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Ajahn Sona

By Ajahn Sona
Dhamma talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sona, the Abbot of Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery, Canada.
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Ajahn Sona 32 Years a Monk - Part 3
Ajahn Sona concludes his spiritual autobiography, recounting the establishment and development of "Birken III", (known as 'Sitavana' - Pali for "cool forest") outside of Kamloops, British Columbia. Part 3 of 3.
38:28
November 15, 2020
Ajahn Sona 32 Years a Monk - Part 2
Ajahn Sona continues his spiritual autobiography, detailing the search and establishment of the intermediate monastery after the shack - "Birken II" - in Princeton, British Columbia. Part 2 of 3.
35:38
November 1, 2020
Ajahn Sona 32 Years a Monk - Part 1
Ajahn Sona continues where he left off in the talk "20 Years a Monk", recounting experiences as a young monk in Thailand, through the establishment of the original Birken Monastery. Part 1 of 3.
42:20
October 25, 2020
Ajahn Sona Teatime QnA - October 14, 2020
Ajahn Sona Livestream Dhamma Q&A from Whistler, BC. Streamed on YouTube October 14, 2020.
1:12:09
October 24, 2020
Ajahn Sona 20 Years a Monk
A talk given by Ajahn Sona at the Vancouver Public Library in 2008, reflecting on his 20 years as a monk.
48:20
October 24, 2020
Jhana - Ajahn Sona QnA on "Breath Meditation, In Depth"
Ajahn Sona joins Ajahn Sudanto on his Morning Coffee livestream for a QnA discussion on Jhana talk 6:  "Breath Meditation, In Depth". Recorded August 3, 2020.
56:44
August 4, 2020
Jhana (6) - Breath Meditation, In Depth
Talk 6 (of 6) in a series on the development and cultivation of Jhāna,  given in March 2020 at Birken Forest Monastery.
56:31
August 2, 2020
Jhana (5) - A Pleasure Not To Be Feared
Talk 5 (of 6) in a series on the development and cultivation of Jhāna, given in March 2020 at Birken Forest Monastery.
43:44
July 26, 2020
Jhana (4) - What's Between You & Jhana?
Talk 4 (of 6) in a series on the development and cultivation of Jhāna,  given in March 2020 at Birken Forest Monastery.
31:47
July 19, 2020
Jhana (3) - Happiness which leads to Happiness
Talk 3 (of 6) in a series on the development and cultivation of Jhāna, given in March 2020 at Birken Forest Monastery.
32:19
July 12, 2020
Jhana (2) - Samadhi Is Relief
Talk 2 (of 6) in a series on the development and cultivation of Jhāna,  given in March 2020 at Birken Forest Monastery.
38:34
July 5, 2020
Jhana (1) - The Treasure Within
Talk 1 (of 6) in a series on the development and cultivation of Jhāna, given in March 2020 at Birken Forest Monastery.
34:15
June 28, 2020
Equanimity in the Time of the Pandemic
Dhamma talk and Q&A offered by Ajahn Sona during a live stream event by invitation of the Council of Thai Bhikkhus in the USA.  Streamed June 20, 2020. Questions asked during the Q&A: 1) How do we find equanimity during this time when we are seeing so much injustice, inequity and inequality? 2) How can we carry any calm and stillness that we have developed during the pandemic, once the pandemic is over? 3) How do we build our bank account of unconditional love, lovingkindness, Metta, and Karuna? 4) How do we remain mindful and equanimous when we are bombarded with so much negative news that causes anxiety and depression?
47:32
June 23, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Closing Teatime with Ajahn Sona
Closing Teatime Q&A with Ajahn Sona. Part of the Four Foundations of  Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific  Hermitage.
58:00
May 10, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Teatime QnA with Ajahn Sudanto on May 9, 2020
May 9th Teatime with Ajahn Sudanto. Part of the Four Foundations of  Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific  Hermitage.
1:02:01
May 10, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (9) - Landing at the Luminous Destination
Talk 9 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
40:15
May 10, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Teatime QnA with Ajahn Sudanto on May 8, 2020
May 8th Teatime with Ajahn Sudanto. Part of the Four Foundations of  Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific  Hermitage.
58:21
May 9, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (8) - How To Attend Wisely
Talk 8 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
43:16
May 9, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Teatime QnA with Ajahn Sudanto on May 7, 2020
May 7th Teatime with Ajahn Sudanto. Part of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific  Hermitage.
