Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Dealing with Coffee Conflicts | Ajahn Santutthi | 14 January 2022

Dealing with Coffee Conflicts | Ajahn Santutthi | 14 January 2022

January 17, 2022

Ajahn Santutthi shares stories about kindness and forgiveness. Ajahn talks about how he and the monks are able to live together harmoniously and resolve any disagreements calmly (i.e. without losing their cool).

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Dhammaloka Book Club: “Good? Bad? Who Knows?” | Venerable Mettaji

Dhammaloka Book Club: “Good? Bad? Who Knows?” | Venerable Mettaji

January 11, 2022

At Dhammaloka Book Club’s first session, Venerable Mettaji discusses the “Good? Bad? Who Knows?” book by Ajahn Brahm. Venerable Mettaji shares his favourite stories, and invites the audience to do so as well, and delves a little deeper on the meaning of each story.

Dhammaloka Book Club will be held on the first Saturday of every month from 2 pm to 2.45 pm.

What, Why and How Do We Let Go? | Ajahn Brahmali | 7 January 2022

What, Why and How Do We Let Go? | Ajahn Brahmali | 7 January 2022

January 10, 2022

Letting go is a big part of Buddhist practice, but what are we supposed to let go of and how do we do it?

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New Year’s Eve with Ajahn Brahm | 31 December 2021

New Year’s Eve with Ajahn Brahm | 31 December 2021

January 3, 2022

0:00 - New Year's Eve Dhamma talk
44:22 - Meditation
1:10:43 - Chanting of Blessing by Monks

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Importance of Pausing and Reflecting | Ajahn Brahm | 31 December 2021

Importance of Pausing and Reflecting | Ajahn Brahm | 31 December 2021

January 3, 2022

Ajahn Brahm teaches us the importance of taking a break i.e. stopping and tuning into the present moment.

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Gradual Training | Ajahn Hasapanna | 24 December 2021

Gradual Training | Ajahn Hasapanna | 24 December 2021

December 27, 2021

Ajahn Hasapanna reminds us that getting rid of our unwholesome habits and defilement are difficult, it is a gradual training.

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Checking Your Expectations | Ajahn Brahm | 17 December 2021

Checking Your Expectations | Ajahn Brahm | 17 December 2021

December 20, 2021

Ajahn Brahm teaches us how to manage our expectations and how to deal with disappointments from having high expectations.

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Compassion | Ajahn Brahmali | 10 December 2021

Compassion | Ajahn Brahmali | 10 December 2021

December 13, 2021

Ajahn Brahmali explains how compassion was explained in the early Suttas and compares that with how we do things today.

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What is Freedom | Ajahn Brahm | 3 December 2021

What is Freedom | Ajahn Brahm | 3 December 2021

December 6, 2021

Ajahn Brahm says that freedom is being able to make peace with your current situation. It doesn't matter if you're rich, poor, sick, healthy, young or old.

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How to be Free | Ajahn Brahm | 26 November 2021

How to be Free | Ajahn Brahm | 26 November 2021

November 29, 2021

Ajahn Brahm explains how we create our own mental prison when we're unhappy with our current situation and rather be somewhere else. Be content and free yourself from your own prison.

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The Joy of Letting Go | Ajahn Hasapanna | 19 November 2021

The Joy of Letting Go | Ajahn Hasapanna | 19 November 2021

November 22, 2021

Ajahn Hasapanna answers the question "How to maintain positive mind when you're suffering?"

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The Art of Giving | Ajahn Brahmali | 12 November

The Art of Giving | Ajahn Brahmali | 12 November

November 15, 2021

Ajahn Brahmali explains the importance of generosity in Buddhism.

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It‘s OK to Cry | Ajahn Brahm | 5 November 2021

It‘s OK to Cry | Ajahn Brahm | 5 November 2021

November 8, 2021

Ajahn Brahm talks about why it is OK to cry. Later Ajahn shares stories about how to be emotionally intelligent.

