Ajahn Brahmali says "the deeper your meditation goes, the more relaxed and at ease you will become."  Therefore Ajahn encourages us to approach meditation as a relaxation process, instead of an exercise.

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Sensual pleasures can be difficult to let go. Ajahn Brahmali teaches us how to gradually reduce our craving in a sustainable way by living well, being kind and practicing meditation.

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Have you noticed its easier to meditate at place like a Buddhist centre, rather than at your home? "Having the right mood is important",  says Ajahn Brahmali. Ajahn also instructs us to think of meditation as relaxing.

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What is delusion in Buddhism? Ajahn Brahmali explains that if you have not understood the Four Noble Truths through insight, then you are deluded. Furthermore Ajahn says that your delusion declines by being kind and living well.

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Ajahn Brahmali says that having right view will enable you to have less attachments and a more peaceful mind.

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Ajahn Brahmali offers a teaching on Right View, the first factor of the Eightfold Path. Ajahn says people tend to argue over who is right, but he explains how having the right view makes us more humble about our opinions.

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Ajahn Brahmali firstly describes what meditation is all about, nothing weird, nothing too complicated.  Ajahn encourages us to watch what is happening in our own mind as we meditate to see what we are thinking about.  This will allow us to establish what we personally prioritise in our lives.  We will often find that the things we personally prioritise such as work, hobbies and our terrible boss, are the things hindering our meditation.  By identifying what is actually distracting us, what we have unknowingly made our first priority, we can shift our thinking to things that will improve our entire lives.  Compassion for ourselves and our families.

Ajahn then guided us in a 30 minute meditation well suited to beginners and the more experienced of us [everyone
benefits from a refresher now and then].

After the meditation Ajahn continued the talk of the need for us all to have a long-term investment in meditation and our inner world. He said how important it is that we care for and develop our inner reactions to the world rather than spending so much time trying to collect possessions, change the world or grumble about the things we cannot change.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.

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Ajahn Brahmali offers powerful advice on how we can deepen our meditation with right view. Ajahn explains that our ideas about the future are not real & unrealistic and so we should not bother thinking about the future in meditation. Instead focus on finding peace in the present moment. 

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"Buddhism is incomplete without the Bhikkhuni Sangha". Ajahn Brahmali teaches us of the importance of having the Bhikkhuni Sanga in Buddhism and gives historical evidence that the Buddha supported them, along with sound reasons why we should too.

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One of the biggest problems in meditation practice that almost everyone encounters is the thinking mind. The Buddha says that the foundations for all meditation are virtue and "straight view". Ajahn Brahmali teaches us how to have a "straight view" and calm our mind.

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What can we do to persevere in our Buddhist practice? Ajahn Brahmali offers us an outlook of the world through impermanence, non-self, and suffering and gives us reasons to keep on walking the Buddhist path.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.

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The Buddha said perceiving in the right way can take you all the way to awakening. We can change and develop our perceptions to support our path to awakening.

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Ajahn Brahmali explains that there are two facets to our meditation practice. The joy and happiness which we encounter in meditation and on the other hand the understanding that the external world is unrealiable, and that combining these two facets will enable us to go deeper into meditation.

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