Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Staying within the borders | Ajahn Munissara

Staying within the borders | Ajahn Munissara

August 8, 2020

Vassa = Monastic Lockdown. Venerable gives a guided meditation on how to stay within the borders.

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Satisfying curiosity at the expense of others | Ajahn Hasapanna

Satisfying curiosity at the expense of others | Ajahn Hasapanna

August 8, 2020

Gossips, idle chatter are enticing, but often at the expense of others. Ajahn guides us to keep away from such unwholesome speech.

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Is Buddhism a religion? | Ajahn Brahmvamso

Is Buddhism a religion? | Ajahn Brahmvamso

August 7, 2020

Is Buddhism a religion? Or is it a way or life or a philosophy? What is it? And what are Buddhists supposed to do? Ajahn Brahm uses his characteristic humour and wisdom to answer these questions.

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Ajahn Santutthi | The Foolish Bhikkhu | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Ajahn Santutthi | The Foolish Bhikkhu | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

August 5, 2020

Monday 07th May 2018

 

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram with Ajahn Santutthi.

 

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The Secret | Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Secret | Ajahn Brahmavamso

August 5, 2020

Ajahn Brahm explores craving. Are there different types? Are some forms of craving necessary for survival? Is all craving ‘bad’? Ajahn Brahm shares the secret of finding a balance in the here and now by understanding the nature of craving, the different types of craving, and how to work giving up the types of craving most harmful to us whilst holding on (for the mean time) to those cravings which have some use to us and others.

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The function of mindfulness | Ajahn Vayama

The function of mindfulness | Ajahn Vayama

August 4, 2020

Mindfulness isn’t an end itself, but a means of uncovering the deeper truths of existence that the Buddhist teachings are encouraging us to see. Mindfulness is the first of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. Ayye Vayama reminds us how developing mindfulness is an essential quality of mind that leads to insight, knowledge and ultimately to Awakening.

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Power | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Power | Ajahn Brahmavamso

August 3, 2020

Is power any good at all? What is real power and how is it going to be of benefit to people in the world? How do people get addicted to power and become unwilling to give it up? Ajahn Brahm discusses these questions about the nature of power from a Buddhist perspective.

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Why Is The World In The State It Is In? | Ajahn Nissarano | November 2019

Why Is The World In The State It Is In? | Ajahn Nissarano | November 2019

August 2, 2020

A Dhamma talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), by Ajahn Nissarano in November 2019. 

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In this talk, Ajahn Nissarano compares the current state of the world with the time of the Buddha. He covers topics such as climate change and nuclear war in our modern world. From a Buddhist perspective, Ajahn explains how these problems stem from greed, hatred and delusion. Ajahn then delves into Right View in the Noble Eightfold path and follows with the Four Noble Truths.

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Teaching retrieved from https://bsv.podbean.com/e/ajahn-nissarano-why-is-the-world-in-the-state-it-is-in-24-nov-2019/

The power of mindfulness and compassion | Ajahn Brahmavamso

The power of mindfulness and compassion | Ajahn Brahmavamso

August 1, 2020

Ajahn Brahm opens the talk by pointing to how much popularity and traction mindfulness techniques are developing in the contemporary world. He then goes on to explain how developing mindfulness with compassion can be transformative for anyone who practices it.

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Rebirth | Ajahn Brahmali

Rebirth | Ajahn Brahmali

July 31, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali gives an accessible and easy to understand talk on rebirth – how we live life after life.

Wholesome and Unwholesome Deeds | Ajahn Hasapanna

Wholesome and Unwholesome Deeds | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 31, 2020

Dhp 314: It is better to do nothing than to do what is unwholesome. For unwholesome deeds brings burning sorrow. Do therefore what is wholesome, for wholesome deeds will never bring pain.

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Read Your Heart, Not The Book | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Read Your Heart, Not The Book | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 30, 2020

One question often asked by those new to Buddhism is “What holy books do you follow?”. Ajahn Brahm responds by telling them that just as the Muslims follow the Koran and the Christians follow the Bible, Buddhists follow meditation. That means that the ultimate reference and authority within Buddhism, the real truth, is direct experience derived from a peaceful mind developed through meditation. This is the ultimate source of wisdom and truth.

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Wholesome and Unwholesome speech | Ajahn Hasapanna
Little by litte we fill ourselves with good | Ajahn Hasapanna

Little by litte we fill ourselves with good | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 29, 2020

Dhp 122: Think not lightly of good, saying, "It would not come to me". Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise, litte by little, fill themselves with good.

Ajahn Santutthi | The Fear Of A Fool | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Ajahn Santutthi | The Fear Of A Fool | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

July 29, 2020
Monday 30th April 2018

 

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram with Ajahn Santutthi.

 

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Tolerance Explored | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Tolerance Explored | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 28, 2020

Should we “tolerate” other people? Or is that just a bit patronising, or even a put-down? Ajahn Brahm explores what tolerance really means and ways in which we can do even better than tolerance.

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Gift of Listening | Kathryn Yew and Sarah Kleintop | 24 June 2020

Gift of Listening | Kathryn Yew and Sarah Kleintop | 24 June 2020

July 28, 2020

This is a workshop style session on the art of deep listening and being truly present with two of our listeners from the BSWA Buddhist Care Line, a free, confidential telephone Listening Service which offers callers a safe space to talk about any issues that may be happening in your life without fear of judgement.  The valuable skill of deep listening is not only of immense benefit when supporting others in these turbulent times, but a skill that is truly beneficial for one’s own spiritual practice. 

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There are none that are not blamed | Ajahn Hasapanna

There are none that are not blamed | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 28, 2020

Dhp 227: They blame those who are silent, they blame those who speak, there are none are not blamed.

 

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Celebrating Celibacy | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Celebrating Celibacy | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 27, 2020

“Meditation is better than sex!” So says Ajahn Brahm who is happy to celebrate the benefits of celibacy.

 

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Greed Is Good ~ Is That Really True? | Ajahn Nissarano

Greed Is Good ~ Is That Really True? | Ajahn Nissarano

July 26, 2020

A Dhamma talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) by Ajahn Nissarano. Believed to be given around November 2019.

Ajahn Nissarano talks about greed, viewed from a Buddhist perspective. Greed in Buddhism isn't just about wanting things in excess, but it's any degree of wanting or attraction towards something. Ajahn discusses ways to abandon greed, through contentment, thankfulness, and knowing the disadvantages of the things we are greedy for.

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Teaching retrieved from https://bsv.podbean.com/e/ajahn-nissarano-greed-is-good-is-that-really-true-17-dec-2019/

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