Author name: Tahn Pamutto

Morning Dhamma Options

Morning Dhamma Options This morning, as I have most mornings this year, I woke early before the gears of the world started turning. In the morning stillness I dressed, brewed a cup of coffee, and sat down to read a few passages of dhamma. One of the passages, by chance, included the 16 steps of […]

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Discussion Around Truth

The most fruitful dhamma explorations, I find, are the ones that are delved into communally – the ongoing dialogue among seekers that allows us to push beyond our limited understandings to explore themes too vast to be encompassed by just one viewpoint. This week’s exploration has been around speech, and the unimpeachable value of Truth.

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The Uposatha

In the Buddha’s time, people of many faiths were already keeping a sabbath on the Full and New Moons, called observing the Uposatha. When they requested that the Buddha also lay out an observance for this holy day, the Buddha described the practice of taking the 8 Precepts for a day and a night. Doing

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Dhammapalooza –

Dhammapalooza every Monday 8-10pm EST Join Bhante Jayasara and guests on the ‘Students of the Path’ YouTube channel every Monday for a two-hour session of chanting, dhamma reflection, Q & A, and meditation. Every session is broadcast live on YouTube – sign in to join the chat. This week’s session included Bhante Pamutto, with a

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Sacca Parami: Truthfulness

See Bhante Pamutto and Bhante Jarasara during their regular Sunday morning Zoom session with the Indonesian Buddhist Family in NYC. Bhante Pamutto speaks on Sacca Parami – the Practice and Perfection of Truth, with stories, examples and tips for developing this vital quality. The lengthy Q&A session after includes insights from both monastics further developing

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Bhante Jayāsara and MaggaSekha

Meet Bhante Jayasāra. After years of lay dhamma practice, he ordained at Bhavana Society in West Virginia under the legendary Sri Lankan forest monk Bhante Gunaratana. Almost immediately he found himself teaching and helping lead the community. After four years, he has stepped away from those responsibilities to travel around, visiting other monasteries and learning

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