Monday, 26 September 2011

2011 Rains Retreat (8)


During the Rains Retreat at Bodhinyana Monastery, the custom is to cover the basic teachings of Buddhism from the suttas, for the resident novices, anagarikas and lay guests.  This year, Ajahn Brahm covers the first ten suttas from the Majjhima Nikaya, MN01 - 10.
Note: These are not the Dhamma talks given separately to monks.

MN02 Sabbasava Sutta (All the Taints)
The Buddha teaches the bhikkhus seven methods of restraining and abandoning the taints (outflowings), the fundamental defilements that maintain bondage to the round of birth and death [Bikkhu Bodhi].

Additional Info

  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 23
  • Category Retreat Audio
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2011-07-23
MN03 Dhammadayada Sutta (Heirs to the Dhamma)
The Buddha enjoins the bhikkhus to be heirs in the Dhamma, not heirs in material things.  The venerable Sariputta then continues on the same theme by explaining how disciples should train themselves to become the Buddha's heirs in the Dhamma [Bhikkhu Bodhi].

Additional Info

  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 26
  • Category Retreat Audio
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2011-07-29
MN04 Bhayabherava Sutta (Fear and Dread)
The Buddha describes to a brahmin the qualities requried of a monk who wishes to live alone in the forest.  He then relates an account of his own attempts to conquer fear when striving for enlightenment [Bhikkhu Bodhi].

Additional Info

  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 30
  • Category Retreat Audio
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2011-08-05
MN05 Anangana Sutta (Without Blemishes)
The venerable Sariputta gives a disourse to the bhikkhus on the meaning of blemishes, explaining that a bhikkhu becomes blemished when he falls under the sway of evil wishes [Bhikkhu Bodhi].

Additional Info

  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 27
  • Category Retreat Audio
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmali
  • Date 2011-08-13
MN06 Akankheyya Sutta (If A Bhikkhu Should Wish)
The Buddha begins by stressing the importance of virtue as the foundation for a bhikkhu's training; he then goes on to enumerate the benefits that a bhikkhu can reap by properly fulfilling the training [Bhikkhu Bodhi].

Additional Info

  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 33
  • Category Retreat Audio
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2011-08-20
MN07 Vatthupama Sutta (Simile Of The Cloth)
With a simple simile the Buddha illustrates the difference between a defiled mind and a pure mind [Bhikkhu Bodhi].

Additional Info

  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 27
  • Category Retreat Audio
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2011-08-27
MN08 Sallekha Sutta (The Discourse on Effacement)
The Buddha rejects the view that the mere attainment of the meditative absorptions is effacemenr and explains how effacement is properly practiced in his teaching [Bhikkhu Bodhi].

Additional Info

  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 22
  • Category Retreat Audio
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2011-09-03
MN09 Sammāditthi Sutta (Right View)
A long and important discourse by the venerable Sariputta, with separate sections on the wholesome and the unwholesome, nutriment, the Four Noble Truths, the twelve factors of dependent origination, and the taints [Bhikkhu Bodhi].

Additional Info

  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 38
  • Category Retreat Audio
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2011-09-10

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