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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 25 from the Majjhima Nikaya: the Nivapa Sutta - The Bait. 

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Ajahn Brahm elaborates upon the Greater Discourse on Voidness; sutta 122 from the Majjhima Nikaya, The Mahasunnyata Sutta. The discussion is based upon the contemporary english translation of the Majjhima Nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Nyanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, published by Wisdom Books. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 48 from the Majjhima Nikaya: Kosambiya Sutta - The Mendicants of Kosambi. (Believed to be given on the 12-12-2004)

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"Despite the Buddha’s presence, the monks of Kosambi fell into a deep and bitter dispute. The Buddha taught the reluctant monks to develop love and harmony, reminding them of the state of peace that they sought," Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 139 of the Majjhima Nikaya - Aranavibhanga Sutta: The Analysis of Non-Conflict. Ajahn Brahm begins with an introductory talk about suttas.

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"Achieving peace is no simple matter. The Buddha explains how to avoid conflict through contentment, right speech, understanding pleasure and not insisting on local conventions," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 22 of the Majjhima Nikaya: Alagagaddupama Sutta - The Simile of the Snake.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 66 of the Majjhima Nikaya: Latukikopama Sutta - The Simile of the Quail.

"Again raising the rule regarding eating, but this time as a reflection of gratitude for the Buddha in eliminating things that cause complexity and stress. The Buddha emphasizes how attachment even to little things can be dangerous," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm conducts a short retreat, entitled Kindfulness, from the 11-12th of March 2020 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT). 

Track 4 of 4: Day 2 Afternoon Session: questions and answers session and guided meditation.

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Ajahn Brahm conducts a short retreat, entitled Kindfulness, from the 11-12th of March 2020 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT). 

Track 3 of 4: Day 2 Morning Session: Dhamma talk, guided meditation and some questions and answers.

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Ajahn Brahm conducts a short retreat, entitled Kindfulness, from the 11-12th of March 2020 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT). 

Track 2 of 4: Day 1 Afternoon Session: questions and answers session and guided meditation.

Find the whole retreat on BSWA website here.

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Ajahn Brahm conducts a short retreat, entitled Kindfulness, from the 11-12th of March 2020 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT). 

Track 1 of 4: Day 1 Morning Session

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 9 of the Digha Nikaya: Potthapada Sutta - On the Wanderer Potthapada. 

"The Buddha discusses with a wanderer the nature of perception and how it evolves through deeper states of meditation. None of these, however, should be identified with a self or soul", Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 118 of the Majjhima Nikaya: the Anapanasati Sutta, 'Mindfulness of Breathing'.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 109 of the Majjhima Nikaya: the Mahapunnama Sutta, 'The Longer Discourse on the Full Moon Night'. Read MN109 here on Sutta Central.

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We apologize that the first 19 minutes was cut off due to audio problems. This is Ajahn Brahm’s 4th sutta class working from the book “Word of the Buddha” by Venerable Nyanatiloka. Ajahn Brahm is once again revising the text to bring it up to date with contemporary English language.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 58 of the Majjhima Nikaya: Abhayarajakumara Sutta - With Prince Abhaya. 

Read MN58 here on Sutta Central.

"The leader of the Jains, Nigaṇṭha Nātaputta, gives his disciple Prince Abhaya a dilemma to pose to the Buddha, supposing that this will show his weakness. Things don’t go quite as planned," Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Braham discusses three Suttas: SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta, SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta and SN12.70 Susima Sutta.

SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta:

"The Jain leader Mahāvīra, known as Nigaṇṭha Nātaputa in the Buddhist tradition, is visited by Citta. Mahāvīra asks him whether he believes in a certain state of immersion. When Citta replies that he doesn’t go by faith in the Buddha on this point, Mahāvīra is delighted. But it turns out Citta doesn’t need faith, as he experiences such a state for himself."

SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta:

"Venerable Saviṭṭha questions Venerable Musīla about his attainments, and concludes he is an arahant. But Venerable Nārada offers an explanation showing that it is possible to see the Dhamma without having fully realized arahantship."

SN12.70 Susima Sutta on Sutta:

The wanderer Susı̄ma fraudulently enters the Sangha so that the wanderers can learn the secret to the Buddha’s fame and success. Hearing that some mendicants claimed to be perfected, Susīma approaches and asks them if they have developed psychic powers or the formless states, to which they say no. Perplexed, he asks the Buddha, who explains that awakening follows insight into the principles of impermanence and causality. Eventually Susı̄ma confesses his misdeed.

Click here to read SN41.8 Nigantha Nataputta Sutta on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN12.68 Kosambi Sutta on Sutta Central

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Ajahn Brahm discusses two Suttas with similes of cowherds: MN33: Mahagopalaka Sutta - The Greater Discourse on the Cowherd and MN34: Cūḷagopālaka Sutta - Shorter Discourse on the Cowherd.

MN33: Mahāgopālaka Sutta - The Greater Discourse on the Cowherd.

"For eleven reasons a cowherd is not able to properly look after a herd. The Buddha compares this to the spiritual growth of a mendicant."

MN34: Cūḷagopālaka Sutta - Shorter Discourse on the Cowherd.

"Drawing parallels with a cowherd guiding his herd across a dangerous river, the Buddha presents the various kinds of enlightened disciples who cross the stream of transmigration."

Click here to read MN:33 Mahāgopālaka Sutta on Sutta Central

Click here to read MN34:Cūḷagopālaka Sutta on Sutta Central

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 72 of Majjhima Nikaya: Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta: To Vacchagotta on Fire.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 69 in the Majjhima Nikaya: Gulissani Sutta - With Gulissani. 

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Nine Day Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Brahm at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine, Western Australia, from the 10th January to 19th January 2020.

Track 1: Relax

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