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Ajahn Brahm | Being Kind To Our Minds and Not Becoming Entangled In Our  Own Emotions - The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Brahm | Being Kind To Our Minds and Not Becoming Entangled In Our Own Emotions - The Armadale Meditation Group

July 5, 2017

Ajahn regaled us with his usual wit and humour for the final time before the Rains Retreat.  We look forward to his return in three months.

Ajahn used his stories and jokes to both relax us and move us to a more happy state of mind before leading us in a beginners meditation.

Ajahn used his stories to show us what we unconsciously do to ourselves all day, every day, especially when we are dealing with stressful situations and or health issues.

Following the meditation Ajahn talked about anxiety, relating it to his annual visit to the Cancer Clinic in Cottesloe.  Ajahn explained to us that our anxiety is our own mind imagining what may, or may not, happen in the future.  We focus our attention on our own "two bad bricks" to such an extent that we don't see all the other perfectly laid bricks.  We spend so much time trying to control our minds and being unkind to ourselves that we don't see what's good in life.

As Ajahn has said to us many times “Stop looking into the past, reliving bad things that have happened, or imagining a future that may never happen, and live in the moment”.

How To React To Life | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How To React To Life | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 4, 2017

Ajahn Brahm shares his experience of being busy and how to react to the stress that comes with it. Ajahn talks about dealing with the stress of life by making peace and being kind and gentle. Ajahn says instead of complaining you learn to let go, enjoy life and be selfless, kind and happy.

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Guided Meditation | Venerable Jhanarato | 01-07-2017

Guided Meditation | Venerable Jhanarato | 01-07-2017

July 3, 2017

Venerable Jhanarato teaches us the basics of meditation, how to relax and that contentment ends restlessness.

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Growing Wholesome Qualities | Ajahn Sujato

Growing Wholesome Qualities | Ajahn Sujato

July 2, 2017

Ajahn Sujato tells the story of what happened after the Buddha became enlightened and Ajahn reflects on what people do once they become enlightened. Ajahn explains how the Buddha worked and helped people to understand the Dhamma teachings.

Ajahn points out that each one of us has the quality of goodness, wisdom, love, caring, letting go, contentment, understanding and compassion. But the question is how do we find, manifest and draw out these seeds so we can use any situation?

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Benefits Of Reading The Suttas | Ajahn Brahmali

Benefits Of Reading The Suttas | Ajahn Brahmali

July 1, 2017

Ajahn Brahmali talks about how the study of the Buddhist suttas allow us to connect with the teachings of the historical Buddha himself. Ajahn Brahmali discusses why the suttas are important, their place in Buddhist practise and the benefits of studying them. Ajahn looks at why it is many people listen to particular Buddhist teachers but it’s not common for people to just follow the suttas. Ajahn hopes this talk will encourage us to read the suttas and become inspired from the word of the Buddha himself.

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