From 15th to 24th February 2015, Ajahn Brahm offered this San Francisco Bay Area a tour in support of the Dhammadharini’s Sangha's new bhikkhuni monastery. Founded by Ayya Tathaaloka, the Dhammadharini women’s monastic community is the first bhikkhuni Sangha of the Theravadan forest tradition in North America and one of the few places in the West where women can become fully ordained Buddhist monastics.

Part 3: This talk is a continuation of Part 2's questions and answers session. Ajahn answers questions about various topics, such as the use of humour, how to speak properly, how to use one's two ears ("one to go in, one to go out"), etc. The session ends with a 30 minute guided meditation (from 1:03:00), before ending with Ajahn answering more questions. (Note: recording ends abruptly)

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From 15th to 24th February 2015, Ajahn Brahm offered this San Francisco Bay Area a tour in support of the Dhammadharini’s Sangha's new bhikkhuni monastery. Founded by Ayya Tathaaloka, the Dhammadharini women’s monastic community is the first bhikkhuni Sangha of the Theravadan forest tradition in North America and one of the few places in the West where women can become fully ordained Buddhist monastics.

Part 2: This talk is a continuation of Part 1 and is a 'questions and answers session'. The session starts with a question about divorce and relationships, followed by a question about the relationship between samatha and vipassana. Ajahn talks about the importance of kindness leading to samatha (calm) and vipassana (insight) and how letting go strengthens the Knower and not the Doer. Ajahn also answers other questions about education and relationships.

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ajahn+brahm+at+spirit+rock (YouTube Channel: Ajahn Brahm's Benefit Talks for Dhammadharini)

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Ajahn Brahm begins this Q and A interview with a response about the difference between intelligence and wisdom, and explains how wisdom is alive and in the moment.

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Ajahn Brahm gives a talk to an audience in Singapore about effective responses to insecurities in life.

This is part 2 of 2.

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Ajahn Brahm speaks to a large audience in Singapore about how to deal with insecurities in life. 

This is part one of two parts.

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This recording starts off with a 30 minute guided meditation, followed by a one hour Buddha Dhamma talk which begins around 36:45 minutes into the recording. The meditation and talk are designed to go together. The meditation is to be experienced and then the talk refers back to the meditation. Dennis Sheppard is a long time lay practitioner and president of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia.

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From 15th to 24th February 2015, Ajahn Brahm offered this San Francisco Bay Area a tour in support of the Dhammadharini’s Sangha's new bhikkhuni monastery. Founded by Ayya Tathaaloka, the Dhammadharini women’s monastic community is the first bhikkhuni Sangha of the Theravadan forest tradition in North America and one of the few places in the West where women can become fully ordained Buddhist monastics.

Part 1: Ajahn Brahm talks about the importance of being light-hearted on the spiritual path. Ajahn also busted a few myths in Buddhism, such as that samadhi isn't "concentration" but better translated as "stillness". "Concentration takes a lot of effort; stillness takes a lot of letting-go." Ajahn then talked about how to let go, and shared other stores. The talk ends with a guided meditation by Ajahn (1:30:00) for about 25 mins.

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Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ajahn+brahm+at+spirit+rock (YouTube Channel: Ajahn Brahm's Benefit Talks for Dhammadharini)

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This talk recorded in Singapore offers advice on how to minimise conflict and maximise the positive outcomes of the everyday relationships that we have in our lives whether at home, at work or with friends in the community.

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This talk recorded in Singapore offers advice on how to minimise conflict and maximise the positive outcomes of the everyday relationships that we have in our lives whether at home, at work or with friends in the community.

Talk starts at 3.50.

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Ajahn Brahm gives a compassionate and wise advice on how to help children overcome their difficulties.

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Ajahn Brahm offers a Dhamma talk entitled "At Peace With Uncertainty" on 12th October 2017, during his "Real Dhamma Tour" i.e. UK Dhamma Tour for Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project. We apologise for the sound quality in parts of this recording.

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We are delighted to have guest speaker Venerable Robina Courtin give a Dhamma talk at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre during our three months rains retreat for 2018. Venerable Robina Courtin was ordained in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in the 1970's. Her talk is on 'How to approach our fear of missing out.'

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Ajahn Brahm talks about how Buddhism can lead us on the path of skillful living.

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Bhante began his talk by explaining for our beginners ànàpàna-sati, or mindfulness, on in-and-out-breathing. Mindfulness brings us into the present moment leaving the past in the past, where it belongs, and not worrying about the future. Present moment awareness.

Bhante then guided the group in a 30 min meditation well suited to beginners and experienced alike using the breath as our meditation object.

After the meditation Bhante opened to Q&A. Bhante then went on to further his explanation of ànàpàna-sati, or mindfulness, on in-and-out-breathing. Bhante also explained the benefits, or rather mind states, that can and often will occur as we progress in our practice. Such as wisdom and there would be few of us that couldn't use a little more of that.

 

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Ajahn Brahm gives an amusing talk at a fundraising dinner about the importance of the uncommon hero.

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Ajahn Brahm offers a Dhamma talk entitled "Unconditioned Mindfulness" on 13th October 2017, during his "Real Dhamma Tour"; UK Dhamma Tour for Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project. We apologise for the sound quality in parts of this recording.

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Ajahn Brahm talks about the end of the journey that is the Noble Eightfold Path - the attainment of Enlightenment.

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Bhante Buddharakkhita started the evening by speaking briefly on the current big news items, the rescue of the soccer team from the cave in Thailand and the world cup soccer in Russia. This lead us to a happy or pleasing mind state referred to in Pali as Bhavana. Bhavana was translated in the 18th century to mean meditation, the development or cultivation of the heart/mind. Bhante used this and current events as an object for our meditation to encourage us to see that we are part of a much greater whole. Though we view ourselves as unique, wonderful and special, just as we view our children and loved ones, we are all just a part of a greater community which is just a small part of the entire cosmos.

Bhante guided us in a 30 minute bhavana or meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators alike.

After the meditation Bhante asked us how we felt, how the meditation has left us feeling. Bhante then spoke on our concepts of self, to re-enforce that we are part of a whole.

 

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We all have an identity and know who we are. Or do we? Ajahn Brahm gives a talk elucidating what's really going on behind what we take to be our selves.

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Ajahn Sujato entertains us by covering topics from veganism, death and Buddhism. Ajahn offers us advice on how to live well and shares with us the benefits of meditation.

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