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Welcome to
Dhammagiri

A Theravada Buddhist Forest Monastery in the tradition of Ajahn Chah.

About Dhammagiri

Dhammagiri is a Buddhist Monastery in the Theravada Forest Tradition, associated with the lineage of Ajahn Chah. It aims to transcend today's bewildering confusion of Buddhist gurus, dogmas and techniques by returning to the original teachings of the Buddha as found in the early parts of the Pali canon and in the living practice of the great meditation masters in the Forest Tradition.

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VISIT

Join us at Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage, 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD.

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LISTEN

Listen to the Dhammagiri Podcast

Dhammatalks, Chanting, Precepts and Meditation with Ajahn Dhammasiha and other experienced Senior Buddhist Monks in the Theravade Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah.

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WATCH

Live Streams and Video Archive

A Look at Cittaviveka Monastery | Chithurst | Western Forest Sangha | Ajahn Chan

A Look at Cittaviveka Monastery | Chithurst | Western Forest Sangha | Ajahn Chan

Chithurst Buddhist Monastery is the first branch of the tradition of Ajahn Chah established in a Western country. When the English Sangha Trust bought the property for a sangha of forest monks led by Ajahn Sumedho, the house was in a derilict state, with only three rooms of this large traditional English country manor habitable. For the first couple of years, the monks and lay community had to work exceptionally hard to completely renovate the building from roof to cellar, including all plumbing and electrics. Later, the Dhamma Hall and Cloister were created on the site of a ruined coach-house, finally opeing in 2004. Their architecture follows in style the stone masonry of the existing house. www.cittaviveka.org AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFO: Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast #monastery #buddhism #buddhistmonastery #ajahnchah #meditation .
King Cobra Berlin Tierpark | Largest poisonous snake on earth | Virupakkhehi | Snake Paritta Audio

King Cobra Berlin Tierpark | Largest poisonous snake on earth | Virupakkhehi | Snake Paritta Audio

King Cobras are the largest poisenous snakes on earth, that can exceed 5 m in length. They are well known for their intelligence and powerful mind. This one seemed to respond to Ajahn Dhammasiha reciting the 'Snake Protection Chant' ('Khandha-Paritta'), which the Buddha encouraged the monks to learn to be protected from dying from snake bite. The audio in the original video was very pour quality, and has been exchanged for a recording of the Snake Paritta taken at Luang Por Tong Daeng's monastery during New Year chanting. It includes only the first verse of the paritta: "Virūpakkhehi me mettaṃ, Mettaṃ Erāpathehi me; Chabyāputtehi me mettaṃ, Mettaṃ Kaṇhagotamakehi ca..." "To the Virūpakkha-Snakes I send my loving kindness, I send my loving kindness to the Erāpatha-Snakes; To the Chabyāputta-Snakes i send my loving kindness, I send my loving kindness to the Kaṇhāgotamaka-Snakes..." These four are considered the '4 Royal Clans of Snakes' in ancient India, together encompassing all the various species of snakes. AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFO: Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast #snake #cobra #kingcobra #snakevideo #snakes .
The Awakened Mind: Buddha's teaching on Mind, Heart & Consciousness | Mind & Life | Mind unveiled

The Awakened Mind: Buddha's teaching on Mind, Heart & Consciousness | Mind & Life | Mind unveiled

What does the Buddha teach about Mind, Heart & Consciousness? How can we apply his teaching to understand them more deeply and develop them to experience more profound peace & happiness? 0:00 "The Mind is the forerunner of all things" (Dhammapada Verse 1-2) 0:35 The Mind/Heart is of central importance - Why? 2:16 "The rigthly directed Heart can bring you greatest happiness" (Dhammapada Verse 42-43) 2:43 What is the Mind (Mano)? 3:38 What is the Heart (Citta)? 8:58 What is the Buddha's approach of teaching about the Mind/Heart? 10:28 Developing the Heart towards Samādhi - A short outline 15:32 What is Samādhi (Unification of the Citta)? 22:26 The luminous Citta 22:58 Like purifying Gold - How to develop the Citta to become luminous 28:12 Can the Mind exist without a body? 37:40 What is Consciousness (Viññāna)? 51:34 Consciousness - Like weeds that proliferate endlessly 56:39 Something subtle - How to understand consciousness more deeply 01:00:40 - "The Knowing" 01:02:15 - "Awakened Consciousness"? - One deluded by "The Knowing" 01:11:24 What does the Buddha mean with "the cessation of consciousness"? 01:16:32 Is Nibbāna a form of consciousness? AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFORMATION Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast #awakening #mind #consciousness #enlightenment #meditation #mindfulness #mindfulnessmeditation
The Life of the Buddha - The weeks after the awakening | The story of the Buddha | Enlightenment

The Life of the Buddha - The weeks after the awakening | The story of the Buddha | Enlightenment

