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Talks on Buddhist Suttas by Bhante Vimalaramsi - Bhante discusses a variety of suttas and what they mean. He teaches Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (TWIM) and gives you meditation instruction throughout the talk. He teaches the BrahmaVihara Metta (Lovingkindness) practice with the goal of attaining Nibbana in this very life.

Talks on Buddhist Suttas by Bhante Vimalaramsi - Bhante discusses a variety of suttas and what they mean. He teaches Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (TWIM) and gives you meditation instruction throughout the talk. He teaches the BrahmaVihara Metta (Lovingkindness) practice with the goal of attaining Nibbana in this very life.

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United States

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Talks on Buddhist Suttas by Bhante Vimalaramsi - Bhante discusses a variety of suttas and what they mean. He teaches Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (TWIM) and gives you meditation instruction throughout the talk. He teaches the BrahmaVihara Metta (Lovingkindness) practice with the goal of attaining Nibbana in this very life.

Language:

English

Contact:

5736041481


Episodes

Developing Faith in the Buddha -Guided Meditation

2/4/2022
Contemplate the awesome power of the Buddha. Why? There is much merit in thinking and considering all of the powers that the Buddha possessed. This is a 30min guided contemplation of the Buddha's qualities. The meditator should listen to the qualities and marks and consider the incredible nature of a Buddha. This will uplift your mind and someday you may be reborn a solitary Buddha. In the sutta on Asokarvana in the Avaydana or Divine Stories, there is a Bull that is about to slaughtered...

Duration:00:30:21

Guided Meditation for Observing the Jhānas & Factors 1-4

1/31/2022
This Guided Meditation is designed for Students of TWIM (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation & the 6Rs). It was created by Delson Armstrong and is led here by David Johnson of www.dhammasukha.org. This is led by David Johnson from Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center. We start by doing some lovingkindness meditation to get grounded. As the mind calms we enter the first Jhana. We observe all the factors spoken of by the sutta. And then we proceed to 2nd, 3rd and finally 4th Jhana where the...

Duration:01:15:15

MN 28 The Greater Discourse on the Elephants Footprint

1/13/2022
Jan 9 ,2022 Mahahatthipadopama Sutta The venerable Sariputta starts with a statement of the four noble truths. He expounds by way of the four elements and the 5 aggregates. https://www.dhammasukha.org/dsmc-zoom-group https://www.dhammasukha.org A complete guide to the meditation the way the Buddha taught: https://www.thepathtonibbana.com/ How to practice Metta/TWIM Meditation https://www.dhammasukha.org/beginner-lovingkindness What are the 6Rs...

Duration:01:07:34

MN 22 Simile of the Snake -Jan 2, 2022

1/9/2022
Jan 2 ,2022 Alagaddupama Sutta The Simile of the Snake This sutta is about a monk with pernicious views. No-not Sati this time! The Buddha reprimands him with many suttas how the Dhamma could be misrepresented and misunderstood. https://www.dhammasukha.org/dsmc-zoom-group A complete guide to the meditation the way the Buddha taught: https://www.thepathtonibbana.com/ How to practice Metta/TWIM Meditation https://www.dhammasukha.org/beginner-lovingkindness What are the...

Duration:01:15:54

Zoom: MN 106 The Way to the Imperturbable Dec 26,2021

12/27/2021
Dec 26 ,2021 Āneñjasappāya Sutta The Way to the Imperturbable This sutta discusses the higher jhanas and the problem of holding on to them. http://www.suttas.com/mn-72-aggivacchagotta-sutta-to-vacchagotta-on-fire.html Zoom Recorded: 11-28-21 Where: DSMC Talk by Bhante Vimalaramsi Abbot - Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center https://www.dhammasukha.org/dsmc-zoom-group A complete guide to the meditation the way the Buddha taught: https://www.thepathtonibbana.com/ How to practice Metta/TWIM...

