Ajahn Sona

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Dhamma talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sona, the Abbot of Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery, Canada.

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Stages of Enlightenment

July 30th, 2019

26:39

 Stages of Enlightenment, in the series of talks on The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths.

The Tenfold Path (9 & 10) - Right Knowledge & Liberation

July 20th, 2019

12:43

Right Knowledge & Liberation, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

The Noble Eightfold Path (8) - Right Concentration

July 16th, 2019

18:29

 Right Concentration, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

The Noble Eightfold Path (7) - Right Mindfulness

July 13th, 2019

12:41

Right Mindfulness, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

The Noble Eightfold Path (6) - Right Effort

July 9th, 2019

52:22

Right Effort, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

The Noble Eightfold Path (5) - Right Livelihood

June 25th, 2019

13:30

Right Livelihood, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

Reflections From a Year of Retreat

June 24th, 2019

40:59

Luang Por Pasanno reflects on his year-long retreat in Thailand and Canada. Dhamma talk offered at Birken Forest Monastery on June 16, 2019.

The Noble Eightfold Path (4) - Right Action

June 20th, 2019

17:52

Right Action, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

The Noble Eightfold Path (3) - Right Speech

June 15th, 2019

21:18

Right Speech, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

The Noble Eightfold Path (2) - Right Intention

June 11th, 2019

16:32

Right Intention, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

The Noble Eightfold Path (1): Right View

June 8th, 2019

19:02

Right View, in the series of talks on  The Noble Eightfold Path, The Tenfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths. 

The Four Noble Truths

June 4th, 2019

32:18

A series of talks on The Four Noble Truths,  The Noble Eightfold Path, and The Tenfold Path.

The Rabbi and the Buddhist Monk

May 29th, 2019

49:25

 In conversation: Rabbi Shmuel Braun and Ajahn Sona, abbot of the Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery. 

Buddhist Cosmology (10) - Formless Realm

May 6th, 2019

23:00

Part 10, last in the series on Buddhist Cosmology. In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:

Buddhist Cosmology (9) - Hell Realm

April 15th, 2019

38:02

Part 9 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology. In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:

Buddhist Cosmology (8) - Mara

April 1st, 2019

37:34

Part 8 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn  Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:   

Buddhist Cosmology (7) - Brahma Realms

March 20th, 2019

36:49

Part 7 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:  

Buddhist Cosmology (6) - Six Sensuous Heavens

March 13th, 2019

42:17

Part 6 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:  

Buddhist Cosmology (5) - The Wheel turning Monarch

March 5th, 2019

28:01

Part 5 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology. 

In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo.

Cosmology Book, free download:

Buddhist Cosmology (4) - Ghost Realm

February 7th, 2019

33:55

 Part 4 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:

Buddhist Cosmology (3) - The Northern Continent

January 30th, 2019

23:13

 Part 3 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.  In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo. Cosmology Book, free download:

Metta (12) - The Whole of the Path

November 27th, 2018

29:34

Talk 12 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Metta (11) - Mother's Day

November 19th, 2018

34:41

Talk 11 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Metta (10) - Imagination & Nudist Monks

November 12th, 2018

29:53

Talk 10 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Metta (9) - Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves

November 4th, 2018

29:38

Talk 9 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Jataka Stories (3) - The Acrobats

October 29th, 2018

28:25

This is an ongoing series with Jataka stories told by Margo McLoughlin. Jatakas are native to India and belong to the first Buddhist literature …

Metta (8) - Pat Your Head, Rub Your Stomach

October 21st, 2018

28:19

Talk 8 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Buddhist Legends: The Weaver's Daughter

October 15th, 2018

25:05

This is an ongoing series with Jataka stories and Buddhist legends told by Margo McLoughlin. The Jataka tales relate the previous births of the …

Metta (7) - Seven-day Silent Symphony

October 10th, 2018

19:25

Talk 7 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Metta (6) - Go Bless Yourself

September 30th, 2018

30:08

Talk 6 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Jataka Stories: The Antelope Birth

