Q&A with Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Sumedho

Recorded with Ajahn Sumedho at Cittaviveka on May 3, 2022

Ajahn Ahimsako paraphrases the questions since there were no audience mics.

00:05 Q1 – You spoke on a retreat about conviviality which seemed like a breath of fresh air.  Is this a contradiction to the notion of “serious practice”.  How do they relate?

11:51 Q2 – The person expresses deep appreciation for Luang Por’s teaching style and the way LP illustrates his points with reference to his own experience for example in the early days at Wat Nong Pah Pong.

13:00 Q3 Can the dhamma be explained or does it have to be individually experienced?

36:55 Q4 Is the sense of separate self that arises moment by moment, conditioned by the belief that it is free from causes, with an independent free will? 

50:48 Q5 (from the monastic community) Can you reflect on the factors that would keep one in robes for a long time?