Kathina talk 2019 – given the day before the Relic Enshrining Ceremony
Greetings fellow practitioners,
This years' Kathina ceremony, an annual robe offering ceremony initiated by Lord Buddha himself, occurred just one day before our Relic Enshrining ceremony and the placing of the Chedi Spire. This being the case it seemed a good occasion to offer a little background information to the Chedi building project to our large group of English speaking guests, as well as some more general encouragements for spiritual practice. It is indeed an interesting talk!
A kind of 'classic Ajahn Achalo yarn' for the end of the year. For there are ghosts, devas, great masters with psychic powers, curious stories and synchronicities and thankfully a few quotes from the suttas as well!
I trust that you may enjoy the talk.
With metta and every best wish.
Ajahn Achalo Bhikkhu
Greetings fellow practitioners
Here is the talk which I gave under the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya recently.
The talk starts at 44 minutes after a guided meditation.
With metta - Ajahn Achalo
Greetings Fellow Practitioners,
I am happy to share with you on this occasion a slideshow which captures many beautiful images related to the finishing of the 'Bodhgaya-Ananda-Chedi' project. The visits of wonderful senior monks and meditation masters, the joy of large numbers of laypeople, the beauty of the reliquary and parasol themselves, as well as a visit from my dear old mother. Mike our closest neighbour here at Anandagiri has also produced a soundscape which incorporates some of the actual chanting which was recited on the occasions – some of these being traditional Thai forms. I trust that you will enjoy these glimpses into some rare and beautiful occasions, some lovely bright points within our often fraught with challenges lives.
As well as the slideshow we also have some video footage presented very nicely as well, capturing the occasion from many different perspectives.
May All Beings Be Well!
Ajahn Achalo Bhikkhu
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