One of the Divine Abodes (brahmaviharas) taught by the Buddha that is often overlooked is that of sympathetic joy (mudita), that feeling of joy for the happiness of others. Ajahn Brahm explains what it is and how to arouse this divine emotion.
Ajahn Brahm offers a Buddhist perspective on sex and sexuality.
If you've got an itchy head, would you scratch your bum? Ajahn Brahm explains that one of the elements of the spiritual path is the attention and wisdom to recognise where and when you have a problem and thereby directing your efforts in that area - rather than the wrong area - in order to get a the right result. And ultimately we need to recognise the causes of happiness and suffering within ourselves, rather than blaming others for our problems.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the power of the mind - and how to empower the mind through meditation - and how it can be used to develop happiness and wisdom.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the mental origins of addictions and obsessions, and the pathway to overcoming them.
Ajahn Vayama discusses various aspects of the quality of mindfulness in meditation and daily life.
Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how to overcome suffering in the mind.
Have you done something bad? Feeling guilty? Admit it, some monks can read minds you know? But don't worry because Ajahn Brahm has sage (and humourous!) advice on how to deal with feelings of guilt.
To celebrate the news that it's been proven that meditation monks are the happiest people, Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how to be happy.
Ajahn Brahm rounds out the 'basics of Buddhism' series by teaching about something that is key to Buddhist understanding of life: kamma and rebirth.
Everyone of us will die and that's for sure. Therefore the topic of death is very relevant to all of us. Ajahn Brahm discusses the Buddhist attitude to death.
Ajahn Vayama outlines the core teachings of the Buddha for an audience new to Buddhism.
Speaking on the 30th Anniversary of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, Ajahn Vayama talks about how Buddhism is a living religion in the contemporary world.
Ajahn Brahm offers a fundamentally Buddhist perspective of the mind - the "sixth sense" according to Buddhism - and the fundamentally Buddhist practice of meditation which allows us to come to a full understanding of the mind via direct experience.
Ajahn Brahm gives an inspiring talk about the meaning of Enlightenment.
Ajahn Brahm offers a broad overview of the history of Buddhism.
Responding to questions and debates about what form of Buddhism is best, Ajahn Brahm returns to the origins of Buddhism to help us understand the intentions and practice of original Buddhism.
Ajahn Brahm offers a more expansive perspective on the quality of compassion by applying compassion in unexpected ways in our lives and solving unexpected problems.
Strong emotions can overwhelm us making us feel out of control. Is this something we should guard against? Ajahn Vayama talks about some of the different types of emotions relating whether these strong emotions are beneficial or harmful for us, depending on how we relate to them.
People these days are afraid of war, of terrorists, of diseases and so many things. With this in mind Ajahn Brahm talks about fear, what it is and how to overcome it.