• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.
-The Buddha

Body and Mind – How to Use Them to Achieve Complete Freedom

  • Location : Buddhist Library
  • Start Date and Time : 28/06/2016 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 28/06/2016 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Luang Por Jamnian Seelasettho
  • Enquiries or Contact : info@buddhistlibrary.org.au 02 9519 6054
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library

Description

Special Event – Senior teacher from Thailand

Body and Mind – How to Use Them to Achieve Complete Freedom

Ajahn Jamnian will offer teachings based on the Four Noble Truths, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the  Noble Eight Fold Path as taught by the Buddha. Using a rare touch and knowing for the listeners, this highly respected Thai Forest monk will share profound truths on the nature of reality and his unique path to discovering the quickest way to freedom. Teachers and students will delight in the lighthearted and loving presence of this master. This is Ajahn Jamnian’s first visit to Australia.

 

28th June 2016 

Tuesday, 7pm-9pm

 

Teacher Profile:

Luang Por Jamnian Seelasettho is one of the most highly revered meditation masters in the Theravada tradition. He is known throughout the world for his fierce wisdom and soothing love, infectious laughter and uncanny knack for conveying the Buddha’s teachings directly from the Pali Suttas.
His teaching style does not fix upon any one particular form of vipassana or insight meditation, and yet all of his teachings point back to seeing the ever changing, unsatisfactory, and impersonal nature of all that arises. He sees meditation “as a living practice in which the development of insight must pervade every aspect of life, not just during hours devoted to formal meditation.” He reminds us how, “Every situation that arises is an opportunity to practice insight so we can steer ourselves back to the Middle Path.”
This Thai Forest master lives west of Bangkok, and has dedicated his life to sharing the Dhamma to all those who listen. He continues to teach throughout Thailand, the United States, Europe, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, and India.

Translator’s profile:

Dujruedee “Amdee” Vongthongsri has studied with Luang Por Jamnian since 2003 and has served as his primary English Dhamma translator since 2005. Over the last ten years she has helped bring Luang Por Jamnian’s Dhamma teachings to English speaking audiences throughout the world. She is native Thai living in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked for international high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley including Apple and IBM.

 

All Sessions by Dana (Donation).

Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).

 

About: Day-Long Retreat and Live-In Retreat with Luang Por:

Apart from his talk at Buddhist Library, during his short visit in Sydney, Luang Por Jamnian will also lead the following two retreats:
1. Day-long Retreat “Living metta, Breathing Dhamma”.
25-26 June, Metta Centre, Bankstown
2. Live-in Retreat “Middle Path”
4 – 10 July, Baden-Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills

 

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