Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Realising or revealing religion | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Realising or revealing religion | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 17, 2020

Ajahn Brahm challenges the notion of “revealed religion” and prophets from a supreme deity. He goes on to say that we are all on a spiritual journey and it’s up to us all to realise deeper spiritual truths directly for ourselves.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Loving kindness | Ajahn Brahmali

Loving kindness | Ajahn Brahmali

September 16, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali talks about what loving kindness (metta) is, how it is useful for our practice, and how we are to develop the quality of loving kindness in the heart.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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A Buddhist Mother’s Journey through Grief | Cecilia Mitra | 11  September 2020

A Buddhist Mother’s Journey through Grief | Cecilia Mitra | 11 September 2020

September 14, 2020

Our most difficult moments are our best teachers; for it is only when we encounter life-shattering moments, that we can see things as they truly are. But only if we become awakened by the tragedy and pick ourselves up – realising that we ourselves must make the effort to walk the path.

Cecilia has authored a book – Opens Like a Flower Cut it with a Knife – A Buddhist Mother’s Journey through Grief and will share her journey with you.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Gossip | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Gossip | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 14, 2020

If you want to hear all the latest gossip that Ajahn Brahm has heard on the grapevine, then you really need to listen to this talk.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Ethical Behaviour as a Gift to Ourselves and Others | Ajahn Nissarano | 2 February 2020

Ethical Behaviour as a Gift to Ourselves and Others | Ajahn Nissarano | 2 February 2020

September 13, 2020

A Dhamma talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) by Ajahn Nissarano in February 2020. Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel and BSV YouTube Channel

In this talk, Ajahn Nissarano covers Right Action in the Noble Eightfold Path. He explains what the 5 Buddhist precepts are and how they protect us and others. Ajahn also quotes the suttas in explaining a simple guideline given by the Buddha to tell right from wrong: whether it is harmful to ourselves and others, to know where we are coming from and to know the consequences.

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And My Teacher was Pain | Matt Gibson | 4 September 2020

And My Teacher was Pain | Matt Gibson | 4 September 2020

September 12, 2020

For many of us when pain comes along in its myriad of forms, whether sickness, relationship breakdowns, financial troubles, passing of loved ones, as children or adults, we tend to push it away. But when you are backed in a corner with no where to run, what do you do?

Matt will share with us his very personal story, the meditation techniques he uses and the insights he has gleaned on the way.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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The mind that knows | Ajahn Vayama

The mind that knows | Ajahn Vayama

September 12, 2020

Ayye Vayama discusses how knowledge and practice of the Buddha Dharma  develops the mind in the direction of liberation.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Decisions, decisions, decisions | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Decisions, decisions, decisions | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 10, 2020

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how we can approach decision making in our lives with more wisdom.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (1/4 - Three Refuges) | Geetha Mendis | 05-09-2020

Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (1/4 - Three Refuges) | Geetha Mendis | 05-09-2020

September 9, 2020

Introduction to Buddhism Q&A Series for New Buddhists, kindly conducted by lay Buddhist Geetha Mendis.

Session 1: The Three Refuges (05-09-2020)
Session 2: The Five Precepts (12-09-2020)
Session 3: The Four Noble Truths (19-09-2020)
Session 4: The Noble Eightfold Path (26-09-2020)

Held at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, WA, Saturday on the dates above from 2:00-2:45. All are welcome.

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Peace is the highest happiness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Peace is the highest happiness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 9, 2020

Ajahn Brahm starts out by distinguishing between happiness and peace, then goes on to make the case that peace is the highest happiness, and what we should all be striving for.

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Creating sacred space | Ajahn Vayama

Creating sacred space | Ajahn Vayama

September 8, 2020

Ayye Vayama talks about setting up of sacred spaces – in time and place – where people can come into for the purposes of remembrance, or for calm and contemplation.

