Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Nyanadhammo reflects upon the importance of developing wisdom in life so that the results of the actions that we sow today are pleasant and not painful, and so that we can develop the path of practice.

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We humans seem to have an issue with doing nothing! Ajahn describes doing nothing as an art form. When we start to meditate our mind will try all manner of tricks to keep us from a still, quiet session. It will monkey about and thoughts will come to mind of the past, of the future and even of the present which is all intended to keep our attention away from our goal of a quiet mind. Ajahn Brahm uses humour and common sense to make us laugh and relax. This is a good step on the path to meditation. Having a happy, relaxed mind prior to meditation is so much better than having a mind stuck in the past or desperately trying to predict the future.

So in the inimitable style of Ajahn Brahm, we heard jokes and funny stories and had a good laugh prior to commencing our meditation. Ajahn led the group through a body sweep prior to focusing on the present moment.

This meditation is well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

After meditation Ajahn opened to questions and was asked to further explain the "doer and the thinker". Ajahn used his life experience and funny stories to illustrate the answer.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm deals with how Buddhism and mindfulness have become popular fads in the West filled with status seeking and intellectual trends, but not getting to the heart of what the Buddha was teaching. As he explains, Buddhism isn’t so much an identity or set of beliefs, but a set of practices directing us to investigate and see the deeper nature of reality directly, and to experience freedom firsthand.

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All the things we have learnt and all the ideas we think we’ve understood sometimes block us from seeing the deeper truth. Ajahn Brahm advises, "Never allow your learning to stand in the way of the truth" and feel your way through your meditation.

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Many people believe that happiness is having the freedom to get whatever you want. However Ajahn Brahm opposes this belief by explaining that profound happiness actually comes when you’re free from wanting. Ajahn states, "When you want something more, you are not free, you cannot enjoy what you already have."

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the cultivation and importance of wise friends on the path, the essential role the Bhikkhuni Sangha plays in increasing the longevity of the Buddha’s teachings, and how the four-fold community of Dhamma practitioners can support each other on our journey towards awakening. Recorded at the Thames Buddhist Vihara on the 27th July 2016.

This event was part of Ajahn Brahm's UK tour 2016 - "Buddhism in the 21st Century" in support of Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project, of which Ajahn 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=ROIlbFmhEAY&list=PLPxfnU-O-ZyeLHWATLqHA2_g13_MLhGPa&index=3 (YouTube Channel: Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project)

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Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm talks about the Buddhist practice of mindfulness and how to use it in our daily lives, including how to use mindfulness to improve our relationships with others and ourselves.

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Ajahn Vayama reflects upon aspects of the Dhamma, namely that it refers to the truth of how nature and the mind work, as well as being a path that leads beyond suffering.

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Bhante started the night by asking the group if there was a particular subject or topic that he might use to base the evening’s meditation and talk on. One member asked for a meditation with Metta whilst another suggested a meditation dealing with physical pain. Bhante, after careful and clever consideration, was able to deliver a talk which combined both subjects. Gratitude, as described by Bhante, is the airbag we need when things aren't going well, or to our liking, in our lives. Bhante described the two darts of suffering as one being a physical pain, for which we might seek relief with medication, and the other as a mental pain. Many of us sadly use our mental suffering to make our physical pain so much worse than it need be. A good meditation can most certainly help. We humans often don't separate the two which leads us to make our physical pain so much worse with an increasingly negative mind set.

Bhante then led the group in a guided meditation on gratitude that went a little longer than usual. By focusing on gratitude for everything from the simplest smiles of family or friends to the big events in our lives, we build an airbag to cushion us against adversity and pain.

After the meditation Bhante continued his discourse on gratitude. He pointed out to us the many ways we can build up our resistance to both bad situations and physical pain, by remembering those times and things that we are grateful for.

 

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm briefly explains how to meditate: first we need to relax our body, so that we can sit comfortably and then we need to relax our mind, because when our mind becomes more relaxed and peaceful, our mindfulness and energy increases. 

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Are you looking for a partner in life, your true love? Ajahn Brahm inspires us to find true love inside ourselves and explains that true love is being able to embrace imperfections and love life as it is.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for about half an hour. 

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Ajahn Khemavaro gives a talk on the subject of observing the emotional states of the mind as they arise and pass and how we can let go of attachment to these states and develop peace and stillness in the mind. A talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV).

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5cADRIWHxU (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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