On Sunday July 25, the community entered the traditional three-month ‘Rains Retreat’ or Vassa which runs from the full moon of July to the full moon of October. In 2021, the dates for the vassa are July 25 to October 21.
For these three months there is a public Dhamma talk scheduled to take place every Sunday afternoon. The first talk will be held August 1 with the last one scheduled for October 17.
Starting at 2 pm every Sunday, except 1 & 8 Aug at 3pm
The Sunday talk will be live-streamed starting at 2 pm until 3.30 pm, except the first two which will start at 3pm until 4:30pm. The talk will take around 45-60 minutes, followed by any questions about the topic. Questions can be asked online with the form at the bottom of this page.
After the livestream, all these talks will be published on our video channel (see Teachings > Videos) and on our audio podcast/library (see Teachings > Audio).
Schedule Sunday Talks – 2021
|Date||Title of the Sunday Talk||Speaker|
|1 Aug||The Elephant’s Footprint – ‘All wholesome states can be included in the Four Noble Truths’*||Luang Por Sumedho|
|8 Aug||Consciousness and mindfulness*||Luang Por Sumedho|
|15 Aug||Spiritual birth control||Ajahn Amaro|
|22 Aug||On being right||Ajahn Candasiri|
|29 Aug||Is the Buddha alive today?||Ajahn Amaro|
|5 Sep||The (ongoing) Dhamma of climate change||Ajahn Dhammanando|
|12 Sep||What is true love? It’s not what you think…||Ajahn Sundara|
|19 Sep||Voices in the head: Mara? Divine messenger? Or ordinary delusion?||Ajahn Nyanarato|
|26 Sep||Virtues – a path to letting go||Ajahn Kongrit|
|3 Oct||You don’t need to know ‘why’ (just know ‘it’s like this’)||Ajahn Amaro|
|10 Oct||Poisonous guilt, precious regret||Ajahn Amaro|
|17 Oct||Holy shift: the liberation of Stream Entry||Ajahn Amaro|