Venerable Candā inspires us with this talk on ” The Recollection of the Dhamma” with a period of meditation and Q&A to follow. Focusing on the Gradual Training, beginning with an appreciation in oneself of the fact that there is suffering in life, one treads this path of virtue and wisdom towards a more peaceful, easeful way of living. By gradually making changes in one’s life, in ever closer alignment with Dhamma; living virtuously and blamelessly, taking time to meditate, embrace some solitude, spending more time in nature, restraining the senses. Guarding and protecting the senses in this way, we attend to things that don’t lead to suffering and we shift our way of looking at things away from the defilements such as lust and ill will and cultivate their opposites. Eventually, one may even begin to dwell in the Brahmaviharas. Venerable points out how the Dhamma is a medicine to be taken. For those willing to try it and apply it, the Buddha promises the reward of freedom – Nibbana.
This teaching is part of a special 8-day online retreat called “Why We Suffer & How We Get Free,” given by Ajahn Brahmali and Ven Canda in support of Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project. The teachings explore two of the Buddha’s famous causal sequences, Dependent Origination and Dependent Liberation, which together reveal the entire course of human experience, through this world and beyond to Nibbana.
Anukampa is a UK Charity and pioneering project that is raising funds to develop the first Theravada Bhikkhuni Monastery in the UK, where women can train towards full ordination. Donations of any amount are very gratefully received to help us achieve this noble aim, welcome you as guests and continue to spread the priceless Dhamma teachings. Please visit http://www.anukampaproject.org/donate
Ajahn Brahm is the Spiritual Adviser of Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project: https://anukampaproject.org/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNIW229Hx4MOF_ahakA67EA/featured
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