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Taste of Freedom | Ajahn Nissarano | 29 October 2021

Taste of Freedom | Ajahn Nissarano | 29 October 2021

November 1, 2021

Ajahn Nissarano talks about the importance of freedom from desires in the Buddhist's practice.

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Power of Kindness | Ajahn Brahm | 22 October 2021

Power of Kindness | Ajahn Brahm | 22 October 2021

October 25, 2021

Ajahn Brahm tells a story of an ox named Nandivisala to illustrate the power of kindness.

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The Middle Way | Ajahn Brahm | 11 June 2010

The Middle Way | Ajahn Brahm | 11 June 2010

October 15, 2021

Ajahn Brahm elaborates on one of the pillars of Buddhism: The Middle Way, pointing out that it is very easy to wander off on a path of too much harshness to your body and mind (asceticism) or too much indulgence. Ajahn starts off by reflecting upon his time as a young western monk in Thailand.

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Feel Free to Waste My Valuable Time | Bhante Mudito | 24 May 2020

Feel Free to Waste My Valuable Time | Bhante Mudito | 24 May 2020

September 26, 2021

In his last talk for some time at NBM, Bhante Mudito reflects on how we use our time: skillful practices (gratitude, kindness, service) vs unskillful (anger, lazy habits). Drawing on experiences from his younger days, and from the last two years at Newbury, he illustrates how cultivating certain actions and attitudes can have a beneficial effect, even during difficult and challenging times.

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Teaching retrieved from here.

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Getting To Know The Buddha | Ajahn Brahmali | 28 May 2010

Getting To Know The Buddha | Ajahn Brahmali | 28 May 2010

September 24, 2021

On the actual day of Vesak (birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha) in 2010, Ajahn Brahmali gives a teaching on the life and qualities of the Buddha and how his example can be an inspiration for our own practice. Ajahn reminds us that the person who sees the Buddha, also sees the Dhamma, and the person who sees the Dhamma, also sees the Buddha.

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Understanding our Mind | Dennis Sheppard | 17 September 2021

Understanding our Mind | Dennis Sheppard | 17 September 2021

September 20, 2021

Every year, the monastic community (Monks and nuns) go on a three month retreat called the “Rains Retreat” from mid July to mid October. During this period, they do not visit our centres for teachings as it’s a time for deepening their own practice.

While the monks and nuns are away, we will have some interesting guest speakers coming in to give the Friday Night talk.

OPEN YOUR HEART 2021

Speaker of the Night: Dennis Sheppard (BSWA Care Group) Topic: Understanding our Mind

Dennis Sheppard is a beloved long-time member and past president of the BSWA on numerous occasions. His sessions are as diverse as his skills ranging from hypnotherapist to building designer. Dennis has been a key part in the development of the BSWA Care Line.

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Teaching retrieved from https://thecbswa.org/meditation-recordings please visit https://thecbswa.org/ to find out how to attend the monastery in person.

The Calm In The Eye Of The Storm - Session | Ajahn Brahm & Venerable Canda  part 2 | 25 March 2021

The Calm In The Eye Of The Storm - Session | Ajahn Brahm & Venerable Canda part 2 | 25 March 2021

September 7, 2021

In this day retreat organised by Anukampa, Ajahn Brahm shows us how we can build a reservoir of freedom and peace within, even when everything is chaos on the outside. Ven Canda also offers reflections, meditation instructions and further exploration of the theme, in her afternoon sessions all drawn from her 25 years of study and practise.

The day is filled with warmth, humour and practical tips for developing the mind, using personal anecdotes and teachings from the Buddhist texts.

These teachings are freely offered so as to be accessible to all. Any donation you feel moved to offer will enable us to continue spreading the priceless Dhamma and will also contribute towards the development of the first Theravada Bhikkhuni Monastery in the UK, where women will be able to train towards full ordination, and people of every background, race, sexual orientation and gender will be warmly welcomed to visit or reside as guests. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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