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Big Data and Technology on Spirituality | Ajahn Sujato

Big Data and Technology on Spirituality | Ajahn Sujato

July 23, 2018

Ajahn Sujato talks about spirituality and technology and advises us to make conscious decisions in the digital realm. Ajahn explains that we should be very cautious of what data we upload online because we won't know the implications of our actions until it is too late. Ajahn also talks about the addictive nature of social media. 

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Friday Night Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 20-07-2018
Unconditioned Mindfulness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Unconditioned Mindfulness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 22, 2018

Ajahn Brahm offers a Dhamma talk entitled "Unconditioned Mindfulness" on 13th October 2017, during his "Real Dhamma Tour"; UK Dhamma Tour for Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project. We apologise for the sound quality in parts of this recording.

Please visit: www.anukampaproject.org YouTube: Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project

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Enlightenment | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Enlightenment | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 21, 2018

Ajahn Brahm talks about the end of the journey that is the Noble Eightfold Path - the attainment of Enlightenment.

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Bhante Buddharakkhita - Happy Mind States - The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Buddharakkhita - Happy Mind States - The Armadale Meditation Group

July 20, 2018

Bhante Buddharakkhita started the evening by speaking briefly on the current big news items, the rescue of the soccer team from the cave in Thailand and the world cup soccer in Russia. This lead us to a happy or pleasing mind state referred to in Pali as Bhavana. Bhavana was translated in the 18th century to mean meditation, the development or cultivation of the heart/mind. Bhante used this and current events as an object for our meditation to encourage us to see that we are part of a much greater whole. Though we view ourselves as unique, wonderful and special, just as we view our children and loved ones, we are all just a part of a greater community which is just a small part of the entire cosmos.

Bhante guided us in a 30 minute bhavana or meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

After the meditation Bhante asked us how we felt, how the meditation has left us feeling. Bhante then spoke on our concepts of self, to re-enforce that we are part of a whole.

 

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Anatta - There is no self | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Anatta - There is no self | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 19, 2018

We all have an identity and know who we are. Or do we? Ajahn Brahm gives a talk elucidating what's really going on behind what we take to be our selves.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 June 2012

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 June 2012

July 18, 2018

Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate/advanced meditation class for approximately 1 hour.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 14-07-2018

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 14-07-2018

July 17, 2018

Ajahn Sujato guides a metta (loving-kindness) meditation. Ajahn instructs us to give metta to ourselves first, then to a loved one and finally to all beings.

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Veganism, Death and Buddhism | Ajahn Sujato

Veganism, Death and Buddhism | Ajahn Sujato

July 16, 2018

Ajahn Sujato entertains us by covering topics from veganism, death and Buddhism. Ajahn offers us advice on how to live well and shares with us the benefits of meditation.

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Friday Night Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 13-07-2018
Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 12 May 2012

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 12 May 2012

July 16, 2018

Ajahn Brahmali conducts an intermediate/advanced meditation class for approximately 1 hour.

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Merit Inspires Mind to Meditate Mindfully | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Merit Inspires Mind to Meditate Mindfully | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 15, 2018

Benefits of making merit and supporting service-oriented values to bring out the happiness in the mind. This talk was an offering for the Theravadin Forest Tradition Bhikkhunis residing in Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rose, CA, USA during Feb 15-24, 2015. You can help by contributing money to Dhammadharini by visiting: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-feminine-wisdom-in-buddhism#/

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X19PSgL13so (YouTube Channel: Ajahn Brahm's Benefit Talks for Dhammadharini)

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Seeing Things As They Truly Are | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Seeing Things As They Truly Are | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 14, 2018

Sometimes things are not as they seem. This causes delusion which can easily lead to suffering.The way to prevent this suffering is to see things as they truly are.

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The Jhana | Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Jhana | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 13, 2018

Ajahn Brahm talks about the profoundly deep, blissful states of mind attained in meditation known as the jhanas. He explains where the come from and what they mean so that meditators know where they are heading and how the jhanas fits into the Eightfold Path.

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Abandoning Attachment | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Abandoning Attachment | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 12, 2018

The idea of "letting go" of attachment seems simple enough, but in practice it can be so hard to do! Ajahn Brahm gives advice on how to let go of attachment the easy way.

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Ajahn Brahmavamso | What’s The Best Blood Type to Have? - The Armadale Meditation  Group

Ajahn Brahmavamso | What’s The Best Blood Type to Have? - The Armadale Meditation Group

July 11, 2018

To find the answer to the question above, you'll need to listen to the session.

Ajahn, despite recovering from a bout of "pony virus", regaled us with his presence on a cold night at Club Med. Using humour, jokes, funny stories and common sense Ajahn warmed our hearts and calmed our minds while teaching us how to meditate.  Ajahn then led us in a 30 min guided meditation well suited to beginners and experienced alike.

After meditation, Ajahn continued to instruct us using humour, jokes, funny stories and common sense.

 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 07-07-2018

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 07-07-2018

July 10, 2018

Ajahn Brahm briefly explains the process of how relaxation leads into deep meditation and inspires us to experience the deep levels of meditation.

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Buddhism and Evil | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Buddhism and Evil | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 9, 2018

Ajahn Brahm often says that he has met people that have done terrible things, but never met a person that is evil. Ajahn gives some examples on how people really are kind deep inside their heart.

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Friday Night Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 06-07-2018
Letting Go Of Fear | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 May 2009

Letting Go Of Fear | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 May 2009

July 8, 2018

Ajahn Brahm describes how letting go of fear frees up the possibilities and potentials within our minds. 

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