Buddhist Society of Western Australia
How to Find Balance | Ajahn Hasapanna | 17 January 2020

How to Find Balance | Ajahn Hasapanna | 17 January 2020

January 20, 2020

Ajahn Hasapanna explains how you can find balance in many aspects of your life. Ajahn explains that to find balance, you need to develop wisdom, to develop wisdom you need clarity and to increase clarity of your mind Ajahn encourages you practice the Middle way and the Eightfold path taught by the Buddha.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Hasapanna | 17 January 2020

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Hasapanna | 17 January 2020

January 20, 2020

Ajahn Hasapanna guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Practice Wholeheartedly | Ajahn Jhanarato | 08-07-2019

Practice Wholeheartedly | Ajahn Jhanarato | 08-07-2019

January 19, 2020

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Ajahn Jhanarato on the 8th July 2019. 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 13 June 2014

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 13 June 2014

January 17, 2020

Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Cause And Effect in Daily Life | Ajahn Vayama

Cause And Effect in Daily Life | Ajahn Vayama

January 17, 2020

Having just returned from pilgrimage to the Buddhist Holy Sites in India and Nepal, Ajahn Vayama responds to a request from the audience to talk about how cause and effect operate in our daily lives. This talk also has some interesting information about pilrimage for those who haven’t heard much about it before.

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 June 2014

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 June 2014

January 16, 2020

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Venerable Pannavuddho | Working To Be A Better Person | The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Pannavuddho | Working To Be A Better Person | The Armadale Meditation Group

January 16, 2020

Venerable Pannavuddho's first visit to the Armadale Meditation Group is one we hope he will repeat in the very near future. Venerable started the evening by asking us to give thanks to ourselves for just being there, for at least trying to be a better person. Venerable continued his talk by recalling examples of being a better person from his own experience prior to becoming a monk. During his working experience in Japan, Venerable was exposed to Zen Buddhism, so uses this experience to explain how we beginners and experienced alike should approach our meditation. Venerable refers to the process of watching the mind as “taking a backwards step”. Just step backwards in our minds and watch, rather than becoming engaged in our thoughts as they arise.

Prior to the meditation Venerable asked and instructed us to simply make ourselves comfortable, sit how-ever we feel comfortable. The focus initially is on the feelings and sensations that are always present within our bodies. This meditation is well suited to both experienced and new meditators alike.

After meditation Venerable continued his talk on trying to be a better person before opening to Q&A.

 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 May 2014

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 30 May 2014

January 15, 2020

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Ajahn Jhanarato | Impermanence - Anicca | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Ajahn Jhanarato | Impermanence - Anicca | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

January 15, 2020

January 2020

Ajahn Jhanarato spoke on anicca [impermanence], an apt subject given the current situation here in Australia. Ajahn spoke on this subject, not to say that we should not be concerned about the climate, but more to point out that it may not affect us and that it keeps us from the present moment. Not thinking of a possible future that may not occur, nor dwelling in the past that may disturb. Ajahn read a sutta from “In The Buddha's Words” by Bhikkhu Bodhi that covers the subject very well.

Ajahn lead the group in a 30 minute relaxing meditation reminding us to not dwell in the past nor become anxious about the future. This meditation is well suited to beginners and experienced a like.

After meditation Ajahn opened to Q&A before continuing to speak on a variety of subjects.

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Venerable Cunda | A Calm Peaceful Mind | The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Cunda | A Calm Peaceful Mind | The Armadale Meditation Group

January 15, 2020

Our first Monk of the year 2020 was Venerable Cunda. Venerable has been living in Victoria for just over a year now helping to establish the Buddhist Society of Victoria Monastery at Newbury. As we all do, we work hard and then search for ways to unwind, clear our minds and just relax. Venerable encourages us to firstly relax our bodies as much as we are able, this will allow us to relax our mind.

Venerable lead the group in a longer than usual meditation commencing with a body sweep and moving gently to our breathing. Throughout the meditation Venerable asks us to use our bodies as an anchor, so that when random thoughts arise, we can return to the moment.  This meditation is well suited to both experienced and new meditators alike.

After meditation, Venerable described his early meditation experience and difficulties to help us understand that we don't need to make it hard work. Venerable then opened to questions before continuing his talk about Newbury.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 11 January 2020

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 11 January 2020

January 14, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali talks about how death contemplation during your meditation (e.g. contemplating on how ephemeral and impermanent your life is) can help overcome disturbances in your meditation i.e. reduce your desires and calm your mind.

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Is Buddhism a Religion? | Ajahn Brahmali | 10 January 2020

Is Buddhism a Religion? | Ajahn Brahmali | 10 January 2020

January 13, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali talks about whether or not Buddhism is a religion and describes how Buddhism is actually more similar to science and psychology, than it is to being a religion.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 10 January 2020

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 10 January 2020

January 13, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Ajahn Cittapalo | Meditation is Easy, It Just Takes Practice - Part 1 | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Ajahn Cittapalo | Meditation is Easy, It Just Takes Practice - Part 1 | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

January 12, 2020

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Ajahn Cittapalo on 25th June 2018. This is part 1 of 2. Click here for part 2

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 23 May 2014

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 23 May 2014

January 10, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Pyramid in the jungle | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Pyramid in the jungle | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 10, 2020

Buddhism isn’t a book-based or idea-based religion, but a religion based on observing our human experience first-hand. So studying books is not the emphasis of the teaching, but practice in order to get direct knowledge of the truth within ourselves. Ajahn Brahm explains using the story of the pyramid in the jungle.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16 May 2014

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16 May 2014

January 9, 2020

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Skillful Livelihood | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Skillful Livelihood | Ajahn Brahmavamso

January 9, 2020

How should we make a living without hurting others and making bad karma? Referring to the Eightfold Path factor of Right Livelihood, Ajahn Brahm explains how to live skilfully and well.

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Ajahn Santutthi | Buddha and Mangoes | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Ajahn Santutthi | Buddha and Mangoes | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

January 9, 2020

December 2019

Ajahn Santutthi related a simile by the Buddha about mangoes. Rather than picking the fruit, the Buddha patiently waited for the fruit to fall. Ajahn encourages us all to do the same regards our meditation practise, be patient and wait for the deeper states to occur naturally.

Ajahn then guided us in a thirty minute meditation well suited to all. Ajahn then related Buddha's earlier practise of meditation when he was trying many different techniques in his effort to find the best meditation.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 9 May 2014

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 9 May 2014

January 8, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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