56:26
May 8, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (7) - Moving Towards Lucidity
Talk 7 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
37:29
May 8, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Teatime QnA with Ajahn Sudanto on May 6, 2020
May 6th Teatime with Ajahn Sudanto. Part of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific  Hermitage.
56:15
May 7, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (6) - The Second Arrow
Talk 6 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
39:49
May 7, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Teatime QnA with Ajahn Sudanto on May 5, 2020
May 5th Teatime with Ajahn Sudanto. Part of the Four Foundations of   Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific Hermitage.
1:02:07
May 6, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (5) - Reenginnering Perception
Talk 5 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
38:44
May 6, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Teatime QnA with Ajahn Sudanto on May 4, 2020
May 4th Teatime with Ajahn Sudanto. Part of the Four Foundations of   Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific Hermitage.
58:34
May 5, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (4) - The Body as Nature
Talk 4 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
38:04
May 5, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Evening Puja Chanting
Evening Puja Chanting from the Pacific Hermitage, in the Thai Forest Theravada Tradition.
17:11
May 4, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (3) - Objective Sense of the Body
Talk 3 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
40:54
May 4, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Teatime QnA with Ajahn Sudanto on May 3, 2020
May 3rd Teatime with Ajahn Sudanto. Part of the Four Foundations of  Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific Hermitage.
54:41
May 4, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Teatime QnA with Ajahn Sudanto on May 2, 2020
May 2nd Teatime with Ajahn Sudanto. Part of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat from Birken Forest Monastery and Pacific Hermitage.
37:08
May 4, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (2) - Focused Attention, Panoramic Awareness
Talk 2 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
37:03
May 3, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat - Morning Puja Chanting
Morning Puja Chanting from the Pacific Hermitage, in the Thai Forest Theravada Tradition.
17:47
May 3, 2020
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat (1) - More Than Just Awareness
Talk 1 (of 9) in the 10-Day Virtual Mindfulness Retreat, given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery, May 2020.
32:49
May 2, 2020
Teatime at Birken: Illness Is No Surprise
Teatime talk given by Ajahn Sona at Birken Forest Monastery on the topic of illness and loss during this time of the pandemic. Recorded April 8, 2020.
56:57
April 11, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (11) - Swimming in the Beautiful
Talk 11 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019.
31:50
April 4, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (10) - Getting the Energy Rolling
Talk 10 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019.
36:28
March 28, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (9) - Skillful Strategies
Talk 9 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019.
33:15
March 22, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (8) - Responsible For Your Future
Talk 8 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019.
31:51
March 14, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (7) - The City
Talk 7 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019.
36:40
March 8, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (6) - Alternative Fuels
Talk 6 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019.
39:35
March 1, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (5) - Rising Above Normality
Talk 5 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019. 
49:38
February 23, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (4) - A Better Map
Talk 4 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019. 
33:45
February 16, 2020
Natural Human and the Insane, Cruel Master
Ajahn Sona in an interview with Dinka Pignon and Joe Wiseley. A conversation about human nature and higher aspirations.  
1:11:35
February 11, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (3) - Unwise Attention
Talk 3 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019. 
34:30
January 5, 2020
Right Effort Retreat (2) - Stop Trouble Before It Starts
Talk 2 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019.  
30:13
December 12, 2019
Right Effort Retreat (1) - A Jewel on the Path
Talk 1 of 11 in the series of talks on Right Effort, given by Ajahn Sona at the Pacific Hermitage retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2019.
24:33
November 29, 2019
Where Do the Children Play
Ajahn  Sona
26:33
November 5, 2019
Where Is the Buddha Now?
A talk offered by Ajahn Sona at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in October 2016, at the inauguration of new facilities.
37:52
October 26, 2019
Stages of Enlightenment
 Stages of Enlightenment, in the series of talks on The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths.
26:39
July 30, 2019
The Tenfold Path (9 & 10) - Right Knowledge & Liberation
Right Knowledge & Liberation, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
12:43
July 20, 2019
The Noble Eightfold Path (8) - Right Concentration
 Right Concentration, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
18:29
July 16, 2019
The Noble Eightfold Path (7) - Right Mindfulness
Right Mindfulness, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
12:41
July 13, 2019
The Noble Eightfold Path (6) - Right Effort
Right Effort, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
52:22
July 9, 2019
The Noble Eightfold Path (5) - Right Livelihood
Right Livelihood, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
13:30
June 25, 2019
Reflections From a Year of Retreat
Luang Por Pasanno reflects on his year-long retreat in Thailand and Canada. Dhamma talk offered at Birken Forest Monastery on June 16, 2019.
