Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Dealing With Anxiety | Ajahn Appichato | 15 June 2020

Dealing With Anxiety | Ajahn Appichato | 15 June 2020

June 15, 2020

This teaching and guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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Friday Night Guided Meditation| Ajahn Appichato | 29 January 2016

Friday Night Guided Meditation| Ajahn Appichato | 29 January 2016

May 29, 2020

Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 25 December 2015

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 25 December 2015

May 14, 2020

Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Development of Insight | Ajahn Appichato | 26 April 2020

Development of Insight | Ajahn Appichato | 26 April 2020

April 27, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 12 June 2015

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 12 June 2015

April 8, 2020

Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page:  https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.             

Reflections on Change | Ajahn Appichato | 06-04-2020

Reflections on Change | Ajahn Appichato | 06-04-2020

April 8, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

Ajahn Appichato | Meditation, A Simple Practice | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | Meditation, A Simple Practice | The Armadale Meditation Group

April 3, 2020

Ajahn Appi begins by describing meditation as a process of enquiry many of us use to turn inward. In doing this we can increase our resistance to the habit of anger, anxiety and despair. Given the troubled times the world now finds it's self in, such practice is needed in us all. Ajahn continues to describe the practice of meditation before leading the group in a guided meditation.

After meditation Ajahn opened to questions from the audience.

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Protection of the Dhamma | Ajahn Appichato | 24 March 2020

Protection of the Dhamma | Ajahn Appichato | 24 March 2020

March 26, 2020

Ajahn Appi offers a brief reflection on how to release tension and relax in difficult times, and then goes on to offer a short, guided meditation. This is the first in a series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 26 December 2014

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 26 December 2014

February 20, 2020

Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 13 June 2014

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 13 June 2014

January 17, 2020

Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page:  https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.                                 

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 23 June 2017

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 23 June 2017

December 15, 2019

Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 13 January 2017

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 13 January 2017

December 15, 2019

Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.

Ajahn Appichato | What Can Meditation Do? | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | What Can Meditation Do? | The Armadale Meditation Group

October 25, 2019

The monks' Rains Retreat has finally come to an end and the first to bless us with his teachings is Ajahn Appi.

In his pre-monk life Ajahn was a nurse and he ordained as an anagarika at Bodhinyana monastery in 1993. After 5 years as a fully ordained monk he travelled extensively, living in monasteries in Italy, England, Thailand, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. In 2008 he returned to Bodhinyana and is now second only to Ajahn Brahm in seniority.

Ajahn guided us firstly through a 10 minute meditation focusing our attention on the ever present dark colour, we seem not to notice, when we close our eyes. The meditation then progressed to breath meditation focused on the sensations around the mouth.

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

Following the meditation Ajahn opened to questions.

 

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To find and download more Armadale Meditation Group Teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page, choose the AMG teaching you want, then type the title into the Podcast search box.

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

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 19 October 2019

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 19 October 2019

October 22, 2019

Ajahn Appichato teaches us that you don't get something without putting in the work and Ajahn encourages us to develop our personal character and skills. Ajahn begins by teaching us these two meditation techniques:
1) mantra on emptiness
2) awareness of darkness.
Following this Ajahn does breath meditation.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 6 July 2019

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 6 July 2019

July 9, 2019

Ajahn Appichato says that, meditation has many benefits and even meditating for 5 minutes a day adds many values. In addition, Ajahn introduces recollecting your death as a technique to calm your mind.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 14 May 2011

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 14 May 2011

June 26, 2019

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 | What Are We Looking For In Meditation | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | What Are We Looking For In Meditation | The Armadale Meditation Group

June 19, 2019

Ajahn Appichato asks us the question “What Are We Looking For In Meditation”.  Ajahn then spoke of the many variations of meditation, metta, breath etc and the benefits. Ajahn reminds us that we should try each if not all until we find one that best suits our own nature. One size may well fit many but nothing beats a perfect fit.

On this occasion, Ajahn asked us to find within ourselves an emotion that we would associate with an event from the past. For example, sadness for a lose. We then began our meditation by using a mantra asking for example; may I be happy, may I be well, may I live in peace. After approximately 10 minutes we moved onto breath meditation. An easy meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Following the meditation Ajahn opened to questions.

 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 18 June 2011

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 18 June 2011

May 22, 2019

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

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01-09-2018 or try 1 September 2018.

Ajahn Appichato | What Are We Aiming for When Meditating? | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | What Are We Aiming for When Meditating? | The Armadale Meditation Group

May 15, 2019

Ajahn Appi began by asking us all to reflect on all the good we have done through out our lives to up lift our minds. As an indicator, Ajahn pointed out to us that many of the people he meets daily that look at their lives in this way, are by default happy and joyful despite economic pressures. They are not typically easily distressed or unsettled. They have built a store of emotional strength on which to call when times are more difficult. By reflecting on all the good things in life rather than the negative.

Ajahn then guided the group in a longer than usual meditation asking us all to be as comfortable as we are able first. Then to reflect on all the good qualities that we each know we have. After reflecting on ourselves we moved to the good we have done for others, then to breath meditation. This meditation is more suited to experienced meditators.

After meditation Ajahn opened to questions. In response to a question, Ajahn then reminded us that no matter who we are we are all capable of reaching very deep meditative states. So for many of us, when random thoughts intrude, we need to address them, to understand why they continue to intrude. Looking as deeply as we can into such thoughts helps to diminish them. Then they eventually go away. Samadhi is attained.

 

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Ajahn Appichato | Meditation Changes Your Mind Over Time - The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | Meditation Changes Your Mind Over Time - The Armadale Meditation Group

March 21, 2019

Tonight’s teacher was Ajahn Appi. Ajahn opened the night by explaining how our minds change over time through meditation. The basic methods of meditation are relatively easy, the hard part is sticking with it and practising. For beginners and experienced alike, finding those moments when we can meditate for minutes at a time can be difficult. Our modern world fills our heads with all manner of distractions and hindrances. Then our mind will throw up thoughts of the future, such as “is my super going to be enough”, or thoughts of the past “he said some horrible things to me”. So how do we stay in the present moment and avoid all this? We practice, as often as we can.

Ajahn then guided the group in meditation beginning with 5 minutes focusing on the darkness we see when we first close our eyes. The effect of this for beginners is to bring them into the present moment. Ajahn then continued the meditation focusing on the breath, this kept us in the present moment. This meditation would best suite beginners to intermediate meditators.

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