Ajahn Sujato teaches us that the important thing with meditation is not so much about the method of meditation, but the attitude we bring to it. For example, if you get stressed, Ajahn Sujato encourages us to look for the causes of the stress rather than trying to keep on doing the thing that creates the problem and then try to fix it by meditating.

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We apologize that the first half of this talk was not recorded due to technical difficulties. Ajahn Sujato talks about monastic life during the rains retreat and how to practice the Eightfold path in your daily life then answers questions.

 

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Ajahn Brahm's talk given at Chui Huay Lim in Singapore on 14th June 2016, about "Unlocking the Secrets of Your Mind". The talk about the topic begins properly around 13 minutes into the recording.

Ajahn starts by talking about the nature of mind (which is not in the heart or brain, but that the brain and heart are in the mind). When we realise how big the mind is, we can then begin to unlock it, for our benefit for example, for our health. Ajahn also shares a story about a Thai monk who carries metal tool-kits into plane cabins relying solely on his prior meditation & chanting to prevent getting caught!

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X60Py9IhCKE (YouTube Channel: Buddhist Fellowship)

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Ajahn Brahm expropriates the acronym "AFL" from the Australian Football League and deploys it in the cause of kindness and wisdom so we can all acknowledge, forgive and learn from the difficulties and pain in life.

This talks was originally recorded by the Buddhist Society of Victoria in Melbourne.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses how to develop a skillful outlook and values and apply them in life.

This talks was originally recorded by the Buddhist Society of Victoria in Melbourne.

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Ajahn Brahm and the nuns on his meditation retreat talk about their feelings about being ordained.

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Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Cittapalo conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Brahmali conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Brahm responds to the question: Who keeps a record of all the rights and wrongs we do in life?

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Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Venerable Hasapanna conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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We are delighted to have guest speaker Kelsang Ani during the rains retreat for 2018. Kelsang Ani is the resident teacher at Dharmapala Kadampa Meditation Centre in Fremantle. She will be talking about 'How to Solve our Human Problems'- by understanding Buddha’s wisdom explanation of the real nature of our problems, we can learn to identify them correctly; and in this way gradually solve all our human problems, and find everlasting peace and happiness. She is a well loved teacher and has a way of explaining the dharma that is insightful and clear.

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Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Kathryn begins her third of four weeks at AMG by explaining why we need, or rather when we may need, to change our perspective. Kathryn uses examples such as the need for very focused perspective when doing surgery as compared to when we need a broad perspective on those occasions when something negative has occurred in our life. The benefits, to our health and well being, of positive emotions and the chemicals our bodies release when we have a positive experience have been the subject of many recognised research studies around the world today.

Kathryn then leads the group in three separate meditations. The first meditation is aimed at recognising when the mind tries to narrow our focus or perspective, putting us into a well known loop of negativity. By recognising when this occurs we can learn to deal with it and return to our broader perspective.

The second meditation highlights our feeling and belief of being independent when, in actuality, we are interdependent on so many people in our lives. Gratitude is used to focus our attention during this meditation. To bring this to mind Kathryn recited a poem by Jane Kenyon (1947–1995), former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire in the US, titled “Otherwise”. The object was to encourage us to realise that despite our trials and tribulations things could be worse and that perhaps our lives aren't quite as bad as we believe.

The third meditation brings to mind equanimity; the calm amidst the storm; the idea of being able to maintain balance and a sense of being grounded when the proverbial is hitting the fan. During the meditation Kathryn helps us to broaden our perspective by reading the “Serenity Prayer”;

“May I have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
The courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.”

 

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Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on the practice and benefits of meditation at Staten Island Buddhist Vihara, USA. Date unknown. Talk starts around 50 seconds into the recording. 

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=709&v=AsY9DE2T7q8 (YouTube Channel: MOM I Love You)

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Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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