Ayye Vayama talks about the two strains of Buddhist meditation – calm (samatha) and insight (vipassana) – and how we need to use these in tandem to develop the mind.
Ajahn Brahmali explains how the central mental development teachings of samatha (calm) and vipassana (insight) as well as how these qualities are closely related to each and how they work together to enhance the spiritual practice.
Samatha and Vipassana meditation practices: Are these two different methods or two aspects of the same technique?
A public talk given by Ajahn Brahm on the first day of the meditation retreat at the West End Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Toronto, ON 2012.
Question and Answer session with Ajahn Brahm during the two days retreat at BSV.
Some of the questions asked are related to:
2. Meditation (vipassana and samatha, what the difference? or the same?)
3. Happiness, including the story about “don’t worry be grumpy”
4. Emotional skill and meditation
5. Five Aggregates
6. Transferring merits