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Ethics in an unethical world | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 January 2012

Ethics in an unethical world | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 January 2012

August 31, 2015

When faced with an ethical dilemma, often we do not know what to do. We may simply follow the mainstream, do excessive thinking, follow the 'expert's' advice or simply comply with religious teaching.

According to Ajahn Brahm, the most trustworthy and fundamental ethical compass of right or wrong is your heart. Be mindful of those feelings and follow what is right inside of you. To illustrate this point, Ajahn Brahm raises a challenging discussion about breaking precepts under certain circumstances when it is simple the ONLY right thing to do.

In this unethical world, where ethics are bent to achieve monetary gain, power, pleasure and so on, you may lose many battles while you are protecting your ethical stand, BUT you will win the war eventually.

One Life, Many Lives | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 January 2012

One Life, Many Lives | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 January 2012

August 30, 2015

How can we deal with the death of someone close to us? How can we reconcile the Buddhist understandings of no-self (anatta) with rebirth? Ajahn Brahm explains how it is we have life after life, and how understanding this can help us in this life.

Transcendental Dependent Origination | by Ajahn Brahmali | 23 March 2012

Transcendental Dependent Origination | by Ajahn Brahmali | 23 March 2012

August 29, 2015

Ajahn Brahmali talks about how virtue, especially of the mind, gives rise to mindfulness and how mindfulness is instrumental to successful meditation.

The gift of nothing | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 December 2013

The gift of nothing | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 December 2013

August 27, 2015

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk about materialism and the escape from materialism without bringing our world into chaos.

Conversion | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 December 2013

Conversion | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 December 2013

August 26, 2015

Those seeking to convert others to their own views are not loving them for who they are, but are putting their views ahead of compassion for humanity. Ajahn Brahm makes the case against conversion, and to put our humanity before our religious affiliation. 

Thanks to our supporters for such a great first month!

Thanks to our supporters for such a great first month!

August 26, 2015

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Beyond Boundaries | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 29 November 2013
No-self sufficiency | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 November 2013

No-self sufficiency | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 November 2013

August 24, 2015

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The dharma talks recorded by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre in Perth, Western Australia. More resources are available at http://www.dhammaloka.org.au

Jealousy | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 15 November 2013

Jealousy | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 15 November 2013

August 23, 2015

Ajahn Brahm talks about the roots of the negative emotion jealousy, and ways that we can overcome our egocentric view of the world to respond in a more skilful and wise manner.

Spiritual Pride | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 8 November 2013

Spiritual Pride | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 8 November 2013

August 22, 2015

Ajahn Brahm discusses one of the biggest obstacles on to spiritual progress is egotistical spiritual pride that blocks compassion and wisdom, and block progress on the spiritual path.

Simplified Dependent Origination | By Ajahn Brahmavamso | 1 November 2013

Simplified Dependent Origination | By Ajahn Brahmavamso | 1 November 2013

August 21, 2015

Ajahn Brahm gives a simplified explanation of the core Buddhist teaching of Dependent Origination with his typical sense of humour.

Wrinklies rock! | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 25 October 2013

Wrinklies rock! | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 25 October 2013

August 20, 2015

Ajahn Brahm reflects upon the best way to care for the elderly in our society, and the benefits for those who care.

Buddhist response to terror | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 19 July 2013

Buddhist response to terror | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 19 July 2013

August 19, 2015

Due to numerous requests from people asking about the issue of terror in the modern world, Ajahn Brahm offers a thoughtful Buddhist response to terror.

Living to die | by Ajahn Brahjmavamso | 5 July 2013

Living to die | by Ajahn Brahjmavamso | 5 July 2013

August 18, 2015

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The Power of Forgiveness and Reconciliation | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 28 June 2013

The Power of Forgiveness and Reconciliation | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 28 June 2013

August 17, 2015

No matter what someone has done to you, or no matter what you have done to another, there is always the possibility of reconciliation. Forgiveness has a power all its own, and it can transform the lives of both those that seek forgiveness, and those that grant it. Ajahn Brahm explains how.

Giving is winning | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 21 June 2013

Giving is winning | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 21 June 2013

August 16, 2015

Ajahn Brahm talks about the beauty of generosity in the human heart, and how when we put our heart into generosity, everybody is a winner.

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Thanks for supporting our new podcast - help us to reach an even larger audience.

August 15, 2015

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On the other side of anger | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 31 May 2013

On the other side of anger | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 31 May 2013

August 15, 2015

Ajahn Brahm gives advice on how to get to the other side of anger.

 
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Oh what a relief! | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 17 May 2013

Oh what a relief! | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 17 May 2013

August 14, 2015

Fly-in fly-out monk Ajahn Brahm, discusses a Buddhist approach to charity which includes combining both compassion with wisdom to really help those in need.

The pursuit of happiness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 May 2013

The pursuit of happiness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 May 2013

August 13, 2015

Don't just focus on the negative parts of life, put energy into the positives. Ajahn Brahm talks about how to find happiness in life.