Timeless Wisdom: Being the Knowing
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"Timeless Wisdom: Being the Knowing"
Ven. Thubten Chodron and Ven. Ajahn Amaro discuss Buddhist meditation and philosophy. They also relate how they, as westerners, found their way to Buddhism and monastic life. Both Ven. Chodron and Ven. Amaro are heads of their own monasteries, have lectured and taught around the world, and have published many books.
The main video on this DVD was shot on February 28, 1995, in Seattle, Washington. It was originally released 17 years ago on VHS. It is now on DVD, plus three other short videos of their teachings. Also, English subtitles can be accessed via the remote control.
=== Contents ===
"An evening with Ven. Thubten Chodron and Ven. Ajahn Amaro"
February 28, 1995, Seattle, WA (58:37 min.)
“1 min. 39 sec. Meditation Instructions”
Ven. Amaro - February 28, 1995, Seattle, WA (1:39 min.)
“Banana Peel Wisdom”
Ven. Chodron - Sept. 8, 2012, Newport, WA (4:06 min.)
Ven. Amaro - October 10, 2010, Hertfordshire, UK (3:34 min.)
Note: All have optional English Subtitle tracks.
=== About: Ven. Thubten Chodron ===
Born in 1950, Chodron graduated from UCLA in 1971. Since 1975, she has practiced Buddhism under the guidance of H.H. the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan masters and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977. She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal before becoming spiritual director at Institute Lama Tzong Khapa, director of Dorje Pamo Monastery in France, resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore, and later at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. She is founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Wash., and travels internationally to teach Buddhism. Among her many books: “Buddhism for Beginners.”
Ven. Thubten Chodron
Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport, WA 99156
=== About: Ven. Ajahn Amaro ===
Born in Kent, England, in 1956, Amaro received a BSc with Honours from London University in psychology and physiology in 1977. In 1978, he took up residence in a forest meditation monastery, in the lineage of Ven. Ajahn Chah, in Northeast Thailand. In 1996, he founded Abhayagiri Monastery in Mendocino County, California, and was co-abbot from 1997-2010.
Amaro has traveled extensively to share Buddhist thought and presently is abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire, England. He has written 12 books, most recently, “Inner Listening: Meditation on the Sound of Silence, a guide to ‘nada yoga’ ” and “Introduction to the Life and Teachings of Ajahn Chah.”
Ven. Ajahn Amaro
Amaravati Buddhist Monastery,
St. Margarets Lane, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead,
Hertfordshire, HP1 3BZ England
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