“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.”

Venerable Ajahn Chah
Venerable Ajahn Chah

“The most obvious place we can observe and contemplate the truth of not-self, or anatta, is just with our own breath. Anytime we turn our attention to observe the breath, we can see that it is merely carrying on its function. The breath goes in and then it goes out. It arises, it passes away.”

Venerable Ajahn Anan
Venerable Ajahn Anan

“The place of practice lies within oneself. We restrain our body, speech and mind and learn how our lack of mindfulness leads to clinging and from that we suffer. We don’t need to spend too much time looking at or comparing our self with other people. We don’t need to ask other people about the practice all the time, we should ask our self.”

Venerable Ajahn Kalyano
Venerable Ajahn Kalyano

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July

Visiting Teachers: Luang Por Anan  Volumes 1 – 5

Dhamma talks given by Ajahn Anan Akiñcano at Buddha Bodhivana Monastery and elsewhere in Australia during his visits in 1998, 2007, 2011, 2017 and 2018.

June 

Visiting Teachers: Luang Por Liem  Volumes 1 – 4

Dhamma talks given by Ajahn Liem Thittadhammo during his visit to Buddha Bodhivana Monastery in 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2018.

 

March

Visiting Teachers: Luang Por Plien
A collection of Dhamma talks given by the late Luang Por Plien Panyapadipo and translated by Ajahn Kalyano during Luang Por’s visits to Australia in 2002 and 2004

Visiting Teachers: Luang Por Sumedho 
Dhamma talks given by Luang Por Sumedho, the most senior Western disciple of Ajahn Chah, during his visits to Buddha Bodhivana Monastery

February

Ajahn Kalyano: Talks for Practitioners 2016 – 2017

Dhamma talks given by Venerable Ajahn Kalyano to the lay community at Buddha Bodhivana Monastery throughout 2016 and 2017