Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Rebirth | Ajahn Brahmali

Rebirth | Ajahn Brahmali

July 31, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali gives an accessible and easy to understand talk on rebirth – how we live life after life.

Wholesome and Unwholesome Deeds | Ajahn Hasapanna

Wholesome and Unwholesome Deeds | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 31, 2020

Dhp 314: It is better to do nothing than to do what is unwholesome. For unwholesome deeds brings burning sorrow. Do therefore what is wholesome, for wholesome deeds will never bring pain.

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Read Your Heart, Not The Book | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Read Your Heart, Not The Book | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 30, 2020

One question often asked by those new to Buddhism is “What holy books do you follow?”. Ajahn Brahm responds by telling them that just as the Muslims follow the Koran and the Christians follow the Bible, Buddhists follow meditation. That means that the ultimate reference and authority within Buddhism, the real truth, is direct experience derived from a peaceful mind developed through meditation. This is the ultimate source of wisdom and truth.

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Wholesome and Unwholesome speech | Ajahn Hasapanna
Little by litte we fill ourselves with good | Ajahn Hasapanna

Little by litte we fill ourselves with good | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 29, 2020

Dhp 122: Think not lightly of good, saying, "It would not come to me". Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise, litte by little, fill themselves with good.

Ajahn Santutthi | The Fear Of A Fool | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Ajahn Santutthi | The Fear Of A Fool | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

July 29, 2020
Monday 30th April 2018

 

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram with Ajahn Santutthi.

 

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Tolerance Explored | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Tolerance Explored | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 28, 2020

Should we “tolerate” other people? Or is that just a bit patronising, or even a put-down? Ajahn Brahm explores what tolerance really means and ways in which we can do even better than tolerance.

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Gift of Listening | Kathryn Yew and Sarah Kleintop | 24 June 2020

Gift of Listening | Kathryn Yew and Sarah Kleintop | 24 June 2020

July 28, 2020

This is a workshop style session on the art of deep listening and being truly present with two of our listeners from the BSWA Buddhist Care Line, a free, confidential telephone Listening Service which offers callers a safe space to talk about any issues that may be happening in your life without fear of judgement.  The valuable skill of deep listening is not only of immense benefit when supporting others in these turbulent times, but a skill that is truly beneficial for one’s own spiritual practice. 

For the hours of operation and the phone number of the Buddhist Care Line, please visit https://bswa.org/buddhist-care-line/

There are none that are not blamed | Ajahn Hasapanna

There are none that are not blamed | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 28, 2020

Dhp 227: They blame those who are silent, they blame those who speak, there are none are not blamed.

 

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Celebrating Celibacy | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Celebrating Celibacy | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 27, 2020

“Meditation is better than sex!” So says Ajahn Brahm who is happy to celebrate the benefits of celibacy.

 

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Greed Is Good ~ Is That Really True? | Ajahn Nissarano

Greed Is Good ~ Is That Really True? | Ajahn Nissarano

July 26, 2020

A Dhamma talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) by Ajahn Nissarano. Believed to be given around November 2019.

Ajahn Nissarano talks about greed, viewed from a Buddhist perspective. Greed in Buddhism isn't just about wanting things in excess, but it's any degree of wanting or attraction towards something. Ajahn discusses ways to abandon greed, through contentment, thankfulness, and knowing the disadvantages of the things we are greedy for.

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Teaching retrieved from https://bsv.podbean.com/e/ajahn-nissarano-greed-is-good-is-that-really-true-17-dec-2019/

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Happiness Industry: Joy at last! | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Happiness Industry: Joy at last! | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 26, 2020

Is it really possible to be happy in the world? Or is there something inherently wrong with the system, and no matter what we do with our relationships, with our circumstances, with our mind, that we can’t really be happy? Ajahn Brahm takes us deeper into the notion of what happiness really is, and how true happiness can be found. The Buddha’s teaching of acceptance and letting go of states leads to the kind of deep happiness that cannot be found by shopping in the ‘happiness industry’ of this world. As Ajahn Chah famously said: “Joy at last -to know there is no happiness in the world!”

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Seeing the bigger picture | Ajahn Vayama

Seeing the bigger picture | Ajahn Vayama

July 25, 2020

Often we feel disappointed with how our lives are progressing and how our progress on the spiritual path is going. Ajahn Vayama tries to put this all in perspective by seeing the bigger picture of where we are at on our spiritual journey.

 

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How to change the world | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How to change the world | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 24, 2020

Often we are tempted to try to take charge of things in the world and fix the world’s problems. Ajahn Brahm queries this urge to control, and says that another way is to understand and adapt. Indeed control freakery is very much the cause of the problems of the world and being another control freak is not necessarily the answer at all. Ajahn Brahm also refers to the example of the Buddha who could have become a “wheel turning monarch” ruling over much of the world, but instead chose to become the world’s wisest teacher.

 

Buddhist reflections on social, political and environmental action leading towards the creation of a better world.

 

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Procrastination / Hierarchy of Life’s Meaning | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Procrastination / Hierarchy of Life’s Meaning | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 23, 2020

Ajahn Brahm points out that there’s really nothing very wrong with procrastination, and that it’s our perfectionism and constant doing that is the real problem. So why do today what we can put off for tomorrow? Just be happy for now. And if you can be happy you’re on the track to understanding the meaning of life.

 

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Love thyself and all Beings | Meggy Zeggers | 17 July 2020

Love thyself and all Beings | Meggy Zeggers | 17 July 2020

July 23, 2020
Meggy Zegers is on a mission to assist other people to find peace within. To connect to self and find the wisdom to live life in a conscious way. She will share her journey from mental health issues, severe injury after an accident, and a big loss, to becoming healed and at ease with the unknown by loving herself and all beings. In bringing herself back to the present moment and trust, the unknown, in her eyes, has become a true gift. 
 
Be Quick To Do Good | Ajahn Hasapanna

Be Quick To Do Good | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 23, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the nuns at Dhammasara Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Apologies for the audio quality as the recording equipment at Dhammasara is not of the same quality.

 

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Venerable Cunda | Meditation With Body Scan | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Venerable Cunda | Meditation With Body Scan | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

July 22, 2020

Monday 10th December 2018

 

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram with Venerable Cunda.

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Interconnectedness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Interconnectedness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 21, 2020

Is everything really interconnected? Is being disconnected always such a bad thing? Ajahn Brahm challenges the prevailing orthodoxy within Buddhism by pointing out when things are interconnected, when they’re not, and how understanding this can be useful on our path to find peace and happiness.

 

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Four Kinds of Kamma | Ajahn Hasapanna

Four Kinds of Kamma | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 21, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the nuns at Dhammasara Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Apologies for the audio quality as the recording equipment at Dhammasara is not of the same quality.

 

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