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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:19 pm

marc108 wrote:What a great blessing for you. Thanks for posting the pics and videos!
Do you know if he'll be giving talks in the area anytime soon?


Thanks. I don't think he will be back for a while. It took about 2 years of planning just to get him here for the three days he was here. But you never know, he might come sooner considering the great interest there was. A few people traveled from Los Angeles and another couple came from Arizona just to see him and hear him in person.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:21 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:Great photos and video!

Do you know why he was talking at a healthcare professionals summit? I guess I don't know much about his pre-monk life, was he a doctor?


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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:25 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:Do you know why he was talking at a healthcare professionals summit? I guess I don't know much about his pre-monk life, was he a doctor?


He was invited over by Dr. Malika (photo on page one of this thread) and the Healthcare Professionals of Southern Nevada to speak at their annual convention/meeting. He has a degree in theoretical physics. His talks at the healthcare meetings focused on health care and also included Dhamma teachings; focusing on the mental health aspects, self-help features and the importance of caring for patients rather than just thinking about treating patients.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:16 pm

Thanks David,

In the video you posted he made the plea I've heard him make often, that medical professionals should focus less on "cure" and more on "care". If I recall the manner of doctors I've encountered, the latter does appear to have lost ground over my lifetime, and I've heard the issue raised by some medical professionals, just last week on the radio in fact...
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby marc108 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:23 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:he might come sooner considering the great interest there was. A few people traveled from Los Angeles and another couple came from Arizona just to see him and hear him in person.


that would be excellent. i would have driven from sacramento!
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby plwk » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:28 pm

Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:11 am

:twothumbsup: Great talk by Ajahn Brahm. Yes, gaming, not gambling. Most people who do come to Las Vegas come to just see shows and other entertainment, not for gambling or if they do gamble, do so with a strict budget and just as a form of entertainment, not expecting to win (what he calls gaming, not gambling). Sure, it would be inappropriate for monastics to attend shows or gamble, but for lay people there is nothing wrong with a little entertainment, after all watching tv, sports, going to shows, movies, etc., are also entertainment.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby Jayantha-NJ » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:37 am

good to see other Brahmaddicts here on dhamma wheel.... I credit Ajahn Brahm as my first real Buddhist teacher and being in large part the source that helped me turn my meditation practice around and begin to flourish. It would be an honor to meet him one of these days.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Postby Nickson » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:53 am

Jayantha-NJ wrote:good to see other Brahmaddicts here on dhamma wheel.... I credit Ajahn Brahm as my first real Buddhist teacher and being in large part the source that helped me turn my meditation practice around and begin to flourish. It would be an honor to meet him one of these days.

Brahmaddicts haha! that is Good, I really enjoy Listening to Ajahn Brahms Dhamma Talks, Very Helpful! :twothumbsup:
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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:11 am

Some recent events at Maha Bodhi LV:

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Ajahn Gatasaro giving a Dhamma talk

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Bhikkhuni Vimala leading a retreat (November 2013)
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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:12 am

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One of the meditators about to fall asleep (Rama I)
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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:15 am

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Some round cushions I found in a local store shaped sort of like zafus, so purchased them for the meditation hall
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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:57 am

Great photos, David.
I love the chip cushions, they're a scream!
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