Buddhist Society of Western Australia

Ajahn Brahm at Spirit Rock, USA (Part 2 of 3) - Q&A

August 12, 2018

From 15th to 24th February 2015, Ajahn Brahm offered this San Francisco Bay Area a tour in support of the Dhammadharini’s Sangha's new bhikkhuni monastery. Founded by Ayya Tathaaloka, the Dhammadharini women’s monastic community is the first bhikkhuni Sangha of the Theravadan forest tradition in North America and one of the few places in the West where women can become fully ordained Buddhist monastics.

Part 2: This talk is a continuation of Part 1 and is a 'questions and answers session'. The session starts with a question about divorce and relationships, followed by a question about the relationship between samatha and vipassana. Ajahn talks about the importance of kindness leading to samatha (calm) and vipassana (insight) and how letting go strengthens the Knower and not the Doer. Ajahn also answers other questions about education and relationships.

Please consider donating to Dhammadharini's campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-feminine-wisdom-in-buddhism#/

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ajahn+brahm+at+spirit+rock (YouTube Channel: Ajahn Brahm's Benefit Talks for Dhammadharini)

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