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Acceptance, Non-self, Idiosyncrasy, Non-conflict
January 11 @ 9:30 am - January 14 @ 1:00 pm
Venerable Hasapanna will teach on the following topics
You search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your Love & Affection than yourself, but that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love & affection.
Saturday morning – Lecture Hall 2
The Key to Freedom
The Greater Discourse on the Full-Moon Night Mahāpuṇṇama Sutta – Majjhima Nikaya 109
From the Middle Length Discourse (Majjhima Nikaya) translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
On a full moon night, one of the monk asked the Buddha about a certain point that go to the heart of the teaching of the doctrine of not-self.
The realisation of non-self (Anatta) is the key to freedom from suffering (enlightenment).
Sunday morning – Lecture Hall 2
Don’t judge others. Let us have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike, each has their own suffering.
Monday morning – Lecture Hall 2
The Disposition of Non-Conflict
Araṇavibhaṅga Sutta – Majjhima Nikaya 139
Reading Material: Middle Length Discourse (Majjhima Nikaya) translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Achieving non-conflict is no simple matter. The Buddha explains how to avoid conflict through understanding pleasure, right speech, and not insisting on native language and override normal usage.
Tuesday morning – Lecture Hall 2
Interlacing with her teachings, Venerable Hasapanna will give guidance on three types of meditation – Body Awareness, Breathing and Loving Kindness. She emphasises on making ‘Good Meditation Karma’. One can do whatever type of meditation that suits them. It is not the technique, method or the type of meditation, but one’s attitude towards the meditation practice that matters. Her sessions are generally interactive and are suitable for all levels of practitioners. She welcomes feedback and questions from her audience.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday mornings – Lecture Hall 2
Venerable Hāsapañña was born in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1960. She joined Dhammasara Nuns Monastery in 2002 as a trainee nun (Anagarikā) for 2 years and a 10-precept nun for 4 years with Ajahn Vāyāmā as her teacher. She subsequently took her higher ordination as a Bhikkhuni in 2009 with Ayya Tathālokā as her preceptor at Bodhinyana Monastery, Australia. Currently, Venerable Hāsapañña is the Abbot of Dhammasara and Assistant Spiritual Director of The Buddhist Society of Western Australia.
Dhammasara specialized in training nuns for their future roles of carrying out religious responsibilities, providing pastoral care and spiritual guidance to the Australian community in their personal and family lives and serve as a role model to Australian Buddhist women.
Dhammasara is now the largest Nuns training monastery in Australia of Theravada Forest Tradition. Today in Dhammasara Monastery, there are 11 resident Bhikkhunis, 3 Novice Nuns and 2 Postulant Trainee nuns, with a waiting list of Australian and Overseas women opting to join the monastic community.
Venerable Hasapanna will teach during the mornings sessions, on all four days, at Buddhist Summer School 2020.