Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Interconnectedness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 29 June 2007

Interconnectedness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 29 June 2007

December 31, 2015

Is everything really interconnected? Is being disconnected always such a bad thing? Ajahn Brahm challenges the prevailing orthodoxy within Buddhism by pointing out when things are interconnected, when they're not, and how understanding this can be useful on our path to find peace and happiness.

Dealing With Emotion | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 15 June 2007

Dealing With Emotion | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 15 June 2007

December 30, 2015

Ajahn Brahm teaches us how to deal with difficult emotions and to learn how to experience more positive emotions, more often.

Right View & Good Companionship | by Ajahn Brahmali | 2015

Right View & Good Companionship | by Ajahn Brahmali | 2015

December 28, 2015

Ajahn Brahmali discusses Right View and good companionship at the Buddhist Society of Victoria.

Accountability | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 8 June 2007

Accountability | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 8 June 2007

December 27, 2015

Everything we do by body, speech or mind has an ethical dimension, and there are consequences for our behaviour and our actions. We are all accountable for our actions, and Ajahn Brahm explains how we sometimes get so caught up in getting through the day that we often forget or put out of mind the longer term consequences of our actions, and offers advice on how to change.

A Simple Life | by Ajahn Appichato | 25 December 2015

A Simple Life | by Ajahn Appichato | 25 December 2015

December 26, 2015

On Christmas Day in Perth Ajahn Appicchato speaks on the benefits of the good, and simple life.

Happiness and Self-Healing Through Mindfulness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2014

Happiness and Self-Healing Through Mindfulness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2014

December 25, 2015

Ajahn Brahm on Mindfulness – Presented at the Brahm Centre Charity Seminar in Singapore on 10 Nov 2014.

Buddhism and Sects | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 June 2007

Buddhism and Sects | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 June 2007

December 24, 2015

Ajahn Brahm talks about different sects of Buddhism, how it all came to be this way and what it means. Ultimately it's all the same cake, just different icing on top.

The Tathagatha - He did it! | by Ayye Vayama | 25 May 2007

The Tathagatha - He did it! | by Ayye Vayama | 25 May 2007

December 23, 2015

Ayye Vayama explains the origin of the term that the Buddha used to refer to himself - the Tathagatha. She then goes on to explain the significance of this term and what it means to all of us who are seeking the path to Awakening in this modern world.

The Four Brahmaviharas | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2014

The Four Brahmaviharas | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2014

December 22, 2015

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on the Four Brahmaviharas (the Divine Abodes) of metta (loving-kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy) and upekkha (equanimity) in Toronto.

The Right to Believe? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 May 2007

The Right to Believe? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 May 2007

December 21, 2015

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want? Should there be limits on what people can believe? Ajahn Brahm takes on this contentious topic, pointing out that certain extreme beliefs can be dangerous to oneself and others, and we need to be careful about what we believe.

Freedom: The Path To Happiness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 May 2007

Freedom: The Path To Happiness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 May 2007

December 20, 2015

Is it really possible to find happiness in our busy modern lives? Ajahn Brahm talks about the path to happiness in the context of our modern lives.

Peace at Christmas | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 December 2015

Peace at Christmas | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 December 2015

December 19, 2015

Many people complain about how Christmas has become so materialistic, but as Ajahn Brahm points out that there are numerous benefits to the Christmas (or Buddhamas if you’re a Buddhist) period, including the time off in which we can relax and find some peace.

Buffalo Training | by Ajahn Pasanno | 9 March 2007

Buffalo Training | by Ajahn Pasanno | 9 March 2007

December 18, 2015

Ajahn Pasanno the abbott of Abhayagiri Monastery in California offers a talk on how to train our buffalo mind.

Sex, Family, Money and Buddhism | By Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2014

Sex, Family, Money and Buddhism | By Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2014

December 17, 2015
 
This talks was given at the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre in Hong Kong in 2014.
Buddhism In The Business World | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 4 May 2007

Buddhism In The Business World | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 4 May 2007

December 16, 2015

Ajahn Brahm gives a Buddhist perspective on how to run a business and operate in the business world.

Investigation Into The Ethics of Murder | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 April 2007

Investigation Into The Ethics of Murder | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 April 2007

December 15, 2015

Can a Buddhist serve in a military and know that it's part of Right Livelihood? Ajahn Brahm investigates this question and others related to the ethics of killing.

Recollections of the Buddha | by Ayye Vayama | 20 April 2007

Recollections of the Buddha | by Ayye Vayama | 20 April 2007

December 14, 2015

Ayye Vayama explains the meaning behind some Buddhist traditions, and how reflecting upon the qualities of the Buddha can be a powerful and uplifting practice that strengthens confidence and energises the practice.

The Buddhist Position on Serious Issues | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 December 2015

The Buddhist Position on Serious Issues | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 December 2015

December 12, 2015

Ajahn Brahm discusses a Buddhist perspective and response on the serious issues that face the world today like climate change and terrorism. Ajahn Brahm starts by pointing out that there is no single, unified Buddhist position on all these issues because there is no central person in charge to declare a uniform position, but rather, Buddhism is a practice that helps us to understand the world and respond to its challenges.

How To Be Happy | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2014

How To Be Happy | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2014

December 11, 2015

Part of the trick of knowing how to be happy is to not force it upon ourselves as an obligation. Or as Ajahn Brahm says, "Don't worry, be grumpy!"

Building A House Of Peace | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 April 2007

Building A House Of Peace | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 April 2007

December 10, 2015

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on meditation and how it works. One of the central principles and practices of Buddhism has been meditation. Those who know anything about the history of Buddhism know that it started with one person meditating under a tree. If there's any holy book in Buddhism it is the holy book of meditation in which you can read in your own heart, in the stillness of your mind rather than any scripture.