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"The wise forever delight in Dhamma,
With a mind that is clear, joyful, bright and calm."
The Buddha, Dhammapada Verse #79

A Look at Cittaviveka Monastery | Chithurst | Western Forest Sangha | Ajahn Chan
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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
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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 poor 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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
The Life of the Buddha - The last year and final Nibbāna | The story of Gautam Buddha for students
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The Life of the Buddha - The last year and final Nibbāna | The story of Gautam Buddha for students

Dhammatalk about the last year and final Nibbāna (Nirvāna) of the Buddha by Ajahn Moneyyo. Recollecting the last year and final Nibbāna can be inspiring for several reasons: - We hear the last teachings and encouragement that the Buddha gave us to inspire our Dhamma practice. - We see how the Buddha is caring for the Sangha and the teaching that he established. - He prepares his disciples for his departure to make sure that the buddhist community and the way of practice that he established can continue after he has passed away. - It can be inspiring because you can see how the heart of the Buddha remains unaffected by ageing, sickness and death. - It can be inspiring to recollect the ultimate peace of final Nibbāna (Nirvāna) - the complete cessation of birth and death, the stilling of all Sankhārā (conditioned phenomena). The Dhammatalk gives an overview of the most important events during the last year of the Buddha. Chapters: 0:00 Benefits of remembering the last year of the Buddha, after 45 years of teaching the mission the Buddha had accomplished his mission 3:05 King Ajatasattu plans to attack the Vajjis, the Buddha teaches the monks Qualities that lead to groth and non-decline of the monastic community 9:34 The last meeting of the Buddha and Ven. Sariputta, his greatest Disciple, and his "Lions roar" 11:53 The last rain season (Vassa) of the Buddha. He already has a severe illness but recovers by remaining resolved to live 14:40 "Dwell with yourself and the Dhamma as Refuge" 18:21 The Buddha relinqushes his intention to live longer 19:47 The Buddha announces his final Nibbāna will occur in 3 months 21:59 The last teaching tour of the Buddha 31:00 Arriving at Pava, The last day in the Life of the Buddha 33:35 The aged Buddha starts to look radiant like on the night his the awakening 39:03 The Buddha reaches Kusinārā 39:23 The highest worship of the Buddha 41:20 Divine Beings from 10 world systems have gathered to see the Buddha the last time 42:02 The Buddha designates the 4 main buddhist holy sites 44:42 "Don't weep and lament, Ananda..." 46:38 The People of Kusinārā pay their last respects to the Buddha 49:00 Ven. Subaddha becomes the last personal disciple od the Buddha 53:43 The last words of the Buddha 58:54 The final Nibbāna 1:03:40 The cremation 1:08:55 The sharing of the relics of the Buddha 1:13:29 Visiting Kusinārā and the original relic stupas today 1:18:02 The Dhamma & Vinaya is still with us as teacher today A detailed account can be found in the Long Discourses of the Buddha (Digha Nikaya) Sutta No. 16 - The Maha Parinibbāna Sutta. A link to some free translations: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/DN/DN16.html https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html A translation by Maurice Walshe of the Digha Nikaya is also available commercially. Two recommended Sutta Anthologies about the life of the Buddha are available for free download: "The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon" by Bhikkhu Nyanamoli Thera https://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=bp101s "Noble Warrior" by Ajahn Thanissaro https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/#NobleWarrior If you are interested to visit the places where the Buddha lived, walked and taught you can read "Middle Land, Middle Way" by Ven. S. Dhammika, the best travel guide about the buddhist holy sites in India: https://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=bp609s 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 #historyofindia #nirvana #nibbana #history .
The Life of the Buddha - The supreme awakening of the Buddha | What is Enlightenment? | Spirituality
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The Life of the Buddha - The supreme awakening of the Buddha | What is Enlightenment? | Spirituality

