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If you were asked why waste time meditating daily?

One of your answers, comes from the Buddha’s teaching of the 2 arrows. Mindfulness meditation trains the mind to eventually comprehend the “reality of living”, to the extend that we are better equipped to deal with daily unavoidable events with calmer demeanor.  Following are few resources for you, on this Sunday, to explore and enjoy.

During the last Thursday’s NW SMG meeting, we were studying Bhikkhu Bodhi’s book- “In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon”, we came across the Buddha’s teaching of the 2 arrows. There is this saying common nowadays, “Pain is unavoidable, Suffering is optional”.  In the Sallatha Sutta: The Arrow translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, you get the understand of the meaning behind of this popular saying.

How then, you might ask, mindfulness meditation can make a difference for me?  Following youtube video explains it in 7 minutes, the how.  And make sure you watch the video all  the way to the end, in order to …

Venerable Gavesi April/May 2019 Texas Schedule

Venerable Gavesi was ordained by the late Sayadaw U Pandita in Myanmar in 2001. For over 20 years, Ven. Gavesi has been practising both Samatha and Vipassana bhāvanā under various teachers like Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw Nyanapurnik & Ven. Sujiva. He has led many retreats in Malaysia & overseas. He is currently the Spiritual Advisor of Peace House in Penang, Malaysia.

Listings of programs open to public.  To contact for questions and details, see bottom of following illustration.

Bhante Gavesi will be giving Dhamma talks in Jade Buddha Temple Houston, Austin and Brazos Buddhist Association/Brazos Insight Meditation Bryan/College Station. In addition leading a 10-day intensive Insight meditation at the American Bodhi Center. To register for the retreat, see link.

A list of his Dhamma talks are:
Awareness, Mindfulness, and Clear ComprehensionBreaking through the identification of self Compassion and Equanimity in difficult timesDealing with Guilt
Following illustration is Bhan…