40:59
June 24, 2019
The Noble Eightfold Path (4) - Right Action
Right Action, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
17:52
June 20, 2019
The Noble Eightfold Path (3) - Right Speech
Right Speech, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
21:18
June 15, 2019
The Noble Eightfold Path (2) - Right Intention
Right Intention, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
16:32
June 11, 2019
The Noble Eightfold Path (1): Right View
Right View, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 
19:02
June 8, 2019
The Four Noble Truths
A series of talks on The Four Noble Truths,  The Noble Eightfold Path, and The Tenfold Path.
32:18
June 4, 2019
The Rabbi and the Buddhist Monk
 In conversation: Rabbi Shmuel Braun and Ajahn Sona, abbot of the Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery. 
49:25
May 29, 2019
Buddhist Cosmology (10) - Formless Realm
Part 10, last in the series on Buddhist Cosmology. In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download: https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoBook.php 
23:00
May 6, 2019
Buddhist Cosmology (9) - Hell Realm
Part 9 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology. In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoBook.php
38:02
April 15, 2019
Buddhist Cosmology (8) - Mara
Part 8 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn  Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:   https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoBook.php
37:34
April 1, 2019
Buddhist Cosmology (7) - Brahma Realms
Part 7 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:  https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoBook.php
36:49
March 20, 2019
Buddhist Cosmology (6) - Six Sensuous Heavens
Part 6 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:  https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoBook.php
42:17
March 13, 2019
Buddhist Cosmology (5) - The Wheel turning Monarch
Part 5 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download: https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoBook.php
28:01
March 5, 2019
Buddhist Cosmology (4) - Ghost Realm
 Part 4 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download: https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoB... 
33:55
February 7, 2019
Buddhist Cosmology (3) - The Northern Continent
 Part 3 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download: https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoB...
23:13
January 30, 2019
Metta (12) - The Whole of the Path
Talk 12 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
29:34
November 27, 2018
Metta (11) - Mother's Day
Talk 11 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
34:41
November 19, 2018
Metta (10) - Imagination & Nudist Monks
Talk 10 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
29:53
November 12, 2018
Metta (9) - Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves
Talk 9 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
29:38
November 4, 2018
Jataka Stories (3) - The Acrobats
This is an ongoing series with Jataka stories told by Margo McLoughlin. Jatakas are native to India and belong to the first Buddhist literature concerning the previous births of the Buddha in both human and animal form. The Acrobats (Citta-Sambhuta-Jataka) is Jataka no. 498 in the six-volume series of translations edited by E. B. Cowell. Margo translated and adapted this story. Margo McLoughlin is a storyteller, writer and teacher, based in Victoria, on the west coast of Canada. While on staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Margo began studying Pali, the language of the earliest Buddhist teachings. For the past twenty years she has been translating, adapting and performing the Jataka tales and other stories from the Buddhist tradition. For more about Margo, please visit: margostoryteller.net.
28:25
October 29, 2018
Metta (8) - Pat Your Head, Rub Your Stomach
Talk 8 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
28:19
October 21, 2018
Buddhist Legends: The Weaver's Daughter
This is an ongoing series with Jataka stories and Buddhist legends told by Margo McLoughlin. The Jataka tales relate the previous births of the Buddha in both human and animal form. The Buddhist Legends recount miraculous events from the life of the Buddha following his enlightenment. Each story includes a verse from the Dhammapada, a popular collection of sayings of the Buddha. The legends are considered part of the commentarial literature. At the beginning of "The Legend of the Weaver's Daughter," the Buddha gives a teaching on the importance of practicing mindfulness of death. A young woman hears the Buddha's instructions and takes them to heart, practicing diligently for three years. Margo has translated and expanded this story. Margo McLoughlin is a storyteller, writer and teacher, based in Victoria, on the west coast of Canada. While on staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Margo began studying Pali, the language of the earliest Buddhist teachings. For the past twenty years she has been translating, adapting and performing the Jataka tales and other stories from the Buddhist tradition. For more about Margo, please visit: margostoryteller.net.
