Q: Though I Am Practising Hard, I Seem To Be Going Backwards

(approx. 15 minutes) KEYWORDS: Q: I have intensified my practice over the last year and a half. During this time my sila has gone backwards: Why is this the case? Sila, anger, attention, light, energy, dissolve, denial, restraint, 5 precepts, heedlessness, will, Ajahn Dukkha, conflation, peaceful, child, agile, guided meditation, gentle, sensitive, mental exercise, Satipatthana sutta, counting the breath, strength, weakness.

Q: Reflecting On Death_PART_01

(approx. 7 minutes) KEYWORDS: "How to really practice with the reality of our own mortality and that of others?” Going for refuge to Dhamma, refuge to reality, reality of death, cultivation, life affirming, road-kill, truly meet our reaction, aspiration, unobstructed, avoidance, collective denial, normalised, cryonics, funerals, imbibing poison, alcohol, blood-brain barrier, honesty, compulsive judging.

Q: Weird Sensations In Vipassana Practice

(approx. 15 minutes) Keywords: “I am having physical issues like dizziness, mind not working …” Purification, violent movements, medical, Burmese techniques, traditional Theravada understanding, vipassana, samadhi, relationship with desire, craving, fire, upadana, view, knowing the movement, Ten Parami, Ten Vectors Of Transformation, generosity, integrity, safety, nekkhamma, saying no practice, heedlessness, exercising agency, indulgence and denial and the middle way, determination, inner confidence, spiritual muscle, patience, soft powers, humility, modesty, forbearance, truthfulness, the casual culture, self distrust, energy, intensity, fear, joy, conscious caring, discernment, Ajahn Thate, reflective intelligence, asking the right questions, what really matters, equanimity, taking personal responsibility, not projecting, sitting with eyes open.

Q: When We Chant, 'May All Beings Be Happy', Does That Mean The Only Good Is Happiness?

(approx. 7 minutes) Keywords: Motivation, formal contemplations, Four Brahma Vihara: metta, karuna, mudita, upekkha, obstructions, denial, indulgence, middle way, Acrobat sutta, selfishness, expanding open-hearted awareness, benefit, conflict, anger, relevance, competence.