Friday, December 7: We listened to an unpublished talk (available to Sanghamitta because she attended his last rains retreat) about our attitude towards meditation. Be kind, gentle, and accepting towards yourself as you meditate. Let go of your past negative meditation experiences and be prepared to experience bliss.
Friday, December 14: We listened to another of Ajahn Brahm’s unpublished talks. He pointed out the beauty and benefits of not criticising – being able to walk meditatively through parts of the monastery that could be thought to be messy, for example. If a friend or colleague needs correction, it can be done in a way that shares the dhamma.
Tuesday, December 18: We celebrated the last Tuesday before Christmas with a rousing singalong of Ajahn Sona’s Buddhist carols, accompanied by Will on the guitar.