Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Guided Meditation | Ajahn Santutthi | 27-01-2018

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Santutthi | 27-01-2018

January 30, 2018

Ajahn Santutthi says that meditation is like marinating an olive. It takes time for the olives to become delicious. In the same way, it takes time and patience for our mind to settle down.

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Past Life Personality | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Past Life Personality | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 29, 2018

Where does your personality come from? Buddhism says that it carries over from your previous lives. Ajahn Brahm shares some fantastic anecdotes about reincarnation.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 26-01-2018

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 26-01-2018

January 29, 2018

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 19-01-2018

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 19-01-2018

January 28, 2018

Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.

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Understanding the Middle Way | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Understanding the Middle Way | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 28, 2018

Ajahn Brahm explains how the Buddha’s teaching on “The Middle Way” relates to our daily life. Ajahn cautions us to be careful with the extremes of life; from fame to feeling worthlessness and he suggests we find the middle way. Also we don’t have to change the world, we just have to make peace with the world.

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Understanding Arguments | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Understanding Arguments | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 27, 2018

We all have different views, conditioned by different experiences. Arguments are inevitable, but argue with kindness and respect which will encourage growth and bring us one step closer to truth, by Ajahn Brahm.

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Thinking: A blessing or a curse? | Ajahn Nissarano

Thinking: A blessing or a curse? | Ajahn Nissarano

January 25, 2018

This talk and guided meditation addresses the role of thinking in meditation and in our daily life, and how we can make peace with thinking in meditation.

This talk was recorded by the Ajahn Brahm Society of Sri Lanka at the Dhammavahini Foundation in Sri Lanka.

Bhante Sangharatana | Present Moment Awareness - The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Sangharatana | Present Moment Awareness - The Armadale Meditation Group

January 24, 2018

Bhante begins with an explanation of present moment awareness.  Reminding all of us of those moments we all have in our lives that we can clearly remember in detail.  Where we were, who we were with, what was happening at that moment in time.  We often reflect to such moments when we hear a song or tune.  At the time you first heard the song or tune, you experienced present moment awareness.  Bhante explains why we need such awareness to meditate.

Bhante then guided the group in a 30min meditation using the breath as our meditation object, or point of focus.

Briefly after the meditation, Bhante opened to Q&A before giving us a talk on the things that will hinder [hinderances], our meditation practice.

 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 20-01-2018

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 20-01-2018

January 23, 2018

Ajahn Brahmali offers powerful advice on how we can deepen our meditation with right view. Ajahn explains that our ideas about the future are not real & unrealistic and so we should not bother thinking about the future in meditation. Instead focus on finding peace in the present moment. 

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Supporting the Bhikkhuni Sangha | Ajahn Brahmali

Supporting the Bhikkhuni Sangha | Ajahn Brahmali

January 22, 2018

"Buddhism is incomplete without the Bhikkhuni Sangha". Ajahn Brahmali teaches us of the importance of having the Bhikkhuni Sanga in Buddhism and gives historical evidence that the Buddha supported them, along with sound reasons why we should too.

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What Do You Want? | Ajahn Brahmavamso

What Do You Want? | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 21, 2018

Ajahn Brahm shares what he really wants in life. He wants the beautiful sense of peace, friendship, kindness, contentment, respect, acceptance and love. Isn't that what you want?

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‘F’ is for Forgiveness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

‘F’ is for Forgiveness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 20, 2018

Ajahn Brahm offers advice on how to deal with the complexities of life and talks widely on the nature of forgiveness in Buddhism, contrasted with attitudes to justice and revenge in the world today. Ajahn discusses the tremendous benefit of having the philosophy “whatever happened or happens to you good, bad, who knows?" because this attitude opens up the opportunity for lotuses to grow in your life.

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Ajahn Cittapalo | Whatever happens is welcome, we’re just here to make friends with ourselves - The Armadale   Meditation Group

Ajahn Cittapalo | Whatever happens is welcome, we’re just here to make friends with ourselves - The Armadale Meditation Group

January 17, 2018

Ajahn began with base instructions on how and why we meditate, keeping it nice and simple for the beginners and the more experienced alike.  A  refresher never hurts.  Ajahn then led the full house through a 30 minute guided meditation.

“Nothing to do. Cars going by, clock ticking, body breathing. Nothing to do.  We don't need to do anything, just be a friendly observer.”  Ajahn Cittapalo :-)

After the meditation Ajahn offered this advice to beginners:- Don't make it a chore or a burden, make it a pleasant, easy for you, experience.  If you aren't enjoying it, shorten the time.  Gradually extend your meditation time, don't make it a job.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13-01-2018

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13-01-2018

January 16, 2018

Sometimes in meditation we can get restless and start thinking. Ajahn Brahm says that this is our mind's reaction to pain and discomfort. Ajahn encourages us to be kind and gentle to our discomforts and sooner or later the pain tends to disappear.

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Relax and Recharge during the Holidays | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Relax and Recharge during the Holidays | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 15, 2018

How about going nowhere for your next holiday? Ajahn Brahm encourages us to relax and do nothing, because he says this has many benefits; physically, psychologically and more. 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12-01-2018

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12-01-2018

January 15, 2018

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.

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Loving Kindness Towards Oneself | Venerable Hasapanna

Loving Kindness Towards Oneself | Venerable Hasapanna

January 14, 2018

Venerable Hasapanna talks about skillful ways to give loving kindness to yourself, in meditation and in practice, with many examples from her own life. Venerable emphasises sending loving kindness towards yourself because your priority should be your own wellbeing as it is most important you take care of yourself. Venerable reminds us that the teacher can only show you the way, but ultimately you free yourself, you liberate yourself and no one else can do this for you.

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No Fear | Ajahn Brahmavamso

No Fear | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 13, 2018

Ajahn Brahm talks about our many fears, including fear of physical discomfort, fear of criticism and fear of the future, and why there is no need to be fearful.

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Mindfulness & Happiness | Ajahn Nissarano

Mindfulness & Happiness | Ajahn Nissarano

January 11, 2018

Ajahn Nissarano trained with Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana for many years. He has subsequently spent many years practicing alone in Sri Lanka but was invited to speak to the Ajahn Brahm Society of Sri Lanka.

Arranged by Ajahn Brahm Society Sri Lanka and recorded by Dharmavahini Foundation, Sri Lanka.

Becoming Best Friends With Your Mind | Ajahn Santutthi - The Armadale Meditation Group

Becoming Best Friends With Your Mind | Ajahn Santutthi - The Armadale Meditation Group

January 10, 2018

The first beginners meditation for 2018 and our teacher is Ajahn Santutthi.  For the benefit of first timers and those of us beginning in meditation, Ajahn Santutthi gave us an excellent layman’s explanation of meditation.  Ajahn then guided us through a 30 minute meditation followed by Q&A.

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