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Expanding Your View | by Ajahn Brahm

How can people have so many different beliefs? How can people believe in things that are contrary to plain evidence? How can people, even in the same family, have arguments over these beliefs? Ajahn Brahm talks about the “distortions of the cognitive process” (vipallasa) and how this causes so much confusion in the world, and offers some practical strategies to make sure we aren’t the ones with distorted views – and therefore more happy and free in life.

Changing Perceptions to be Content

The talk introduces changing perceptions by using inspiration/humour/kindness to let go and increase contentment. This is leading us to be free from the will and to just be. The talk was an offering for the Theravadin Forest Tradition Bhikhunis residing in Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rose, CA, USA during Feb 15-24, 2015. To help build dhamma, by contributing money to the temple as a place of practice, go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-feminine-wisdom-in-buddhism#/

Expanding Your Views | by Ajahn Brahm

How can people have so many different beliefs? How can people believe in things that are contrary to plain evidence? How can people, even in the same family, have arguments over these beliefs? Ajahn Brahm talks about the “distortions of the cognitive process” (vipallasa) and how this causes so much confusion in the world, and offers some practical strategies to make sure we aren’t the ones with distorted views – and therefore more happy and free in life.