Duration:01:10:15

Zoom Talk Aggivacchagotta Sutta: To Vacchagotta on Fire (Thicket of Views) 12-5-21

12/13/2021
Dec 5, 2021 Vacchagota Suttas MN 72 and partial MN 73 Vaccha: "How is it then, Master Gotama? When Master Gotama is asked each of these ten questions, he replies: 'I do not hold this view.' What danger does Master Gotama see that he does not take up any of these speculative views?" Buddha: "Vaccha, the speculative view that the world is eternal is a thicket of views, a wilderness of views, a contortion of views, a vacillation of views, a fetter of views. It is beset by suffering, by...

Duration:01:28:25

Neuroscience & the Meditation Path sponsored by FitMind App

11/25/2021
Delson Armstrong talks to Liam McClintok of Fitmind about his Yogi Meditation background and his discovery of Buddhist Meditation practice. Delson is a master Kriya Yoga 6th level meditator who discovers another path which takes him into the Jhanas and ultimately the Cessation of all mental activity. Neuroscience researchers do some brain scans in the Netherlands and come up with some surprising...

Duration:00:51:29

Zoom Talk MN 22 Simile of the Snake -with Delson Armstrong

11/25/2021
MN 22 Simile of the Snake A wrong view arises and the Buddha has to set a monk straight with many similes. The deepest view of non-self in the canon may be at the end of this sutta. Zoom Recorded: Oct 24, 2021 Where: DSMC Talk by Delson Armstrong https://www.dhammasukha.org/ https://suttavada.foundation

Duration:02:12:30

Zoom Talk MN 106 with Delson Armstrong -The Imperturbable

11/23/2021
MN 106 Anenjasappaya Sutta Delson discusses the higher Jhanas and the path through them to Nibbana. Many interesting questions in Q&A Zoom Recorded: Oct 17, 2021 Where: DSMC Talk by Delson Armstrong https://www.dhammasukha.org/ https://suttavada.foundation Delson's book https://www.suttavada.foundation/book-a-mind-without-craving/ A complete guide to the meditation the way the Buddha taught: https://www.thepathtonibbana.com/

Duration:01:53:39

FAQ for TWIM Meditators -Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation

11/17/2021
For Beginning Instructions go to https://youtu.be/JCiVBvptZyk Common Questions from Meditators using the TWIM system only 0:25 I have a knot in my forehead. I have a headache. Is that tension? What to do? 2:46 Related to above: When I 6R the feeling of tension in my forehead it just won’t go away! I really want to get rid of it! 6:24 I can’t bring up the feeling of lovingkindness or keeping it going. What do you suggest? 9:31 Does smiling really work? 12:16 Do you use the 6Rs to get...

Duration:00:10:09

Part 5: Does Metta/Lovingkindness practice lead to Nibbana. What is Enlightenment?

11/16/2021
The fifth interview in this series. Can lovingkindness meditation be used to achieve Enlightenment? Just what is Enlightenment? What is your definition? TWIM -Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation is based on the earliest Buddhist Suttas from the Majjhima Nikāya from the Pali Canon. More Information on meditation https://www.dhammasukha.org/ https://www.suttavada.foundation/

Duration:00:23:13

Hungry Ghosts and Heavenly Mansions with Delson on Halloween

11/16/2021
Zoom Recorded: 10-31-21 Where: DSMC Talk by Delson Armstrong Delson reads some Peta (Hungry Ghost) stories from the Petavatthu followed by stories of Devas of mighty power and how they arrived at that place. Q&A with more ghost stories from the zoom participants. https://www.dhammasukha.org/ https://www.suttavada.foundation/

Duration:01:34:17

Part 4: Mindfulness Re-defined and the Jhanas Re-defined - Conversations with Delson

11/14/2021
Delson Armstrong looks at a new meaning for what Mindfulness is. Many times it is defined as a one-pointed focus but what is another way to look at it? This discussion leads to a new look at the Brahmavihāras or the practice of Metta (Lovingkindness) as the fastest and best path to Nibbana. TWIM -Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation is based on the earliest Buddhist Suttas from the Majjhima Nikāya from the Pāli Canon. Sutta mentioned are MN 44 and SN 44.6 - TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Mindfulness 8:19...

