Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Bhante Cunda | Calm and Insight | The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Cunda | Calm and Insight | The Armadale Meditation Group

January 22, 2021

Bhante Cunda joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Ajahn Cittapalo | Don’t Treat Yourself Badly | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Cittapalo | Don’t Treat Yourself Badly | The Armadale Meditation Group

January 15, 2021

Ajahn Cittapalo joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Venerable Kassapa | A Minute of Peace | The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Kassapa | A Minute of Peace | The Armadale Meditation Group

December 31, 2020

Tuesday 29th December 2020

Venerable Kassapa joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Ajahn Sannagui [Santaguy] | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Sannagui [Santaguy] | The Armadale Meditation Group

December 25, 2020

Ajahn Brahm joins us at the Armadale Meditation Group as Ajahn Sannagui [Santaguy] on-line live from Bodhinyana :-D

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Bhante Bodhidhaja | Holiday at Home | The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Bodhidhaja | Holiday at Home | The Armadale Meditation Group

December 19, 2020
December 15, 2020

 

Bhante Bodhidhaja joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Bhante Cunda | Unconcerned With The World | The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Cunda | Unconcerned With The World | The Armadale Meditation Group

December 10, 2020
December 8, 2020

 

Bhante Cunda joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Ajahn Appichato | Look at Nothing | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | Look at Nothing | The Armadale Meditation Group

December 3, 2020

Ajahn Appichato joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Venerable Sunyo | Piracy of the Mind | The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Sunyo | Piracy of the Mind | The Armadale Meditation Group

November 29, 2020

Venerable Sunyo joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Venerable Kassapa | A Heart of Metta | The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Kassapa | A Heart of Metta | The Armadale Meditation Group

November 20, 2020
November 17th, 2020
 

Venerable Kassapa joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Venerable Sampasadana - Don’t Make Meditation Serious -  The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Sampasadana - Don’t Make Meditation Serious - The Armadale Meditation Group

November 13, 2020
November 10, 2020
 

Venerable Sampasadana joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Bhante Mudito - Softness and Kindness - The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Mudito - Softness and Kindness - The Armadale Meditation Group

November 8, 2020

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Bhante Mudito joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Bhante Sangharatana - Just Metta - The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Sangharatana - Just Metta - The Armadale Meditation Group

October 30, 2020

Tuesday 27th October 2020

Bhante Sangharatana joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live.

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Ajahn Brahmali | Making Progress | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Brahmali | Making Progress | The Armadale Meditation Group

October 23, 2020

October 20, 2020

A rare visit to the Armadale Meditation Group by Ajahn Brahmali, though this time, on-line live.

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Ajahn Appichato | Kindness | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | Kindness | The Armadale Meditation Group

October 23, 2020

October 13, 2020

Ajahn Appi joined us this evening for his first on-line live meditation session and based his talk on simply being kind.

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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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Ajahn Jhanarato | Meditate In A Marketplace | Monday Night Meditation

Ajahn Jhanarato | Meditate In A Marketplace | Monday Night Meditation

April 3, 2020

March 2020

Ajahn Jhanarato talks to us tonight about our ability to meditate when the environment around us is noisy or less than ideal. Ajahn refers back to occasions in his own experience where noise was very much present. Ajahn equates this to our minds after a busy normal day. Our minds tend to be like a market place or even a snow globe. All we need do is sit and allow our minds to settle. Using this settling time to also adjust and relax our bodies, gives rise to our mind clearing, settling, leading to a much better more relaxed meditation.

Ajahn then lead the group in a thirty minute meditation encouraging us all to leave the busy day behind and just allow our mind to settle, becoming peacefully relaxed.

After meditation Ajahn opened to questions before continuing his talk.

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Ajahn Santutthi | Escape The World | Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Santutthi | Escape The World | Armadale Meditation Group

March 5, 2020

Ajahn Santutthi began the evening by asking us to use our free time during the day to meditate. Rather than social media or other activities. Ajahn suggests that rather than using our free time to do social media, we meditate and focus inward. If we focus our energy inward rather than outward we soon learn to cultivate the peace and quiet that is there for all of us. Leaving the world behind and turning inward, even for a short time, will allow us to become outwardly peaceful and quiet.

