Buddhist Society of Western Australia
The Roots of Everything | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 10 May 2002

The Roots of Everything | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 10 May 2002

June 30, 2016

Ajahn Nyanadhammo gives a talk around a teaching given by the Buddha in which he answers 10 questions which are central to the search for meaning.

Attitude of the Mind in Meditation | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 26 April 2002

Attitude of the Mind in Meditation | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 26 April 2002

June 28, 2016

Ajahn Nyanadhammo discusses how to set up the mind in meditation.

Relationships in Buddhism | by Ayya Vayama | 19 April 2002

Relationships in Buddhism | by Ayya Vayama | 19 April 2002

June 27, 2016

Ajahn Vayama gives a talk about relationships in the modern world from a Buddhist perspective.

Honesty | by Ayya Hasapanna | 24 June 2016

Honesty | by Ayya Hasapanna | 24 June 2016

June 26, 2016

Venerable Hasapanna gives a talk full of anecdotes about the value of honesty and why we need to cultivate it.

Factors of Awakening in Meditation | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 5 April 2002

Factors of Awakening in Meditation | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 5 April 2002

June 25, 2016

Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the Seven Factos of Awakening (Bojjhanga) as they apply to states of mind in meditation.

Cultivation of Goodness | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 29 March 2002

Cultivation of Goodness | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 29 March 2002

June 24, 2016

Ajahn Nyanadhammo offers advice on decision-making; how to make judgements based on what is right and wrong; and direct our lives in a way which is skillful and beneficial. To do this we need to develop the inner spiritual qualities (bhavana) of tranquillity and wisdom.

Buddhism and Psychic Phenomena | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 22 March 2002

Buddhism and Psychic Phenomena | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 22 March 2002

June 23, 2016

Ajahn Nyanadhammo shares us with talk with numerous tales of psychic phenomena from his time in Thailand.

Forgiveness | by Ayya Vayama | 15 March 2002

Forgiveness | by Ayya Vayama | 15 March 2002

June 22, 2016

Ajahn Vayama talks about forgiveness to close off old wounds and live happily.

The Five Hindrances | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 1 March 2002

The Five Hindrances | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 1 March 2002

June 21, 2016

The reason many of us who find attaining peaceful states in meditation is because of one (or more) of five things: sensual craving, ill-will, slothfulness, restlessness and doubt. Ajahn Nyanadhammo explains what the Five Hindrances are and how to overcome them to attain tranquillity and insight.

Preparation for Dying | by Ayya Vayama | 15 February 2002

Preparation for Dying | by Ayya Vayama | 15 February 2002

June 20, 2016

Having just spent time with a dying lay woman and her funeral, Ajahn Vayama speaks about how we can face dying with calm and resolution.

Ajahn Plien takes questions | by Ajahn Plien | 8 February 2002

Ajahn Plien takes questions | by Ajahn Plien | 8 February 2002

June 19, 2016

Honoured guest Ajahn Plien, a great meditation master from the north of Thailand (Chiang-Mai region) was invited to visit the Buddhist Society of Western Australia and share his wisdom. This session starts with an outline of Ajahn Plien's past, including being a disciple the legendary Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Waerne in the Thai forest tradition. It then goes on to a session taking questions from the audience with answers translated by Ajahn Nyanadhammo.

Hatred (and how to overcome it) | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 17 June 2016

Hatred (and how to overcome it) | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 17 June 2016

June 18, 2016

Reflecting upon recent horrible hate-crimes, Ajahn Brahm is moved to talk about hatred, where it comes from and how to overcome it.

Going Beyond | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 25 January 2002

Going Beyond | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 25 January 2002

June 17, 2016

Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the process of dying and what lay beyond the death of the body.

Parents and Family in Buddhism | by Ayya Vayama | 18 January 2002

Parents and Family in Buddhism | by Ayya Vayama | 18 January 2002

June 16, 2016

The Buddha saw family as the foundation for the development of healthy individuals and a healthy society. Ajahn Vayama talks about the role of the family and parents within Buddhist society.

The Ten Paramis (part 2) | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 11 January 2002

The Ten Paramis (part 2) | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 11 January 2002

June 15, 2016

Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the development of the Ten Paramis (a.k.a. 'perfections', 'virtues', 'spiritual qualities'). Those 10 qualities are:

  1. Dāna pāramī : generosity, giving of oneself
  2. Sīla pāramī : virtue, morality, proper conduct
  3. Nekkhamma pāramī : renunciation
  4. Paññā pāramī : transcendental wisdom, insight
  5. Viriya pāramī : energy, diligence, vigour, effort
  6. Khanti pāramī : patience, tolerance, forbearance, acceptance, endurance
  7. Sacca pāramī : truthfulness, honesty
  8. Adhiṭṭhāna pāramī : determination, resolution
  9. Mettā pāramī : loving-kindness
  10. Upekkhā pāramī : equanimity, serenity
The Ten Paramis (part 1) | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 28 December 2001

The Ten Paramis (part 1) | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 28 December 2001

June 14, 2016

Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the development of the Ten Paramis (a.k.a. 'perfections', 'virtues') in a way that connects with contemporary life.

The Ordinary | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 21 December 2001

The Ordinary | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 21 December 2001

June 12, 2016

Most people in the world want action and stimulation. Peace and stillness seem very boring to most people in the world. But in the peace and stillness of meditation very powerful and profound things can occur, just as when Siddhartha Gotama sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya and freed his mind from all traces of suffering and illusion. Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about how the seemingly ordinary acts are where we can find the path to awakening.

Morality | by Ajahn Appichato | 10 June 2016

Morality | by Ajahn Appichato | 10 June 2016

June 11, 2016

Ajahn Appichato gives a talk on how morality is the foundation of happiness and the Buddhist path.

Attachment In Family Relationships | by Ayye Vayama | 14 December 2001

Attachment In Family Relationships | by Ayye Vayama | 14 December 2001

June 10, 2016

Ajahn Vayama reflects upon the nature of family attachments, and how to relate to family skillfully.

Mindfulness of the Body | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 7 December 2001

Mindfulness of the Body | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 7 December 2001

June 9, 2016

Ajahn Brahm offers a wise, yet practical teaching on how to be mindful of the body and how this can be beneficial to help solve problems and understand what is going on with this life.