September 25th, 2018

14:28

This is an ongoing series with Jataka stories told by Margo McLoughlin. Jatakas are native to India and belong to the first Buddhist literature …

Jataka Stories: The Crow Birth

September 6th, 2018

12:33

This is an ongoing series with Jataka stories told by Margo McLoughlin. Jatakas are native to India and belong to the first Buddhist literature …

My Life, My Practice - Margo McLoughlin

September 6th, 2018

31:36

My Life, My Practice is a continuing series of interviews with Ajahn Sona and longtime Buddhist practitioners, both monastics and laypeople, to discover what brought them to and keeps them on the Buddhist path. In this …

Metta (part 5) - Love Is Not Serious

August 29th, 2018

33:11

Talk 5 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Metta (part 4) - The Quality of Mercy

August 23rd, 2018

31:52

Talk 4 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Metta (part 3) - Kissing the Leper

August 23rd, 2018

37:04

Talk 3 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Metta (part 2) - Watching Ourselves Watching Others

August 23rd, 2018

31:05

Talk 2 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Metta (part 1) - Basis for Insight

August 23rd, 2018

13:58

Talk 1 on Metta / Loving-kindness by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017.

Cancer Wisdom (part 2) - Interview with Piyadassi

August 23rd, 2018

32:32

Part 2 in a continuing series of talks about cancer and the Buddhist approach to illness. Ajahn Sona in an interview with Piyadassi, whose experience with cancer was greatly supported by Ajahn Sona's coaching and her …

Cancer Wisdom (part 1)

August 23rd, 2018

21:52

Part 1 in a continuing series of talks about cancer and the Buddhist approach to illness, by Ajahn Sona.

The Higher Mind (part 6) - Samadhi Is the Heart Unburdoned

August 23rd, 2018

32:47

Talk 6 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

The Higher Mind (part 5) - Foot in the Door of Samadhi

August 23rd, 2018

30:29

Talk 5 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

The Higher Mind (part 4) - Prisoner of Habit

August 23rd, 2018

34:02

Talk 4 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

The Higher Mind (part 3) - Right Effort Redefined

August 23rd, 2018

33:41

Talk 3 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

The Higher Mind (part 2) - Transcending the Natural

August 23rd, 2018

33:22

Talk 2 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

The Higher Mind (part 1) - Why Be Good

August 23rd, 2018

21:25

Talk 1 on 'Development of the Higher Mind', by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

Equanimity (part 6) - The Seventh Factor of Awakening

August 23rd, 2018

25:32


Talk 6 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

Equanimity (part 5) - A Breathless Stillness

August 23rd, 2018

39:51

Talk 5 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

Equanimity (part 4) - Never Surprised

August 23rd, 2018

33:30

Talk 4 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

Equanimity (part 3) - 350 Million + 1

August 23rd, 2018

37:21

Talk 3 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

Equanimity (part 2) - The Ultimate Success

August 23rd, 2018

34:38

Talk 2 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

Equanimity (part 1) - The Gourmand

August 22nd, 2018

25:57

Talk 1 on Equanimity by Ven. Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2018.

My Life, My Practice - Miguel Romero

August 22nd, 2018

48:41

A continuing series of interviews with Ajahn Sona and longtime Buddhist practitioners, including both monastics and laypeople, to discover what brought them to and keeps them on the Buddhist path.

My Life, My Practice - Pamutto Bhikkhu

August 22nd, 2018

44:36

A continuing series of interviews with Ajahn Sona and longtime Buddhist practitioners, including both monastics and laypeople, to discover what brought them to and keeps them on the Buddhist path.

My Life, My Practice - Ajahn Pavaro

August 22nd, 2018

1:00:10

The first in a series of interviews with Ajahn Sona and longtime Buddhist practitioners, including both monastics and laypeople, to discover what brought them to and keeps them on the Buddhist path.

