Ask a Monk (Part 1)

Ask a Monk (Part 1)

This is the first part of a collection of answers given by Ven. Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu regarding various questions related to a Buddhist and/or... show more

Episode 1Enlightenment, Monks, Past Liveslink
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Episode 2Vipassana Meditation Courseslink
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Episode 3Women & Monkhoodlink
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Episode 4Negative Mind Stateslink
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Episode 5Meditation and Mental Illnesslink
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Episode 6Meditation Progresslink
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Episode 7What Should We See?link
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Episode 8Quietude and Funny Feelingslink
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Episode 9Criticism and Insultslink
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Episode 10Buddhist Funerals and Relating Conversionlink
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Episode 11Conversion and Acceptancelink
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Episode 12Choosing a Traditionlink
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Episode 13Buddhas and Bodhisattvaslink
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Episode 14Becoming Buddhist and Being a Monklink
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Episode 15Controlling Thoughts and the Breathlink
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Episode 16Conflict with Societylink
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Episode 17Foodlink
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Episode 18Celibacylink
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Episode 19Monks and Healthcarelink
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Episode 20Relationshipslink
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Episode 21Community, Loneliness and Productivitylink
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Episode 22Faith and Understandinglink
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Episode 23Thoughts on Outer Spacelink
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Episode 24Meaning of "Mindfulness" and "Clear Thought"link
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Episode 25On The Monk's Lifelink
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Episode 26Monastery Etiquettelink
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Episode 27Other Useful Meditation Practiceslink
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Episode 28Drug and Alcohol Addictionlink
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Episode 29"That Place Inside" and Issues from Childhoodlink
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Episode 30Meditation and Problem Solvinglink
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Episode 31Uposatha Observancelink
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Episode 32Celibacy Revisitedlink
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Episode 33Is Ignorance Bliss?link
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Episode 34Meditating on Drugslink
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Episode 35Ask A Monklink
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Episode 36Correct Observation of Thoughtslink
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Episode 37Value of Jhanalink
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Episode 38God and Prayerlink
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Episode 39How To Ordain As A Monklink
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Episode 40Catching Distractionslink
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Episode 41Childrenlink
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Episode 42Purposelink
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Episode 43Problems for Monks and Lay Peoplelink
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Episode 44Meditation Aidslink
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Episode 45Heavenlink
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Episode 46Sublime Abidingslink
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Episode 47Book Learninglink
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Episode 48Painlink
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Episode 49Scarcity and Abundancelink
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Episode 50Karma and Reincarnationlink
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Episode 51Sensuality or Meditationlink
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Episode 52If We Are All One, What Reincarnates?link
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Episode 53Standing Meditationlink
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Episode 54Frustration and the Restless Mindlink
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Episode 55Proactive (Engaged) Buddhismlink
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Episode 56Stages of Insight and the Sotapannalink
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Episode 57Daydreams - Immaterial Enjoymentlink
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Episode 58Buddhist Business Modellink
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Episode 59Persistent Bothersome Phenomenalink
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Episode 60Lotus Position and Stabilitylink
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Episode 61Learning Buddhism From Books and the Internetlink
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Episode 62Environmental Distractionslink
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Episode 63Conceptual Truth vs. Ultimate Truthlink
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Episode 64Self-Consciousness and Couragelink
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Episode 65Emptinesslink
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Episode 66Scheduling Meditationlink
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Episode 67Healing and Other Types of Meditation (and some news)link
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Episode 68How I Became a Buddhist Monklink
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Episode 69Taming One's Sexual Desireslink
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Episode 70Destiny, Fate and Timelink
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Episode 71Struggling to Find the Breathlink
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Episode 72Switching Between Objects of Meditationlink
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Episode 73Addiction to Entertainmentlink
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Episode 74Sleeping and Bedding for Meditatorslink
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Episode 75Selfishness and Goodnesslink
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Episode 76Samatha and Vipassanalink
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Episode 77Locating People in Their Next Lifelink
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Episode 78Compassion vs. Pitylink
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Episode 79Understanding the Mindlink
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Episode 80Bodhi Tree, Monk Food, Anger and Smokinglink
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Episode 81Dedication, Faith and Vowslink
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Episode 82Anapanasati (Breath Meditation)link
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Episode 83What the Buddha Didn't Teachlink
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Episode 84Choosing Pathslink
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Episode 85Divorcelink
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Episode 86Choosing A Pathlink
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Episode 87Envy and Competitionlink
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Episode 88Pornography and Masturbation (and Addiction in General)link
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Episode 89Monk Nameslink
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Episode 90Recommended Readinglink
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Episode 91Falling Asleep While Meditatinglink
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Episode 92Nirvana and Karmalink
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Episode 93Technology Vs. Tribal Societylink
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Episode 94Importance of Past Liveslink
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Episode 95Helping Yourself vs. Helping the Worldlink
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Episode 96Revengelink
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Episode 97Mindful Yogalink
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Episode 98Meditation Schedulelink
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Episode 99Giving Up Pleasurelink
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Episode 100Fear of Realitylink
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Episode 101Apologizinglink
