Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Progress via Failure | Bhante Jag

Progress via Failure | Bhante Jag

September 30, 2019

A talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), by Bhante Jag.

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkXOI4s5Dfk (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Emotional Resilience | Ajahn Brahmali

Emotional Resilience | Ajahn Brahmali

September 29, 2019

A Dhamma talk given by Ajahn Brahmali at Pal Buddhist School on the 2 November 2017.

The topic is centralised around Emotional Resilience and the talk is structured in three sections (which all coexist with one another) to improve our mentality.

Teaching retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgA8UNUkCLM (YouTube Channel: PalTV)

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Helping Children Overcome Problems | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Helping Children Overcome Problems | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 28, 2019

Ajahn Brahm gives advice on how to help children overcome their problems, bearing in mind that children come into this life with the karma from their past life, and that we can nurture and influence children, but not control their life.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso  | 24 May 2013

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 24 May 2013

September 27, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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Doing what is good | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Doing what is good | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 27, 2019

Ajahn Brahm elaborates upon the meaning of a quote of the Buddha from the Dhammapada: “To refrain from what is wrong, to cultivate the good, and to purify the mind. This is the teaching of all the Buddhas”. Whilst it’s a simple quote it sums up what we are trying to do by practicing Buddhism very concisely. Ajahn Brahm explains the meaning of this stanza by explaining what it means to do what is good.

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Life as a Prisoner of Your Mind | Vicki Freeman | 20 September 2019

Life as a Prisoner of Your Mind | Vicki Freeman | 20 September 2019

September 26, 2019

We are delighted to have guest speaker Vicki Freeman during the rains retreat for 2019. Vicki Freeman is a lay meditation teacher that helped establish the Liberation Prison Project in Australia.

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Who’s right? | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Who’s right? | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 26, 2019

Ajahn Brahm asks the contentious question, ‘who is right?’ Is it the Christians, the Muslims, the Hindus or the Buddhists? And if you believe in Buddhism, which school of Buddhism is right – Theravada or Mahayana? As Ajahn Brahm explains, these comparisons are the source of several pointless arguments. He goes on to offer a methodology for people to find the answers for themselves without wasting time with arguments.

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U Zor Hane | Establishing Awareness | The Armadale Meditation Group

U Zor Hane | Establishing Awareness | The Armadale Meditation Group

September 26, 2019

Week 10 of Rains and this week we have U Zor Hane. Zor is originally from Burma, but has been in Australia for over 40 years. He is the Spiritual Advisor of the Buddhist Meditation Society in Joondalup. He has given talks at universities, schools, business organisations and at the Perth Detention Centre. He worked with drug addicted young people at the Palmerston Farm drug rehabilitation centre for 4 years, showing them the life skills that can be achieved through meditation and the Buddhist way of living with wisdom, awareness and harmlessness (to oneself and to others).

Zor lead the group in a 30 minute meditation session beginning with a body sweep then shifting to breath. This meditation is well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

After meditation Zor spoke to us on Karma and before closing the night, opened to questions.

For further talks and meditation session from U Zor Hane please visit the Buddhist Meditation Society.

 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso  | 17 May 2013

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 17 May 2013

September 25, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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Self Discipline | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Self Discipline | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 25, 2019

Discipline in society, tend to be closely related to something forceful. Ajahn Brahm explains that encouragement, positive reinforcement, and kindness work better than fear or threat.

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Love at First Sight | Bhante Jag

Love at First Sight | Bhante Jag

September 24, 2019

A talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), by Bhante Jag.

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5CUUiYUW7w (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Death and Deathlessness | Bhante Buddharakkhita

Death and Deathlessness | Bhante Buddharakkhita

September 23, 2019

A talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), by Bhante Buddharakkhita. Please note there is another monk with the same name at the Buddhist Society of WA.

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0G_zpYvQN4 (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Discovering Love in Difficult Places | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Discovering Love in Difficult Places | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 22, 2019

Dhamma talk by Ajahn Brahm. We apologise for the quality of this audio; it does improve. Date given unknown, sometime before 2015.

Teaching retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_dIYbQ_9Pw (YouTube Channel: MOM I Love You).

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Commitment and Perseverance | Ajahn Brahmali

Commitment and Perseverance | Ajahn Brahmali

September 22, 2019

Dhamma talk given by Ajahn Brahmali on the 31st December 2016.                                       

Teaching retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM0-NW4sfqk (YouTube Channel: Buddhist Fellowship)

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Some Aspects of Meditation | Ajahn Vayama

Some Aspects of Meditation | Ajahn Vayama

September 21, 2019

Ajahn Vayama talks about some of the problems that arise when we start practicing meditation and advice on how to deal with these challenges.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso  | 3 May 2013

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 May 2013

September 20, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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How To Deal With Pain | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How To Deal With Pain | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 20, 2019

This dharma talk by Ajahn Brahm is about how to respond skillfully to physical pain – one of the most difficult and inevitable challenges that we’ll all have to deal with in life. Ajahn Brahm offers some strategies to deal with physical pain.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso  | 12 April 2013

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12 April 2013

September 19, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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The Buddhist Attitude to Animal Abuse | Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Buddhist Attitude to Animal Abuse | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 19, 2019

Responding to a question about the Buddhist response to animal abuse, Ajahn Brahm expands on the themes of morality and compassion for all beings.

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Ananda Thilakasiri | Happiness Through Kindness | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ananda Thilakasiri | Happiness Through Kindness | The Armadale Meditation Group

September 19, 2019

Week nine of the Rains season and this week we had Ananda Thilakasiri. Ananda was born in Sri Lanka into a Buddhist family & frequented the village temple with his Grandfather from a very young age yet, came to practise meditation only after meeting the then Ajahn Jagaro & Ajahn Brahm, around 1987. He and his family started visiting Bodhinyana and Dhammaloka regularly from 1991. They have been members of BSWA since that time. He has been serving the Buddhist community in WA, also in other countries in various ways but, mainly as the Treasurer of BSWA. Even though he has been meditating for approximately 25 years, his progress has been rather slow. About 9 or so years ago, he started to attend meditation retreats at Jhana Grove, mostly of those taught by Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Brahmali, Bhante Sujato, on a regular basis. Also, retreats by a couple of visiting Sri Lankan monks. Around the same time, urged by Bhante Sujato, he also started to read the Suttas. The early Buddhist texts from the Tripitaka with the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness, insight, wisdom and meditation. Attending retreats & reading Suttas have helped his meditation practice, immensely! For anyone who has not attended a meditation retreat, yet, he recommends starting with a weekend retreat and then go on to do 9 Day retreats. You will start noticing the difference! Continuity is the key!

Ananda lead the group in a thirty minute meditation focusing on the breath though starting with a body sweep. This meditation is best suited to experienced meditators.

After meditation Ananda opened to questions before continuing to talk on a variety of subjects relative to both Buddhism and Meditation.

 

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