Are you not enjoying meditation? Perhaps you are trying too hard to achieve something in your meditation. Venerable Hasapanna teaches you to take your time; to relax your body and to practice metta and contentment before meditating on your breath.

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Do you have problems that you want to get rid of? Venerable Hasapanna explains how your wanting to get rid of the problem creates additional suffering.

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In our daily life we tend to find it difficult to practice present moment awareness, especially when another person has done us wrong. Venerable Hasapanna offers us a simple forgiveness exercise, to help us let go of our past. 

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What is the meaning of life? After Venerable Hasapanna's mother passed away, she realised she could no longer avoid this unanswered question. Venerable shares her insight, that life is not about how much you can accumulate, but how much you can let go.

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"Why am I tired after meditating a few hours?" is a frequently asked question. Perhaps you are using too much will-power. Venerable Hasapanna teaches us to gently bring our mind back to awareness when it wanders off.

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Venerable Hasapanna answers the question "how can I find freedom when I am in a situation that I cannot escape?" Venerable shares with us her experiences and insights.

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Venerable Hasapanna responds to the question “how do you really let go of someone in your life?” Venerable reflects on what letting go means and how we have to train our mind to let go by developing wisdom, because the reason we attach and hold on to things is due to lack of wisdom. Venerable ponders where is the source of the suffering? Where does the attachment come from? What are we letting go of? Is the object of our attachment the source of our happiness and suffering?

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Venerable Hasapanna talks about skillful ways to give loving kindness to yourself, in meditation and in practice, with many examples from her own life. Venerable emphasises sending loving kindness towards yourself because your priority should be your own wellbeing as it is most important you take care of yourself. Venerable reminds us that the teacher can only show you the way, but ultimately you free yourself, you liberate yourself and no one else can do this for you.

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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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Everybody wants to be happy. Venerable Hasapanna points out that happiness is an essential ingredient on the Buddhist path for developing wisdom and attaining enlightenment. Venerable talks about skilful ways to achieve happiness in life, with many examples from her own life.

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Venerable Hasapanna teaches us how to overcome the third hinderance sloth and torpor.  Venerable shares her experience of sleepiness during meditation and advises us not to fight it with will power. 

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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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