Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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Ayya Vayama discusses how to relate to various kinds of thinking through mindfulness and understanding.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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Though not his first teaching assignment, tonight was Venerable Sampasadana’s first visit as a teacher to The Armadale Meditation Group and a most welcome one. Venerable opened the evening by comparing meditation to cooking. Sometimes the recipe works, sometimes it’s ok and sometimes it’s not what we were expecting at all. So it is with meditation. Sometimes it’s fabulous and sometimes it just doesn’t work. When it doesn’t work, we need to look at what is stopping us.  The disruptive thoughts, the nagging feelings. We need to examine them and at least attempt to resolve them. This needs to be done gently, with kindness and compassion. We can’t just push them aside, they will keep coming back.

Venerable then lead the group in a slightly longer than usual meditation with the first focus being relaxed and comfortable. He then moved the focus to breathing. An easy meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

After the meditation Venerable opened to Q&A.

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Ajahn Brahmali leads a peaceful meditation practice. Ajahn shares a few tips on how to have a peaceful meditation, such as sit comfortably, focus on the delightful aspect of meditation and remind yourself that you can’t find any permanent happiness in the world.

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Ajahn Brahmali advises us on how to deal with worldly problems like climate change and governments behaving wrongly. Ajahn reminds us to prompt the right view i.e. that the world going wrong is exactly what we should expect. Knowing this we shouldn’t become frustrated when things don’t go our way. We should instead focus on how we can be peaceful and kind regardless what is happening around us and their outcomes. At the end Ajahn shares a funny story about his student life.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately 1 hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

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Ajahn Brahm gives a Dhamma talk on Vesak Day (14 May 2017) for the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). Vesak Day celebrates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha.

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST7lPjp8kMU&index=5&list=PLwPICjq7jNeqDGMNhd04IemkUBGPnFSBy (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Ajahn Brahm tackles the morally complex issue of euthanasia with fine-tuned Buddhist wisdom.

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Venerable Amaranatho guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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October 25, 2019

Happiness | Ajahn Vayama

Given that the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism deal with suffering, one can be forgiven for thinking that Buddhist’s have a pretty miserable attitude to life. However, as Ajahn Vayama explains, really what the Buddha was teaching was the pathway to achieving ever greater levels of happiness in life. Using recent findings from the fields of psychology and sociology, Ajahn Vayama discusses the Buddhist understanding and practices that are aimed at creating happiness and how research methods are increasingly validating Buddhist teachings and practice.

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The monks' Rains Retreat has finally come to an end and the first to bless us with his teachings is Ajahn Appi.

In his pre-monk life Ajahn was a nurse and he ordained as an anagarika at Bodhinyana monastery in 1993. After 5 years as a fully ordained monk he travelled extensively, living in monasteries in Italy, England, Thailand, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. In 2008 he returned to Bodhinyana and is now second only to Ajahn Brahm in seniority.

Ajahn guided us firstly through a 10 minute meditation focusing our attention on the ever present dark colour, we seem not to notice, when we close our eyes. The meditation then progressed to breath meditation focused on the sensations around the mouth.

An easy meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Following the meditation Ajahn opened to questions.

 

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Venerable Seri guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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Responding to a question on how to stay calm amidst conflict, Ajahn Brahm extends his response further by talking about how tranquility can help us to see more deeply into the causes and nature of conflict, and also how tranquility itself can be a key component of resolving conflict, whether its at the small scale with a family or amongst friends, or on a broader scale in the community.

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Ajahn Brahm talks about the relationship between compassion and stillness (peace in meditation) in that when one is more compassionate and kind to others, this often strengthens our own spiritual qualities, including stillness.

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Venerable Amaranatho guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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Ajahn Appichato teaches us that you don't get something without putting in the work and Ajahn encourages us to develop our personal character and skills. Ajahn begins by teaching us these two meditation techniques:
1) mantra on emptiness
2) awareness of darkness.
Following this Ajahn does breath meditation.

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Ajahn Brahm explains how peace and empathy can resolve difficult and violent situations, and Ajahn encourages us to empathise with others, so that we to find out why they are acting a certain way.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes.

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