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Ajahn Amaro
Visit 27 June to 1 July

 


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Ajahn Dhammasiha

 

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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

First Teaching of the Buddha | Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta | Asalha Puja | Ajahn Dhammasiha

First Teaching of the Buddha | Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta | Asalha Puja | Ajahn Dhammasiha

On Āsāḷhā Full Moon, Ajahn Dhammasiha discusses the the first discourse of the Buddha, the sutta on 'Setting in Motion the Wheel of Dhamma' (Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta). In particular, he describes how the Buddha's teaching on the 4 Noble Truth is similar to the approach of a good doctor: A good doctor first has to assess the patients true condition by carefully noting all symptoms: For example, fever & cough & weekness. Then he has to find the cause of the problem to provide a diagnosis For example, infection of lungs with pneumokokkal bacteria, causing pneumonia with above symptons. Then he will have to remove the cause to cure the sickness: For example antibiotics against the bacteria. Then he provides a suitable treatment plan including prescription for medicine: For example penicillin 3 times a day with the meal; rest in bed; keeping warm. The Buddha follows exactly the same approach: Assess our true existential condition: Subject to birth, aging, sickness & death, and various other forms of pain and suffering. Find the underlying cause: Craving (Taṇhā). Remove cause to free us from death and suffering: Abandon craving. Treatment plan / Prescription: Noble 8-Fold Path 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 .
Ajahn Amaro: Seeing Impermanence (Aniccā) & becoming free from self-view | The Buddha's teaching

Ajahn Amaro: Seeing Impermanence (Aniccā) & becoming free from self-view | The Buddha's teaching

Dhammatalk by Ajahn Amaro about seeing impermanence and how it can help us to be liberated from self-view on the occasion of his first Australia visit at Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage, Queensland, Brisbane. Ajahn Amaro is the abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery near London, UK. Born in England in 1956, Ven. Ajahn Amaro received a BSc. in Psychology and Physiology from the University of London. Spiritual searching led him to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples of Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, who ordained him as a bhikkhu in 1979. Soon afterwards he returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho at the newly established Chithurst Monastery. He resided for many years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, making trips to California every year during the 1990s. In June 1996 he established Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California, where he was co-Abbot with Ajahn Pasanno until 2010. He then returned to Amaravati to become Abbot of this large monastic community. Ajahn Amaro has written a number of books, including an account of an 830-mile trek from Chithurst to Harnham Vihara called Tudong - the Long Road North, republished in the expanded book Silent Rain. His other publications include Small Boat, Great Mountain (2003), Rain on the Nile (2009) and The Island - An Anthology of the Buddha's Teachings on Nibbana (2009) co-written with Ajahn Pasanno, a guide to meditation called Finding the Missing Peace and other works dealing with various aspects of Buddhism. 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 #buddhism #meditation #awakening #enlightenment #mindfulness #mindfulnessmeditation #buddha #dhamma
Ajahn Amaro Q&A: What was it like to live with Ajahn Chah? Is it difficult to be a buddhist monk?

Ajahn Amaro Q&A: What was it like to live with Ajahn Chah? Is it difficult to be a buddhist monk?

Question & Answer session with Ajahn Amaro on the occasion of his first Australia visit at Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage, Queensland, Brisbane. Chapters: 0:00 Why did the monks sometimes not rejoice in the Buddha's teaching? and the authenticity of the discourses of the Buddha 09:52 Is it difficult to become a buddhist monk? Ajahn Amaro talks about his way into monastic life 14:27 Who experiences the highest happiness of Nibbāna? 46:07 What was it like to live with Ajahn Chah? 55:21 The citta (heart/mind) and emotions Ajahn Amaro is the abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery near London, UK. Born in England in 1956, Ven. Ajahn Amaro received a BSc. in Psychology and Physiology from the University of London. Spiritual searching led him to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples of Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, who ordained him as a bhikkhu in 1979. Soon afterwards he returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho at the newly established Chithurst Monastery. He resided for many years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, making trips to California every year during the 1990s. In June 1996 he established Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California, where he was co-Abbot with Ajahn Pasanno until 2010. He then returned to Amaravati to become Abbot of this large monastic community. Ajahn Amaro has written a number of books, including an account of an 830-mile trek from Chithurst to Harnham Vihara called Tudong - the Long Road North, republished in the expanded book Silent Rain. His other publications include Small Boat, Great Mountain (2003), Rain on the Nile (2009) and The Island - An Anthology of the Buddha's Teachings on Nibbana (2009) co-written with Ajahn Pasanno, a guide to meditation called Finding the Missing Peace and other works dealing with various aspects of Buddhism. 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 #buddhism #meditation #ajahnchah #awakening #enlightenment #mindfulness #mindfulnessmeditation
LP Sumedho 90 Event Amaravati | Muttodya German Monastery | Ajahn Dhamamsiha | Dhammagiri

LP Sumedho 90 Event Amaravati | Muttodya German Monastery | Ajahn Dhamamsiha | Dhammagiri

After his return to Dhammagiri, Ajahn Dhammasiha shares some experiences from his travels. Some photos can be seen here: https://travel-pics-ajahn-2.dhammagiri.net/ He first attended the huge event for Luang Por Sumedho's 90th birthday at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery near London. LP Sumedho is the most senior Western disciple of Ajahn Chah, and the founder of Wat Pah Nanachat, Cittaviveka and Amaravati Monasteries. You can find more info about this great celebration attended by some 140 monastics here: https://amaravati.org/luang-por-sumedhos-birthday-update-june-2024/ Ajahn Dhammasiha also visited Muttodaya Monastery in Germany, and Cittaviveka in the south of England, Sussex. The website for Ajahn Khantiko's little place in Jena, Germany, which he couldn't remember correctly in the video, is: https://waldmoench.de/ 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 #buddhism #meditation #chanting #buddhistchanting #mindfulness #mindfulnessmeditation
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 .