The account of the Buddha's awakening according to the most ancient sources, the Sutta and Vinaya Pitaka told by Ajahn Moneyyo. Hear how the Buddha was striving and succeeded in his quest to realize awakening - the deathless, ultimate liberation. Chapters: 0:00 Introduction and the practice of the Budhisatta before awakening 30:33 The first true knowledge - remembering his previous lives 37:41 The second true knowledge - seeing how beings arise and pass away according to their kamma 39:53 How did the first two true knowledges lead to the knowledge of the destruction of the taints, the third true knowledge and the four noble truth, unshakable liberation? 49:00 What are the "taints" (Pali: Asava)? 54:52 Bodhgaya - The place where the Buddha realized the supreme awakening For more Dhammatalks about the life of the Buddha, click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbxbuMjfRsvxKRNGf2OpxFD322oyZzfWk Quoted discourses where the Buddha talks himself about his practice and his realization of awakening: Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Majjhima Nikaya) Sutta Nr. 4, 12, 26, 36, 128 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN4.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN12.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN26.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN36.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN128.html Numerical Discourses of the Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya) Sutta No. 5:28 and 10:81 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN5_28.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN10_81.html Udana 1:1-3 Long Discourses of the Buddha (Digha Nikaya) Sutta Nr. 9 Two recommended Sutta Anthologies about the life of the Buddha are available for free download: "The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon" by Bhikkhu Nyanamoli Thera https://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=bp101s "Noble Warrior" by Ajahn Thanissaro https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/#NobleWarrior If you are interested to visit the places where the Buddha lived, walked and taught you can read "Middle Land, Middle Way" by Ven. S. Dhammika, the best travel guide about the buddhist holy sites in India: https://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=bp609s 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 #enlightenment #awakening #nibbana #nirvana #inspiration #faith #India #history #historyofindia .
The Life of the Buddha - The birth of the Bodhisatta | The story of the Buddha | Buddhist History
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The Life of the Buddha - The birth of the Bodhisatta | The story of the Buddha | Buddhist History

The story of the birth of the Bodhisatta (the being who would become the Buddha) in Lumbini. The appearance of a Buddha, a perfectly awakened one who teached the path to liberation is the rarest event in the universe. The Buddha says from his recollection of previous lives that sometimes for 30 or 60 eons no Buddha will arise in the universe. So it is not surprising that his conception and birth was accompanied by special events. This is a summary of the account of the conception and birth of the Bodhisatta according to the Middle Length DIscourses of the Buddha (Majjhima Nikaya) Sutta Nr. 123: This Dhammatalk is part of "The Life of the Buddha" series by Ajahn Moneyyo. For a complete playlist click on the link below. It will be gradually expanded to about 20 talks that recollect the life and outstanding qualities of the Buddha: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbxbuMjfRsvxKRNGf2OpxFD322oyZzfWk Two recommended Sutta Anthologies about the life of the Buddha are available for free download: "The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon" by Bhikkhu Nyanamoli Thera https://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=bp101s "Noble Warrior" by Ajahn Thanissaro https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/#NobleWarrior If you are interested to visit the places where the Buddha lived, walked and taught you can read "Middle Land, Middle Way" by Ven. S. Dhammika, the best travel guide about the buddhist holy sites in India: https://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=bp609s 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 #buddhiststory #buddhism #india #history #historyofindia #nepal .
The Life of the Buddha - The Noble Search | The spiritual quest for awakening of the Buddha
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The Life of the Buddha - The Noble Search | The spiritual quest for awakening of the Buddha

Hear about the spiritual quest for awakening of the Buddha - His noble search for peace & liberation beyond birth, ageing and death. What motivated the Buddha to leave behind his life in luxury as prince and his family and kingdom and become a spiritual seeker? A few discourses where the Buddha himself relates his life story that are quoted in the Dhammatalk: Middle Lenght Discourses of the Buddha (Majjhima Nikaya) Sutta No. 26 and 36 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN26.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN36.html Numerical Dicourses of the Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya) Sutta No. 3:39, 5:57 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN3_39.html https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN5_57.html Sutta Nipata SN 3:1, Verses 407-426 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/StNp/StNp3_1.html For more Dhammatalks about the life of the Buddha click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbxbuMjfRsvxKRNGf2OpxFD322oyZzfWk Two recommended Sutta Anthologies about the life of the Buddha are available for free download: "The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon" by Bhikkhu Nyanamoli Thera https://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=bp101s "Noble Warrior" by Ajahn Thanissaro https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/#NobleWarrior If you are interested to visit the places where the Buddha lived, walked and taught you can read "Middle Land, Middle Way" by Ven. S. Dhammika, the best travel guide about the buddhist holy sites in India: https://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=bp609s 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 #inspiration #faith #spirituality #enlightenment #enlightenment #buddha #religion #buddhiststory #buddhism
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