Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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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 through 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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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.

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

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We all have fears and anxieties that are difficult to overcome. Ajahn Cittapalo shares his realisation that fear is just a thought and how we relate to it causes us to suffer or not. This talk relates to the short guided meditation Ajahn conducts directly before it.

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Ajahn Cittapalo guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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A talk given for Vesak at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). It is believed this talk was given in 2018. 

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq7I5Uidwvc&list=PLwPICjq7jNeqDGMNhd04IemkUBGPnFSBy&index=20 (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Honoured guest Ajahn Plien, a great meditation master from the north of Thailand (Chiang-Mai region) was invited to visit the Buddhist Society of Western Australia and share his wisdom. This session starts with an outline of Ajahn Plien’s past, including being a disciple the legendary Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Waerne in the Thai forest tradition. It then goes on to a session taking questions from the audience with answers translated by Ajahn Nyanadhammo.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the process of dying and what lay beyond the death of the body.

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Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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The Buddha saw family as the foundation for the development of healthy individuals and a healthy society. Ajahn Vayama talks about the role of the family and parents within Buddhist society.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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The Armadale Meditation Group doesn’t often get to see Ajahn Brahmali so when we do we are very grateful.

Ajahn began the night by relating a story of a visit from Ajahn Ganah to Bodhinyanna Monastery. So as not to spoil the story I will stop here. Ajahn Brahmali told this story to highlight how meditation can change people and other's perception of them. We become happier, more patient and more relaxed, but it takes practice and perseverance.

Ajahn then lead the full house through a very peaceful and relaxing 30 minute meditation suitable to both experienced and beginners alike.

After meditation Ajahn opened to comments and questions before continuing his talk on how we change with meditation.

 

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Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the development of the Ten Paramis (a.k.a. ‘perfections’, ‘virtues’) in a way that connects with contemporary life.

Those 10 qualities are:
1. Dāna pāramī : generosity, giving of oneself
2. Sīla pāramī : virtue, morality, proper conduct
3. Nekkhamma pāramī : renunciation
4. Paññā pāramī : transcendental wisdom, insight
5. Viriya pāramī : energy, diligence, vigour, effort
6. Khanti pāramī : patience, tolerance, forbearance, acceptance, endurance
7. Sacca pāramī : truthfulness, honesty
8. Adhiṭṭhāna pāramī : determination, resolution
9. Mettā pāramī : loving-kindness
10. Upekkhā pāramī : equanimity, serenity

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You may have questions about meditation, but sometimes you won't need them answered by your teacher. Ajahn Brahm explains this is because when your mind becomes very still, the answer becomes self-evident.

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The Buddha said there will be no successor after he passes away; instead let his teachings and your training be your leader. Ajahn Brahm explains how an organisation can function autonomously i.e. make decisions without having an absolute authority.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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A Dhamma talk and questions and answers session given by Ajahn Brahm on the 12th of October 2017 at Edgbaston Community Centre, in Birmingham, UK.

This event was part of Ajahn Brahm's UK Dhamma Tour in 2017 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/

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ3PIvwu4Yo&list=PLPxfnU-O-ZycxYq_QfOloeZerHBRrM6eG (YouTube Channel: Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project)

Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the development of the Ten Paramis (a.k.a. ‘perfections’, ‘virtues’) in a way that connects with contemporary life.

Those 10 qualities are:
1. Dāna pāramī : generosity, giving of oneself
2. Sīla pāramī : virtue, morality, proper conduct
3. Nekkhamma pāramī : renunciation
4. Paññā pāramī : transcendental wisdom, insight
5. Viriya pāramī : energy, diligence, vigour, effort
6. Khanti pāramī : patience, tolerance, forbearance, acceptance, endurance
7. Sacca pāramī : truthfulness, honesty
8. Adhiṭṭhāna pāramī : determination, resolution
9. Mettā pāramī : loving-kindness
10. Upekkhā pāramī : equanimity, serenity

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

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