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The End of the World | by Ayye Hasapanna | 21 December 2012

The End of the World | by Ayye Hasapanna | 21 December 2012

October 7, 2015

There was quite a buzz online that the end of the world would happen on the 21st December 2012 - the date this talk was given. Despite the erroneous prediction, the world will end sooner or later, if only for us individually at the end of our lives. So what state of mind would you like to be in at the end of your world? Ayye Hasapanna addresses just this topic, of how to let go of that which doesn't matter and settle conflicts to create a peaceful state of mind.

How to deal with difficult people | by Ayye Hasapanna | 9 November 2012

How to deal with difficult people | by Ayye Hasapanna | 9 November 2012

October 6, 2015

We've all had to endure difficult people whether at work, home or leisure. But how to deal with them skillfully? Ayye Hasapanna gives us a guide to dealing with difficult people.

Unacknowledged contributions of Buddhism to world culture | by Bhante Sujato | 29 December 2012

Unacknowledged contributions of Buddhism to world culture | by Bhante Sujato | 29 December 2012

October 5, 2015

Did you know that Buddhism introduced dieting and abseiling to the world? Bhante Sujato is a serious Buddhist scholar with a sense of humour, introducing the ancient world of the Buddha to a modern audience.

Thankyou to all listeners and supporters for 3 months of success!

Thankyou to all listeners and supporters for 3 months of success!

October 5, 2015

In the first three months since setting up this podcast we've had over 65,000 downloads and 299 subscribers. This includes 35,000 downloads in September alone. 

This time of year is the Rains Retreat which is a time when the monks and nuns stay in the monasteries devoting their time to meditation practice. During this period we've been uploading mostly older dharma talks at least 5 days per week so that listeners can have a talk downloaded each morning ready for the commute to work. Listening to dharma is a great way to start the day!
The Rains Retreat will be coming to an end in a couple of weeks and new talks will soon be added.
In other developments, we've also started a new podcast called Deeper Dhamma which will be focusing on dharma talks from meditation retreats, sutta study and the occasional talk to monastics. Definitely not for beginners, but for those who've been practising and listening to dhamma teachings for a while now, this is a great way to deepen both your understanding and practice. We've started this podcast off with a series of talks from a meditation retreat in 2011. We hope you enjoy!
Finally, we'll be rebranding this podcast channel in the coming days to "Living Dharma" with the aim of reaching out to an even larger audience in future. Whilst the name of the podcast will change, the content will be the same insightful and wise teachings you've come to love.
May you all be happy and well.
Western Buddhism? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 14 December 2012

Western Buddhism? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 14 December 2012

October 4, 2015

In response to a question about the emergence of a Western form of Buddhism, Ajahn Brahm goes on to speak about the role of Buddhism in the modern world, and how ultimately the Dhamma taught by the Lord Buddha must have a universal appeal that is directly applicable to the human experience. After all, human beings are much the same wherever we may go, bound together by common experiences, and answering the common questions and problems of human experience is what Buddhism is all about.

The Buddhist Way of Purity | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 7 December 2012

The Buddhist Way of Purity | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 7 December 2012

October 2, 2015

The way to develop the path in Buddhism is not about pretences or appearances, but rather about being true to oneself and others, and about genuine inner growth over time. Leaving aside praise and blame and seeking to develop the purity of mind is the way to peace and happiness.

Loving our sufferings | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 November 2012

Loving our sufferings | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 November 2012

October 1, 2015

How do we respond to our heartaches, illnesses, pain and various forms of suffering in life? Ajahn Brahm explains how the most skillful response is to love our sufferings.

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