“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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Anniversary of Luang Ta Maha Bua 12th August 1913 is the date Luang Ta Maha Bua’s was born. It’s a day we remember his life and teachings with gratitude. “Just before I was born, my mother and my father each had an auspicious dream. My father dreamed that he had received a very sharp knife, pointed at the tip with an elephant tusk handle and encased in a silver sheath. My father felt very pleased. My mother, on the other hand, dreamed that she had received a pair of gold earrings which were so lovely that she couldn’t resist the temptation to put them on and admire herself in the mirror. The more she looked, the more they impressed her. My grandfather interpreted these two dreams to mean that the course of my life would follow one of two extremes. If I chose the way of evil, I would be the most feared criminal of my time. My character would be so fearsome that I was bound to end up being a crime boss of unprecedented daring and ferocity who’d never allow himself to be captured alive and imprisoned, but would hide out in the jungle and fight the authorities to the death. At the other extreme, if I chose the way of virtue, my goodness would be unequalled. I’d be bound to ordain as a Buddhist monk and become a field of merit for the world. When I grew up I noticed that all the older boys were getting married, so I thought that’s what I wanted too. One day, an old fortune teller came to visit the house of my friend. In the course of conversation, my friend blurted out that he wanted to ordain as a monk. The old man looked a bit annoyed and then asked to see the boy’s hand. “Let’s take a look at the lines in your palm to see if you’re really going to be a monk. Oh! Look at this! There’s no way you’ll ordain.” “But I really want to ordain!” “No way! You’ll get married first.” I suddenly got an itch to ask the old man about my fortune, since I was hoping to marry at that time. I had no intention to ordain. When I stuck my hand out, the old man grabbed it and exclaimed: “This is the guy that’s going to ordain!” “But I want to get married.” “No way! Your ordination line is full. Before long you’ll be a monk.” My face went flush because I wasn’t intending to be a monk at all. I want- ed to have a wife. It was strange really. After that, whenever I thought of marrying a girl, some obstacle would arise to prevent it. I even had a narrow escape after I ordained, when a girl I previously had a crush on came looking for me at the monastery, only to find that I had just moved to another place. If she’d caught me in time, who knows... “ Extract from the Biography of Luang Ta Maha Bua งานถอดถอนกิเลสเป็นงานที่เสร็จสิ้นลงได้ งานทางโลกหาทางสิ้นสุดไม่ได้ ตายก็ตายกับงาน ตายกับความยุ่งเหยิงวุ่นวาย ห่วงใย ไม่มีใครทำงานสำเร็จแล้วค่อยตาย หลวงตาพระมหาบัว ญาณสัมปันโน

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Paritta Chanting and Blessing Dedicated to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Rama X of Thailand Programme 28 July 2020 7.00 pm Silent Meditation 7.30 pm Paritta Chanting and Blessing 8.00 pm Dhamma Teaching (Q and A) พิธีเจริญพระพุทธมนต์เจริญจิตภาวนา ถวายพระพรชัยมงคลและถวายเป็นพระราชกุศลแด่ในหลวง ร.10 เนื่องจากในวันที่ 28 กรกฎาคม 2563 เป็น วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษาสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว 68 พรรษา พุทธศาสนิกชนประชาชนชาววัดพุทธโพธิวัน ได้นิมนต์พระสงฆ์วัดพุทธโพธิวัน จัดพิธิเจริญพระพุทธมนต์ ถวายพระพรชัยมงคล แด่สมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวมหาวชิราลงกรณ บดินทรเทพยวรางกูร รัชกาลที 10 เพื่อแสดงออกถึงความจงรักภักดีต่อสถาบันพระมหากษัตริย์ ที่ทรงมีพระราชกรณียกิจ พร้อมตั้งจิตอธิษฐาน ถวายพระพรขอพระองค์ทรงพระเจริญยิ่งยืนนาน และทรงมีพระพลานามัยสมบูรณ์แข็งแรง ทรงเป็นพระมิ่งขวัญของพสกนิกรชาวไทยตลอดกาลนาน พุทธศาสนิกชนประชาชนชาววัดพุทธโพธิวัน 19.00 น เจริญจิตภาวนา แผ่เมตตา 19.30 น พระสงฆ์เจริญพระพุทธมนต์ ถวายพระพรชัยมงคล ผ่านเฟสบุ๊ก Livestream Buddha Bodhivana Monastery

 

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May, 2019 

Ajahn Kalyano, Dhamma Talks 2019 Vol. 1

Collected Dhamma talks given by Venerable Ajahn Kalyano at Buddha Bodhivana Monastery during the first part of 2019. Talks will be gradually added to this album as they are given and uploaded.

April, 2019 

Ajahn Kalyano, Dhamma Talks from Thailand and Malaysia

Collected Dhamma talks given by Venerable Ajahn Kalyano while travelling in Thailand and Malaysia during March to April of 2019.

December 

Ajahn Kalyano. Dhamma Talks 2018 Vol.2

Collected Dhamma talks given by Venerable Ajahn Kalyano to the monastic and lay community at Buddha Bodhivana Monastery mostly during the Rains Retreat. This compilation features extra two talks given  by renown Thai meditation master Luang Por Kham, who was kindly invited by Ajahn Kalyano to partake in the annual Kathina ceremony at Bodhivana.

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

April, 2019 

Ajahn Kalyano, Dhamma Talks from Thailand and Malaysia

Collected Dhamma talks given by Venerable Ajahn Kalyano while travelling in Thailand and Malaysia during March to April of 2019.