Buddhist Society of Western Australia
What the Buddha Taught | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 21 November 2003

What the Buddha Taught | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 21 November 2003

August 31, 2016

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on what the Buddha talk, taking the audience into a deeper perspective of what the Buddha realized on the night of his Awakening and what that really means for us all.

The Source of Happiness | by Bhante Gunaratana | 14 November 2003

The Source of Happiness | by Bhante Gunaratana | 14 November 2003

August 30, 2016

Guest speaker and abbot of the Bhavana Society in West Virginia, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana gives a talk about the source of happiness by cultivating the mind.

Buddhist View of Injustices | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 7 November 2003

Buddhist View of Injustices | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 7 November 2003

August 29, 2016

Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh slant on the Western view of injustices and the constant desire to right the wrongs and set things right.

Taking Short Cuts | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 24 October 2003

Taking Short Cuts | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo | 24 October 2003

August 28, 2016

Having just injured his foot by taking short cuts, Ajahn Nyanadhammo gives wise advice on the perils of trying to take "short cuts" on the Eightfold Path to Awakening, and how those perceived short cuts often end up being the long way around for those that attempt them. In the long run, the fastest route on the spiritual journey involves patience and persistence in developing the spiritual qualities that lead to liberation.

Dealing with the Fruits of Bad Kamma | by Ayya Vayama | 17 October 2003

Dealing with the Fruits of Bad Kamma | by Ayya Vayama | 17 October 2003

August 27, 2016

We usually only notice kamma and its consequences (fruit) when we receive the consequences of bad kamma that makes us suffer. So how we to understand this? And how are we to deal with the consequences of bad kamma made in the past? Ajahn Vayama offers advice on how to take a wise approach to dealing with the fruit of bad kamma.

Responsibility | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 October 2003

Responsibility | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 October 2003

August 25, 2016

Ajahn Brahm discusses the Buddhist attitude to responsibility - what responsibility really means and how to deal with it.

Mudita - Sympathetic Joy | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 October 2003

Mudita - Sympathetic Joy | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 October 2003

August 24, 2016

One of the Divine Abodes (brahmaviharas) taught by the Buddha that is often overlooked is that of sympathetic joy (mudita), that feeling of joy for the happiness of others. Ajahn Brahm explains what it is and how to arouse this divine emotion.

Buddhism and Sexuality | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 July 2003

Buddhism and Sexuality | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18 July 2003

August 23, 2016

Ajahn Brahm offers a Buddhist perspective on sex and sexuality.

Scratching in the Wrong Place | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 July 2003

Scratching in the Wrong Place | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 July 2003

August 22, 2016

If you've got an itchy head, would you scratch your bum? Ajahn Brahm explains that one of the elements of the spiritual path is the attention and wisdom to recognise where and when you have a problem and thereby directing your efforts in that area - rather than the wrong area - in order to get a the right result. And ultimately we need to recognise the causes of happiness and suffering within ourselves, rather than blaming others for our problems.

The Power of the Mind | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 4 July 2003

The Power of the Mind | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 4 July 2003

August 21, 2016

Ajahn Brahm talks about the power of the mind - and how to empower the mind through meditation - and how it can be used to develop happiness and wisdom.

Addictions and Obsessions | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 June 2003

Addictions and Obsessions | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 June 2003

August 20, 2016

Ajahn Brahm talks about the mental origins of addictions and obsessions, and the pathway to overcoming them.

Aspects of Mindfulness | by Ayya Vayama | 20 June 2003

Aspects of Mindfulness | by Ayya Vayama | 20 June 2003

August 19, 2016

Ajahn Vayama discusses various aspects of the quality of mindfulness in meditation and daily life.

Mental Suffering | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 June 2003

Mental Suffering | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 June 2003

August 18, 2016

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how to overcome suffering in the mind.

Guilt | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 June 2003

Guilt | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 June 2003

August 16, 2016

Have you done something bad? Feeling guilty? Admit it, some monks can read minds you know? But don't worry because Ajahn Brahm has sage (and humourous!) advice on how to deal with feelings of guilt.

Happiness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 May 2003

Happiness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 May 2003

August 15, 2016

To celebrate the news that it's been proven that meditation monks are the happiest people, Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how to be happy.

Kamma and Rebirth | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 24 May 2003

Kamma and Rebirth | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 24 May 2003

August 14, 2016

Ajahn Brahm rounds out the 'basics of Buddhism' series by teaching about something that is key to Buddhist understanding of life: kamma and rebirth. This is part 4 of 4 in the Introduction to Buddhism Series. 

Buddhist Attitude to Death | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 23 May 2003

Buddhist Attitude to Death | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 23 May 2003

August 13, 2016

Everyone of us will die and that's for sure. Therefore the topic of death is very relevant to all of us. Ajahn Brahm discusses the Buddhist attitude to death.

Core Teachings of Buddhism | by Ayya Vayama | 17 May 2003

Core Teachings of Buddhism | by Ayya Vayama | 17 May 2003

August 12, 2016

Ajahn Vayama outlines the core teachings of the Buddha for an audience new to Buddhism. This is part 3 of 4 in the Introduction to Buddhism Series. 

Buddhism is a Living Religion | by Ayya Vayama | 16 May 2003

Buddhism is a Living Religion | by Ayya Vayama | 16 May 2003

August 11, 2016

Speaking on the 30th Anniversary of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, Ajahn Vayama talks about how Buddhism is a living religion in the contemporary world.

Meditation and the Mind | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 May 2003

Meditation and the Mind | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 May 2003

August 10, 2016

Ajahn Brahm offers a fundamentally Buddhist perspective of the mind - the "sixth sense" according to Buddhism - and the fundamentally Buddhist practice of meditation which allows us to come to a full understanding of the mind via direct experience. This is part 2 of 4 in the Introduction to Buddhism Series. 

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