Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11-02-17

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11-02-17

February 12, 2017

Ajahn Brahm leads a guided meditation focusing on the development of contentment.

The Value of Trust | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Value of Trust | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 11, 2017

Ajahn Brahm talks about the importance of trust in our personal lives and for the operation of a successful society. But most of us have trusted others and felt burned, and have given up on trust. Trust is a quality of great importance which we can develop and apply with wisdom.

Minding The Inside World | by Ayya Vayama

Minding The Inside World | by Ayya Vayama

February 10, 2017

Giving an unusual talk during the middle of the annual Rains Retreat, Ajahn Vayama talks about what goes on in a monastery during a period of retreat, particularly the focus on developing the inner practice of meditation and developing an insight into the nature of the mind.

Continuity | Ayya Vayama

Continuity | Ayya Vayama

February 8, 2017

Ajahn Vayama reflects back on her first ten years as a nun, ordaining and training in Sri Lanka, and upon how so many faithful people supported her and helped her get to the point of being able to establish a monastery in Australia. She goes on to celebrate with gratitude the generosity of her supporters in those early days and point to what we can all learn from this situation.

Ajahn Brahm | Meditation in a Nutshell Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Brahm | Meditation in a Nutshell Armadale Meditation Group

February 7, 2017

Ajahn Brahm guides us through a relaxation exercise using humour and common sense before guiding the meditation.  After the meditation he talks of why we needn't change ourselves, but be comfortable and happy with who we are.  He uses a simile of trees in the forest being bent, often broken and damaged, but beautiful none the less.  You need not change it to think it beautiful.  So why change yourself.

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 04-02-17

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 04-02-17

February 6, 2017

Ajahn Brahm gives advice on how to find peace and stillness in meditation.

Reincarnation | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Reincarnation | by Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 5, 2017

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on one of his favourite topics - reincarnation - and challenges us to reevaluate our doubts about reincarnation. Understanding reincarnation can help us understand our lives and to make peace with death.

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

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

February 1, 2017

The final week of a 4 week beginners meditation class with Venerable Nitho.  Venerable  expands on the ground work laid in weeks 1, 2 and 3 with the focus for the last week being Metta Meditation.

What is Metta Meditation?

Mettā (Pali) or maitrī (Sanskrit) means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, friendship, good will, kindness, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four sublime states (Brahmavihāras) and one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism.

Venerable gives us real world examples of Metta Meditation to apply not only to the world and those around us, but to ourselves as well.  If we are happy, chances are that those around us will feel that and respond in kind.

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