Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain

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Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain

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This is a very interesting talk. Bhikkhu Bodhi discusses the constant pain problems he has had since the 1970s, and some of the techniques he has used to make it possible to have a meditation practice in the face of these problems.

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Post by Ben »

Thanks Mike!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by BlackBird »

Cheers Mike. Ven. Bodhi is very admirable monk indeed.
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain

Post by David2 »

Thanks for sharing! It is always a pleasure to listen to Ven. Bodhi.
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