Bhante Vimalaramsi
2018 Easter Retreat No.5 - Day 5 MN 18 Honeyball - Mar 31, 2018

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 - Day 5 MN 18 Honeyball - Mar 31, 2018

May 15, 2018

The Honey Ball Sutta

Bhante Vimalaramsi

Mar 31, 2018

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 4 MN 111 One by One - Progress through the Jhanas Mar 30,2018
2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 3 MN 140 Exposition of the Elements Mar 29, 2018

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 3 MN 140 Exposition of the Elements Mar 29, 2018

May 14, 2018

Dhathuvibangha Sutta MN 140

 

Bhante Vimalaramsi

Mar 29, 2018

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 2 - Distractions MN 128 Mar 28, 2018

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 2 - Distractions MN 128 Mar 28, 2018

May 14, 2018

MN 128 Upakilesa Sutta

Bhante Vimalaramsi

Mar 28, 2018

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 1 Orientation and Instructions Mar 27, 2018

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 1 Orientation and Instructions Mar 27, 2018

May 14, 2018

On this first day of retreat Bhante shares some experiences he had recently in India. He also gives the meditation instructions for the coming retreat.

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 9 To Saccaka MN 35 April 4, 2018

2018 Easter Retreat No.5 Day 9 To Saccaka MN 35 April 4, 2018

May 7, 2018

Last Day of the 2018 Easter Retreat in San Juan Bautista, Cal.

 

To Saccaka MN 35 April 4, 2018

Journey of Forgiveness with Bhante Vimalaramsi

Journey of Forgiveness with Bhante Vimalaramsi

March 25, 2018

Bhante Vimalaramsi talks about how to use Forgiveness and how to practice it. He describes some poignent memories from his past.

MN 73 Maha Vacchagotta Sutta- Many, many people including lay people attained Nibbana at time of the Buddha!

MN 73 Maha Vacchagotta Sutta- Many, many people including lay people attained Nibbana at time of the Buddha!

February 8, 2018

Some people say lay people cannot attain Nibbana, only monks.  Not true, this sutta explains that hundreds and thousands of lay people attained all of the stages of enlightenment.

So go to a retreat - Nibbana is possible for you!

 

“Good, Gotama, wait! Is there a single bhikkhu a disciple of Gotama, who has destroyed desires, has released the mind from desires and released through wisdom, abiding, here and now?' `Vaccha, not one, not one hundred, not two hundred, not three hundred, not four hundred, not five hundred. There are many more bhikkhus, disciples of mine, who have destroyed desires, the mind released from desires and released through wisdom, here and now abiding,' `Good, Gotama, wait! Let alone bhikkhus. Is there a single bhikkhuni a disciple of Gotama, who has destroyed desires has released the mind from desires and released through wisdom, here and now, have realised?' `Vaccha, not one, not one hundred, not two hundred, not three hundred, not four hundred, not five hundred. There are many, more bhikkhunis, disciples of mine, who have destroyed desires, the mind released from desires and released through wisdom, here and now realising abide'. `Good, Gotama, wait! Other than bhikkhus, and bhikkhunis. Is there a single lay disciple of Gotama, who wearing white clothes had led the holy life, has destroyed the five lower bonds to the sensual world, and is born spontaneously, not to proceed?' `Vaccha, not one, not one hundred, not two hundred, not three hundred, not four hundred, not five hundred. There are many more lay disciples of mine, who have destroyed the five lower bonds to the sensual world, and born spontaneously would not proceed,' `Good, Gotama, wait! Other thanbhikkhus, bhikkhunis and lay disciples of Gotama, who wear white clothes and lead the holy life. Is there a single a lay disciple, who wears white clothes, leads the holy life, while partaking sensual pleasures, and doing the work in the dispensation has dispelled doubts. Has become confident of what should and should not be done, and does not need a teacher any more in the dispensation of the Teacher. Vaccha, not one, not one hundred, not two hundred, not three hundred, not four hundred, not five hundred. There are many more lay disciples of mine, wearing white clothes leadingthe holy life, while partaking sensual pleasures and doing the work in the dispensation have dispelled doubts Have become confident of what should and should not be done and do not need a teacher any more,'

 

`Good, Gotama, wait! Other than the bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, the lay disciples who have arisen spontaneously and will not proceed, and the ones who have entered the stream of the Teaching and are confident, is there a single female lay disciple of good Gotama. Who wears white clothes leads the holy life has destroyed the five lower bonds to the sensual world, and is born spontaneously not to proceed' `Vaccha, not one, not one hundred, not two hundred, not three hundred, not four hundred, not five hundred. There are many more female lay disciples of mine, who have destroyed the five lower bonds to the sensual world, and are born spontaneously not to proceed,' `Good, Gotama, wait! Other than the bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, lay disciples arisen spontaneously who would not proceed and the ones who have entered the stream of the Teaching and are confident and the lay female disciples who have arisen apontaneously not to proceed is there is a single female lay disciple. Who wears white clothes leads the holy life, while partaking sensual pleasures, anddoing the work in the dispensation has dispelled doubts, has become confident, of what should and should not be done and does not need a teacher any more. `'Vaccha, not one, not one hundred, not two hundred, not three hundred, not four hundred, not five hundred. There are many more female lay disciples of mine wearing white clothes lead the holy life, while partaking sensual pleasures, doing the work in the dispensation have dispelled doubts. Have become confident of what should and should not be done. They do not need a teacher any more in the dispensation of the Teacher.

http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pitaka/2Majjhima-Nikaya/Majjhima2/073-maha-vacchagotta-e1.html

Guided Forgiveness Meditation 20 min. as taught by Bhante Vimalaramsi with Instructions

Guided Forgiveness Meditation 20 min. as taught by Bhante Vimalaramsi with Instructions

January 15, 2018

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"An Effective Method to Dissolving Blocks to Loving-Kindness and Living in the Present Moment"

Spoken by David Johnson

From "Guide to Forgiveness Meditation" by Vimalaramsi

Apparently, in some cases, if we do get into trouble with generating lovingkindness, we can clear the runway for our Mindfulness of Loving-Kindness to take off by first learning to use Mindfulness of Forgiveness meditation.   This is an extremely powerful and cleansing practice. Forgiveness is a form of loving-kindness that really clears our mind of negative or unwholesome states.

2016 Dhamma Discussion Bhante V and Punnaji Part 2

2016 Dhamma Discussion Bhante V and Punnaji Part 2

January 9, 2018

Bhante Vimalaramsi and Punnaji discuss Dhamma at the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center June 2016.

Part 2 Covered:  

40 Kinds of Meditation
What is the meaning of Satipatthana?
Vissudhi Magga and it's influence
9 Insight knowledges -- Origin of Vipassana
Concentration and suppressing of Hindrances vs Allowing
Ekaggata Definition

Recorded:6-27-16 Part 2 of 2
Where: DMSC
Talk by Bhante Vimalaramsi and Bhante Punnaji of Malaysia

The Path of TWIM is explained in this book:

https://www.thepathtonibbana.com/