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Satipaṭṭhāna and Samādhi, by Ajahn Brahmali
One of the most common unquestioned assumptions among Buddhist meditators is that satipaṭṭhāna is synonymous with vipassanā. This assumption, it seems, often is a result of reading the Satipaṭṭhāna Suttas in isolation without carefully considering the context in which satipaṭṭhāna is used throughout the suttas. (1) When the broader view of the entire Sutta Piṭaka is taken into account, it becomes clear that such an assumption is, at best, only partially correct. In this short study I will investigate the various contexts in which satipaṭṭhāna appears and in particular consider its relationship with samādhi.
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Ajahn Nissarano at Armadale tonight 12/1/16
How wonderful to have Ajahn Nissarano back for a brief visit. He lives in Sri Lanka now, has been a monk for 18 years but started monastic life in our monastery in Serpentine.
Venerable Santutthi at Armadale tonite 5 jan 216
We start at 7pm and finish at 8.35. All welcome.
Ajahn Brahm at Cambridge - Prof Bernard Carr
I first met Ajahn Brahm (or Pete Betts as he was then) when we were students together in Cambridge 45 years ago. The story of our meeting is now well-known and even recorded in a YouTube interview with Ajahn. I was a member of the Cambridge University Buddhist Society (CUBS), recruiting new members at the Societies Fair in October 1969. He was keen to join immediately but apparently I urged restraint and suggested that he wait until after the first talk to confirm that Buddhism really was his ”cup of tea”. However, he rejected my advice and joined immediately.