Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks



Dhamma Talks from various teachers present at Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery.


  • Luang Por Munindo (Archive) - Bowing to Suffering

    25/05/2021 Duration: 32min

    (keywords) (approx. 32 mins. - this talk is a slightly edited version of the original.) Strengthening the heart, training attention, crestfallen, happiness, heart-warming, heartbreaking, The Four Noble Truths, boiler-man, happiness as the goal, disappointment, sadness, mindfulness, restraint, wise reflection, spiritual tools, chronically unhappy, genetic propensity, cynical, añjali, remorse, regret, Dhammapada verse 166, unacknowledged pain, generate benefit, resisting reality, hopelessness, despair, control freaks, freedom, sharing with others.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Archive) - Wholesomeness Strengthens the Heart

    07/05/2021 Duration: 37min

    (keywords) (approx. 37 mins. - this talk is a slightly edited version of the original.) Kusala kamma, the goal, realization, muscle tone, gas in the tank, light, darkness of unawareness, nutriment, aspiration, rigors, making merit, puñña, positive momentum, canonical, trustworthiness, Dhammapada v 204, safe spaces, kin, Maori, whanau, impeccability, fake news, nefarious intent, friendliness, quandary, spiritual community, empathy, Ajahn Chah, brains explode, patient endurance, forbearance, bitter endurance, conscious cultivation, karaniya metta sutta, forgiveness, resentment, samadhi, disciplined attention, empathetic sorrow, skilful restraint, superficial assessment, samvara, lifetimes, ten parami, goal, cessation, wisdom and compassion, abiding in selfless, just-knowing awareness.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Archive) - Grasping at a Rainbow

    23/04/2021 Duration: 41min

    (keywords) Dhammapada v 290, wisdom, happiness, gratification, Dhammacakka Sutta, disappointed, awakened awareness, Tan Ajahn Chah, sangha development, going without, affluence, endurance, Dhammapada v 248, disastrous, cast iron guttering, rusty, wire brush, unawareness, actuality, hunger, indulging and denying, middle way, shaming, Americas World Yacht Race, skill, faith, growing up, indignation, radical contradiction, wise elders, rainbow, phantom, anattalakkhana sutta, not-self, blunt instrument, spiritual toolkit, integrity, dishonesty, foundation, aspirations, mindfulness, watchfulness, gate-keeper, skilful restraint, conditioned reactivity, ego, identity, wise reflection, mediocre, generosity, Kittisaro, honey, happiness.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Archive) - Vector of Embodied Aspiration

    09/04/2021 Duration: 24min

    (keywords) Happiness, meditation, exercises, views, Dhammapada verse 319, truncheon, pre-eminence, snake, souls, chaos, power, Four Noble Truths, wrong views, blame, security, conspiracy theories, pain, suffering, fear, aversion, bully, clinging, ocean, dive, gratitude, rituals, bowing, perfect wisdom and compassion, skilful habits, awakening, obstructions, unreceived suffering, basement of unawareness, traditional practices, aligned, softening, broadening, listening, receiving, superstition, absolve, honesty.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Recommended Listening) - Including the Sense of Self (Recommended)

    02/04/2021 Duration: 32min

    (keywords) Pali chanting, desire, translation, stove, frivolous, Chiangrai, Reading the Natural Mind, alienated, wound of separation, healing, divided, bakery, cookies, actuality, apparent reality, Q&A session, The Discourse on the Greatest Blessings, 5 Hindrances, ill-will, rainbow, ‘pot of gold’, monster, hunger, hurt, letting go.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Recommended Listening) - The Disease of Unawareness is Disastrous (Recommended)

    20/03/2021 Duration: 28min

    (keywords) Not-knowing, obstructed, goal, unsure, unsafe, goal-oriented, source-oriented, theistic and non- theistic, self, six elements, rainbows, questioning, greed, hatred, delusion, kamma, sixth element, medicine, cosmos, supercomputer, King Ashoka.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Archive) - Going for Refuge and Identity

