Ajahn Amaro

Magazine

Thoughts Like Dreams

The best way to deal with excessive thinking is to just listen to it, to listen to the mind. Listening is much more effective than trying to stop thought or cut it off. When we listen there is a different mode employed in the heart. Instead of trying to cut it off, we receive thought […]

By Ajahn Amaro

Magazine Teachings

Practicing with the Five Hindrances

The Five Hindrances are negative mental states that impede our practice and lead us toward unwholesome action. All of us have no doubt experienced how sensual desire, anger, sloth, restlessness, and doubt can overtake our minds—not to mention our meditation practice. These negative mind states have enormous potency, and it is difficult to pry ourselves […]

By Ajahn Amaro, Geri Larkin, Lama Palden Drolma, John Grady and Sharon Salzberg
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