Have you done something bad? Feeling guilty? Admit it, some monks can read minds you know? But don’t worry because Ajahn Brahm has sage (and humourous!) advice on how to deal with feelings of guilt.
To celebrate the news that it’s been proven that meditation monks are the happiest people, Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how to be happy.
Part 4: Kamma and rebirth – Ajahn Brahm rounds out the ‘basics of Buddhism’ series by teaching about something that is key to Buddhist understanding of life: kamma and rebirth.
Everyone of us will die and that’s for sure. Therefore the topic of death is very relevant to all of us. Ajahn Brahm discusses the Buddhist attitude to death.
Speaking on the 30th Anniversary of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, Ajahn Vayama talks about how Buddhism is a living religion in the contemporary world.
Ajahn Brahm offers a fundamentally Buddhist perspective of the mind – the “sixth sense” according to Buddhism – and the fundamentally Buddhist practice of meditation which allows us to come to a full understanding of the mind via direct experience.
Ajahn Brahm gives an inspiring talk about the meaning of Enlightenment.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the power of the mind – and how to empower the mind through meditation – and how it can be used to develop happiness and wisdom.
Ajahn Brahm offers a broad overview of the history of Buddhism.
Responding to questions and debates about what form of Buddhism is best, Ajahn Brahm returns to the origins of Buddhism to help us understand the intentions and practice of original Buddhism.
Strong emotions can overwhelm us making us feel out of control. Is this something we should guard against? Ajahn Vayama talks about some of the different types of emotions relating whether these strong emotions are beneficial or harmful for us, depending on how we relate to them.
Ajahn Brahm offers a more expansive perspective on the quality of compassion by applying compassion in unexpected ways in our lives and solving unexpected problems.
People these days are afraid of war, of terrorists, of diseases and so many things. With this in mind Ajahn Brahm talks about fear, what it is and how to overcome it.
Ajahn Brahm talks about feelings of grief and loss, and how to deal with them.
Ajahn Brahm decides to indulge himself by talking about his favourite subject – meditation! Meditation is the Buddhist way of finding all the answers to all the spiritual and philosophical questions through direct personal experience – not via a priest, a holy scripture or any other mediated form. Meditation also helps us to deal with the stresses and problems in life by developing inner peace.
Ajahn Brahm reflects upon our mundane reality and the quest to attain supramundane, transcendent experience.
Ayya Vayama talks about how we can find acceptance with change and loss through wisely reflecting upon circumstances.
Ajahn Brahm explains where arguments come from, why we argue, so that we can understand each other and resolve difficulties without arguments.
Ever wondered why terrible, difficult, troublesome things happen to us? Ever asked yourself, “Why me?” Why are some people rich and others poor? How come there is so much inequality and injustice in the world? Ajahn Brahm explains.
Ajahn Brahm responds to a question about whether human nature is closer to the Mahayana Buddhist idea of “buddha nature” or the Christian idea of “original sin”.