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Ajahn Sumedho's Dharma Talks
Ajahn Sumedho
Ajahn Sumedho is a prominent figure in the Thai Forest Tradition. His teachings are very direct, practical, simple, and down to earth. In his talks and sermons he stresses the quality of immediate intuitive awareness and the integration of this kind of awareness into daily life. Like most teachers in the Forest Tradition, Ajahn Sumedho tends to avoid intellectual abstractions of the Buddhist teachings and focuses almost exclusively on their practical applications, that is, developing wisdom and compassion in daily life. His most consistent advice can be paraphrased as to see things the way that they actually are rather than the way that we want or don't want them to be ("Right now, it's like this..."). He is known for his engaging and witty communication style, in which he challenges his listeners to practice and see for themselves. Students have noted that he engages his hearers with an infectious sense of humor, suffused with much loving kindness, often weaving amusing anecdotes from his experiences as a monk into his talks on meditation practice and how to experience life ("Everything belongs").
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2013-11-21 Understanding Conditions 24:34
12 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2013-11-21 Practice in Society and Individual Conditioning 58:41
30 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2013-11-21 Experiences with Krooba Ajahns 30:22
34 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2013-11-20 Getting Samadhi 35:30
24 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2013-06-28 Consciousness 61:56
40 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2013-06-27 The Monastic Form 21:31
21 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2013-06-27 Fear and Stress in Life 40:56
28 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2013-06-23 Advice for Taking on the Monastic Form 63:14
17 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2012-11-28 Sakkayaditthi 56:52
39 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)
2012-11-27 It Should be Like This 50:49
38 of 43 from Luang Por Sumedho - CD: Talks from Thailand (2008-2014)

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