Having just injured his foot by taking short cuts, Ajahn Nyanadhammo gives wise advice on the perils of trying to take “short cuts” on the Eightfold Path to Awakening, and how those perceived short cuts often end up being the long way around for those that attempt them. In the long run, the fastest route on the spiritual journey involves patience and persistence in developing the spiritual qualities that lead to liberation.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo counters the notion that freedom is doing whatever we want whenever we want, but that there is an even more profound freedom – the freedom of the mind.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo discusses the final few weeks of the life of the Buddha including his final teachings, and his final passing away (parinibbana) as told in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo gives a talk around a teaching given by the Buddha in which he answers 10 questions which are central to the search for meaning.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo discusses how to set up the mind in meditation.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the Seven Factos of Awakening (Bojjhanga) as they apply to states of mind in meditation.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo offers advice on decision-making; how to make judgements based on what is right and wrong; and direct our lives in a way which is skillful and beneficial. To do this we need to develop the inner spiritual qualities (bhavana) of tranquillity and wisdom.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo shares with us with talk with numerous tales of psychic phenomena from his time in Thailand.
The reason many of us who find attaining peaceful states in meditation is because of one (or more) of five things: sensual craving, ill-will, slothfulness, restlessness and doubt. Ajahn Nyanadhammo explains what the Five Hindrances are and how to overcome them to attain tranquillity and insight.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the process of dying and what lay beyond the death of the body.