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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Ajahn Brahmali teaches us that having right view naturally steers our mind in the right direction. Ajahn also advises us to regard our meditation as an act of generosity towards ourselves and others.

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November 13, 2017

Governance | Ajahn Brahmali

Ajahn Brahmali discusses the importance of moral leadership, citing examples from the kings in Buddha's time. Ajahn explains how morality of a leader trickles down to the entire society.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.

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Ajahn Brahmali begins by talking about how right view is strongly related to our meditation practice. Then Ajahn offers some simple methods for aligning our mind with the Buddha Dhamma and away from the external world.

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Ajahn Brahmali reflects on the factors that lead to success in meditation and the spiritual life. Ajahn stresses the importance of the foundation stones being in place such as Kalyanamitta: spiritual friends, because Kalyanamitta will eventually push you all the way to awakening. Ajahn asks us ‘how can we use our ordinary life to support our spiritual life and meditation?’ rather than ‘how can our meditation and spiritual practise support our life?’  

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation. Along the way Ajahn reminds us to give ourselves enough time to relax and to ease into the present moment. 

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Using the recent events in Burma regarding the plight of the Rohingya people, Ajahn Brahmali, talked about how to apply spiritual values when we are facing difficult situations.

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Ajahn Brahmali talks about spiritual friendship, known in Pali as Kalyanamitta. Ajahn talks about how Kalyanamitta means something much more profound than a good friend, it is someone who supports you in your spiritual life in all sorts of ways. Ajahn explains how when you are surrounded by spiritual friends, such as being involved in a Buddhist Temple, you get caught in the tail wind and pulled along in the same direction, which is one of the reasons why monastic life is so powerful.

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Ajahn Brahmali talks about filial piety, one's duties to one's parents.

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What is freedom really? Ajahn Brahmali contrasts modern societal notions of freedom with a Buddhist conception of freedom.

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Ajahn Brahmali talks about how the study of the Buddhist suttas allow us to connect with the teachings of the historical Buddha himself. Ajahn Brahmali discusses why the suttas are important, their place in Buddhist practise and the benefits of studying them. Ajahn looks at why it is many people listen to particular Buddhist teachers but it’s not common for people to just follow the suttas. Ajahn hopes this talk will encourage us to read the suttas and become inspired from the word of the Buddha himself.

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The Middle Way is the term the Buddha used to refer to the Noble Eightfold Path – a practice avoiding extremes of austerities and sensual indulgence.

Ajahn Brahmali discusses The Middle Way in regards to the Buddha’s own practice and also our own meditation practice.

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Ajahn Brahmali encourages us to look at what the Buddha actually taught by reading the suttas; the word of the Buddha. Ajahn recommends we begin by reading what is inspiring, enjoyable and really captures our attention such as the similes. To inspire us to go and read the suttas Ajahn reads to us some of the similes of the Buddha from the Buddhist discourses.

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Ajahn Brahmali discusses the difference between common sensual pleasure and spiritual pleasure. Ajahn explains how sensual pleasure is fleeting and susceptible to many external conditions out of our control, while spiritual pleasure is longer lasting and is something we can directly affect.

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Ajahn explains the importance of being relaxed, patient and enjoying yourself in meditation. Ajahn points out that being relaxed and patient is the opposite of the will of the mind, the doing activity of the mind and it is an aspect of letting go.

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Ajahn Brahmali offers a practical approach to understanding the Buddha's teaching of non-self, and explains how to use this understanding in our Buddhist practice.

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Is devotion an important part of the path?

Ajahn Brahmali looks at different religions perspectives on the role of devotion and discusses the role and uses of devotion in Buddhist practice.

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