Ajahn Brahm discusses the sometimes taboo topic of suicide, sharing a compassionate Buddhist perspective on how to understand suicide, and skillful ways of reflecting upon suicidal thoughts.

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Ajahn Brahm expresses why he chose the path of being a Buddhist monk and how it has fulfilled his objectives way beyond what he could have ever expected. Ajahn talks about how Buddhism really makes a difference to people’s lives, saves people’s lives and changes people and their lives for the better. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, in Thailand during 2010.

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In this talk Ajahn Brahm explains, why it is the Buddha’s teachings are timeless and have survived for so long. Ajahn looks at how to achieve the greatest happiness and enlightenment and describes how the Buddha became enlightened through the practise of samatha and vipassana meditation. We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in the 1990s.

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30 minute guided meditation given before the Friday night Dhamma talk.

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Ajahn Brahm responds to a request online about rejection and denigration from others leading to low self-esteem and lack of self-worth.

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This question and answers session on meditation was held by Ajahn Brahm at the WFB Sanook Meditation Day in Bangkok, Thailand, during 2007. These questions and answers are associated with the talk "Meditation in a Nutshell". 

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Ajahn Brahm talks about the real goal and meaning of meditation and reminds us that meditation is a great way of overcoming stress and improving our health. Ajahn explains how meditation and enlightenment happen by going against the stream that is against craving, restlessness, thinking, worrying and so on. Instead of going outwards we go in the opposite direction inwards, into the body, into silence and into the breath. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given by Ajahn Brahm at the WFB Sanook Meditation Day in Bangkok, Thailand, during 2007.

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Questions and Answers for the Buddha Dhamma talk "Keeping a Cool Heart in the Times of Global Warming", given by Ajahn Brahm in Thailand during 2008. 

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Ajahn Brahm shares what he believes will help to solve the problem of global warming. Ajahn begins by offering advice on how to live life without any worries and questions why we waste so much time worrying about the future when it’s uncertain. Ajahn Brahm points out that more we worry about something, the less we are doing something useful right now. Ajahn explains how we can create a cool world by practising properly and how we can use the Buddha Dhamma to solve the problems in the world. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given in Thailand during 2008.

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Ajahn Brahm talks about a core teaching of Buddhism ‘The Four Noble Truths’. Ajahn describes what the four noble truths are and adapts them to our experience of our everyday life, in order for us to have some understanding of what life truly is, what we can expect from it and how to deal with life. So that we don’t get really disappointed, disillusioned, frustrated and have all of the suffering which these emotions bring to us. Last talk before rains retreat. We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1998.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm offers a talk on the development of faith and the benefit of having faith in goodness. Ajahn explains the meaning of faith by using a metaphor of a baby and child and points out how having faith, trust and confidence brings security, comfort, relaxation and peace. Ajahn also discusses how our lack of faith in different areas of our modern society causes us problems. We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1999.

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This talk by Ajahn Brahm gets to the heart of the existential quest: What are we here for? What were we born for?

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Ajahn Brahm gives us the means to practise the art which we call meditation. During these four ‘Introduction to Meditation’ sessions Ajahn expands on the different types of meditation, their purpose and the way to practise them.

Part 4 – Ajahn Brahm shares the story of his teacher Ajahn Chah’s answers to the four questions: What is meditation? How do you meditate? Why do you meditate? And what do you get out of meditation? Ajahn Brahm talks about training the mind to become clear and penetrating so that you can understand yourself and your world, which is called insight meditation.

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Ajahn Brahm gives us the means to practise the art which we call meditation. During these four ‘Introduction to Meditation’ sessions Ajahn expands on the different types of meditation, their purpose and the way to practise them.

Part 3 – Ajahn Brahm shares experiences of the benefits of meditation and explains how to let go of our problems and past and future. We apologise for the quality of this audio. Ajahn continues to talk about how to calm the mind and reduce stress.

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Ajahn Brahm gives us the means to practise the art which we call meditation. During these four ‘Introduction to Meditation’ sessions Ajahn expands on the different types of meditation, their purpose and the way to practise them.

Part 2 –In this session Ajahn Brahm talks about some of the difficulties you might encounter in mediation, such as the wandering mind. We apologise for the quality of this audio.

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Ajahn Brahm gives us the means to practise the art which we call meditation. During these four ‘Introduction to Meditation’ sessions Ajahn expands on the different types of meditation, their purpose and the way to practise them.

Part 1 - Ajahn Brahm begins by teaching us to meditate on the breath which he says is used to carry people into very relaxed, peaceful and clear states of mind and is a very old type of meditation used by the Buddha himself.

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In Ajahn Brahm's first talk for 2015 he talks about both outer space and inner space and what it all means.

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Believe it or not the mind is naturally still, says Ajahn Brahm. It only moves because we want something or want to get rid of something. Ajahn teaches us how to relax and be kind in order to still the mind.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes. 

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