Modern Psychology vs. Buddhist Psychology (part 2)

August 22nd, 2018

31:16

Buddhism is the world's oldest psychology. It is also the most spiritual of all psychologies and the most psychological of all spiritualities. In …

Modern Psychology vs. Buddhist Psychology (part 1)

August 22nd, 2018

30:35

Buddhism is the world's oldest psychology. It is also the most spiritual of all psychologies and the most psychological of all spiritualities. In …

Buddhist Cosmology (2) - Asura Realm

August 22nd, 2018

36:16

Part 2 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.
In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo

Buddhist Cosmology (1) - Space, Time & Being

August 22nd, 2018

1:08:29

Part 1 in a continuing series on Buddhist Cosmology.
In dialogue: Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Punnadhammo.

The Ten Perfections (10) - Equanimity

August 22nd, 2018

9:52

#10 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (9) - Metta

August 22nd, 2018

8:40

#9 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (8) - Determination

August 22nd, 2018

7:33

#8 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (7) - Truthfulness

August 22nd, 2018

5:50

#7 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (6) - Patience

August 22nd, 2018

9:55

#6 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (5) - Energy

August 22nd, 2018

12:21

#5 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (4) - Wisdom

August 22nd, 2018

13:09

#4 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (3) - Renunciation

August 22nd, 2018

14:58

#3 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (2) - Virtue

August 22nd, 2018

9:55

#2 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (1) - Generosity

August 22nd, 2018

20:31

#1 in the series of talks on Ten Perfections, the outstanding virtues that were cultivated by the Buddha before his enlightenment. Discover a …

The Ten Perfections (Teatime at Birken)

August 22nd, 2018

56:29

Dhamma talk on Ten Perfections, recorded during teatime with guests and residents at Birken Forest Monastery.

Divine Abidings (part 5) - Eleven Benefits

August 22nd, 2018

13:57

This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the …

Divine Abidings (part 4) - Equanimity

August 22nd, 2018

9:44

This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the …

Divine Abidings (part 3) - Open-source Heaven

August 22nd, 2018

9:25

This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the …

Divine Abidings (part 2) - Compassion

August 22nd, 2018

8:42

This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the …

Divine Abidings (part 1) - It's better than you think

August 22nd, 2018

8:39

This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can take up residence within us, transforming our everyday lives from the …

Right Effort (part 5) - How to stay awake

August 22nd, 2018

9:47

Part 5 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.

Right Effort (part 4) - Seven Factors of Awakening

August 22nd, 2018

10:16

Part 4 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.

Right Effort (part 3) - How to stop feeling bad

August 22nd, 2018

14:14

Part 3 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.

Right Effort (part 2) - How to prevent troublesome emotions

August 22nd, 2018

9:25

Part 2 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.

Right Effort (part 1) - Introduction

August 22nd, 2018

9:17

Part 1 in a series of talks on Right Effort, the sixth (and often neglected) step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.

Five Hindrances (part 5) - Doubt

August 22nd, 2018

9:18

Part 5 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.

Five Hindrances (part 4) - Agitation

August 22nd, 2018

8:28

Part 4 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.

Five Hindrances (part 3) - Stagnation

August 22nd, 2018

11:05

Part 3 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.

Five Hindrances (part 2) - Anger

August 22nd, 2018

10:30

Part 2 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.

Five Hindrances (part 1) - Desire

August 22nd, 2018

10:44

Part 1 in a series of short talks on the Five Hindrances, the mental factors that are pervasive obstacles to peace in both meditation and our daily lives.

Breath Meditation (part 5) - The Remedy to Anxiety

August 22nd, 2018

7:48

This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the …

Breath Meditation (part 4) - Immersion

August 22nd, 2018

7:12

This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the …

Breath Meditation (part 3) - Serenity & Clarity

August 22nd, 2018

7:34

This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the …

Breath Meditation (part 2) - The Emotional Benefit

August 22nd, 2018

9:32

This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the …

Breath Meditation (part 1) - Introduction

August 22nd, 2018

10:42

This series of short talks describes in detail the most favored method of meditation used by the Buddha over 2500 years ago, and brings to light the indispensable emotional benefits of this timeless practice for the …

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