Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Morality | by Ajahn Brahmali | 2 February 2007

Morality | by Ajahn Brahmali | 2 February 2007

November 30, 2015

Ajahn Brahmali reflects upon both how fundamental morality is to Buddhist practice and life, and also how inspiring the practice of morality can truly be.

Talk Your Way To Happiness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 February 2007

Talk Your Way To Happiness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 February 2007

November 29, 2015

This talk revolves around the second and third factors of the Noble Eightfold Path, namely the Intentions of Renunciation, Goodwill and Harmlessness - as well as the practising of Right Speech. Always pragmatic and practical, the Dhamma taught by the Buddha 2500 years ago, correlates perfectly with contemporary concepts of psychology: deluded and and ego-intoxicated, humans project their own fears and weaknesses onto others, rather than face these within themselves. This creates endless conflict and suffering. Loving kindness, gentleness, humility and frugality are the Buddha's antidote...

Buddhist Cosmology | by Ajahn Brahmali | 28 November 2015

Buddhist Cosmology | by Ajahn Brahmali | 28 November 2015

November 28, 2015

Ajahn Brahmali gives a big-picture outline of how the Buddhist teachings understand the nature of the universe to operate, and points out the numerous parallels to the contemporary scientific understanding of the universe. However, he goes further to say that science in future will catch up with the Buddhist understanding by discovering that there are a sequence of multiple universes - a big bang followed by a period of universe expansion, then a period of universe contraction, and finally a big crunch.... and then a new universe being born again (big bang) - entire universes being reborn.

The Buddhist Attitude to Sensuality | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 19 January 2007

The Buddhist Attitude to Sensuality | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 19 January 2007

November 27, 2015

Ajahn Brahm discusses both the perceived dangers and pleasures of sensuality, and a Buddhist approach to understanding the sensuality of the world.

Superstition | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12 January 2007

Superstition | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12 January 2007

November 26, 2015

Even in this modern scientific era many people are still very superstitious. And superstition induces fear. But original Buddhism questions everything and doesn't require blind faith in things that cannot be directly experienced. As Ajahn Brahm says, "We need to bend the faith to fit the facts, not bend the facts to fit the faith." Superstition is only an obstacle to spiritual development.

Control and Freedom | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 5 January 2007

Control and Freedom | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 5 January 2007

November 25, 2015

These days we're always trying to control so much of our lives - our environment, our food, our jobs, our families. But control is the opposite of freedom. And in the West we worship freedom. This creates a tension within our lives in the modern world. Ajahn Brahm offers a Buddhist perspective on the battle between control and freedom.

Sharing The Human Condition | by Ayye Vayama | 15 December 2006

Sharing The Human Condition | by Ayye Vayama | 15 December 2006

November 24, 2015

Ajahn Sister Vayama advising on how to share our own experiences of suffering and happiness with others to help all of us.

Gurus and Cults | by Ajahn Brahmali | 22 December 2006

Gurus and Cults | by Ajahn Brahmali | 22 December 2006

November 23, 2015

Ajahn Brahmali discusses the dangers of religious cults, including in Buddhism - how we can recognise them, and how to react to cults in society.

Who’s the boss? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 8 December 2006

Who’s the boss? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 8 December 2006

November 22, 2015

Ajahn Brahm offers advice on which authorities we should be obedient to and why.

Terrorism and Peace | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 November 2015

Terrorism and Peace | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 November 2015

November 21, 2015

In the wake of recent terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, Ajahn Brahm offers a Buddhist response to terror in the modern world, and how we can find peace when there is the threat of violence and chaos in the world.

Laughing all the way to Nibbana | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 1 December 2006

Laughing all the way to Nibbana | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 1 December 2006

November 20, 2015

Is religion just for wowsers who are putting off their happiness until the next life? Is there room for laughter in religion? What is happiness anyway? Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh perspective on the role of happiness in the religious life, and the choice between different types of happiness that we make - and having a good time along the way.

Dealing With Anger | by Ajahn Brahmali | 24 November 2006

Dealing With Anger | by Ajahn Brahmali | 24 November 2006

November 19, 2015

Anger and ill-will is a range emotions that goes from minor irritation all the way up to a furious rage. We've all experienced this emotion and it can be both intoxicating and very unpleasant. It's also a major obstacle on the path of Buddhist practice. Ajahn Brahmali discusses the problems with ill-will, and how to overcome it.

Facing Life’s Challenges | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 November 2006

Facing Life’s Challenges | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 November 2006

November 18, 2015

Much of energy in people's lives is directed towards the worldly challenges of getting stronger, getting more money and status. But are these really worthy challenges that lead us to happiness? Or shall we seek out difficult situations in life to grow from those challenges? Ajahn Brahm casts a fresh light upon facing life's challenges.

Good Meditation | by Ayye Vayama | 17 November 2006

Good Meditation | by Ayye Vayama | 17 November 2006

November 17, 2015

Ayye Vayama talks about the place of meditation in the Buddhist path, and the benefits of a meditation practice.

Coping with loss | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 November 2006

Coping with loss | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 November 2006

November 16, 2015

Ajahn Brahm gives advice on how to deal with the grief and loss associated with the death of those close to us, and how to deepen our understanding of life and death in the process.

Deeper than reason - Beyond belief | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 October 2006

Deeper than reason - Beyond belief | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 October 2006

November 15, 2015

What can we do to find some meaning, to find some truth and how can we use it to create some sense of peace and happiness and harmony in this fractured world.

Is everything interconnected? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 November 2015

Is everything interconnected? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 November 2015

November 14, 2015

It's become an axiom in amongst Western Buddhists that everything is interconnected. Ajahn Brahm challenges this axiom by pointing out that sometimes things are interconnected and sometimes they aren't. But furthermore, sometimes it's really important to disconnect and let go of all the problems of the world and be at peace.

Keeping One’s Seat | by Ayye Vayama | 20 October 2006

Keeping One’s Seat | by Ayye Vayama | 20 October 2006

November 13, 2015

 As it says in one of the Buddhist chants: "Though touched by worldly circumstances, never the mind is wavering." Ajahn Sister Vayama advising on how to keep the balance of ones mind through the ups and downs of life.

On Guilt | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 November 2015

On Guilt | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 November 2015

November 12, 2015

Are you one of the many people who feel bad and guilty for all your mistakes (even the tiny ones)? You'll be pleased to know that Buddhism doesn't do guilt. And in fact the levels of guilt in society are a rather disfunctional aspect of our minds. Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh perspective to let go of the burden of guilt.

Problems and Solutions | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 October 2015

Problems and Solutions | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 October 2015

November 11, 2015

Fresh back from the Rains Retreat of 2015, Ajahn Brahm offers advice on what is (and isn't) a problem, and how to resolve them.

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