How do you remove unwholesome thoughts? Most people would try to suppress it by using their will power to focus on the breathe. Venerable Hasapanna teaches us that this is counter-productive. Venerable advises us to start by developing mindfulness on coarser sensations before establishing mindfulness on the breathe.

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Often things don't happen according to plan. Venerable Hasapanna teaches us about expectation, disappointment and life. Venerable says "we are happier when we understand life because we expect less."
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Venerable Hasapanna guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.
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Venerable Hasapanna teaches us how to develop loving-kindness particularly towards ourselves. Such as by sending loving-kindness to ourselves, being kind towards ourselves, forgiving ourselves and letting go of our grudges. Venerable also emphasizes the importance of forgiving people in our times of difficulties.

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Venerable Hasapanna guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.

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Venerable Hasapanna talks about giving and forgiving, which Venerable says are very important qualities many of us tend to overlook. Venerable recollects the great generosity that the Venerable nuns receive, but reflects on how many of us are looking for success in accumulating things and only a few of us are looking for success in giving and forgiving.

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Venerable Bhikkhuni Hasapanna discusses how to resolve conflict with mindfulness at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Australia.

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You can never know another person, so how can you judge? What’s important is how you relate to others and to know that the only person you can change is yourself. All that matters is what you do now, such as showing kindness, compassion and forgiveness to yourself and others. Venerable Hasapanna explains how Buddhist practise is continual day to day training of the mind through practising; keeping the precepts, living in the moment, mindfulness, stillness, meditation and so on and it doesn’t just happen overnight.

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Venerable Hasapanna describes how attachment to our habitual views and behaviours clouds our perception of our actions and the world around us. Venerable explains how training the mind and practising mindfulness gives us the ability to acknowledge, recognise and accept what is arising in our mind, such as subtle hatred and to then let it be instead of reacting.

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Venerable Hasapanna reflects on what the Buddha really meant by letting go. Venerable looks at the satisfaction that comes from getting things, compared to the joy and happiness that comes from letting go, that is from letting things be and not craving. Venerable explains how letting go only happens through training the mind to let go and cannot be done by willpower.

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Have you ever felt tired after a meditation? Venerable Hasapanna points out that one reason could be you are trying too hard to focus on the breath. Venerable explains how to train our mind gently.

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Venerable Hasapanna shares her experience of resentment and teaches that difficulties are opportunities to practice kindness. Venerable reflects on how the ego limits us from seeing what is really happening and why it is that when we do see our defilements we have difficulty accepting this.

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Venerable Hasapanna talks about how things going wrong in life is normal and it should not be a cause for suffering. Instead of fighting against it – we can let go and develop peace in the mind.

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Why do we sometimes find it very difficult to be peaceful?

Venerable Hasapanna explains what contentment is, why it is the key to having a peaceful and happy mind and how to develop it. Venerable clearly describes how our unhappiness and discontentment is caused by our judgemental, fault-finding, complaining mind and not our situation or environment.

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Venerable Hasapanna expands on the first noble truth, that life is inherently unsatisfactory.

Venerable talks about how life is beyond our control, things happen according to causes and conditions and therefore all we can do is make the causes we want and let them unfold. 

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Venerable Hasapanna gives a talk about how to integrate the Buddhist teachings into our practise and daily life. How to live the Dhamma; live the teachings. Venerable emphasises the importance of developing right understanding and wisdom to help us deal with the ups and downs, twists and turns and difficulties in life or the eight worldly conditions: praise and blame, gain and loss, happiness and unhappiness, honour and dishonour.

 

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Venerable Hasapanna talks about how to inspire your meditation by finding appreciation in yourself.

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Ayya Hasapanna talks about our quirks of behaviour, our idiosyncracies - how they are shaped, how they shape us, and how we can be at peace with the behaviours of others and ourselves.

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Venerable Hasapanna gives a talk full of anecdotes about the value of honesty and why we need to cultivate it.

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Ajahn Hasapanna gives a practical talk on how developing Right View can help us overcome emotional obstacles that lead to suffering like anger and greed.

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