Ajahn Brahmavamso conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Sujato conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Brahm fields a question about types of "samadhi". He goes on to say that there is only one type of samadhi, and that it makes no sense to translate the word as "concentration" when what it really means is "stillness".

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Ajahn Sujato conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Recording from Ajahn Brahm’s One-Day Meditation Retreat on the 18th of October 2014 at the Halton Peel Buddhist Society, Mississauga, Ontario Canada.

The first talk was an introduction to meditation with an emphasis on the initial preparation. The second recording, ‘The Symbol of the Lotus Flower’, expanded on the topic of meditation.

This third recording is questions and answers. Ajahn answers questions about body-scanning (awareness of feelings in the body), letting go of oneself, and a question about attachment arising "naturally" (which Ajahn argues, is actually unnatural). The fourth recording is a Dhamma talk on ‘What is Right Livelihood.’ 

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ1dx5T2P24 (YouTube Channel: urbanbuddhistmonk)

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Recording from Ajahn Brahm’s One-Day Meditation Retreat on the 18th of October 2014 at the Halton Peel Buddhist Society, Mississauga, Ontario Canada.

The first talk was an introduction to meditation with an emphasis on the initial preparation. This second recording, ‘The Symbol of the Lotus Flower’, expands on the topic of meditation. The third recording is questions and answers. The fourth recording is a Dhamma talk on ‘What is Right Livelihood.’ 

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ1dx5T2P24 (YouTube Channel: urbanbuddhistmonk)

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Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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What are we to do when we just don't want to meditate? Should we persist or should we try something else? Ajahn Brahm offers wise advice on how to deal with feelings of aversion to meditation.

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Ajahn Brahmali conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Kathryn begins her second of four weeks at AMG by asking all to do a standing body shake - starting with the upper body and finishing with the lower body. This exercise is one practised by the director of Paliative care at Royal Perth Hospital to help patients dissipate the physical signs of stress that has built up in the body during day.

Kathryn then continued her talk on reactivity to external stimuli and what actually happens chemically within our bodies. She then details ways of shortening the time it takes for us to return from those situations that cause us to remain in that stressed state of mind. Mindfully being aware that it is happening will allow us to return to normal in a shorter period of time or, at the very least, shorten the time it takes for those chemicals to dissipate.

We all endure daily situations where we'd rather not be. Being able to be there without over-reacting and, to some degree, reducing the time that we are stressed, can be achieved with mindfulness.

Kathryn then guided the group through a 30 minute body scan meditation using mindfulness.

After the very relaxing body scan meditation Kathryn continued her discussion and talk on our reactions to the sensations we felt during the meditation with a focus on what we noticed or became aware of and not over-reacting.

Kathryn then talks on perception and conditioning within our lives. Kathryn openly relates from an example in her own life when she was nine and how this has changed her perceptions. Our conditioning affects our perceptions and our reactions to reality.

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Ajahn Brahmavamso conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Brahm responds to the question: "How do we deal with people that irritate us?"

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Ajahn Brahmali conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Appichato conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Sujato conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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We are delighted to have guest speaker Master Behram Ghista during the rains retreat for 2018. This is an interactive talk. Master Behram Ghista offers talks, workshops and retreats in India and Australia. Behram is fondly called "Master B" by his students because of his mastery in imparting the Buddhist teachings in a light and playful manner, through which he inspires the participants to say “Yes” to discovering what is finest in them. To find out more visit: http://www.innermasterynow.net/

This talk is entitled 'Be Your Own Good Fortune'. It is said that "Fortune favours the prepared." How prepared are you to navigate safely through life's many illusions, especially the illusion that makes you believe that all is well in your world and you don't need to make time for personal growth and learning?

When we are in tune with the right principles and methods for achieving our aspirations, painful effects cannot possibly accrue. If we pursue sound methods, no grief can find its way into our hearts and no painful event can shake our composure. When our actions are true to right principles, only joy can manifest from them; for to say that good causes can produce bad effects is to say that nettles can be reaped from the sowing of corn.

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Venerable Hasapanna conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Kathryn Choules is a regular meditator at the AMG and teaches meditation professionally. Once a year [during Rains], we are blessed to have Kathryn speak and guide our meditation.

This talk and guided meditation is part 1 of a 4 week beginners' course.  The emphasis for the  first week was on the role of Attention, Intention and Attitude in meditation. Kathryn gave examples of each and the resulting effects on our meditation as an introduction before guiding our 30 minute meditation.

After the meditation Kathryn opened to Q&A and provided good explanations to all questions.

 

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Ajahn Brahmali conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

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Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

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