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Episode 102Longings for Life Before Meditationlink
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Episode 103Buddhist Holidayslink
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Episode 104Learning From Mistakeslink
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Episode 105Intelligence, Wisdom, and Stupiditylink
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Episode 106Strong Attachmentslink
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Episode 107The Tipitakalink
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Episode 108Problems Sitting Stilllink
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Episode 109Is Enlightenment Within Us All?link
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Episode 110Is There a Purpose In Life?link
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Episode 111Mind in the Stomach and Technique of Breathinglink
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Episode 112Nirvana from Samsara, Selfishness from Benefit, and Good Questions from Badlink
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Episode 113Partner's Resistance To Meditationlink
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Episode 114Stephen Hawking, Death, Rebirth and Nirvanalink
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Episode 115Mark Zuckerberg, Vegetarianism and Killinglink
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Episode 116Importance of Dreamslink
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Episode 117Should Addicts Meditate?link
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Episode 118Assisting Terminally Ill or Hospice Care Patientslink
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Episode 119Dealing With Pestslink
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Episode 120Experience of Realitylink
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Episode 121Abstaning from Alcohollink
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Episode 122What Do Buddhists Do When Someone Dies?link
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Episode 123Dealing With Pain and Using Suffering as a Vehicle for Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 124Physical Exerciselink
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Episode 125Euthanasialink
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Episode 126Karma in a Holocaustlink
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Episode 127Why the Abdomen?link
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Episode 128Sexual Misconduct Part 1 of 2link
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Episode 129Sexual Misconduct Part 2 of 2link
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Episode 130How to Balance the Faculties?link
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Episode 131How to Stay on the Middle Way?link
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Episode 132Strange Experienceslink
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Episode 133Life Partnerslink
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Episode 134Dealing With Peoplelink
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Episode 135Samatha Jhana, Vipassana Jhanalink
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Episode 136Esoteric Theravada Buddhismlink
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Episode 137Nama and Rupalink
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Episode 138Mindful Enoughlink
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Episode 139Good Reason to Ordainlink
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Episode 140Mindfulness of Breathinglink
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Episode 141Social Learninglink
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Episode 142Right Concentrationlink
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Episode 143Nightmareslink
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Episode 144Wisdomlink
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Episode 145Dealing with Theistslink
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Episode 146Science Vs. Religionlink
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Episode 147Dealing with Missionarieslink
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Episode 148Ajaan Tonglink
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Episode 149What did you gain from meditation?link
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Episode 150Joining the Militarylink
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Episode 151To Be Or Not To Belink
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Episode 152Remembering Past Liveslink
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Episode 153Why People Think Buddhists Worship Idolslink
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Episode 154Teaching Meditation to Childrenlink
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Episode 155Realizing Impermance, Suffering, Non-selflink
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Episode 156Study of the Dhamma Vs. Practicelink
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Episode 157Meditating Lying Downlink
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Episode 158Scheduling Meditationlink
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Episode 159Should You Meditate When You Are Tired?link
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Episode 160Astral Projectionlink
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Episode 161Giving Up The Mantralink
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Episode 162Sitting With Eyes Openedlink
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Episode 163When You are No Longer a Beginnerlink
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Episode 164Difficult Family Memberslink
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Episode 165Noting Thinkinglink
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Episode 166Meditating 24/7?link
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Episode 167The Truth of the Tipitakalink
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Episode 168How to avoid nihilism?link
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Episode 169Lying to Save a Life?link
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Episode 170Relationships and Letting Golink
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Episode 171Do Enlightened Beings Feel Pain?link
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Episode 172Helping Others Prepare for Deathlink
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Episode 173Is Extended Meditation Physicially Dangerous?link
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Episode 174Magical Powerslink
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Episode 175True Refugelink
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Episode 176Drinking Coffeelink
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Episode 177Fifth Precept (Drugs and Alcohol)link
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Episode 178Lustlink
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Episode 179Morality and Meditationlink
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Episode 180Modern Educationlink
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Episode 181Equanimity of a Buffalolink
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Episode 182Do Opposites Create Each Other?link
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Episode 183Does Meditation Repress Emotions?link
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Episode 184Fear and Illusionlink
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Episode 185Are the Mind and Brain Different?link
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Episode 186Doubt About Karmalink
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Episode 187Monk Radio Introductionslink
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Episode 188Right Concentration as the Jhanaslink
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Episode 189Are Monk Precepts Binding?link
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Episode 190Focusing on the Abdomenlink
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Episode 191Moving During Meditationlink
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Episode 192Difficulty for Women Monasticslink
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Episode 193Meditating During Hard Timeslink
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Episode 194Brainwashinglink
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Episode 195Meditating During Difficult Timeslink
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Episode 196Does Meditation Make One Anti-Social?link
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Episode 197Avoiding Delusionlink
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Episode 198Helping Otherslink
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Episode 199Why Walking Meditation Comes Firstlink
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Episode 200Working With Difficult Peoplelink
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Episode 201Barriers to Meditation Progresslink
