Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 7 July 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 7 July 2006

January 31, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Contentment | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Contentment | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 31, 2019

Ajahn Brahm offers advice on how to find contentment in this difficult, challenging and busy modern life.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 30 June 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 30 June 2006

January 30, 2019

Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Ajahn Jhanarato - The Silence Of The Mind - The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Jhanarato - The Silence Of The Mind - The Armadale Meditation Group

January 30, 2019

Ajahn Jhanarato, started the evening by relaxing us with an explanation of the quiet moments that we experience between thoughts. These quiet moments are what we need to focus on but how do we do that without effort, without tripping our “self” into a thought process. Don't, that's it, don't. When a thought arises, just let it pass, don't engage, gently pull yourself back to your meditation. We will do this many times and eventually [with lots of practice] we start to notice that the gaps, or quiet moments, become longer. After a while they will become more frequent than the random thoughts. Ajahn recommended to us all that we read Ajahn Brahms booklet on "The Basic Method of Meditation" before we attempt to move onto more advanced states of meditation.

Ajahn then led us through a very relaxed and easy 30 minute meditation, asking us to just notice the quiet moments of our mind. He reminded us to use our breath as an anchor to return us when we strayed into random thoughts.

After meditation Ajahn opened to Q&A with explanations on some of the more difficult concepts to grasp for beginners.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 March 2017

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 March 2017

January 30, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 26 January 2019

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 26 January 2019

January 29, 2019

Ajahn Brahmali offers two simple pieces of mediation advice. Firstly, have patience and allow your mind to calm down. Secondly, value your meditation time. Ajahn explains that the many things we think are really important in our life will dissipate, when we carefully inspect them from a Buddha Dhamma perspective. This then helps us to let go of our thinking and allows us to find some peace in our meditation.

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How to Find Inspiration in Buddhism | Ajahn Brahmali | 25 January 2019

How to Find Inspiration in Buddhism | Ajahn Brahmali | 25 January 2019

January 28, 2019

The Buddha said that all conditioned phenomena will eventually come to an end. Ajahn Brahmali explains that because our world is impermanent, it’s an unreliable source of happiness and therefore we need to find our happiness and inspiration from within.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 25 January 2019

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 25 January 2019

January 28, 2019

Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. We applogise that the beginning of the recording is missing.

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A Short Talk on the Benefits of Being Virtuous | Ajahn Brahmavamso

A Short Talk on the Benefits of Being Virtuous | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 27, 2019

Ajahn Brahm gives a short Dhamma talk on the benefits of being virtuous at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV).

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSxsBdF5Nb8&index=17&list=PLwPICjq7jNeqDGMNhd04IemkUBGPnFSBy (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Venerable’s Speaking on Mindfulness at Berkeley Buddhist Temple

Venerable’s Speaking on Mindfulness at Berkeley Buddhist Temple

January 27, 2019

From February 15th to 24th 2015, Ajahn Brahm offered a San Francisco Bay Area speaking tour in support of the Dhammadharini's sangha new bhikkhuni monastery. Founded by Ayya Tathaaloka, the Dhammadharini women's monastic community was the first bhikkhuni sangha of the Theravadan forest tradition in North America, and one of the few places in the West that women can become fully ordained Buddhist monastics.

Ajahn Brahm is one of the Venerable’s speaking on Mindfulness. Ajahn Brahm starts by reading from his book "Don't Worry, Be Grumpy" and then engages in a discussion about mindfulness.

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaTK78FfG7k (YouTube Channel: Ajahn Brahm's Benefit Talks for Dhammadharini)

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Why on earth would we want to meditate? - Venerable Mudu - Armadale Meditation Group

Why on earth would we want to meditate? - Venerable Mudu - Armadale Meditation Group

January 26, 2019

It was Venerable Mudu's first of, hopefully, many, visits to the Armadale Meditation Group's Tuesday evening session. Venerable opened the evening by introducing himself to us all and relating a shortened version of his life as a monastic. After his introduction he posed the question of "Why on earth would we want to meditate". Is it because it's cool, hip and popular? Well, yes it is cool, hip and popular, but that isn't enough of a reason to do it. Venerable related a story of a visit Ajahn Chah had from an American scientist. The scientist, wishing to know what, if anything, was going on when we meditate, brought along all manner of instruments to try to measure any results he might find. Before he commenced, he asked Ajahn Chah “Why do you meditate”. To which Ajahn Chah responded "To have a healthy body, you must eat right and exercise". "To have a healthy mind, you must meditate".

With that in mind, Venerable then gave an explanation easily understood by inexperienced and experienced meditators alike on the simplest way to start meditating and gently gaining experience with practice. Venerable then led us through meditation beginning with a body sweep and progressing to breath meditation.

After meditation Venerable opened to Q&A before continuing his talk on monastic life and life in general.

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Calm And Insight In Meditation | Ayya Vayama

Calm And Insight In Meditation | Ayya Vayama

January 26, 2019

Ayye Vayama talks about the two strains of Buddhist meditation – calm (samatha) and insight (vipassana) – and how we need to use these in tandem to develop the mind.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 23 June 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 23 June 2006

January 25, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Anger and Forgiveness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Anger and Forgiveness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 25, 2019

Ajahn Brahm talks about the power of anger, and how it can be quenched and released through the power of forgiveness.

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The Five Aggregates | Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Five Aggregates | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 24, 2019

Ever wondered who and what you really are? Ajahn Brahm answers the question from a Buddhist perspective pointing out that all we really are, are the five aggregates of consciousness, feeling, perception, thoughts (mental formations) and the body.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 24 February 2017

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 24 February 2017

January 23, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 19 January 2019

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 19 January 2019

January 22, 2019

Ajahn Appichato encourages us to practice meditation daily because ongoing regular meditation increases our good qualities, such as tolerance, patience, kindness and decreases & removes our unwholesome qualities such as anger. 

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Increasing the Quality of One’s Life | Ajahn Appichato | 18 January 2019

Increasing the Quality of One’s Life | Ajahn Appichato | 18 January 2019

January 21, 2019
Ajahn Appichato teaches us how to increase the quality of our life. One piece of advice Ajahn shares to help us improve our life and achieve what we want is to generate the right intention, put in the effort and then reflect on our efforts.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 18 January 2019

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 18 January 2019

January 21, 2019

 Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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A Fast Happy Path | Ajahn Brahmali | 30 June 2018

A Fast Happy Path | Ajahn Brahmali | 30 June 2018

January 20, 2019

A talk given on a short day retreat at Thames Buddhist Vihara as part of Ajahn Brahmali's tour in the UK in support of Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project. 

Ajahn Brahmali supports Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project, of which Ajahn Brahmavamso is Spiritual Adviser. Donations towards Anukampa's aim to develop a nuns' monastery in England are extremely welcome. Please visit: https://anukampaproject.org/donate/

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLZZCgUNiws&t=4066s (YouTube Channel: Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project). Video courtesy of Cristo Nobel, LLP Management.

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