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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by Reductor » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:23 am

That is a great video clip, David. Love the part about Ajahn Chah.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by Monkey Mind » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:52 am

I would have flown to Vegas for that. Nice work on hosting him.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:05 am

:thumbsup:

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Retro. :)
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by Alobha » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:35 pm

Sadhu sadhu sadhu David!
Looks like all of you had a great time there!

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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:06 pm

mikenz66 wrote: I like the way you have the same haircut and glasses.
Now you just need to work on the smile... :D
:D :thumbsup:

There were a few other men attending who were also bald and when Ajahn saw all of us he said, "do you have to have a haircut like David's to be a member of this group?"

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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:15 pm

Monkey Mind wrote:I would have flown to Vegas for that. Nice work on hosting him.
:oops: Sorry about that. I didn't think those from far away places would want to attend so only announced it in the Southern Nevada, Southern California areas. I'll keep you in mind if it should happen again with someone like Ajahn Brahm.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by Ben » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:50 pm

Well done, David.

I look forward to viewing the videos on the weekend when I am back in town.
Much merits to you!
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by marc108 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:25 am

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?
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by SamKR » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:12 am

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:
It's nice to know Ajahn was here in Nevada.
Also very nice to know about the activities in the Dhamma center in Las Vegas.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by LonesomeYogurt » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:12 pm

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?
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
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these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
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Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by DNS » 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!

Post by 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?
Ajahn Brahm graduated in physics by Cambridge University.
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Re: Ajahn Brahm in Las Vegas!

Post by DNS » 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!

Post by 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!

Post by 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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