Author Topic: Ayya Khema  (Read 3662 times)

Masauwu

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Ayya Khema
« on: July 15, 2011, 08:22:39 PM »
I`ve just found out about this teacher, felt like sharing in case there are others who didn`t know about her. Short sample fragment of a dhamma talk below, and a more extensive collection of videos here. I really enjoyed her clarity and kindness from the few videos i`ve been watching.

13 Ayya Khema - The first jhana - PART3 - a home for the mind
The summer river:
although there is a bridge, my horse
goes through the water.

chintan

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Re: Ayya Khema
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 03:01:25 PM »
Excellent.. thanks.

Andrew

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Re: Ayya Khema
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 03:48:37 PM »
"We do need a happy mind to meditate"

I'm going to check out theses stages of happiness she talks about. I really find it is good to have a little grin on almost all the time. I actually find it amusing now when I react to something, there is that moment when you go "Look at the little self go!" Like watching a baby take it's first steps "Is that cute, Andy is angry again, oh!"
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Stefan

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Re: Ayya Khema
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 04:29:09 PM »

.... there is that moment when you go "Look at the little self go!"
Like watching a baby take it's first steps "Is that cute, Andy is angry again, oh!"


 :D
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Re: Ayya Khema
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 06:46:22 PM »
Thank you Masauwu,
I did not know of her. Her writing is very clear.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/khema/bl095.html
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Re: Ayya Khema
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 10:37:39 PM »
Indeed thank you Masauwu - very clear teachings.

Warmly,

Matthew
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Jeeprs

Re: Ayya Khema
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 10:56:14 PM »
Ayya Khema was one of the founders of a marvellous retreat centre called Wat Buddha Dhamma which is out in the bush about 90 minutes north of Sydney. It is in the middle of a national park, with marvellous birdlife and a truly beautiful Sala (meditation hall). My first retreats were taken there, back in the 1980's, when Phra Khantipalo, the English monk, was teacher-in-residence.  Have a look at the gallery pics. I am considering going back up there later this year to renew my practice.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2011, 10:58:47 PM by Jeeprs »

 

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