Taught by Sayadaw U Jotika on 16/03/1997 May all mindfulness, peace and happiness be with you. https://soundcloud.com/viet-hung-nguyen-77/08-ujotika-16-3-1997 Today, I'll read a beautiful poem, like a gem. I love poem so much. It's like I'm collecting jewels, beautiful poems, dhamma poems. Poems are very, very meaningful. They have very deep meaning. And the more you read … Continue reading [Dhamma talk] “I make my mind my friend”
Taught by Sayadaw U Jotika on 13/03/1997 May all mindfulness, peace and happiness be with you. https://soundcloud.com/viet-hung-nguyen-77/07-ujotika-13-3-1997 I thought of reading another poetry to you, but I changed my mind. Maybe next time I'll read another poetry. Because one thing keeps coming into my mind repeatedly. So, I want to just get it out and … Continue reading [Dhamma talk] Giving and Loving
Taught and guided by Sayadaw U Jotika on 02/01/1997 Words from the transriber (Viet Hung): The first 15 minutes of this Dhamma talk & guided meditation session is invaluable to any meditators. It's short, simple, concise yet the key points for meditating. At the moment, while I am not aware of Maluca Puta that Sayadaw … Continue reading [Guided meditation] Simplicity and Peacefulness
Taught by Sayadaw U Jotika on 06/20/2002 Words from the transriber (Viet Hung): Below is the transcript of a recorded Dhamma Discussion session with Sayadaw U Jotika. It has no title. However, based on the content of the whole discussion, I suggest to name it "A Rebel and His Freedom". Those are the two main … Continue reading Dhamma talk: A Rebel and His Freedom
Transcribed by: Viet Hung Words from the transcriber: This dhamma talk was delivered on 06/25/2004, by Sayadaw U Jotika. It was originally named as "Solitude", from the audio. It is the name of the poem that Sayadaw U Jotika used to share his thoughts. But in my opinion, what Sayadaw U Jotika taught goes much … Continue reading Dhamma talk: Principles of living a happy life
Transcribed by: Viet Hung Words from the transcriber: This dhamma talk was delivered on 06/19/2004, by Sayadaw U Jotika. I got the audio from the Internet and didn't have the name of the talk. Based on the content, I named it as "The Power of Doubtfulness and Vipassana Meditation". Note. Text in bold are the … Continue reading Dhamma talk: The power of Doubtfulness and Vipassana Meditation
This is another dhamma talk from Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu that I would suggest anyone who are seriously pursuing happiness should refer to. Especially, if you're Buddhist, this short talk addressing the question of 'how to live one's life?' would give you a great view on the map to get there. I'd like to express my deep … Continue reading Dhamma Talk: How to live one’s life by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
Once researching on Mahasatipatthana Sutta, I got to know some of dhamma talks from Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu. And here is one of the ones that I think it's very useful for people who are in the workforce, bearing too many responsibilities, stress, worries, confusion, tiredness, ... each and everyday. And that's how I sat down and … Continue reading Dhamma Talk: Satipatthana in Daily Life by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
I happened to know this book, Snow in the Summer, nearly 15 years ago, once I started my journey to learn and practise Buddhism. At that time, I read the Vietnamese version of it. Then, I got to know about Sayadaw U Jotika and his teachings. Till now, I always considered that I was so … Continue reading Snow in the Summer by Sayadaw U Jotika
Words from the transcriber: This dhamma talk from Sayadaw U Jotika is another time-less teachings from Sayadaw. Those simple teachings hold true over the time and serve as the core for any meditators, not just for the beginners as in the title. I got this dhamma talk from the Internet and it has no title. … Continue reading Dhamma Talk: Meditation for beginners
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7puMORk1ipOSkYb1T1SvgD?si=W5vsALPlTg2X2cpbDe5bww&dl_branch=1 Anyone who is using email surely know about auto-response email. That's the email one has to use, once being away from office, from work, taking vacation or some days off. Basically, the content should read like "Thanks for reaching out to me. I'm not here right now. And would be back by... Should there … Continue reading Auto-response email
Got this meaningful lyrics once listening on the way to a cafe appointment this morning. The myth is stronger than the truth, and the truth can sometimes lieTo see it all for what it was, you need an uncorrupted eyeWas the journey worth it, only time will tellThe Beat Hotel | Allan Taylor What would … Continue reading “The myth is stronger than the truth…”
Hãy tự thưởng cho bạn những phút giây bình yên quí giá. Đơn giản là bạn chỉ cần tìm một nơi yên tĩnh và theo hướng dẫn trong đoạn thu âm sau. Tiếng Việt Reward yourself those peaceful moments which are invaluable for free. Simply find a quiet place and follow the script here. (English … Continue reading Hãy thư giãn | Let’s relax!
This is the first time I tried this. It is for my two newly met friends, who wanted to meditate in Vietnam. As they are foreigners, I can't send them the original scripts in Vietnamese of my master, Su Tam Phap. What I did was to translate the script to English and record them by my … Continue reading Guided meditation scripts – Theravada tradition
Whether you want it or not, believe it or not, the you today is always different than the you yesterday. It doesn't need to be New Year to change yourself. You're already changed in each and every minute. So, be the new you and be the change in you each and everyday. Change for the … Continue reading Things change anyway. Pick the best ones for you
This is my 10 observations, experiences in the last 5 years from learning meditation and starting doing it. I hope it can inspire you do what I'm doing now by sharing this.