Rather than teaching the theory of meditation through lectures and public forums alone, Bhanté’s teaching propels around the “Nirodha Retreat” making yogis benefit from a training of meditation lifestyle practice in a silent and secluded environment which many find as a life changing experience and immeasurable asset for self development.
In his quest for his own liberation, the layman Dhammaruwan took permanent ordination as a Buddhist monk on April 10, 2016. The ordination ceremony took place in the Bhavana Society’s Forest Monastery in West Virginia, USA before a large gathering of monks, lay devotees, his students and his friends
Introducing the Brahmaviharas. Fundamental nature of everyone is to be good. Misconceptions of Metta (Friendliness). Importance of friendliness in meditation practice. How to and how not to practice metta or friendliness. Guided meditation instructions.
Differences between Eastern and Western teaching traditions. Importance of a Dhamma talk to your practice. How to perceive the practice. Why and how one needs to practice. Stories about Munindraji. The quest for enlightenment of the seven practitioners on the rock.