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Expanding your view | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Expanding your view | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 7, 2020

How can people have so many different beliefs? How can people believe in things that are contrary to plain evidence? How can people, even in the same family, have arguments over these beliefs? Ajahn Brahm talks about the “distortions of the cognitive process” (vipallasa) and how this causes so much confusion in the world, and offers some practical strategies to make sure we aren’t the ones with distorted views – and therefore more happy and free in life.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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Introduction to Buddhism Q&A Series for New Buddhists (1/4 The Three Refuges) | 9-9-2020

Introduction to Buddhism Q&A Series for New Buddhists (1/4 The Three Refuges) | 9-9-2020

September 6, 2020

Introduction to Buddhism Q&A Series for New Buddhists, kindly conducted by lay Buddhist Geetha Mendis.

Session 1: The Three Refuges (09-09-2020). Sessions 3-4 are still to come and will be available here: https://bswa.org/teaching/introduction-buddhism-qa-series-new-buddhists-1-4/

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Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, WA.

Buddha’s Thinking Management Plan | Ajahn Nissarano

Buddha’s Thinking Management Plan | Ajahn Nissarano

September 6, 2020

A Dhamma talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) by Ajahn Nissarano. Date given believed to be around December 2019 to February 2020. Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel and BSV YouTube Channel

Ajahn Nissarano talks about the Buddha's thinking management plan. Ajahn explains how thinking can play a role in increasing or decreasing wholesome states of our mind. Thinking is an approximation of reality. Ajahn also talks about the two kinds of thought according to the Buddha, i.e. sensual, malicious and cruel thoughts to one class, and renunciation, goodwill and harmlessness to another class. By using wise attention to cultivate the wholesome states of mind, we will avoid/let go of negative states of mind. By accepting or letting thinking be, rather than getting caught up in it or rejecting it, thinking can tend to lose its energy and reduce by itself. Ajahn Nissarano then tells Ajahn Brahm's story about thinking. Finally, there is a quick Q&A session.

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Below the Mist | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Below the Mist | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 5, 2020

Ajahn Brahm brings the concept of Enlightenment down to Earth through offering the simile of the mist, and how sometimes we lose our direction even though we think we’re on the right track. Ajahn Brahm clears the mist of unknowing so that we have a clearer sense of the path to Enlightenment, and complete freedom.

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The Ultimate Question | Ajahn Brahmali

The Ultimate Question | Ajahn Brahmali

September 4, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali discusses the search for the meaning to life and the development of the spiritual path.

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Samatha and Vipassana | Ajahn Brahmali

Samatha and Vipassana | Ajahn Brahmali

September 3, 2020

Ajahn Brahmali explains how the central mental development teachings of samatha (calm) and vipassana (insight) as well as how these qualities are closely related to each and how they work together to enhance the spiritual practice.

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Being open to differences | Ajahn Vayama

Being open to differences | Ajahn Vayama

September 2, 2020

Ayye Vayama talks on how the practice of Buddhism can help us to deal with differences with others in terms of attitudes, lifestyle, opinions, etceteras, without making adverse judgments against others.

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Music and Stories | Zal Kanga Parabia and Kobi Arthur Morrison |  31 July 2020

Music and Stories | Zal Kanga Parabia and Kobi Arthur Morrison | 31 July 2020

September 1, 2020

Ru aka Zal Kanga-Parabia and Kobi Arthur Morrison offer a beautiful concert for the Buddhist Society of WA.

Ru radiates a nostalgic and heartfelt tone that is rare to find in today’s fast paced, loud, moving world. Feeling their foremost intimate credence, with an emphasis on storytelling and dynamic build ups, Ru nurtures a connection through song.

Kobi Arthur Morrison wo leads reconciliation choir groupings such as Madjitil Moorna, Koondarm and Walyalup Kannajil.

Together through song Ru and Kobi Arthur Morrison offer a gentle sense of healing and connection to self and each other.

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No complaints | Ajahn Brahmavamso

No complaints | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 1, 2020

We spend half our lives complaining. But does anyone really listen? Does it really help the situation? So why do we complain so much? Ajahn Brahm offers a different perspective on complaining, pointing us towards changing our attitude rather than changing everything around us, and finding greater peace and contentment in the process.

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