Greetings fellow practitioners,
Each Wednesday evening during the past month I’ve been having a livestream zoom gathering with people who’ve done retreats or who have been on pilgrimage with me, or who are long term supporters of Anandagiri forest monastery. Between 90-110 dhamma friends have been joining. We’ve done some chanting, a guided meditation and then there is a Q and A session. Some helpers (thanks JC and Mike!) have helped to edit the Q and A so that these can be shared more broadly. Unfortunately we cannot open up the meeting too broadly, as there are certain security risks and it is wiser to keep it at this manageable level, and to include only participants who are well known to the meeting hosts. But we are very glad to be able to share the Dhamma discussion via this website
and my YouTube channel.
Below is a list of the questions which were asked.
I hope that something shared is useful to you at this time, wherever you are.
Ajahn Achalo Bhikkhu
Q and A - From May 13 zoom livestream
1 - How to resolve wishing beings well, while knowing that suffering is inevitable?
2 - How do you know if you’ve attained Stream Entry level of Insight?
3 - I like the idea that there are subtle bodied beings ‘out there’ who support us. Can Ajahn talk about this?
4 - How to practice with fear and worry?
5 - How can I be kind to parents and family during lockdown?
6 - Sometimes I don’t practice because my faith is not strong, please advise.
Q and A - From May 20 zoom livestream
1 - How to apply mindfulness when having to think a lot or when busy with activities?
2 - Can Ajahn talk about encounters with HH Dalai Lama and how these inform your practice and understanding.
3 - I have anxiety, should I practice breath meditation
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The official ‘Ajahn Achalo Bhikkhu’ YouTube channel to share links with Dhamma friends
There is also another YouTube channel 'Peace Beyond Suffering'