Ajahn then guided us in meditation asking us to get away from life by turning inward and watching our inner world rather than focusing on external things. When thoughts arise that seem to want to distract us from peace and stillness, just let them go. Watch them rather than engaging with them. Ajahn also asks us to look for the reward in our practice, the peace, the stillness. Over time this will increase. So rather than spending money to escape the world, we can turn inwards to find peace and stillness.

After meditation Ajahn touches briefly on the hindrances that plague most of us when we first begin to meditate. Ajahn then opened to questions before continuing to talk on meditation in general.

 

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Ajahn Cittapalo | Inner Happiness | Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Cittapalo | Inner Happiness | Armadale Meditation Group

February 27, 2020

Ajahn Cittapalo speaks to us tonight of finding inner happiness. Not so much the happiness we would normally think of such as laughter or pleasure at getting a new lounge. The inner happiness that can be enjoyed by our mind being at peace. Not searching nor assessing the past. Not planing nor analysing the future, just happy to be in the present moment. Achieving this inner happiness for most of us seems impossible, but it can be achieved with practise, patience, persistence and Buddhist Meditation. Ajahn used the life experience of his grand father's life after the second world war to demonstrate that such peace of mind, inner happiness can be achieved by anyone under the most arduous of circumstances.

Ajahn then lead the group in a thirty minute meditation well suited to beginners and experienced alike. Ajahn starts by encouraging us to focus on our physical comfort first then just allow our mind to rest. When thoughts arise, step aside and let them go.

After the meditation Ajahn reminds us to not make our meditation another burden or task. We have enough on our plates already.

 

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Bhante Bodhidhaja | Meditation, a Different Perspective | The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Bodhidhaja | Meditation, a Different Perspective | The Armadale Meditation Group

February 20, 2020

Bhante Bodhidhaja surprised us tonight by bringing a laptop computer, a projector, speakers and a well made presentation on meditation. Before becoming a Buddhist Monk, Bhante was a school teacher and continues to teach, but not ABC nor 123. Instead he employees his skills and training to teach Buddhist Meditation.

Bhante began his presentation by explaining that though the monks when teaching may seem to repeat previous instructions, if we look a little closer we find subtle variations. This is done because what suits one, may not suit another. With this firmly in-mind, Bhante began his presentation and it came as no surprise to all that no-one had previously been taught meditation this way. Bhante through his presentation explained what happens within our mind when we are triggered into a fight or flight mode. Bhante used humour often to make the point.

Bhante then guided the group in a thirty minute meditation first focusing on completely relaxing the body, then the mind. This meditation is well suited to beginners and experienced alike.

After meditation Bhante continued his presentation with a slight shift in topic to Metta. A subject appropriate given in the western world, Valentines day was so recent. Bhante also referenced and recommended we listen to a podcast on ABC Radio National that is right on topic called “All In The Mind”.  In addition Bhante recommends we view and read the following.  The first one is to a poem written by Bhante some years ago tittled "Love Means Letting Go".  The second are quotes from Ayya Khema on the topic of love.  Bhante then opened to Q&A.

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Venerable Cunda | Meditation, Calm Thoughts | The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Cunda | Meditation, Calm Thoughts | The Armadale Meditation Group

February 13, 2020

This is Venerable Cunda's second visit this year to the Armadale Meditation Group. Venerable spoke tonight of our modern world, our busy lives and our constant contact with technology. The result of such activity is a monkey mind. We need to relax more, meditation is a very good way to do just that and let our busy lives go, if only for a brief period.

Venerable lead the group in a 30 minute meditation. Venerable likes to commence his meditation with a body sweep commencing with the face and working to the feet. Venerable reminds us to use our bodies as an anchor for our focus. This meditation is well suited to both experienced and new meditators alike.

After meditation, Venerable encouraged us to sit quietly for a few moments and carry the relaxed mind and boby as long as we could. Venerable then opened briefly to questions.

 

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