    13/03/2021 Duration: 34min

    (keywords) Just-knowing awareness, multidimensional identity, core element, Christian monk, Vietnam, health, age, nationality, selfless, Ajahn Chah, Buddho, knowingness, Ajahn Thate, Bahiya Sutta, silence, edgeless, overwhelmed, aversion, spacious, frame of reference, unhelpful stories, bowled over, not knowing, conceptual certainty, unsafe, creativity, drowning, rip current, cyclic breathing, trusting, proficiency, memorizing, pianists, effort.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Archive) - Clear and Simple Teachings

    26/02/2021 Duration: 39min

    (keywords) Ovada Patimokkha, wrong-doing, wholesomeness, purification, Mt Everest, materiality, earth, air, fire, water, space, consciousness, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion, resource, generate energy, restraint, rugby world cup, compulsive judging, unitive intelligence, mindfulness, skilful restraint, fragmentation, gentleness, nutriment, sapling, iodine, goitre, thyroid, tenderness, wounded, sensitivity, kindness, forgiveness, terrible twos, patience, identified with deluded sense of self, anatta, ‘I’ gets constellated, virtues, samadhi, vipassana, beyond self and not-self.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Recommended Listening) - Demonizing Ego Is Unhelpful

    17/01/2021 Duration: 54min

    (keywords) skill in listening, going for refuge, form, spirit, egotism, anatta, conflicted, security, Four Noble Truths, not-self, frequencies on the spectrum of consciousness, dimensions of awareness, fasting, natthi mi saranam aññam, middle way, knowingness, Buddho, disharmony, discordant, sabbe dhamma anatta, enquiry, intentional frustration, sugar, wood lathe, (26.30mins) selfishness, selflessness, ego, personality, self image, message, meditation, stillness, greedy impulse, demanding, limited being, deluded egoity, octopus, forces of mara, begin again, (42 mins., second question) metta, desperation, stay at home, karuna, skin cream, boil, (49 mins., third question) equanimity, upekkha, empathetic joy, mudita, key, trust, space, possibilities.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Recommended Listening) - Because Some Things Matter More (Recommended)

    31/12/2020 Duration: 29min

    (keywords) New Year’s Eve, honesty, contemplation, evaluating, assessing, fear, true identity, moods, rope, collective anxiety, failure of religion, virtue, pandemic, threatened, feeling without clinging, clenched fist, hiri ottappa, lokapala, chaos, order, truth, sati pañña, ‘just-knowing’, inequality, environment, slavery, AI, partial, biased, goodness, groundwork, fuel, devotional practice, kindness, Discourse on Greatest Blessings, imperturbability.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Archive) - Learning From Life

    26/12/2020 Duration: 20min

    (keywords) Not-knowing, pabbajja, kitchen manager, sewing, good student, humility, modesty, youth, new, assumptions, agility, energy, asset, actuality, patience, oak trees, acorn, stress, advantages of being older, patterns, equanimity, striving, idealism, progress in practice, failure, energy of attention, dukkha, sukha, Vipassana lay teachers, Ram Dass, lokavidu, stories,

  • Luang Por Munindo - According With Success and Failure

    14/11/2020 Duration: 32min

    (keywords) Approaching meditation, judging, knee surgery, cause and effect, rejecting reality, fighting, sadness, anger, ill-will, discriminative intelligence, taking sides, mindfulness, restraint, wise reflection, precepts, dysfunctional, unawareness, festers, the all-of-us, anatta, soften, pariyatti, pattipati, success, joy, gladness, contentment, dreek, distracting thoughts, samadhi, agility, forest bathing, generosity, honey, Kittisaro, lawnmower, beauty, kindness.

  • Luang Por Munindo - The Actuality of Sadness

    07/11/2020 Duration: 28min

    (keywords) Crisis, skilful reflection, complaining, disharmony, extremism, sadness, anger, affluence, war, loss, compassion, empathy, emotional intelligence, warm-hearted, indictment, grief, denied dukkha, joy, sorrow, wisdom, unobstructed relationship, adopted dukkha, vulnerability, backlog, building strength, goodness, competence, conscious relationship, the refuge.

