Vassa = Monastic Lockdown. Venerable gives a guided meditation on how to stay within the borders.
Gossips, idle chatter are enticing, but often at the expense of others. Ajahn guides us to keep away from such unwholesome speech.
Is Buddhism a religion? Or is it a way or life or a philosophy? What is it? And what are Buddhists supposed to do? Ajahn Brahm uses his characteristic humour and wisdom to answer these questions.
Monday 07th May 2018
Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram with Ajahn Santutthi.
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Ajahn Brahm explores craving. Are there different types? Are some forms of craving necessary for survival? Is all craving ‘bad’? Ajahn Brahm shares the secret of finding a balance in the here and now by understanding the nature of craving, the different types of craving, and how to work giving up the types of craving most harmful to us whilst holding on (for the mean time) to those cravings which have some use to us and others.
Mindfulness isn’t an end itself, but a means of uncovering the deeper truths of existence that the Buddhist teachings are encouraging us to see. Mindfulness is the first of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. Ayye Vayama reminds us how developing mindfulness is an essential quality of mind that leads to insight, knowledge and ultimately to Awakening.
Is power any good at all? What is real power and how is it going to be of benefit to people in the world? How do people get addicted to power and become unwilling to give it up? Ajahn Brahm discusses these questions about the nature of power from a Buddhist perspective.
A Dhamma talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), by Ajahn Nissarano in November 2019.
In this talk, Ajahn Nissarano compares the current state of the world with the time of the Buddha. He covers topics such as climate change and nuclear war in our modern world. From a Buddhist perspective, Ajahn explains how these problems stem from greed, hatred and delusion. Ajahn then delves into Right View in the Noble Eightfold path and follows with the Four Noble Truths.
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Teaching retrieved from https://bsv.podbean.com/e/ajahn-nissarano-why-is-the-world-in-the-state-it-is-in-24-nov-2019/
Ajahn Brahm opens the talk by pointing to how much popularity and traction mindfulness techniques are developing in the contemporary world. He then goes on to explain how developing mindfulness with compassion can be transformative for anyone who practices it.