25:05
October 15, 2018
Metta (7) - Seven-day Silent Symphony
Talk 7 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
19:25
October 10, 2018
Metta (6) - Go Bless Yourself
Talk 6 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
30:08
September 30, 2018
Jataka Stories: The Antelope Birth
This is an ongoing series with Jataka stories told by Margo McLoughlin. Jatakas are native to India and belong to the first Buddhist literature concerning the previous births of the Buddha in both human and animal form. The second story in the series is The Antelope Birth (Kurunga Miga Jātaka), which is Jataka No. 206 in the six-volume series of English translations edited by E. B. Cowell. Margo translated this story from Pali and retells it with a few Pali words included. Her version is published in The Giving Heart: Folktales for Exploring Generosity, available through her website, margostoryteller.net.
14:28
September 25, 2018
Jataka Stories: The Crow Birth
This is an ongoing series with Jataka stories told by Margo McLoughlin. Jatakas are native to India and belong to the first Buddhist literature concerning the previous births of the Buddha in both human and animal form. The first story in our series, The Crow Birth (Kāka-Jātaka) is Jataka no. 140 in the seven-volume series of translations, edited by E. B. Cowell. Margo translated and adapted this story. Her version is published in The Giving Heart: Folktales for Exploring Generosity, available through margostoryteller.net. Margo McLoughlin is a storyteller, writer and teacher, based in Victoria, on the west coast of Canada. While on staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Margo began studying Pali, the language of the earliest Buddhist teachings. For the past twenty years she has been translating, adapting and performing the Jataka tales and other stories from the Buddhist tradition. For more about Margo, please visit: margostoryteller.net.
12:33
September 6, 2018
My Life, My Practice - Margo McLoughlin
My Life, My Practice is a continuing series of interviews with Ajahn Sona and longtime Buddhist practitioners, both monastics and laypeople, to discover what brought them to and keeps them on the Buddhist path. In this interview, meet Margo McLoughlin, the Jataka story teller. |*| Jataka Stories: https://youtu.be/AWtzr8Qa8wI
31:36
September 6, 2018
Metta (part 5) - Love Is Not Serious
Talk 5 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
33:11
August 29, 2018
Metta (part 4) - The Quality of Mercy
Talk 4 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
31:52
August 23, 2018
Metta (part 3) - Kissing the Leper
Talk 3 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
37:04
August 23, 2018
Metta (part 2) - Watching Ourselves Watching Others
Talk 2 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
31:05
August 23, 2018
Metta (part 1) - Basis for Insight
Talk 1 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.
13:58
August 23, 2018
Cancer Wisdom (part 2) - Interview with Piyadassi
Part 2 in a continuing series of talks about cancer and the Buddhist approach to illness. Ajahn Sona in an interview with Piyadassi, whose experience with cancer was greatly supported by Ajahn Sona's coaching and her healthy attitude towards the disease.
32:32
August 23, 2018
Cancer Wisdom (part 1)
Part 1 in a continuing series of talks about cancer and the Buddhist approach to illness, by Ajahn Sona.
21:52
August 23, 2018
The Higher Mind (part 6) - Samadhi Is the Heart Unburdoned
Talk 6 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
32:47
August 23, 2018
The Higher Mind (part 5) - Foot in the Door of Samadhi
Talk 5 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
30:29
August 23, 2018
The Higher Mind (part 4) - Prisoner of Habit
Talk 4 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
34:02
August 23, 2018
The Higher Mind (part 3) - Right Effort Redefined
Talk 3 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
33:41
August 23, 2018
The Higher Mind (part 2) - Transcending the Natural
Talk 2 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
33:22
August 23, 2018
The Higher Mind (part 1) - Why Be Good
Talk 1 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
21:25
August 23, 2018
Equanimity (part 6) - The Seventh Factor of Awakening
Talk 6 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
25:32
August 23, 2018
Equanimity (part 5) - A Breathless Stillness
Talk 5 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
39:51
August 23, 2018
Equanimity (part 4) - Never Surprised
Talk 4 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
33:30
August 23, 2018
Equanimity (part 3) - 350 Million + 1
Talk 3 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
37:21
August 23, 2018
Equanimity (part 2) - The Ultimate Success
Talk 2 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
34:38
August 23, 2018
Equanimity (part 1) - The Gourmand
Talk 1 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.
