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Ariya B. Baumann's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
Ariya B. Baumann
Ariya B. Baumann left her career as a music and dance teacher in favour of her deep yearing to understand herself and the world. Based on her many years of practice, twenty-one of them as a nun in the Burmese tradition, she now lays a strong emphasis on the practice of loving-kindness (including metta chants) as a basis for the vipassana meditation practice. She has translated a number of Dhamma books from Burmese to English and German, among these are Mahasi Sayadaw’s ‘Manual of Insight’. She is a co-founder and president of ‘Metta In Action’ which supports a variety of social and medical projects throughout Burma, especially nunneries.
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2015-10-27 The Infernal Trio 50:34
Greed, hatred, and delusion are the members of the Infernal Trio – the destruction of them is liberation, nibbāna.
October 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-10-20 Death – Our Close Friend 57:59
The reflection on death helps us prepare for this unavoidable fact, makes us look at our priorities, and brings much gratitude, joy, and lightness into our life.
October 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-10-13 Walking Meditation 64:12
Walking Meditation is an important and integral part of meditation practice with many amazing benefits. It facilitates insights into the four primary elements, conditionality, or the not-self nature of phenomena.
October 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-10-06 A Thousand Thoughts 40:16
Thoughts are part of our existence as human beings. With the practice of meditation, the nature of the thought processes in particular and the nature of the mind can be understood by closely observing these thoughts whenever they arise.
October 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-10-26 The Essence Of Life 64:49
Generosity, virtue and meditation are the essences that we can extract from our life.
October 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-10-19 Diligence 57:28
The Buddha rated diligence (appamada) as foremost among all the wholesome qualities.
October 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-10-12 The Defilements and the Three Trainings - Part 2 63:25
The latent defilements are the base from which they manifest as either obsessive or transgressive defilements. Their abandoning, temporary or complete, can be acheived by the threefold training in virtue, concentration, and wisdom.
October 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-10-05 The Defilements and the Three Trainings - Part 1 49:21
The three trainings in virtue, concentration, and wisdom enable a practitioner to suppress or abandon the different levels of defilements. But only the practice of vipassana mediation is able to completely uproot them.
October 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-10-26 The Protective Power Of The Dharma 66:16
The Dhamma offers protection in various ways for those who follow and practice the Dharma.
October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-10-19 Freedom 49:06
Unlike freedom as license, the freedom achieved through a disciplined practice of the Buddha’s teaching is all-encompassing and truly liberating.
October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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