How do our thoughts, speech and actions contribute to our personal happiness and the happiness of others? The Buddha taught that this type of ethical conduct was essential to create internal conditions of non-regret and blamelessness, which in turn gives rise to joy, rapture and bliss in our meditation.
Join Bhante Akaliko for a guided meditation, followed by a discussion about the nature of happiness in Buddhist thought.
Please be sure to register so we can send you the Zoom link before the session.
Akaliko Bhikkhu is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. Bhante Akaliko first encountered Buddhism as a teenager and spent over twenty years practising in different traditions before taking full ordination with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor at Bodhinyana monastery in 2016. He currently resides with his long-term teacher, Bhante Sujato, at Lokanta Vihara in Sydney, Australia.
Bhante Akaliko is the founder of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community and a Buddhist chaplain at Western Sydney University. He is also on the board of directors of the Buddhist Council of NSW.
All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The dana you give helps to maintain the Library and allows it to offer more teachings on the Dhamma so that others may benefit in the future. It is up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers who spread the Dhamma.