Saturday, July 11, 2020

A Western monk explains the Path (video)

Ajahn Nyanadhammo via True Little Monk; Ellie Askew, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Ajahn Chah's student on kindness
Buddhist Teachings (collectively referred to as the Dhamma, or "what is true for everyone in the world") deal with noble focus and good thinking in kind and positive ways, first toward oneself then eventually toward all beings. Here Ajahn ("Teacher") Nyanadhammo talks about how to be kind and compassionate to all living beings and the benefits of doing so.

ABOUT: Ven. Nyanadhammo was born in 1955 in Australia, where he studied biology in college. His contact with the Dharma came from reading a Buddhist book, which eventually inspired him to travel to Thailand to receive his novice ordination in 1978 at Wat Bowon Niwet Wiharn in Bangkok. Full ordination as a monk followed in 1979 at the age of 24, under Ven. Ajahn Chah at Wat Pah Pong in Ubon Ratchathani. In 2002, he became abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat, the Western branch monastery with an international community of English-speaking monks. In 2007, he became abbot of Wat Ratanawan, where he currently resides (

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