A talk given on a short day retreat at Thames Buddhist Vihara as part of Ajahn Brahmali's tour in the UK in support of Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project. 

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLZZCgUNiws&t=4066s (YouTube Channel: Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project). Video courtesy of Cristo Nobel, LLP Management.

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This is the first audio talk recorded by the BSWA at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre in April 2001. In this talk Ajahn Brahm discusses the Buddhist teaching of anatta – the absence of a self.

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January 18, 2019

A Nun’s Life | Ayya Vayama

Ajahn Vayama responds to the request to talk about the Nun’s life; where they begin, their purpose or goal and how they live and practise. Ajahn Vayama reminds us that the Nun’s Sangha was created by the Buddha himself and is not a modern invention. Ajahn describes the nun’s monastery Dhammasara, its plans and the importance of having a Nun’s monastery for women to join the monastic life and attain Nirvana. As well as have female role models in the monastic life to inspire others. We apologise for the static in this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 2000.

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Ajahn Vayama talks about the contribution of love to our wellbeing and to dealing with pain in our meditation. Ajahn looks at what we mean by ‘love’, as well as why our capacity to give and receive love effects our health and wellbeing. Ajahn explains that in Buddhism we are trying to move away from a narrow exclusive love to having a universal love for all beings because all beings need love. 

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The Buddha taught the way out of suffering. Ajahn Vayama offers some reflections on the Buddha’s teaching “Transcendental Dependent Arising”, which Ajahn explains is a teaching on the chain of cause and effect, one thing giving rise to the next, that starts with suffering (dukkha) and goes all the way to the end of suffering; enlightenment Nirvana. This teaching starts with dukkha and looks on it as a teacher, because suffering is an invitation to wake up in our life, to wake up to the realities of life. Ajahn talks about how suffering can motivate us to find a way out of suffering; for us to put in the effort and energy required to find peace and wake up.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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If your mind is not calm, you won’t be able to sleep well, even with the most comfortable bed. Similarly, Ajahn Brahm teaches us how contentment is important to meditation.

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Ajahn Brahm became interested in science because you can always ask challenging questions. Ajahn talks about the importance of asking and being able to ask challenging questions.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahmali gave a Dhamma Talk and Questions and Answers Session at October Gallery London on the 9th of July 2018.

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0cZ3LSaRX0 (YouTube Channel: Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project)

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Ajahn Vayama offers practical reflections on what we can do to prevent and stop social conflicts arising, such as anger, arguments and blaming others. Ajahn explains that there is no quick fix, or one answer to solving these problems, so she goes through step by step what the Buddha taught on how to deal with conflict, which includes developing and having right view.

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Ajahn Vayama offers some reflections on the Buddhist teachings on living in the present, in the here in now. Ajahn Vayama says “The Buddha recited a poem to his disciples which he encouraged them to learn by heart and to use in their daily life to focus on the present moment. Part of the poem goes like this “One should not trace back the past, nor on the future builds ones hopes, the past is just the left behind, the future the yet unreached, rather with insight one should watch each mind moment as it arises now, to know and to be sure of that today the effort must be made, tomorrow death may come, who knows.” This poem is a summary of the Buddha’s teaching on living in the present moment.” We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 2000.

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In this Dhamma talk Ajahn Brahm will explore the the cultivation of ethics focusing on how we can bring greater kindness and care in our use of email communication in particular. These teachings are offered freely and with much joy. We are extremely grateful for any contribution you are able to make so that we can continue to provide regular teachings by developing a monastery in England. Please visit our page https://anukampaproject.org/donate/ for further details on how to proceed with your donation.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a metta meditation for approximately 30 minutes on the 26th May 2015 at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV).

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jb72-QgXOc&index=14&list=PLwPICjq7jNeqDGMNhd04IemkUBGPnFSBy (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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The first session back after the end of year break and tonight we were attended by Ajahn Appichato, best known as Ajahn Appi. Ajahn started by describing several of the simpler methods of meditation such as using objects or a point of focus. Ajahn's favoured object is the blackness that we encounter when we close our eyes to meditate. It should be noted though that for some of us it will be white, like a light. In either case, it can be an interesting object to focus the mind on. This effectively shuts out the rest of our senses and allows our mind to slow down. For the beginners Ajahn also talked briefly on our breath and breathing as a focus object.

Ajahn then led the group through meditation with changes of focus from the blackness or white light, to breath and breathing meditation. An easy meditation for beginners and an interesting meditation for the more experienced meditator.

After meditation the room was so quiet and relaxed that you could easily have heard a pin hit the floor, and it's carpet.

Ajahn then opened to questions before giving a talk on resolution.

 

 

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Christmas is a good time to reflect upon what Christmas is supposed to be about and how this relates to the practice or Buddhism. Ajahn Nissarano one of the earliest monks to ordain with Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Monastery talks about the positive qualities associated with Christmas, like generosity and peace and goodwill, which are qualities also valued by Buddhists to be practiced at this time of year. A talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV).

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwbOrvKMgJo (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Ajahn Brahmali explains that having right view can make your meditation easier, for example having an understanding that the world is uncontrollable, can help you during your meditation to let go of the world and instead find refuge in yourself.

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How you live your life is absolutely fundamental to your ability to meditate well and find your life’s real purpose. Ajahn Brahmali encourages us particularly to put enormous care into our spiritual development. We apologise for there being no sound record

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Ajahn Brahm discusses how to be happy by cultivating a positive attitude to life. Talk given at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 22nd of October 2014 and hosted by Dr. Arunika Gunawardena.

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui10jkPpHCc (YouTube Channel: Dr. Arunika Gunawardena)

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Wednesday Evening Questions & Answers from the two day residential retreat 'Delighting In The Self-Less Present' at Kairos Centre, London on the 2nd November 2016.

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