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Wholesome Effort

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This series will introduce the four mental trainings for overcoming unwholesome states and reaching wholesome ones that can provide the serenity of mind for further progress in concentrative and insight practices.

Bhante Sanathavihari is a Mexican-American Theravada monk at the Sarathchandra Buddhist Center in North Hollywood, California. He is a student of the late Bhante Punnaji, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and the director of Casa de Bhavana, an outreach project to bring the dharma to the Spanish-speaking world.


Texts referenced in the videos:

Video 1
Dhammapada verses 1 and 2
Mahapadana sutta, Digha Nikaya 14
Sangarava sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 100

Video 2
Pabhassara sutta, Anguttara Nikaya 1.49-52

Video 3
Dvedhavitakka sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 19
Vitakkasanthana sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 20