After the Buddha realized awakening he remained for several weeks meditating at Bodhgaya to fathom his realization in all aspects. Hear more about how the Buddha reflected, how he saw the cosmos and who were the beings who met the Buddha first after his awakening. 0:00 The first week after awakening: The Buddha reflects about dependent origination. 18:50 The second week after awakening: The Buddha surveys the cosmos and sees all beings burning with desire, aversion and delusion and afflicted by becoming. 28:00 The third week: The Buddha meets a Brahmin and gives him a short teaching about how to become a true Brahmin. 29:47 The fourth week: A great rainstorm comes and the Naga-King Mucalinda (A Serpent or Dragon like spirit from the lowest heavenly realm) protects the Buddha from the weather. 31:54 The fifth week: Two Merchants, Bhallika & Tapussa, meet the Buddha, offer him the first meal after his awakening and become the first two male lay disciples of the Buddha. 34:30 The sixth week: Mara, the evil one tries to challenge the Buddha, but has to leave sad and dejected because he has been defeated. 36:55 The seventh week: The Buddha reflects about the practice that lead him to awakening The five spiritual faculties (Indriyas) and the four foundations of mindfulness (Satipatthana). Brahma Sahampati, a non-returner from Suddhavasa realm appears to the Buddha and expresses his approval. 41:02 The Buddha sees that there is no other being with a higher spiritual attainment than him that he could honour, so he decides to dwell honouring and venerating the Dhamma, the law of nature that he discovered and taught. 44:05 Brahma Sahampati requests the Buddha to teach. He surveys the cosmos with the eyes of a Buddha out of compassion and sees that there are being that are easy to teach and difficult to teach, some with good attributes and some with bad attributes. Just like lotus plants in a pond where some lotus plants are growing under the water and some have emerged from the water and stand unsullied by the water. After the Buddha sees that there are beings who are capable to understand him, he makes the momentous decision to teach the path to awakening that he found himself to others out of compassion, which influenced the lives of billions of people in the last 2500 years. The Suttas can be found in Udana 1:1-4, Udana 2:1 and Udana 3:10. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/ud/index.html In the Mahavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka: https://www.dhammatalks.org/vinaya/Mv/MvI.html#burmese4 Samyutta Nikaya 4:1 and S 4:24 and 25 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN4_1.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN4_24.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN4_25.html Samyutta Nikaya 47:43 and 48:57 where the BUddha reflects about the practice that led him to awakening Samyutta Nikaya 6:2 where the Buddha decides to live revering the Dhamma itself https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN6_2.html AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFO: Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast #buddha #enlightenment #awakening #nibbana #inspiration #faith #India #history #historyofindia #nirvana .
The Buddha: The Manifestation of great Light | The Life of the Buddha - Trailer 1

The Buddha: The Manifestation of great Light | The Life of the Buddha - Trailer 1

The Buddha give a graphic description of the significance of the arising of a perfectly awakened one in the Universe in this short Sutta reading - A perfect introduction to "The Life of the Buddha"! A link to "The Life of the Buddha" Dhammatalk-Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbxbuMjfRsvxKRNGf2OpxFD322oyZzfWk The original text of the trailer from the Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Samyutta Nikaya) S 56:38: “Bhikkhus, so long as the sun and moon have not arisen in the world, for just so long there is no manifestation of great light and radiance, but then blinding darkness prevails, a dense mass of darkness; for just so long day and night are not discerned, the month and fortnight are not discerned, the seasons and the year are not discerned. “But, bhikkhus, when the sun and moon arise in the world, then there is the manifestation of great light and radiance; then there is no blinding darkness, no dense mass of darkness; then day and night are discerned, the month and fortnight are discerned, the seasons and year are discerned. “So too, bhikkhus, so long as a Tathagata has not arisen in the world, an Arahant, a Perfectly Enlightened One, for just so long there is no manifestation of great light and radiance, but then blinding darkness prevails, a dense mass of darkness; for just so long there is no explaining, teaching, proclaiming, establishing, disclosing, analysing, or elucidating of the Four Noble Truths. “But, bhikkhus, when a Tathagata arises in the world, an Arahant, a Perfectly Enlightened One, then there is the manifestation of great light and radiance; then no blinding darkness prevails, no dense mass of darkness; then there is the explaining, teaching, proclaiming, establishing, disclosing, analysing, and elucidating of the Four Noble Truths. What four? The noble truth of suffering, the noble truth of the origination of suffering, the noble truth of the cessation of suffering, the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering. “Therefore, bhikkhus, an exertion should be made to understand: ‘This is suffering.’…'This is the origination of suffering'..."This is the cessation of suffering'...An exertion should be made to understand: ‘This is the way leading to the cessation of suffering.’” AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFO: Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast #buddha #buddhism #awakening #enlightenment #spirituality #religion #buddhiststory #inspiration .
Sankhārā in early Buddhism - What does it mean and why is it important for your Dhamma practice?

Sankhārā in early Buddhism - What does it mean and why is it important for your Dhamma practice?

Sankhārā, most commonly translated as formations or fabrications, appear in many of the Buddha's most important teachings, like the 5 Aggregates (5 Khandha), dependent origination, mindfulness of breathing and the four foundations of mindfulness (4 Satipatthana). How can you find out which translation of the Pāli word Sankhārā captures the meaning correctly? How does the Buddha's teaching on Sankhārā relate to our lifes, our Dhamma practice and the causal origination and cessation of suffering (dukkha)? Listen to this talk to find out more about the topic... A few quoted discourses of the Buddha: Samyutta Nikaya 22:56 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN22_56.html Samyutta Nikaya 22:79 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN22_79.html Samyutta Nikaya 56:43 - "The great conflagration" (The Thumbnail shows a black hole with an accretion disk of superhot gas as similie for the explaination of the Buddha in the sutta: The dark, invisible center (ignorance, not seeing the four noble truth) causes a burning hot conflagration of Sankhārā that lead to further birth, ageing, death and suffering) Samyutta Nikaya 12:19, 12:37, 35:146 - The body/the six senses are old kamma, that has been fabricated as someting to be experienced Majjhima Nikaya 57 (4 kinds of kamma explained by fabricating Sankhārā) AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SHWfWEGkO8OAtSWNJlqyD Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dhammagiri-buddhist-podcasts/id1534539834 Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFORMATION Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net /news Pics: https://latest-pics.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast #buddhism #meditation #mindfulness #dhamma