Duration:00:22:41

Zoom Talk MN48 Kosambiya Sutta with Bhante Vimalaramsi

11/13/2021
Some monks get into an argument. The Buddha discusses how to increase your lovingkindness and other good qualities. Zoom Recorded: 11-7-2021 Where: DSMC Talk by Bhante Vimalaramsi Abbot - Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center https://www.dhammasukha.org/ Live Zoom Sessions https://www.dhammasukha.org/dsmc-zoom-group A complete guide to the meditation the way the Buddha taught: https://www.thepathtonibbana.com/ How to practice Metta/TWIM...

Duration:01:12:16

Beginning Metta Instructions-TWIM (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation)

11/12/2021
Beginning Instructions for the Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation using Metta or Lovingkindness: Instructions as follows: Sit in a chair or on the floor, whichever is comfortable. Sit for 30 minutes minimum-don't move at all. Bring up a happy memory of lovingkindness- Holding baby, pets etc. Radiate that feeling to yourself for 10 Minutes. Pick a spiritual friend and put them in your heart and radiate that feeling to them for balance of sitting. When the mind wanders use the 6Rs. RECOGNIZE...

Duration:00:10:08

Part 3: ”31 Planes of Existence - the Agony and the Ecstasy” -Conversations with Delson

11/12/2021
Delson Armstrong looks at the Buddhist Cosmology and does a thumbnail sketch of each of the 31 realms including all the lower realms and upper Brahmalokas. A good reference book is Buddhist Cosmos by Ven. Punnadhammo TWIM -Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation is based on the earliest Buddhist Suttas from the Majjhima Nikāya from the Pali Canon. Information on TWIM https://www.dhammasukha.org/ https://www.suttavada.foundation/ Buddha taught: https://www.thepathtonibbana.com/

Duration:01:17:03

Prt 2: Upcoming Research with Delson -What will Jhana or Cessation look like?

11/10/2021
Delson Armstrong explains some research he was personally involved with at two Netherlands Universities in which he was hooked up to a number of machines which measured his response to various stimuli. The researchers were looking very closely at the unique state of Cessation which was achieved in deep states of meditation. TWIM -Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation is based on the earliest Buddhist Suttas from the Majjhima Nikāya from the Pali...

Duration:00:11:03

Pt 1 - Background and Jhanas -Delson Armstrong

10/11/2021
Delson Armstrong, senior student of Bhante Vimalaramsi, is starting to give talks and is conducting retreats. This is a series where Ven. Karuna, a samanera monk at Dhamma Sukha Meditation center, questions Delson about the deepest Dhamma topics. This session is an introduction to Delson Armstrong's background and an Introduction to the Tranquil Wisdom Meditation Path through the Jhanas. Stay tuned for the next part of this series - Topics covered: Upcoming Neuroscience research Dependent...

Duration:00:25:01

Zoom Talk MN 142 with Delson Armstrong -The Exposition of Offerings

10/10/2021
Delson discusses Giving and Dana based on the MN 142 The Exposition of Offerings Sutta. What if you give to a Dog? Is there merit? A homeless person A person on the path? Zoom Recorded: Oct 10, 2021 Where: DSMC Talk by Delson Armstrong https://www.dhammasukha.org/

Duration:01:08:27

Book: ‘Moving Dhamma Vol 2 - Discourses of the Buddha 8hrs

9/5/2021
This is a reading of the new book Moving Dhamma Vol 2 by Bhante Vimalaramsi. On a 10 day retreat these are some of the Suttas Bhante would use each day to discuss with Meditators. These are in addition to the ones he goes through in Moving Dhamma Vol 1. They are from the Majjhima Nikāya as translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi from Wisdom Publications. List of Suttas - In order for MD2 00:00:00 Preface and Intro 00:23:42 MN 36 Greater Discourse to Saccaka-Mahasaccaka Sutta 01:26:48 MN 9 Right...

Duration:30:46:05