Bhante Yogavacara Rahula
Born in Southern California as Scott DuPrez in 1948. Became a Buddhist monk in 1975 at Gothama Thapovanaya, Kalupaluwawa, Sri Lanka. Lived at the Bhavana Society, West Virginia, USA from 1986 until 2010. Now Now Residing/teaching at the Lion of Wisdom Meditation Center near Damascus,Md.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Greetings for the New Year
The Lion of Wisdom Meditation Center wishes you all of the best in this New Year 2021
Here are links to two Dhamma talks I delivered on YouTube LIVE the last two days of our Year Ending retreat: Dec. 31st talk on the Eightfold Path This talk begins at minute 9.36
January 1st, Retreat Closing talk--Furthering our Evolution this talk begins at minute 23.19
This is the link to our LOW YouTube channel: Lion of Wisdom YouTube channel
All of Bhante Rahula's Dhamma talks and Sutta Study classes are available for live broadcasts on Wednesday eve 7-9 pm EST and Sunday afternoons from 2-4 pm EST.
They are also available to participate overt Zoom at the same above times with these links:
Sundays 2-4 pm Dhamma talk and guided meditation: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/659709393 Meeting ID: 659 709 393; passcode is, metta
Wednesdays 7-9 pm Sutta class and guided meditation: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/173871996 Meeting ID: 173 871 996 passcode is, metta
Monday, July 6, 2020
4th of July weekend retreat
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Dhamma talks, Q&A, guided meditation and Sutta Study via ZOOM
I am giving a series of Dhamma talks, Q&A, guided meditation every Sunday at 2 pm Eastern Time (US) and Sutta Study on Wednesday eve. at 7 pm Eastern time via Zoom and YouTube live.
Because of security reasons to avoid "ZOOM Bombing" and unsolicited advertising etc. I am not publishing the links/invites to the Zoom sessions here. If you wish to join you should send an e-mail to: email@example.com requesting such and the links will be sent to you.
Otherwise, these talks are being recorded and are/will be available to see on YouTube. Please follow our Lion of Wisdom website: www.lionwisdom.org for the links to the recorded Zoom sessions
MAY ALL BEINGS BE HEALTHY, MINDFUL AND WISE
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
These Trying Times
This is the time when the teachings of the Dhamma of Impermanence and no-self and the practice of mindfulness meditation is sorely needed in order to remain calm and grounded in the present moment with wisdom and friendliness/compassion towards ourself and others.
Those of you who are having more leisure time and confinement to home due to being laid off, or working from home can use this 'blessing in disguise' to practice more simplicity and meditation. Especially try to increase the practice of the M&M, 'minute of meditation'. This is to stop whenever you are moving too quickly or worrying about something, feel you feet pressing the floor and take a few deep slow breaths, holding the breath in the lungs two or three seconds and slowly let out the breath. This is one of the most simple and natural ways of letting go of the past and future, letting go or negative thoughts, and touching base with the present moment awareness which is always 'just beneath our nose'. The more you can do that at least every hour you find it a great benefit for helping to keep more relaxed and grounded during the day.
As a Kalyanamitta, spiritual friend, this is what is offered in this time of stress and uncertainty.
Stay Mindful, Wise and Healthy
Bhante Yogavacara Rahula
Monday, December 16, 2019
Year end holiday greetings
Hi Dhamma friends,
It is that year end holiday season again and along with all the negative vibrations going on in the world, we need to recharge our meditation batteries of mindfulness concentration and wisdom. So I am re-posting the Buddhamas Carol, or Ode to the Vipassana Yogi that I usually put up around this time.
Please check out this website: https://themeditationcircle.com/archives/3282 to read the history of the song, lyrics and hear the audio version of the song.
MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL PEACEFUL AND WISE
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Summertime at LOW
|Summertime greenery in Maryland|
We are now in the middle of summer here in Maryland, and we have had a series of visitors, our longest retreat, and a youth camp.
From May 31st until June 22nd we had thirteen of my old Dhamma students from Germany (5) and Canada (8) visiting and attending a special one week retreat from June 8-16th.
Over the Fourth of July weekend we had 36 young people ages 10-19 plus many of their parents here for our 2nd annual Dhamma Youth camp. Each morning I lead them in Yoga exercises and a short meditation session. The rest of the day consisted in various fun games and educational demonstrations including medical CPR, tying knots and Surveying 101; In the evening there was a bon fire with Dhamma themed skits acted out by the adults and students. Everyone seemed to have a nice beneficial time.
For the remainder of this year we are having four more weekend retreats here. Please visit our website for those dates: www.lionwisdom.org
Our improved/expanded restroom facilities here have increased our ability to hold multi-day retreats. we are now accepting people with meditation experience to come when they can to make short self-retreats or spend a few days in a more casual Dhamma environment.
Dhamma Youth Camp July 5-7
The new small lily pond with individual meditation tents