This talk begins with a guided meditation. At 27.50 the dharma talk on the topic of the meaning and power of generosity (dana) in life.
Sometimes when things are going wrong in life, we end up asking "Why me?" Ajahn Brahm looks into the origins of this attitude to tragedies (big and small), and how to develop a more realistic and resilient attitude to life.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the beauty of dying well, and how this can be most effectively achieved by living well.
In response to a request Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on the value of skillful speech and how to develop it.
This talk by Ajahn Sujato came at a watershed moment in 2009 when the first fully ordained nuns (bhikkhunis) were ordained in Western Australia. Ajahn Sujato explains what it means to be fully ordained, why it is important, and why it is important to have fully ordained nuns in the contemporary world so that there are equal opportunities for both women and men to follow the whole of the Buddhist path, just as was the case in the time of the Buddha.
Ajahn Brahm talks about how limiting expectations can be, and how to let go of expectations in order to give all you've got to whatever you're doing in the here and now.
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Ajahn Brahmali gives a fascinating talk on the future of Buddhism, citing what the Buddha himself said on this topic, and connecting it with what it means to practice in the current age.
Responding to a question on the topic, Ajahn Brahm gives a deep talk on the profundity of emptiness.
Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. Does life really suck? Ajahn Brahm responds.
Dependent Origination is a profound explanation of how life works at the core of the Buddha's Teachings. Ajahn Brahmali offers a practical and easy to understand overview of the teaching on Dependent Origination.
Ajahn Brahm gives an explanation of the process of rebirth.
Ajahn Brahm responds with wisdom and humour to the question: Is Buddhism a religion?