• 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

Working with the Five Hindrances (19th June)

  • Location : Buddhist Library
  • Start Date and Time : 19/06/2018 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 19/06/2018 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Ajahn Tiradhammo
  • Enquiries or Contact : info@buddhistlibrary.org.au 02 9519 6054
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library


Working with the Five Hindrances with Ajahn Tiradhammo

This talk is for people with some experience of mediation who have encountered the obstructions, disturbances to some degree in their practice as well as for people who are interested in knowing how to work with them. We experience these hindrances in the course of day to day life. In order to support a peaceful life and the stead deepening of meditation, some work on the hindrances can be very helpful.

How do we cultivate a mind that is conducive to deeper concentration?

Join us in deepening our practice with Ajahn Tiradhammo through understanding the five hindrances.


Speaker’s profile:

Now with 41 vassa (years as a monk), Ajahn Tiradhammo is one of the most senior monks in the tradition of Ajahn Chah. He became interested in Dhamma in his student years while travelling through Sri Lanka. Coming to Thailand and meditating at Wat Umong, he took ordination at Wat Meung Man in Chiang Mai
with Venerable Tong in 1974.

In 1975 he moved to study with Ajahn Cha at Wat Pa Pong and Wat Pa Nanachat. He went on several tudong journeys through the northeast of Thailand and the mountains of Chiang Mai, visiting many famous forest meditation masters.Venerable Tiradhammo was invited to England in 1982 to help with developments there. He spent two years at Chithurst Monastery, and three years in charge of Harnham Vihara in Northumberland. In 1988 he helped establish Dhammapala Monastery near Bern, Switzerland and also later at its new location in the Bernese Alpine village of Kandersteg where he was the senior monk until 2005.

In July 2005 he assumed the position of senior monk at Bodhinyanarama, Wellington, NZ where he remained as abbot for six and a half years. He is currently of no fixed abode and travels widely. His visits to many monasteries and other locations can
be followed on his blog. http://tiradhammo.blogspot.com.au/


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).


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