Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 28-01-2017

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 28-01-2017

January 29, 2017

Ajahn Brahmali leads a guided meditation class on 28th January 2017.

Commitment and Perseverance | by Ajahn Brahmali

Commitment and Perseverance | by Ajahn Brahmali

January 28, 2017

Perseverance is required for success in achieving any goal in life, and this is true for Buddhist practice also. Ajahn Brahmali explains that when we have a commitment to the Buddhist path over many years we get the beautiful, peaceful fruits of practice in our lives.

Unceremonious Buddhism | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Unceremonious Buddhism | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 27, 2017

Many people see the ceremonies and etiquette of religion to be empty and a barrier to getting to know what the teachings are really about. Ajahn Brahm gives a talk going to what the essential core of Buddhism is really about, unbound from the fetter of ceremony and ritual.

Panic Attacks | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Panic Attacks | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 26, 2017

Ajahn Brahm gives advice on how to overcome anxiety and panic attacks, sharing stories of his experience to provide guidance on how to find peace in nervous moments in life

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Venerable Nitho | Learning To Meditate - Week 3 of 4 Amadale Meditation Group

Venerable Nitho | Learning To Meditate - Week 3 of 4 Amadale Meditation Group

January 25, 2017

Venerable Nitho expands on the ground work laid in weeks 1 and 2.  Venerable gives us real world examples of how remaining calm and composed can benefit both the meditater and those around us.  The focus this week is breath meditation with [for beginners], an added focus point.  This helps tremendously when learning to meditate.

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 21-01-2017

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 21-01-2017

January 24, 2017

Ajahn Brahmali leads a guided meditation class on Saturday 21st January 2017.

Don’t be a sicko! | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Don’t be a sicko! | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 23, 2017

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk about being sick, and the Buddhist attitude to being sick, because being sick and unwell is something that happens to all of us at some time in our lives. He offers skillfull means in order to better understand sickness and to deal constructively with the experience of being ill.

Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Buddhism

Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Buddhism

January 21, 2017

Ajahn Brahmali discusses the topic of new forms of artificial intelligence and computer intelligence, and the idea of the Singularity, and what this means for humanity. Furthermore, based on these new developments he discusses what it means to be human in this context.

Which Yana? Hahayana! | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Which Yana? Hahayana! | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 20, 2017

Responding to a request about which type of Buddhism to follow. Ajahn Brahm asks whether there is really any meaningful difference between the traditions of Buddhism, and that ultimately it's best to follow the teaching of the Buddha - the Dharma/Dhamma - as authentically as we can. And also to have fun doing so! Ajahn Brahm declares himself a member of the Hahayana school of Buddhism which is about creating happiness in this world.

The Power of Goodness | by Ayya Vayama

The Power of Goodness | by Ayya Vayama

January 19, 2017

Ajahn Vayama gives a talk on the time just before the Buddha's Awakening, demonstrating the power of goodness as an example to us all.

Venerable Nitho | Learning To Meditate - Week 2 of 4 Amadale Meditation Group

Venerable Nitho | Learning To Meditate - Week 2 of 4 Amadale Meditation Group

January 18, 2017

Venerable Nitho expands on the ground work laid in week 1.  Venerable gives us real world examples of how remaining calm and composed can benefit both the meditater and those around us.  Including wildlife.

Venerable Nitho | Learning To Meditate - Week 1 of 4 Amadale Meditation Group

Venerable Nitho | Learning To Meditate - Week 1 of 4 Amadale Meditation Group

January 16, 2017

This is Week 1 of 4 beginners meditation with Venerable Nitho.

Venerable Nitho explains what meditation can help us to achieve.  Venerable uses his own life experience to help explain why he meditates and what we can achieve by practising.

Ajahn Brahm | Learning How To Relax - A dharma talk and guided meditation at the Armadale meditation group.

Ajahn Brahm | Learning How To Relax - A dharma talk and guided meditation at the Armadale meditation group.

January 16, 2017
Ajahn Brahm explains how meditation helps us relax by using humour and stories.  As well as
humour he tells us stories help dissolve the five hindrances or blocks to meditation which
reduce depression, anxiety and anger by developing positive emotions and gratitude.
The results are an increase in satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment.
The Ending of Relationships | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Ending of Relationships | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 16, 2017

Responding to two requests about how to deal with the ending of relationships, Ajahn Brahm gives a unique talk on when and how to end relationships in a way that is skillful and compassionate.

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 14-01-2017

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 14-01-2017

January 15, 2017

Ajahn Appichato leads a guided Saturday afternoon meditation.

Personal Karma | by Ajahn Appichato

Personal Karma | by Ajahn Appichato

January 14, 2017

Ajahn Appichato discusses how our personal karma works within ourself and the people we are connected with.

Endurance | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Endurance | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 13, 2017

We all have to bear with difficult and challenging circumstances in life. Ajahn Brahm talks about the quality of endurance: the dumb sort of endurance, and the wise sort of endurance which is what we should cultivate.

Loneliness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Loneliness | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 12, 2017

Responding to a request, Ajahn Brahm talks about loneliness which for many people is a big problem. Ajahn Brahm talks about what loneliness is, what its causes are and how to overcome it.

Living a Whole Life | by Ayya Vayama

Living a Whole Life | by Ayya Vayama

January 11, 2017

Whilst the practice of meditation is very important, so too is the basics of how we relate to the people in our lives every day. The quality of the relationships that we develop with our family, work colleagues and the people we meet with every day is going to have a strong bearing on the quality of our minds and the quality of our lives, so it pays to give wise attention to this according to Ajahn Vayama.

Learn to be at peace with yourself | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Learn to be at peace with yourself | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 7, 2017

Too many people are trying to improve themselves, and underlying this attitude is a non-acceptance towards ourselves, and relentless perfectionism that tends towards makes ourselves miserable. Whilst it may be counter-intuitive to people in the West, the path to self improvement begins with accepting ourselves just as we are. Through learning to be at peace with ourselves, we heal the inner conflicts and begin to grow.

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