  • Luang Por Munindo - Using the Madness to Make Our Heart Strong

    26/10/2020 Duration: 34min

    (keywords) Compassion, Kisa Gotami, empathy, grief, mustard seed, refugees, Balkans, sadness, indignation, denied dukkha, imposed limitations, 4 Foundations of Mindfulness, sensitivity, triggers, backlog, anger and sadness, chaos, affluence, contentment, convenience, stress-test, material progress, selflessness, dark-ages, mindfulness, homelessness, common-and-garden variety mindfulness, indriyasamvara, restraint, Alexander Technique, middle way, hope, rigour mortis, drugs, advertisers, fear, shopping online, meditation, monkey-mind, wisdom, Dhammapada 114, deathlessness.

  • Luang Por Munindo - Lost and Found 02

    16/10/2020 Duration: 40min

    (keywords) Goodness as nutriment, wisdom as fruit, 4 Noble Truths, pollutions, theistic religions, prayers of intercession, supplication, affirming, acrobat simile, self-centredness, inner strength, (Second question, 17.17m) surfing the waves of samsara, agility, balance, embodied awareness, sensitivity, whole body-mind, 4 Foundations of mindfulness, extricate, discipline attention, sadness, grief, challenges, Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister of New Zealand, indignation, discontentment, compromising integrity, alcohol, weed, guilt, generated dukkha, adopted dukkha, potentize, walking meditation, Tai Chi, shaking hands, trust and gratitude.

  • Chanting - Paritta Chanting

    26/09/2020 Duration: 27min

    Paritta Chanting at Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery, Northumberland

  • Luang Por Munindo - Recovering From Our Addiction To Synthetic Certainty

    25/09/2020 Duration: 30min

    (keywords) Not-knowing, life after death, scriptures, not-sure, intellectual certainty, God, Dhamma, Tao, Almighty, Lord, myth, mystery, the hard problem of consciousness, Galileo, dirty drinking water, tsunami, volcano, stories, vulnerability, five spiritual faculties, equanimous curiosity, conspiracy theories, fundamentalist beliefs, collective identity crises, contagion, projected anger, present-generated dukkha, old-unreceived dukkha, adopted dukkha, agility, selfless just-knowing awareness.

  • Luang Por Munindo - Outshining the Dark Shadows

    18/09/2020 Duration: 39min

    Question on self, illusion, misidentified, right thinking, agency, faith, daring, saddha, 5 spiritual faculties, proliferating, tangle, denied dukkha, anger, flood of darkness, sadness, (18.45mins) Question on Letting Go, Tan Ajahn Thate, wisdom, 5 spiritual faculties, pyramid, axis, abdication, IKEA chairs, Sound of Silence, inspiration, dilemma, free energy, frustration, collectedness, calm, Nagara Sutta, deluded personality, detritus, Dhammapada 58-59.

  • Luang Por Munindo - The Most Important Question That Almost Nobody Is Asking

    24/07/2020 Duration: 33min

    (keywords) Acknowledging faults, sinner, translation, Tai Chi, traditions, sorry, relativize self, personality, positive projection, negative projection, parenting, mirroring, therapist, mentoring, positive dependence, ritual, symbols, devotion, assimilated badness, guilt, instilling virtues, integrity, forgiveness, generosity, modesty, humility, technology, power, protections, collective identity crisis, confusion, divisive influence, interest in dukkha.

  • Luang Por Munindo (Archive) - The World Weariness

    10/07/2020 Duration: 40min

    (keywords) Disenchantment, awakening, sadness, naivety, idealism, including everything, lever, concepts, suicide, hope, aversion, benefit, clinging, inner structures, refuge, sustenance abuse, addictions, fundamentalism, identity politics, projection, authority, nibbida, samvega, dukkha, sukha, momentum, unreceived dukkha, body surfing, generated dukkha, assimilated dukkha, container, caterpillar, butterfly, chrysalis, self respect, integrity, community, sati-pañña, spiritual companionship, technology, conscious not-knowing.

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