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Right View and Setting the Wheel of Dharma in Motion | Ajahn Brahmali

Right View and Setting the Wheel of Dharma in Motion | Ajahn Brahmali

March 31, 2019

In this Dharma talk, Ajahn Brahmali discusses 56th sutta from the Samyutta Nikaya: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta; "Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Dhamma." A talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV).

Click here to read SN56.11 on Sutta Central. "The famous first discourse, taught at Varanasi to the group of five ascetics. It begins by rejecting the extremes of asceticism and indulgence and recommends the middle way of the eightfold path. Then it defines the four noble truths and analyzes them in twelve aspects. It ends with Venerable Kondañña becoming the first person apart from the Buddha to realize the Dhamma," Sutta Central.

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKqdylUvC2Q (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks). Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel: https://bsv.podbean.com/ and BSV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BSVWeeklyDTEng/featured

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Cultivation Of Goodness | Ajahn Nyanadhammo

Cultivation Of Goodness | Ajahn Nyanadhammo

March 30, 2019

Ajahn Nyanadhammo offers advice on decision-making; how to make judgement based on what is right and wrong; and direct our lives in a way which is skillful and beneficial. To do this we need to develop the inner spiritual qualities (bhavana) of tranquility and wisdom.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16 March 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16 March 2007

March 29, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Buddhism and Psychic Phenomena | Ajahn Nyanadhammo

Buddhism and Psychic Phenomena | Ajahn Nyanadhammo

March 29, 2019

Ajahn Nyanadhammo shares with us with talk with numerous tales of psychic phenomena from his time in Thailand.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 March 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 March 2007

March 28, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.

Forgiveness | Ajahn Vayama

Forgiveness | Ajahn Vayama

March 28, 2019

Ajahn Vayama talks about forgiveness to close off old wounds and live happily.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2 March 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 2 March 2007

March 27, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Santutthi | Let Go Of The Doer, Then Relax The Mind | The Armadale Meditation Group - 26th March 2019

Ajahn Santutthi | Let Go Of The Doer, Then Relax The Mind | The Armadale Meditation Group - 26th March 2019

March 27, 2019

We haven’t seen Ajahn Santutthi at The Armadale Meditation Group for some time now so it was a welcome surprise. Ajahn began the evening by asking us to let go of the doer in our mind, so the mind can begin to relax. We constantly look for things to do in life and our mind isn’t much different. Our mind is constantly looking for things to make it happy, things to do. The doer in our mind doesn’t do relax. So to really relax, we need to let it go and just be in the present moment.

Ajahn led us in a longer than usual meditation this evening that is well suited to beginners and experienced alike. After the meditation, rather than talk on any specific subject, Ajahn opened to a Q&A to conclude the evening. Interspersed throughout Q&A are some funny stories to further relax us all. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 23 March 2019

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 23 March 2019

March 26, 2019

Many people find it difficult to calm their mind, therefore Ajahn Brahm teaches us the benefits of relaxing and guides us in relaxing our body and mind.

To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.

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Finding Positivity in People | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 March 2019

Finding Positivity in People | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 March 2019

March 25, 2019

Ajahn Brahm says he has taught many times in prison, but not once has he seen a criminal, instead he saw people who have committed a crime. Ajahn encourages us not to judge people by their past actions, but instead to look for the goodness in them.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 March 2019

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 22 March 2019

March 25, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.

The Four Brahma Viharas | Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Four Brahma Viharas | Ajahn Brahmavamso

March 24, 2019

A public talk given by Ajahn Brahm on “The Four Brahma Viharas: Loving-kindness, Compassion, Altruistic Joy and Equanimity”, on the 17th October 2014 in Toronto at Mahavihara.

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13uhXtqk4nI (YouTube Channel: urbanbuddhistmonk)

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To find and download more Dhamma Talks on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the talk you want and then type the title into the Podcast search box.

The Sutta - Teaching of the Buddha | Ajahn Brahmali

The Sutta - Teaching of the Buddha | Ajahn Brahmali

March 24, 2019

Ajahn Brahmali describes what "Sutta" is, the importance of the suttas and how we can skillfully use them as a support for our practice. A short talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV).
Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyFn7yDp3FU (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel: https://bsv.podbean.com/ and BSV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BSVWeeklyDTEng/featured

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To find and download more Dhamma Talks on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the talk you want and then type the title into the Podcast search box.

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 23 February 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 23 February 2007

March 23, 2019

Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16 February 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16 February 2007

March 22, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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The Five Hindrances | Ajahn Nyanadhammo

The Five Hindrances | Ajahn Nyanadhammo

March 22, 2019

The reasons why being still in meditation can be challenging, is because of one (or more) of five things: sensual craving, ill-will, slothfulness, restlessness and doubt. Ajahn Nyanadhammo explains what the Five Hindrances are and how to overcome them to attain tranquility and insight.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 February 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 February 2007

March 21, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.

Ajahn Appichato | Meditation Changes Your Mind Over Time - The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | Meditation Changes Your Mind Over Time - The Armadale Meditation Group

March 21, 2019

Tonight’s teacher was Ajahn Appi. Ajahn opened the night by explaining how our minds change over time through meditation. The basic methods of meditation are relatively easy, the hard part is sticking with it and practising. For beginners and experienced alike, finding those moments when we can meditate for minutes at a time can be difficult. Our modern world fills our heads with all manner of distractions and hindrances. Then our mind will throw up thoughts of the future, such as “is my super going to be enough”, or thoughts of the past “he said some horrible things to me”. So how do we stay in the present moment and avoid all this? We practice, as often as we can.

Ajahn then guided the group in meditation beginning with 5 minutes focusing on the darkness we see when we first close our eyes. The effect of this for beginners is to bring them into the present moment. Ajahn then continued the meditation focusing on the breath, this kept us in the present moment. This meditation would best suite beginners to intermediate meditators.

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Preparation For Dying | Ayya Vayama

Preparation For Dying | Ayya Vayama

March 20, 2019

Having just spent time with a dying lay woman and her funeral, Ajahn Vayama speaks about how we can face dying with calm and resolution.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Cittapalo | 16 March 2019

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Cittapalo | 16 March 2019

March 19, 2019

Ajahn Cittapalo immediately starts the group meditation and then at the end answers questions.

To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.

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