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Happy Sutta Retreat conducted by Ajahn Brahmali at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine, Western Australia, from the 1st to 10th June 2018. Please note there are of 18 tracks, but they're numbered 1 to 17, because track 4 is 'a' and 'b'. 

Track 3 of 17: Evening Dhamma Talk 

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Happy Sutta Retreat conducted by Ajahn Brahmali at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine, Western Australia, from the 1st to 10th June 2018. Please note there are of 18 tracks, but they're numbered 1 to 17, because track 4 is 'a' and 'b'. 

Track 2 of 17: Morning Dhamma Talk 

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Happy Sutta Retreat conducted by Ajahn Brahmali at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine, Western Australia, from the 1st to 10th June 2018. Please note there are of 18 tracks, but they're numbered 1 to 17, because track 4 is 'a' and 'b'. 

Track 1 of 17: Introduction and Guided Meditation 

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A weekend retreat with Venerable Akaliko at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine Western Australia (June 2018). This retreat is informally known as the Buddhist Survival Camp; teaching you the skills to survive in this world.

Track 5 of 5: Skills Session 5 'Recharge' and Guided Metta Meditation

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A weekend retreat with Venerable Akaliko at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine Western Australia (June 2018). This retreat is informally known as the Buddhist Survival Camp; teaching Buddhists the skills needed to survive in this world.

Track 4: Skills Session 4 'Retrain', Guided Meditation and Questions & Answers

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A weekend retreat with Venerable Akaliko at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine Western Australia (June 2018). This retreat is informally known as the Buddhist Survival Camp; teaching Buddhists the skills needed to survive in this world.

Track 3 of 5: Skills Session 3 'Retrain'

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A weekend retreat with Venerable Akaliko at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine Western Australia (June 2018). This retreat is informally known as the Buddhist Survival Camp; teaching Buddhists the skills needed to survive in this world.

Track 2 of 5: Skill Session 2 'Relax' and Guided Meditation

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A weekend retreat with Venerable Akaliko at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre in Serpentine Western Australia (June 2018). This retreat is informally known as the Buddhist Survival Camp; teaching us the skills to survive in this world.

Track 1 of 5: Welcome, Skills Session 1 and Guided Meditation

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Ajahn Brahm discusses suttas 12.15, 12.61, and 12.68 from the Nidana Samyutta section of the Samyutta Nikaya: Causation.

 
 
 
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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 9 from the Digha Nikaya: Potthapada Sutta - States of Consciousness. "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.

Click here to read DN9 on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Dhiravamso discusses sutta 4.61 from the Anguttara Nikaya: Pattakamma Sutta - Worthy Deeds. "Four things that are desirable, but hard to get; and how to get them through deeds of substance", Sutta Central. 

Click here to read AN4.61 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 suttas the following four suttas from the Satipatthana Samyutta section of the Samyutta Nikaya – Establishment of Mindfulness.

Read SN47 - Satipatthana Samyutta.

Click here to read SN47.10 Bhikkhunupassaya Sutta - The Nuns’ Quarters on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN47.8 Suda Sutta - Cooks on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN47.42 Samudaya Sutta - Origin on Sutta Central

Click here to read SN47.9 Gilana Sutta - Sick on Sutta Central

 

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Venerable Hasapanna discusses sutta 46.6 from the Samyutta Nikaya: Kundaliya Sutta. Click here to read SN46.6 on Sutta Central.

"The wanderer Kuṇḍaliya points out that some ascetics argue for the sake of winning debates. But the Buddha says his path is for the sake of liberation. Kuṇḍaliya asks what leads to liberation, and the Buddha traces a sequence of conditions back to sense restraint", Sutta Central. 

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Ajahn Dhiravamso discusses sutta 3.65 from the Anguttara Nikaya: Kalama Sutta. "How to navigate among different spiritual opinions," Sutta Central. 

Click here to read AN3.65 on Sutta Central.

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These teachings were given to novices, anagarikas and lay guests at Bodhinyana Monastery during the Rains Retreat of 2010. It is based on the Teachings of the Buddha compiled by Venerable Nyanatiloka.

Track 9 of 9: Anapanasati & Right Samadhi (part 2 of 2 and final episode) 

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Ajahn Sujato discusses sutta 3.36 from the Anguttara Nikaya: Messengers. "The god of death questions us, but we are punished by our own deeds", Sutta Central. 

Click here to read AN3.36 on Sutta Central.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 9 from the Digha Nikaya: Potthapada Sutta - States of Consciousness (part 1 of 2).

"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. 

Click here to read DN9 on Sutta Central.

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Bhante Sangharatana discusses MN58 Abhayakarama Sutta.

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

Read MN58 Abhayakarama Sutta in English on Sutta Central here. 

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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

Click here to read SN12.70 Susima Sutta on Sutta Central

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