Ajahn Khemavaro discusses the 142nd sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya – the Dakkhinavibhanga Sutta – The Discourse on Offerings.
Many people come to find out about Buddhism to get something out of it and find a solution to their problems. That’s fine and good, but if you really want to turn your life around and find inner happiness, then it’s time to start serving others and giving back, as Ajahn Brahm explains.
Ajahn Brahmali discusses the importance placed on generosity by the Buddha, how we can develop generosity and how this quality of mind supports our meditation practice.
This talk begins with a guided meditation. At 27.50 the dharma talk on the topic of the meaning and power of generosity (dana) in life.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the power of goodness, and how the teachings of the Buddha can be useful beyond the meditation cushion for solving practical problems in the world.
Ajahn Brahm discusses the Buddha’s teachings on the exposition on the merit made through offerings to others – the 142th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Dakkhinavibhanga Sutta.
Have you ever gotten upset or angry when people don’t appreciate all the kindness you’ve shown them? Ajahn Brahm explains how to keep giving without expecting or getting any reward.
Christmas is a good time to reflect upon what Christmas is supposed to be about, and how this relates to the practice or Buddhism. Ajahn Nissarano – one of the earliest monks to ordain with Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery – talks about the positive qualities associated with Christmas like generosity and peace and goodwill, are qualities also valued by Buddhists to be practiced at this time of year.
Ajahn Nissarano discusses how giving can take both material and non-material forms.