25:57
August 22, 2018
My Life, My Practice - Miguel Romero
A continuing series of interviews with Ajahn Sona and longtime Buddhist practitioners, including both monastics and laypeople, to discover what brought them to and keeps them on the Buddhist path.
48:41
August 22, 2018
My Life, My Practice - Pamutto Bhikkhu
A continuing series of interviews with Ajahn Sona and longtime Buddhist practitioners, including both monastics and laypeople, to discover what brought them to and keeps them on the Buddhist path.
44:36
August 22, 2018
My Life, My Practice - Ajahn Pavaro
The first in a series of interviews with Ajahn Sona and longtime Buddhist practitioners, including both monastics and laypeople, to discover what brought them to and keeps them on the Buddhist path.
1:00:10
August 22, 2018
Modern Psychology vs. Buddhist Psychology (part 2)
Buddhism is the world's oldest psychology. It is also the most spiritual of all psychologies and the most psychological of all spiritualities. In this continuing series, Ajahn Sona talks about differences between Buddhist and Western psychology.
31:16
August 22, 2018
Modern Psychology vs. Buddhist Psychology (part 1)
Buddhism is the world's oldest psychology. It is also the most spiritual of all psychologies and the most psychological of all spiritualities. In this continuing series, Ajahn Sona talks about differences between Buddhist and Western psychology.
30:35
August 22, 2018
Buddhist Cosmology (2) - Asura Realm
Part 2 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology. In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo
36:16
August 22, 2018
Buddhist Cosmology (1) - Space, Time & Being
Part 1 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology. In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo.
1:08:29
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (10) - Equanimity
#10 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
09:52
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (9) - Metta
#9 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
08:40
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (8) - Determination
#8 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
07:33
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (7) - Truthfulness
#7 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
05:50
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (6) - Patience
#6 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
09:55
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (5) - Energy
#5 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
12:21
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (4) - Wisdom
#4 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
13:09
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (3) - Renunciation
#3 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
14:58
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (2) - Virtue
#2 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
09:55
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (1) - Generosity
#1 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a multitude of practical ways to nourish and sustain these virtues in daily life.
20:31
August 22, 2018
The Ten Perfections (Teatime at Birken)
Dhamma talk on Ten Perfections, recorded during teatime with guests and residents at Birken Forest Monastery.
56:29
August 22, 2018
Divine Abidings (part 5) - Eleven Benefits
This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the mundane to the extraordinary.
13:57
August 22, 2018
Divine Abidings (part 4) - Equanimity
This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the mundane to the extraordinary.
09:44
August 22, 2018
Divine Abidings (part 3) - Open-source Heaven
This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the mundane to the extraordinary.
09:25
August 22, 2018
Divine Abidings (part 2) - Compassion
This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the mundane to the extraordinary.
08:42
August 22, 2018
Divine Abidings (part 1) - It's better than you think
This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the mundane to the extraordinary.
08:39
August 22, 2018
Right Effort (part 5) - How to stay awake
Part 5 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.
09:47
August 22, 2018
Right Effort (part 4) - Seven Factors of Awakening
Part 4 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.
10:16
August 22, 2018
Right Effort (part 3) - How to stop feeling bad
Part 3 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.
14:14
August 22, 2018
Right Effort (part 2) - How to prevent troublesome emotions
Part 2 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.
09:25
August 22, 2018
Right Effort (part 1) - Introduction
Part 1 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.
09:17
August 22, 2018
Five Hindrances (part 5) - Doubt
Part 5 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.
09:18
August 22, 2018
Five Hindrances (part 4) - Agitation
Part 4 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.
08:28
August 22, 2018
Five Hindrances (part 3) - Stagnation
Part 3 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.
11:05
August 22, 2018
Five Hindrances (part 2) - Anger
Part 2 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.
10:30
August 22, 2018
Five Hindrances (part 1) - Desire
Part 1 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.
10:44
August 22, 2018
Breath Meditation (part 5) - The Remedy to Anxiety
This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the contemplative person of today.
07:48
August 22, 2018
Breath Meditation (part 4) - Immersion
This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the contemplative person of today.
07:12
August 22, 2018
Breath Meditation (part 3) - Serenity & Clarity
This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the contemplative person of today.
07:34
August 22, 2018
Breath Meditation (part 2) - The Emotional Benefit
This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the contemplative person of today.
09:32
August 22, 2018
Breath Meditation (part 1) - Introduction
This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the contemplative person of today.
10:42
August 22, 2018