Ajahn Brahm about how powerful mindfulness comes out of stillness (samadhi), and how samadhi powers mindfulness which leads to deep, direct insights.
Ajahn Brahm and the nuns on his meditation retreat talk about their feelings about being ordained.
Ajahn Brahm responds to the question: Who keeps a record of all the rights and wrongs we do in life?
Ajahn Brahm responds to a very common question asked by people new to Buddhism: Why should I bow to a Buddha statue?
Ajahn Brahm responds to a question about mind (mentality) and matter (materiality) and provides a deep, yet simple to understand answer about the nature of consciousness and how the mind stops.
Ajahn Brahm responds to a question, "Why do we chant?" In response he goes into an explanation of the meaning of one of the most common chants, the Ratana Sutta, and goes on to explain what the ultimate goal of the Buddhist path is.
Ajahn Brahm fields a question about types of "samadhi". He goes on to say that there is only one type of samadhi, and that it makes no sense to translate the word as "concentration" when what it really means is "stillness".
What are we to do when we just don't want to meditate? Should we persist or should we try something else? Ajahn Brahm offers wise advice on how to deal with feelings of aversion to meditation.
Ajahn Brahm responds to the question: "How do we deal with people that irritate us?"
Responding to a question on a meditation retreat about how to understand rebirth / reincarnation, Ajahn Brahm offers a method to see previous lives after having had a deep, tranquil meditation.
Ajahn Brahm offers tips on how to fall asleep when experiencing wakefulness or insomnia.
Many people ask Ajahn Brahm how to best share these profoundly useful teachings with the people they care about. Ajahn Brahm gives cheeky advice on how to best to do this. Do you want to know? Well you can't find out. It's a secret!
Many of us suffer from the recurrance of negative, painful memories. In this dharma short, Ajahn Brahm offers a simple trick to help overcome these negative memories.
Ajahn Brahm offers simple, practical advice on how to deal with pain in the body during meditation.
Ajahn Brahm answers the perennial question as to whether there is a heaven and a hell, and gives an unexpected answer.
As Ajahn Brahm explains, "the more quiet you are, the less trouble you get into".
Anyone who has ever tried meditation has had trouble focusing their attention in the present moment. In the short talk, Ajahn Brahm offers some simple tips on how to stay focused in the present moment.
Ajahn Brahm shares a humourous yet wise story about a monk that developed deep meditation and the ability to fly through the air.
Ajahn Brahm answers a question about how we can know about past lives.
Ajahn Brahm offers a trick to help flush the pains of the past away ... literally.