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Episode 202Proper Noting in Meditationlink
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Episode 203Eating and the Middle Waylink
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Episode 204Eating One Meal A Daylink
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Episode 205How To Form Opinions If You're Just Mindful?link
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Episode 206Born to Be Goodlink
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Episode 207Mindfulness of Whatever Ariseslink
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Episode 208Meditation Course Curriculumlink
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Episode 209Doubt About Becoming a Monklink
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Episode 210Physics and Buddhismlink
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Episode 211Sustaining Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 212The Ten Imperfections of Insight (Vipassana Upakilesa)link
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Episode 213Proper Noting Procedurelink
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Episode 214Persistent Stressful Phenomenalink
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Episode 215Wholesome and Unwholesome States in Practicelink
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Episode 216Is Cessation An Experience?link
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Episode 217Overcoming Fear of Ordaininglink
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Episode 218Knowledge of Samatha Jhanaslink
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Episode 219On The Right Tracklink
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Episode 220Frustration With Inanimate Objectslink
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Episode 221Psychedelic Drugslink
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Episode 222Health Benefits of Meditationlink
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Episode 223An Ideal Buddhist Societylink
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Episode 224Existence of Matterlink
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Episode 225Personal Interpretations Vs. Orthodox Buddhismlink
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Episode 226When Pain Becomes Unbearablelink
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Episode 227Where Experience Continues After Deathlink
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Episode 228What Happens at Nibbana?link
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Episode 229Noting in Meditationlink
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Episode 230Are Arahants Free from Karma?link
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Episode 231Keeping Mindful During the Daylink
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Episode 232Paranoia about Rules and Preceptslink
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Episode 233Answering Questions from Family Memberslink
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Episode 234Thoughts Against Otherslink
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Episode 235The Buddha's Nibbanalink
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Episode 236Committing to a Traditionlink
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Episode 237Arahants and Buddhaslink
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Episode 238Dealing With Anger in Meditationlink
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Episode 239Contradictions in Monastic Practicelink
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Episode 240Lay Practice of Generosity and Renunciationlink
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Episode 241Moderized Buddhist Translationslink
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Episode 242Intellectual Knowledge of Insight Knowledgelink
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Episode 243Role of Freedom and Creativity in Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 244Reasons For Ordaininglink
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Episode 245Life WIthout Sufferinglink
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Episode 246Teaching Buddhism as Lay Peoplelink
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Episode 247Guided Internet Retreatlink
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Episode 248What is Depression?link
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Episode 249What the Buddha Taughtlink
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Episode 250Writing A Booklink
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Episode 251Doing Good Deeds Unwillinglylink
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Episode 252Coping With Dyinglink
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Episode 253Fleeting Thoughtslink
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Episode 254Meditating With Earplugslink
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Episode 255Living a More Buddhist Lifelink
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Episode 256Wanting to Be Freelink
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Episode 257Interest In Monastic Lifelink
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Episode 258Stream Entererlink
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Episode 259Interview With A Meditatorlink
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Episode 260Undeserved Angerlink
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Episode 261How Frequent Should Noting Be?link
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Episode 262Age Limit For Ordinationlink
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Episode 263Pushing One's Limitslink
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Episode 264Religious Tolerancelink
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Episode 265What If Everyone Was Buddhist?link
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Episode 266Buddhists Who Don't Follow Buddhismlink
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Episode 267Equanimitylink
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Episode 268Bringing Up the Pastlink
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Episode 269Beautylink
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Episode 270Noting Outside of Meditationlink
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Episode 271Staying Calm, Reoccuring Dreamslink
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Episode 272Maintaining Peaceful Relationships With Non-Meditatorslink
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Episode 273When Noting Drops Offlink
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Episode 274Pali And Buddhism Courseslink
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Episode 275Worldly Motivationlink
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Episode 276Role Of Lay Buddhistslink
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Episode 277Partiality to Solitudelink
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Episode 278What Goes From Life To Life?link
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Episode 279Physical Disabilitieslink
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Episode 280Cultivating Anattalink
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Episode 281Do Arahants Experience Extreme Suffering?link
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Episode 282Experimental Meditation Techniqueslink
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Episode 283Bhikkhuni Dress Codelink
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Episode 284Interview With A Meditator (Sumedha)link
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Episode 285Learning From Other Monasterieslink
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Episode 286Practicing with Other Groupslink
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Episode 287Overdosing on Studylink
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Episode 288Alternate Paths To Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 289What's So Special About Buddhism?link
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Episode 290Finding Your Own Teacherlink
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Episode 291Mindfulness And Notinglink
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Episode 292The Evolution of Meditationlink
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Episode 293The Mind and Rebirthlink
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Episode 294Meditation Progresslink
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Episode 295Curing Phobialink
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Episode 296Greeting a Monklink
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Episode 297Social Justicelink
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Episode 298Judging With Wisdomlink
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Episode 299Meditating in Publiclink
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Episode 300Power of Protective Chantinglink
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