Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Rituals - How and Why | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 March 2009

Rituals - How and Why | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 March 2009

March 31, 2016

Responding to a question about rituals in Buddhism, Ajahn Brahm gives a humour filled explanation of why and how.

Dreams and Other Things | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 March 2009

Dreams and Other Things | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 March 2009

March 30, 2016

In response to emailed questions, Ajahn Brahm talks on the topic of dreams (and other such things) from a Buddhist perspective.

How To Be A High Flyer | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 March 2009

How To Be A High Flyer | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 March 2009

March 29, 2016

Ajahn Brahm responds to questions about how to keep a level head and sense of contentment whilst being a busy high flyer.

Sense Pleasures | by Bhante Dhiravamso | 27 February 2009

Sense Pleasures | by Bhante Dhiravamso | 27 February 2009

March 28, 2016

Ajahn Dhiravamso gives a balanced approach to the Buddhist attitude to sense pleasures, pointing both to the danger of sense pleasures, but also how going to the opposite extreme also isn't helpful. By understanding the true nature of sense pleasures and the way to cultivate higher, more sustainable forms of happiness, we can change our attitude to life.

Developing Right View | by Ayye Hasapanna | 25 March 2016

Developing Right View | by Ayye Hasapanna | 25 March 2016

March 26, 2016

Ajahn Hasapanna gives a practical talk on how developing Right View can help us overcome emotional obstacles that lead to suffering like anger and greed.

Loving Life, Loving-Kindness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 February 2009

Loving Life, Loving-Kindness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 February 2009

March 25, 2016

Ajahn Brahm gives an uplifting talk on developing a love of life through developing loving-kindness (metta).

Community and Tragedy | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 February 2009

Community and Tragedy | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 February 2009

March 24, 2016

Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh perspective and wise advice on how we can deal with tragedy.

The Ten Ox-Herder’s Pictures | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 February 2009

The Ten Ox-Herder’s Pictures | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 February 2009

March 23, 2016

Ajahn Brahm gives his own spin on the meaning of life as presented by the Ten Ox-herder's Pictures.

Freeing Problems With Metta | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 January 2009

Freeing Problems With Metta | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 January 2009

March 22, 2016

Ajahn Brahm explains how using a combination of compassion with wisdom we can free ourselves and others of life's problems.

Developing the Mind | by Ajahn Brahmali | 23 January 2009

Developing the Mind | by Ajahn Brahmali | 23 January 2009

March 21, 2016

Ajahn Brahmali points out that if you want to be happy it is much wiser to work directly on the mind rather than trying to find happiness indirectly via external stimuli. To work with the source of happiness (the mind) is much more efficient, and in this way we can change the mind directly which we never can through manipulating external things like possessions or fame, etc. Working to develop the mind is a much wiser, more direct and more far reaching method for developing happiness in life.

Life’s Meaning: Peace of Mind | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16 January 2009

Life’s Meaning: Peace of Mind | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16 January 2009

March 20, 2016

What is the meaning of life? Ajahn Brahm tackles this perennial question by starting with the goal - peace of mind - and working back from there. Even though it seems like were are after all sorts of other goals in life, what we're really looking for is peace of mind.

The Mindfulness Retreat Trend | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 March 2016

The Mindfulness Retreat Trend | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 March 2016

March 19, 2016

Ajahn Brahm addresses articles written recently about alleged dangers of meditation by pointing to the benefits of authentic meditation methods.

Reincarnation | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 January 2009

Reincarnation | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 January 2009

March 18, 2016

Ajahn Brahm talks about the Buddhist teaching on rebirth, including how it happens, influences upon rebirth, and what rebirth means for us so that we can learn to live better lives.

Reasonable Resolutions | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2 January 2009

Reasonable Resolutions | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2 January 2009

March 17, 2016

Ajahn Brahm talks about setting goals, when to set goals, what types of goals to set, and how to set goals wisely to get the most out of setting resolutions.

The Problem of Impermanence | by Ajahn Brahmali | 26 December 2008

The Problem of Impermanence | by Ajahn Brahmali | 26 December 2008

March 16, 2016

If were are able to see impermanence in the world we are able to see life as it really is. However, really seeing and understanding the quality of permanence in life is harder than we think. Ajahn Brahmali discusses what the problem of impermanence really means and how seeing it clearly can lead to greater freedom.

Investigate Your Way To Freedom | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 19 December 2008

Investigate Your Way To Freedom | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 19 December 2008

March 14, 2016

One of the unique qualities of Buddhism as a religion is that it not only allows questioning and inquiry, but actively encourages it. Ajahn Brahm argues that the quality of investigation is sacred in Buddhism as it is essential to developing knowledge on the Buddhist path.

The Power of Silence | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12 December 2008

The Power of Silence | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12 December 2008

March 13, 2016

Ajahn Brahm offers a teaching on the spiritual power of silence, and how the experience of silence has the power to heal all many of problems and conflicts.

Contentment | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 March 2016

Contentment | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 March 2016

March 12, 2016

Ajahn Brahm shares the secrets to experiencing contentment in life.

Be Here Now | by Ajahn Nissarano | 5 December 2008

Be Here Now | by Ajahn Nissarano | 5 December 2008

March 11, 2016

Ajahn Nissarano describes the mantra "be here now" as being like the "coordinates for happiness", but also for developing peace and wisdom. He goes on to offer advice on how, amidst our busy lives, we can learn to "be here now".

Dealing With Difficult People | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 28 November 2008

Dealing With Difficult People | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 28 November 2008

March 10, 2016

Responding to a question, Ajahn Brahm talks about to deal with (the many!) difficult people there are in the world by applying the insights of Buddhist practice.

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