Ajahn Brahm addresses the question of whether our future will be directed more by science or religion.

Read the paper attached by Ajahn Brahm based on this talk about Buddhism and Science.

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February 15, 2019

Humility | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Pride and arrogance cause all sorts of problems in life – for those who have to put up with it AND for those who are purveyors of it! Ajahn Brahm talks about the many manifestations of conceit, and the cure to conceit and arrogance: humility.

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Ajahn Brahm reflects upon the causes of conflict in the world, and offers a Buddhist approach to resolving conflict within society, and within ourselves.

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Ajahn Brahm discusses the meaning of love from a Buddhist perspective.

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Ajahn Brahm spontaneously gives a talk on a core Buddhist teaching that is often misunderstood or even rejected in the West – the truth of rebirth, that we live life after life.

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Ajahn Brahm talks about the happiness and peace which comes from renunciation. Renouncing negative behaviours, renouncing excess material possessions, and renouncing attachments to forcing the world to fit in with our preferences.

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In response to a request about what to do with suffering in ourselves and in others, Ajahn Brahm offers advice on how we can respond wisely.

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Ajahn Brahm talks on the topic of why Buddhism is growing in so many parts of the world.

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Ajahn Vayama talks about the importance to practice of having a commitment to Enlightenment.

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Ajahn Brahm offers advice on how to find contentment in this difficult, challenging and busy modern life.

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Ayye Vayama talks about the two strains of Buddhist meditation – calm (samatha) and insight (vipassana) – and how we need to use these in tandem to develop the mind.

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Ajahn Brahm talks about the power of anger, and how it can be quenched and released through the power of forgiveness.

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Ever wondered who and what you really are? Ajahn Brahm answers the question from a Buddhist perspective pointing out that all we really are, are the five aggregates of consciousness, feeling, perception, thoughts (mental formations) and the body.

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Ajahn Vayama starts by sharing a Jataka Tale about wisdom gone wrong, which explains how we can easily misunderstand the teachings when we don’t get the full story and this can cause things to go wrong. Ajahn discusses people’s misrepresentations, misperceptions and misunderstandings of the Buddhist teachings, as well as how to know whether our motivations and intentions are wholesome. Ajahn also talks about how in Buddhism we go with the flow of wisdom, truth, impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, non-self and changeability.

We apologise for the quality of this audio, but it does improve a bit. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1999.

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“Going forth with faith from home to homelessness” is the description in the Pali scriptures, for the decision and action of men and women when they take the step to go forth as monks or nuns. Ajahn Vayama talks about the Buddhist Order of Nuns. Ajahn firstly discusses the nun’s at the time of the Buddha and then the present day situation for Theravadin nuns and its implications for BSWA nun’s monastery in Perth WA. This talk was given in 1999. 

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This talk full of laughter and light is classic Ajahn Brahm, delivered to a youthful audience in a children's hospital in November 2005.

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Ajahn Vayama talks about coming to terms with our shadow; that is our unacknowledged and unexpressed fears, hopes, dreams, disappointments, wishes, desires or envy. Ajahn explains how we don’t like to see this and so we avoid it by distracting ourselves in things that make us feel good. Ajahn describes how through meditation though we start to bring the shadow aspects of our life into our conscious awareness and when this happens, we can see things in our mind we don't like. When this happens we should not feel that our meditation is failing, but actually we should be happy that now we are going to a deeper level. Ajahn explains how to deal with this experience through building up the mind and heart with peace, loving kindness, generosity and wisdom i.e. an understanding of non-self, right intention and letting go.

We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1999.

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Ajahn Vayama gives a talk on the nature of suffering, dukkha, which is the Buddha’s first noble truth that life is inherently unsatisfactory. The word dukkha means that which is difficult to bear. Ajahn explains how this Noble Truth is not saying that life is all miserable, but that it has this nature to it, which we can’t change. Ajahn explains how Buddhism teaches us how to deal with life’s dukkha and constant change more skillfully and wholesomely for our own and others peace and happiness. Ajahn teaches us how understanding and becoming more familiar with dukkha actually prepares us for the ups and downs of life. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1999.

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What is the ultimate truth? Ajahn Brahm talks about the ultimate reality of anicca or the law of impermanence.

We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1995.

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Ajahn Brahm talks about the wisdom aspect of loving kindness in order to elucidate how it can be used to help us with some of the difficulties and problems which we all face in life. The idea of loving kindness in Buddhism is it’s a way of embracing and accepting things in life which we find very difficult to do so, and this helps us to settle that inside battle of what we would like the world to be compared to how the world actually is. We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1995.

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