Buddhist Society of Western Australia
How to be positive | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How to be positive | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 30, 2020

Ajahn Brahm shares a teaching on how developing the power of positivity can allow us to see the beauty in an imperfect world.

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Guided Meditation | Venerable Vayama | 20 May 2006

Guided Meditation | Venerable Vayama | 20 May 2006

September 29, 2020

Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation session for approximately 45 minutes. 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 15 July 2005

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 15 July 2005

September 28, 2020

Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately half an hour.

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Activism with Head and Heart | Dr Richard Yin | 18 September 2020

Activism with Head and Heart | Dr Richard Yin | 18 September 2020

September 28, 2020

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela

This talk will be a practical session on approaching activism with both our intellect but also with our hearts, understanding that this work is challenging and demands that we give due attention to the need to care for ourselves and others if we are to avoid burnout. Dr Richard Yin is a GP and national secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA).

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Guided Meditation - Listening | Ajahn Nissarano | 10 February 2020

Guided Meditation - Listening | Ajahn Nissarano | 10 February 2020

September 27, 2020

Ajahn Nissarano gives a Dhamma talk and guided meditation at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel and BSV YouTube Channel

The theme of this guided meditation is "listening". The intention is to listen of the sounds that we are aware of, no need to choose sounds. No need to work out what the sound is, or describe it. 

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Right Livelihood | Ajahn Nissarano | 16 February 2020

Right Livelihood | Ajahn Nissarano | 16 February 2020

September 27, 2020

A Dhamma talk from the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), by Ajahn Nissarano around February 2020. Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel and BSV YouTube Channel

Ajahn Nissarano covers right livelihood - the 5th aspect of the noble eightfold path. Ajahn encourages us to integrate all parts of our lives into our practice. Our work is a field where we can make a lot of positive or negative kamma. By thinking of our lives and work as a gift - it can really transform the way we look at it. Ajahn also covers how the other aspects of the noble eightfold path support right livelihood. Ajahn then explains right and wrong livelihood in detail.

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Buddhism and Politics | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 July 2008

Buddhism and Politics | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 11 July 2008

September 26, 2020

Ajahn Brahm gives an unexpected view on the topic of Buddhism and Politics.

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Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (3/4 - Four Noble Truths) | Geetha Mendis | 19-09-2020

Introduction To Buddhism For New Buddhists (3/4 - Four Noble Truths) | Geetha Mendis | 19-09-2020

September 26, 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) - apologies no sound was recorded, so not published.

Session 3: The Four Noble Truths (19-09-2020). (Slides on website).

Session 4: The Noble Eightfold Path (26-09-2020)

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Find the whole series, including notes here: https://bswa.org/teaching/introduction-buddhism-qa-series-new-buddhists-1-4/

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Buddhism, Science and Philosophy | Ajahn Brahmali | March 2020

Buddhism, Science and Philosophy | Ajahn Brahmali | March 2020

September 25, 2020

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

Ajahn Brahmali talks about finding the meaning of life and an overview of how religion, science and philosophy has evolved over time. Ajahn then talks about how the mind is being reintroduced to science and philosophy over the recent years and how that could is an optimistic outlook of the future. Ajahn Brahmali then tells a powerful story of the big fire at Bodhinyana Monastery at January 1991 - to convey how we can focus on the process with care, kindness and integrity rather than being result-oriented.

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Teaching retrieved from https://bsv.podbean.com/e/ajahn-brahmali-buddhism-science-and-philosophy-15-mar-2020/ or video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjVSQmEgmH0

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 December 2005

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 9 December 2005

September 25, 2020

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour on the 09-12-2005. 

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Ajahn Santutthi | Skillful Means Of Practice | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Ajahn Santutthi | Skillful Means Of Practice | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

September 24, 2020

Monday, 12th November 2018

 

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram with Ajahn Santutthi.

 

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Right View - How and Where to Look | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Right View - How and Where to Look | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 23, 2020

Ajahn Brahm explain how Right View in Buddhism doesn’t mean believing in a fixed dogma, but rather how to perceive things in life in order to bring our views into line with reality and to find inner peace. Ajahn Brahm focuses on not “what” to believe, but “where” to look, and “how” to look for it.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 May 2006

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 May 2006

September 22, 2020

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 45 minutes. 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 1 July 2005

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 1 July 2005

September 21, 2020

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Sol Hanna | Supporting Each Other | The Armadale Meditation Group

Sol Hanna | Supporting Each Other | The Armadale Meditation Group

September 21, 2020

Sol Hanna speaks to us tonight on "Supporting Each Other" especially in these troubled times. Sol is quite involved in the running of the BSWA and has been for quite a while. He was also a monk for several years at Bodhinyana. (Give on the 8th September 2020). 

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Aversion and It’s Opposite | Ajahn Nissarano | December 2019

Aversion and It’s Opposite | Ajahn Nissarano | December 2019

September 20, 2020

A Dhamma talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), by Ajahn Nissarano in December 2019. Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel and BSV YouTube Channel

Ajahn Nissarano talks about aversion and its opposite: non-aversion. Ajahn discusses the different attachments we can have that can cause aversion, namely competition, views and opinions, identity view and rites & rituals. Ajahn Nissarano also encourages us to understand where the aversion is coming from and to cultivate the opposite, non-aversion.

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Teaching retrieved from https://bsv.podbean.com/e/ajahn-nissarano-aversion-and-its-opposite-22-dec-2019/

Impermanence - Everything will be alright | Ajahn Khemavaro

Impermanence - Everything will be alright | Ajahn Khemavaro

September 18, 2020

True happiness begins with finding contentment and gratitude in the present moment – inclining the mind towards kindness and peace.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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