Talks by Bhante Vimalaramsi
Sutta 38 "Discourse on the Greater Destruction of Craving" Mahatanhasankhaya Sutta The Subject is Dependent Origination.
The Exposition of the 6 Fold Base, MN-137
Upāli Sutta 56. Upāli, the Householder
Published on May 24, 2016 In this segment Bhante Vimalaramsi talks about how he discovered the method of Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation.
Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation
Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7qxTR4sXu4&feature=em-subs_digest
Bhante Vimalaramsi and Bhant Punnaji Part 1
Bhante Vimalaramsi and Bhant Punnaji Part 2
(under construction... more to come....
Talks by Bhante Punnaji
Check out the short explanation of the brahmaviharas and the insights associated with these experiences.
Paticca Samuppada (Concise) by Bhante Punnaji
SCIENCE OF DHAMMA: Sammā Ditthi & Sammā Sankappa: Presentation from Scientific perspective
SCIENCE OF DHAMMA Session 2: From Perception To Concept
A forum on Dhamma teachings of Ven. Dr. M. Punnaji Maha Thera with sharing by Bro. Billy Tan from a scientific perspective.
Q&A FORUM ON MEDITATION:
Samādhi Bhāvanā – Beyond The 4 Jhānas
One of the hallmarks of Bhante Punnaji's great teachings is his very unique, meaningful, and scientific explanation of the Paṭicca-samuppāda, which begins with Avijjā, that Bhante describes as a state of "insentience". We continue to explore the progressive advancements in Bhāvanā
This paves the way to a clearer understanding of how the Buddha attained the state of Nirodha-samāpatti where the mind has stopped completely with total cessation of sensation and feeling, also known as Saññā Vedayita Nirodha. Bhante refers to this state as "Avijjā" or "Insentience", accomplished by the Buddha, and how the Buddha sees the complete unfolding of Paṭicca-samuppāda as he emerged from this state. Bhante has taught that Avijjā is not "Ignorance" as traditionally translated, but it is "Insentience" therefore this coming Q&A Forum is a must for anyone wishing to learn and understand Bhante's explanation of the Paṭicca-samuppāda.
Beyond The 4 Jhānas where we discussed the four types of Samādhi mentioned by the Buddha in the Samādhibhāvanā Sutta in AN4:41.
When Prince Siddhārtha finally attained awakening, he had attained the stopping of existence, a state of attainment known as Nirodha-samāpatti. Bhante Punnaji explains that Nirodha-samāpatti is not the same as Saññā Vedayita Nirodha although most scholars think these two states are the same.
What Is Nirodha-samāpatti
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/2lxyMpjSWR8
Q&A Forum on 11th May 2016 (Full Version)
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/eVxEJJwsMuM
Paṭicca-Samuppāda - Concise Version
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/uwX7-i3r77U
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During the process of awakening, Prince Siddhārtha first attained the state of Cessation of Sensation and Feeling (Saññā Vedayita Nirodha), the state of stopping the mind completely, also known as "insentience" (aka "Avijjā"). It is by awakening from this state of Avijjā (insentience) that Prince Siddhārtha was awakened from the dream of existence, and became the Buddha, the Blessed One, the Fully Awakened One.
Bhante's definition of Avijjā
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/aOtP4S4nm_k
"Satipaṭṭhāna As A Psychotherapy". This is Part 1 of a 2-part sharing on the practical applications of the Buddha's teachings in Satipaṭṭhāna we can apply on a daily basis (and moment to monent) to cultivate a more peaceful, harmonious, and happier life. I have also included the link to the presentation slides for your possible interest.
Satipaṭṭhāna As A Psychotherapy
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/OOs_7Aidtas
Download presentation slides here: http://tiny.cc/SatipatthanaPsychotherapy
One of the hallmarks of Bhante Punnaji's great teachings is his unique and scientific explanation of the Paṭicca-samuppāda, which begins with Avijjā, which Bhante describes as a state of "insentience". This coming forum paves the way to a clearer understanding of how the Buddha attained this state of insentience, and the Buddha then sees the complete cycle of Paṭicca-samuppāda as he emerges from this state of Avijjā (insentience).
Therefore, for continuity sake, it would be helpful to review the last Q&A Forum on Five Hindrances and the 4 Jhānas, as well as the related topic of Gradual Training, Gradual Practice, and Gradual Progress. Happy to share below the video recordings of both.
Q&A Forum: Meditation and the Five Hindrances
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/ilUZi36QIUo
I have attached the presentation slides of the above Q&A Forum for your perusal.
Gradual Training, Gradual Practice, Gradual Progress
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/rbsTOAlw2II
You may download the presentation slides of the above "Gradual Training..." with the link below:
In a recent forum, Bhante Punnaji explained there are two ways to become awakened. When Prince Siddhartha renounced from the safety and comfort of the palace and gave up his princely life, it took him 6 years of constant and diligent striving to discover the path to awakening. He had become awakened, and became the Buddha, and then he showed his disciples a "shortcut". Like the discoverer of a virgin territory who had drawn up and handed down a map of the territory for all future seekers of awakening, we are now blessed with a map to follow. This map is the Sublime Eightfold Way, the way to end all suffering. Here is Bhante Punnaji's explanation.
There Are Two Ways To Awakening
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/5WoEYKKbDlQ
Meanwhile, happy to share below a recent video recording of "Cultivating Mindfulness Based Emotional Composure" for your possible interest. This is the second and final part of practical applications of the Buddha's teachings of Satipaṭṭhāna on a daily basis to cultivate a more peaceful, harmonious, and happier life.
Cultivating Mindfulness Based Emotional Composure
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/74PU1Xy7ne8
Download presentation slides: http://tiny.cc/emotionalcomposure
Download the soft copy meditation guides, the Ariyamagga Bhavana books at below links:
Ariyamagga Bhavana Level 1: Selective Thinking
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Ariyamagga Bhavana Level 2: Tranquility of Mind
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Ariyamagga Bhavana Level 3: Awakening
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(Important: Owing to the rushed publication of this Level-3 guide, there are a few translations that were not updated. A new updated and corrected edition of this work is expected within 2016)
As part of his meditation training, he conducts early morning yoga exercise during his meditation retreats. Below is an audio recording for your perusal.
Bhante Punnaji's Morning Yoga Exercise
Audio recording: http://tiny.cc/bhantepunnajiyoga
Some of Bhante Punnaji's popular publications are as follows:
Return To Tranquility
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Beyond The Horizon Of Time
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The Philosophy of Wesak
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