Home Events Ajahn Kovilo | Joy as Path: Pāmojja and Transcendent Dependent Origination: A Morning of Practice (9:00 am – 11:30 am PT, US)

Date

Jun 01 2024

Time

America/ Los Angeles
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Ajahn Kovilo | Joy as Path: Pāmojja and Transcendent Dependent Origination: A Morning of Practice (9:00 am – 11:30 am PT, US)

Though the Buddha repeatedly emphasized a sense of well-being, or pāmojja, as an essential aspect of the path to awakening, many of us find our sitting practice anything but. The narrow techniques often taught in meditation circles conceive of practice as a dry exercise that fails to interest and calm the active minds of modern practitioners. By exploring different routes to well-being (paths to pāmojja), especially those emphasizing meditation on breath, loving-kindness, letting go, and objects of faith, the retreat aims to help participants rediscover happiness in their practice. This event is organized by the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies (California, US).
About the Instructor:
Ajahn Kovilo is an Ohio-born monk who, having been introduced to meditation through the Goenka tradition, first entered the monastery in 2006. After receiving full ordination from Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California in 2010, Ajahn Kovilo spent the next decade training at monasteries in the Ajahn Chah tradition in America and Thailand. In 2020, after a year practicing at a Pa Auk Sayadaw monastery, Ajahn Kovilo enrolled at the Dharma Realm Buddhist University in Ukiah, California where he is currently studying Pali and Sanskrit among other courses. Until the end of his formal studies, Ajahn Kovilo will be participating in the growing Clear Mountain Monastery community remotely and during Winter and Summer breaks. After finishing his studies, Ajahn Kovilo will join the community in person on a more regular basis.

Sati Center Event