Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Stress - Overreaction to Life | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Stress - Overreaction to Life | Ajahn Brahmavamso

March 12, 2018

Worrying never stops bad things from happening, but it stops you from enjoying the present moment. Ajahn Brahm teaches us how to relax and not overreact to stressful situations.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 09-03-2018
A Nun’s Life | Ajahn Vayama

A Nun’s Life | Ajahn Vayama

March 11, 2018

Ajahn Vayama responds to the request to talk about the Nun’s life; where they begin, their purpose or goal and how they live and practise. Ajahn Vayama reminds us that the Nun’s Sangha was created by the Buddha himself and is not a modern invention. Ajahn describes the nun’s monastery Dhammasara, its plans and the importance of having a Nun’s monastery for women to join the monastic life and attain Nirvana. As well as have female role models in the monastic life to inspire others. We apologise for the static in this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 2000.

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Death, Dying and End of Life Issues | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Death, Dying and End of Life Issues | Ajahn Brahmavamso

March 10, 2018

Ajahn Brahm discusses death, dying and end of life issues.

This talk was recorded by the Buddhist Society of Victoria. You can subscribe to their Youtube channel here.

How to smile through adversity in life | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How to smile through adversity in life | Ajahn Brahmavamso

March 9, 2018

Ajahn Brahm offers wise counsel on how to keep smiling when everything in life seems to be going wrong.

This talk was recorded by the Buddhist Society of Victoria. You can subscribe to their Youtube channel here.

Ajahn Brahm Q&A - Dealing with depression; Difference between Vipassana & Samatha

Ajahn Brahm Q&A - Dealing with depression; Difference between Vipassana & Samatha

March 8, 2018

Questions asked:

  1. How to handle depression?
  2. Meditation (vipassana and samatha, what the difference? or the same?)
  3. Happiness, including the story about "don't worry be grumpy"
  4. Emotional skill and meditation
  5. Five Aggregates
  6. Transferring merits Found this video useful?

This talk was recorded by the Buddhist Society of Victoria. You can subscribe to their Youtube channel here.

Ajahn Appi | The Training of our Minds - The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appi | The Training of our Minds - The Armadale Meditation Group

March 8, 2018

Ajahn Appi; “meditation is simple, developing the skill to meditate well, not so easy. It takes practice”. Ajahn then talked to us about the benefits of a good meditation highlighting many of the benefits.

Ajahn then guided us through a 30 minute meditation using several variations of breath meditation. To begin the meditation Ajahn asked us to focus firstly on the neutral object of the darkness we experience when we first begin our meditation with our eyes closed. By doing this we draw our attention away from our thoughts and feelings. Ajahn then changed the focus to our breathing in the full chest for a period of time then to the sensations around our mouths as we breath.

An easy meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Following the meditation Ajahn opened to questions.

 

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Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 03-03-2018

Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 03-03-2018

March 6, 2018

"Why am I tired after meditating a few hours?" is a frequently asked question. Perhaps you are using too much will-power. Venerable Hasapanna teaches us to gently bring our mind back to awareness when it wanders off.

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How to Find Freedom | Venerable Hasapanna

How to Find Freedom | Venerable Hasapanna

March 5, 2018

Venerable Hasapanna answers the question "how can I find freedom when I am in a situation that I cannot escape?" Venerable shares with us her experiences and insights.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 02-03-2018
Buddhism and Generosity | Ajahn Visuddhi

Buddhism and Generosity | Ajahn Visuddhi

March 4, 2018

Ajahn Visuddhi offers a teaching on dana, generosity or giving which he says is the foundation of Buddhism. Ajahn looks at why dana is one of the foundations of Buddhist practise? Why it is vital part of Buddhism? What are the benefits and reasons for practising generosity in Buddhism? Ajahn shares stories on dana and generosity.

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Methods of Relaxation; Handling Unwholesome Thoughts; Powerful Force of Kindness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Methods of Relaxation; Handling Unwholesome Thoughts; Powerful Force of Kindness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

March 3, 2018

Ajahn Brahm talks about: Methods of Relaxation; Handling Unwholesome Thoughts; Powerful Force of Kindness

This talk was recorded by the Buddhist Society of Victoria.

How to get peace of mind - just keep silent | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How to get peace of mind - just keep silent | Ajahn Brahmavamso

March 2, 2018

Ajahn Brahm gives this amusing and very sensible talk to an audience at a 9 day meditation retreat on how to find silence within the mind and peace and calm within.

Ajahn Brahm is the popular Buddhist teacher to a growing international audience of people keen to learn meditation and develop a deeper spiritual understanding. He is also the founding father of an emergent Australian forest tradition of Buddhist monasticism focused on being true to the original roots of the Buddha's Teaching of Dhamma and Vinaya.

Freeing Our Minds From Mental Prisons | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Freeing Our Minds From Mental Prisons | Ajahn Brahmavamso

March 1, 2018

The prison is a scary place, our mental prisons that we've created are no less terrifying.

Buddhist Congress and Angulimala Fellowship bring us Ajahn Brahm as he shares his insights and wisdom on this prison-break, peppered distinctively with Ajahn's trademark Brahm Humor.

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