Here’s a 52-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (116MB .mp4).


  • nibbidā, nibbida, weariness, emotional logic, conversion to Buddhism, or to a religion in general; meditation, retreats, Bhante Rahula, investigation of Dhamma, creative visualization, moods, using emotion to our own advantage, engendering an attitude, behaviour, overcoming worldly attachment, the difference between an “input” and an “output” - which one is nibbidā?

Dhamma References:

  • Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta, found at MN 10, and also at DN 22 (with slight variation)

  • Ānāpānassati Sutta, found at MN 118

    I spoke of the general patterns found in these foundational suttas, whereby first one cultivates Samadhi, then from that place of peace and happiness, then turn toward contemplating nibbidā - weariness towards the world. An attitude of dispassion, as lived out in the world - for those times outside formal meditation - then naturally follows.

    A definition of nibbidā from the Digital Pali Dictionary: “dis-enchantment (towards); de-illusionment (with); disinterest (in); dispassion (towards)”

Past Dhamma Talks Referenced:

Other References:

  • Bhante Rahula’s book “One Night’s Shelter”

  • Interview with Loius Theroux, by psychologist Jimmy Saville: on the tendency to define logic too narrowly, when we should include behaviour which is motivated by emotions - there is a logic to behaving towards where our emotions direct us to go.

  • From the book “Cultish”, by Amanda Montell:

    “In a moment, they [a new group member] become filled with the sense that this group is their answer, that they can’t not come back. This tends to happen all at once, and it’s what makes a person “join”. This is called ‘conversion.’”



Digital Signing and Checksum (of the .mp4 video file above):