Please support Dharma Seed with a 2023 year-end gift.

Your donations allow us to offer these teachings online to all.


The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks given at Lokanta Vihara
2022-03-04 The revival of the Bhikkhunis, Mettā meditation, Dhamma talk on the psychology of peace, Q+A 1:29:25
Bhante Sujato, Ayyā Suvirā
From Mantra Hotel. Ayyā Suvīrā presenting her new book. Mettā meditation, introduced and guided by Bhante Sujato. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato: the psychology of peace. Samatha and Vipassanā: not two kinds of meditation, but aspects of mental development: letting go of desire and ignorance. "Māra is always one step ahead!" Q+A: Being afraid of peace.
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • Walking in the Sunshine of the Bhikkhunis by Ayyā Suvirā (Link)

2022-02-25 Mettā meditation, Dhamma talk on the Russian invasion of Ukraine 1:43:18
Bhante Sujato
Mettā meditation guided by Bhante Sujato. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato on the Russian invasion of Ukraine: how to find truth in a sea of disinformation (five guidelines). Thoughts on the concept of "Just War": its ancient philosophical origins and the Buddhist perspective. Black / white / black and white / neither black nor white kamma.
Lokanta Vihara

2022-02-18 Mettā meditation for small creatures, Dhamma talk on Ahirājasutta (The Snake King), Q+A 1:22:11
Bhante Sujato
Mettā for mosquitoes. Mettā meditation for small creatures led by Bhante Sujato. Dhamma talk on AN 4.67 Ahirājasutta (The Snake King). Q+A: The first nun.
Lokanta Vihara

2022-02-11 Meditative states vs. process, Meditation on impermanence, Dhamma talk on Madhupiṇḍikasutta, Q+A 1:30:59
Bhante Sujato
Bhante Sujato on meditative states vs. meditative process. Meditation on impermanence guided by Bhante Sujato. Dhamma talk on a passage from the Madhupiṇḍikasutta (MN18): about the proliferation going on in the mind. Katukurunde Ñānananda: concept and reality. Q+A: choice without a chooser.
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • MN 18 - The Honey Cake Sutta by suttacentral.net (Link)
  • Concept and Reality by Katukurunde Ñānananda (Link)

2022-02-04 The trapped monkey, Guided meditation, Dhamma talk on mantras as a skillful means, Q+A 1:25:11
Bhante Sujato, Bhante Akāliko
from Mantra Hotel. Introduction by Bhante Akāliko: the trapped monkey. Meditation guided by Bhante Akāliko. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato on the Buddha's idea of mantras as a skillful means, a tool to work with the mind, without intrinsic power. Snp 4.14: craving drives thinking. Q+A: resistance to meditation. Fear. Simile of the cat and the elephant.
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • Little Dust Buddhist Community by littledust.org (Link)

2022-01-28 Honoring Thich Nhat Hannh, Breath meditation, Q+A 1:34:56
Bhante Sujato
Honoring Thich Nhat Hannh. Breath meditation explained and guided by Bhante Sujato. Q+A: sīlā, samādhi, paññā as a comprehensive framework for the elements of the path, derived from the Buddha's teaching on the Gradual Training, e.g. in Dīgha Nikāya 2. Breath meditation as opposed to ancient pranayama techniques trying to control the breath. Meditation methods require balance between receiving and doing. Threshold concentration. Weird experiences during meditation.
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • DN 2, Sāmaññaphala Sutta by suttacentral.net (Link)
  • AN 106, Nijjara Sutta by suttacentral.net (Link)

2022-01-21 Rainbodhi, Tradition and its evolution, Breath meditation, Dhamma talk: the 8-fold path, Q+A 1:23:18
Bhante Sujato, Bhante Akāliko
Bhante Akāliko's Rainbodhi booklet. Thoughts on tradition and its evolution. Bhante Sujato on meditation going against the stream of result based thinking. Breath meditation guided by Bhante Sujato. Dhamma talk: the 8 parts of the 8fold path. Q+A: right livelihood. Connection lost during Q+A.
Lokanta Vihara

2021-12-17 Meditation and Dhamma talk on cessation 1:33:47
Bhante Sujato
Meditation and Dhamma talk on cessation by Bhante Sujato. Cycles of life: cessation is bliss. The ending of things makes new things possible. The story of the long-lived arahant. Q+A: The top ten suttas. Psychic powers.
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • Top Ten Suttas (and ten more to read as well) by Bhante Sujato (Link)

2021-12-10 Meditation on the earth element, Dhamma talk on the relationship between humans and environment 1:38:25
Bhante Sujato
Meditation on the earth element led by Bhante Sujato. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato on the relationship between humans and environment / earth. Gilgamesh. Climate conference, the cost of change, economy as a system that should support human life instead of vice versa. Q+A: Tibbarāga. Jataka tale of "The Golden Deer". Mulapariyāya Sutta.
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • ALP Climate Policy: What You Need to Know by climatecouncil.org.au (Link)
  • Jataka story: The Golden Deer by suttacentral.net (Link)

2021-12-03 Breath meditation, Dhamma talk on "Dune" 1:41:06
Bhante Sujato
Breath meditation by Bhante Sujato. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato on "Dune" by Frank Herbert. AI and consciousness. The Buddha's concept of "subtle materiality" as physical properties of internal experiences (sukhuma vs oḷārika).
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • We need a Butlerian Jihad against AI by Erik Hoel (Link)
  • The empty brain by Robert Epstein (Link)
  • On why AI probably can't have consciousness by Dr Jaak Panksepp (Link)

Creative Commons License