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Ajahn Brahmali in Belgium

We are very happy to announce that Ajahn Brahmali will visit Belgium in 2020.

The schedule for his visit will be as follows:

10-19th June4 Noble Truths retreat in Engreux, near Tilorien Monastery.

The four noble truths encompass the entire Dhamma. As such they provide a bird’s eye view of what Buddhism is all about, as well as a complete map for anyone on the most profound of all spiritual journeys. The four noble truths are also a way of looking at the world and life. They consist of a thorough investigation of the right view that stands at the beginning of the path to liberation. Right view is what gives power to the path. Our values are intimately connected with how we look at the world and life. And our values in turn shape our priorities and where we apply our energy. The fast track to awakening is aligning our outlook with the insights of the Buddha.

19th June evening – talk at Ehipassiko Antwerp: “How to thrive in a turbulent world.

20th June – 1 day retreat on satipaṭṭhāna sutta. Location to be announced.

The modern mindfulness movement is based on a simplified version of satipaṭṭhāna, “the four applications of mindfulness”. Yet mindfulness alone is not enough. To get the full benefits of satipaṭṭhāna, you need to practise it in conjunction with the other factors of the noble eightfold path, especially morality and right view. Only when all these factors come together do they result in the profound stillness of samādhi, which in turn leads to the deepest wisdom. The most straightforward way of practising satipaṭṭhāna is mindfulness of breathing.