Dhamma for difficult times - resources

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...from Amaravati Monastery UK:

"Heavenly Messages"

- A Dhamma Reflection from Ajahn Amaro in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.


https://www.amaravati.org/heavenly-messages/


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Let me please express the view of Ven. Baddhiya Thero in Sri Lanka what somebody should do during these difficult days.
And that is that it is better to be mindful with Yoniso manasikara expressed in damma.
And that is , to feel if one is one, seated, standing , or walking or lying. And what surrounds me. With what type of people am I with and distancing from them.
In case of a difficult situation how to deal with it with concentration.
At a time such as this, the worse thing is to be angry and impatient because with both Yoniso manasikara cannot be maintained. Further metta meditation and anapana sati bhavana can maintain ones mental equanimity to counter aggressive feelings. Then walking meditation, keeps ones mind to stick with Yoniso manasikara while it burns down calories of the system , to keep the physique healthy.
If one can, slow chanting of paritta desana ( Rathana sutta, Karaniya metta sutta , budu guna ( Itipiso gatha) would be great to keep the mind on with faith.
Maha karuna dharani sutta is another sutta one can chant at a time like this.

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Buddhism in the Time of Covid

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Not sure if anyone posted this here yet. Started today for 3 days.

Livestreaming from 8am and 8pm Sydney time.

http://www.dhammanet.org/buddhism-in-the-time-of-covid/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qLzU ... x2btZbFvaw

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this is a very nice thread. Thank you so much for idea Mikenz66 :anjali:

We just uploaded this today from Q&A series with Ven.Mahaviveka:
The Dharma of covid-19 response relief! https://youtu.be/rLCSz3iD1Ww

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The English monk Ven. Bodhidhamma, a Mahasi-trained teacher and founder of the Satipanya Buddhist Retreat Centre, is giving daily talks on his youtube channel. The live talks seem to get deleted as soon as they're over, so to catch them it's a good idea to subscribe so as to be notified.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9VUwz ... w/featured
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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JohnK wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Thanissaro Bhikkhu's recent evening talks (10-15 minutes each) make reference to the current difficult times.
For example, I just listened to the talk called "Four Mountains Moving In."
https://www.dhammatalks.org/mp3_index_current.html

Edit: Noticing that Bhikkhu Bodhi (video above) focuses on strategies for lessening distress. Thanissaro Bhikkhu (in "Four Mountains") points out that ultimate safety is only available with realization.
I've been listening to a lot of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's talks lately. Today I listened to the April 6, 2020 talk, "Mending the Social Fabric" https://www.dhammatalks.org/mp3_index_current.html
where he talks about how pandemics in the past tend to rip apart the social fabric, notably through scapegoating, and encourages the development of goodwill to counter this. Towards the end he invokes SN47.19 https://suttacentral.net/sn47.19:
... this is how looking after society, those around you, protects you...
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The Buddhism in the Time of Covid sessions and Q&A are now organised as YouTube playlists:

https://www.youtube.com/user/dhammanet/ ... shelf_id=8

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Bhante Yogavacara Rahula

Dhamma talks, Q&A, guided meditation and Sutta Study via ZOOM

http://bhanterahula.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... n-and.html


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Bhante Sujato's Dhamma talk from yesterday: “Now we are all Rapunzel – Singing lessons in the Kingdom of Corona” offers guidance on how to make the most of our time in lockdown.



These talks from Tilorian ISangha (Belgium) also include Q&A, but you need to tune into the live sessions for those.

http://tilorien.org/en/isangha/

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