Ajahn Appichato conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Appichato conducts an intermeditate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Appichato conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Appichato conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Appichato conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately 1 hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Appichato says in meditation we can experience deep tranquility, but it can be difficult to sustain. So Ajahn reminds us to develop our wisdom because he says insight is more powerful than tranquility.

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Ajahn tells us that change is inevitable in all things, in all matters.  Meditation helps us learn how to deal with the changes in our lives, our
circumstances and ourselves.  Such change is not always to our liking or such that we can prevent.   Change happens.  Deal with it.  Rather than
become angry, distressed or sad, we meditate and deal with it in a calm rational fashion.

We had no new meditators on this occasion so rather than a full guided 30 minute meditation, Ajahn and the fifty odd people in attendance simply focused on a breath meditation with occasional guidance from Ajahn.  The experienced meditators amongst the group were encouraged to do their own thing.

After meditation Ajahn opened to, and answered well, a number of questions very relevant to meditation.

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Ajahn Appi; “meditation is simple, developing the skill to meditate well, not so easy. It takes practice”. Ajahn then talked to us about the benefits of a good meditation highlighting many of the benefits.

Ajahn then guided us through a 30 minute meditation using several variations of breath meditation. To begin the meditation Ajahn asked us to focus firstly on the neutral object of the darkness we experience when we first begin our meditation with our eyes closed. By doing this we draw our attention away from our thoughts and feelings. Ajahn then changed the focus to our breathing in the full chest for a period of time then to the sensations around our mouths as we breath.

An easy meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Following the meditation Ajahn opened to questions.

 

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Ajahn Appi explained briefly why many of us need to learn meditation.  Without going to deeply into technical terms, he listed many of the things that meditation can help with.  He furthered this with a talk about two reasons why people meditate.

Following the introduction talk Ajahn lead the group through a thirty minute meditation beginning with a 1 minute mantra meditation.  Meditation then progressed to a focus on the abdomen rising and falling as we breath.  Approximately halfway through we moved our focus to the area around the mouth as we breath.

Following the meditation Ajahn opened to questions.

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Ajahn Appichato understands how difficult it is to develop deep meditation as a lay person. Ajahn offers us advice on how to develop and sustain mindfulness throughout the day by practicing short meditations and mantras. Ajahn also advises us on how to calm our excessive thinking.

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Ajahn Appichato responds to a question relating to the factor of the Eightfold Path called Samma-vaca - "Right Speech".

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Ajahn Appichato gives a Buddhist perspective on how and why we search for meaning in our life, and how to be ready for death, with a lesson on generosity from his time in Thailand.

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It's difficult to stop thinking and feeling. In this meditation session Ajahn Appichato teaches us a mantra to calm the mind.

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Ajahn Appi explains the basics of meditation and why it is beneficial to us all in so many different ways.

Ajahn then led us through a 30 minute beginners meditation.  After meditation, Ajahn talked on dealing with anxiety and stress, suggesting a number of different techniques using meditation to deal with it.

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Ajahn Appi tells us to take a minute, just 60 seconds, to think of all the goods things in
life and then to use a simple mantra to reinforce that thought.

Ajahn then led us through a 30 minute beginners meditation.  After meditation, Ajahn talked on dealing with modern life and the stress that comes with it.

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Ajahn Appichato teaches us a technique of calming the mind, by looking at the breath with a positive perception, such as beauty and joy.

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Ajahn Appichato discusses the environmental issues in our world today. Ajahn contemplates why we conduct ourselves in such a way that is not conducive to the welfare of the natural environment and the serious damaging impacts this will have on our human society.

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Ajahn Appichato offers a teaching on the Seven Factors of Enlightenment:

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Keen investigation of the Dhamma
  3. Energy
  4. Happiness/ joy
  5. Calm/ tranquillity
  6. Concentration
  7. Equanimity

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Ajahn Appi guided the group through his favorite beginners meditation which focuses on breath and the sensations caused by breathing.  Ajahn then spoke on the benefits of meditation and encouraged us to experiment and investigate.  Ajahn then led the circum-ambulation of the court yard in celebration of  the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.  The group then enjoyed a small Vesak feast.

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Ajahn Appichato reflects upon the benefits of meditation on the mind and body, such as meditations physical healing effects and the great sense of peace and well-being it brings to the mind.

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