ble Ajahn Panyanan­da’s talk giv­en on Moth­er’s Day 1990. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Energy as a Path to Success (Iddhipada)

An excerpt from Ven­er­a­ble Phra Payut­to’s book ‘Bud­dhad­ham­ma’ on ener­gy as a path to suc­cess. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Dhamma Is Our True Mother – Part 2

Part two of Ajahn Panyanan­da’s Dham­ma talk giv­en on Moth­er’s Day in which he talks about his ear­ly child­hood in the south of Thai­land and the love that Phra Chao Taksin felt for his moth­er. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Dhamma is Our True Mother – Part 1

A Dham­ma talk giv­en by Ajahn Panyanan­da on Moth­er’s Day, 1990. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Enthusiasm as a Basis for Concentration

A descrip­tion by Ven­er­a­ble Phra Payut­to of how enthu­si­asm or love—one of the four paths to success—acts as a basis for con­cen­tra­tion in Bud­dhist med­i­ta­tion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Screwing Up Mindfully

A descrip­tion by Ven. Phra Payut­to on how per­form­ing an unskil­ful act with aware­ness and recog­ni­tion is bet­ter than act­ing with the belief that noth­ing is wrong. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Escaping the Conditioning Influences of Society

A descrip­tion of how to escape the con­trol­ling influ­ences of soci­ety by way of right view and wise reflec­tion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Transcendent Right View

A descrip­tion of how wise reflec­tion cuts through the influ­enc­ing pow­er of social val­ues and indi­vid­ual men­tal defile­ments. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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