Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Humility | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12 October 2001

Humility | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12 October 2001

May 31, 2016

Pride and arrogance cause all sorts of problems in life - for those who have to put up with it AND for those who are purveyors of it! Ajahn Brahm talks about the many manifestations of conceit, and the cure to conceit and arrogance: humility.

Buddhist Approach To World Conflict | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 5 October 2001

Buddhist Approach To World Conflict | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 5 October 2001

May 30, 2016

Ajahn Brahm reflects upon the causes of conflict in the world, and offers a Buddhist approach to resolving conflict within society, and within ourselves.

Connectedness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 May 2016

Connectedness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 May 2016

May 29, 2016

Ajahn Brahm challenges the very contemporary notion of ‘inter-connectedness’, pointing out that it hasn’t any basis in the teachings of the Buddha. Ajahn Brahm offers a very different perspective – that “connectedness” is basically the same thing as “attachment” from a Buddhist perspective. It’s not that “attachment” is “bad”, but rather that there is a time to attach and a time to let go.

What Is Love? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 July 2001

What Is Love? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 July 2001

May 28, 2016

Ajahn Brahm discusses the meaning of love from a Buddhist perspective.

Rebirth (including Q&A) | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 July 2001

Rebirth (including Q&A) | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 July 2001

May 27, 2016

Ajahn Brahm spontaneously gives a talk on a core Buddhist teaching that is often misunderstood or even rejected in the West - the truth of rebirth, that we live life after life.

Renunciation | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 July 2001

Renunciation | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 July 2001

May 26, 2016

Ajahn Brahm talks about the happiness and peace which comes from renunciation. Renouncing negative behaviours, renouncing excess material possessions, and renouncing attachments to forcing the world to fit in with our preferences.

What To Do With Suffering | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 29 June 2001

What To Do With Suffering | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 29 June 2001

May 25, 2016

In response to a request about what to do with suffering in ourselves and in others, Ajahn Brahm offers advice on how we can respond wisely.

Why is Buddhism Growing? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 June 2001

Why is Buddhism Growing? | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 June 2001

May 24, 2016

Ajahn Brahm talks on the topic of why Buddhism is growing in so many parts of the world.

Commitment to Enlightenment | by Ayye Vayama | 15 June 2001

Commitment to Enlightenment | by Ayye Vayama | 15 June 2001

May 23, 2016

Ajahn Vayama talks about the importance to practice of having a commitment to Enlightenment.

The Real Teacher | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 May 2016

The Real Teacher | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20 May 2016

May 21, 2016

Ajahn Brahm gives wise advice on how to know who is a real teacher and a real teaching that can help us to make progress on the spiritual path. As Ajahn Brahm says, a real teacher won't tell you what to do, but will show you how to do it.

Conflict Resolution | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 8 June 2001

Conflict Resolution | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 8 June 2001

May 20, 2016

Ajahn Brahm gives wise advice on how to resolve arguments and disputes - with our family, our work mates and others - and find peaceful resolution.

Contentment | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 1 June 2001

Contentment | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 1 June 2001

May 19, 2016

Ajahn Brahm offers advice on how to find contentment in this difficult, challenging and busy modern life.

Calm and Insight Meditation | by Ayye Vayama | 18 May 2001

Calm and Insight Meditation | by Ayye Vayama | 18 May 2001

May 18, 2016

Ayye Vayama talks about the two strains of Buddhist meditation - calm (samatha) and insight (vipassana) - and how we need to use these in tandem to develop the mind.

Anger and Forgiveness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 4 May 2001

Anger and Forgiveness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 4 May 2001

May 17, 2016

Ajahn Brahm talks about the power of anger, and how it can be quenched and released through the power of forgiveness.

The Five Aggregates | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 April 2001

The Five Aggregates | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 April 2001

May 16, 2016

Ever wondered who and what you really are? Ajahn Brahm answers the question from a Buddhist perspective pointing out that all we really are, are the five aggregates of consciousness, feeling, perception, thoughts (mental formations) and the body.

Anatta: Non-self | by Ajahn Brahmavamso  6 April 2001

Anatta: Non-self | by Ajahn Brahmavamso 6 April 2001

May 15, 2016

This is the first audio talk recorded by the BSWA at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre in April 2001. In this talk Ajahn Brahm discusses the Buddhist teaching of anatta - the absence of a self.

Serving Others and Giving Back | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 May 2016

Serving Others and Giving Back | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 May 2016

May 14, 2016

Many people come to find out about Buddhism to get something out of it and find a solution to their problems. That's fine and good, but if you really want to turn your life around and find inner happiness, then it's time to start serving others and giving back, as Ajahn Brahm explains.

Happy Buddhamas | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 December 2009

Happy Buddhamas | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 December 2009

May 13, 2016

Responding to an online request, Ajahn Brahm talks about celebrating "Buddhamas" on the 25th December.

Thoughts About Death | by Ajahn Brahmali | 25 December 2009

Thoughts About Death | by Ajahn Brahmali | 25 December 2009

May 12, 2016

From a Buddhist perspective, thinking about death isn't a negative, dark and depressing act, but rather, thinking about death can be very useful, putting life in perspective, and even leading the mind in to peace. Ajahn Brahmali gives advice on how to wisely contemplate death.

Arousing Mindfulness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 December 2009

Arousing Mindfulness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 December 2009

May 11, 2016

Ajahn Brahm clarifies the true meaning of mindfulness, including such factors as 'remembering the instructions', as well as remembering the dhamma as each new situation arises.