How should you deal with restlessness and sleepiness during meditation? Ajahn Hasapanna offers a simple advice, be patient and let it be for a few moments. Whatever that arises will cease. Even if you feel tired this moment, your mind will eventually become peaceful and clear.

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Ajahn Hasapanna guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Ajahn Appichato guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Venerable Pannavuddho's first visit to the Armadale Meditation Group is one we hope he will repeat in the very near future. Venerable started the evening by asking us to give thanks to ourselves for just being there, for at least trying to be a better person. Venerable continued his talk by recalling examples of being a better person from his own experience prior to becoming a monk. During his working experience in Japan, Venerable was exposed to Zen Buddhism, so uses this experience to explain how we beginners and experienced alike should approach our meditation. Venerable refers to the process of watching the mind as “taking a backwards step”. Just step backwards in our minds and watch, rather than becoming engaged in our thoughts as they arise.

Prior to the meditation Venerable asked and instructed us to simply make ourselves comfortable, sit how-ever we feel comfortable. The focus initially is on the feelings and sensations that are always present within our bodies. This meditation is well suited to both experienced and new meditators alike.

After meditation Venerable continued his talk on trying to be a better person before opening to Q&A.

 

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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January 2020

Ajahn Jhanarato spoke on anicca [impermanence], an apt subject given the current situation here in Australia. Ajahn spoke on this subject, not to say that we should not be concerned about the climate, but more to point out that it may not affect us and that it keeps us from the present moment. Not thinking of a possible future that may not occur, nor dwelling in the past that may disturb. Ajahn read a sutta from “In The Buddha's Words” by Bhikkhu Bodhi that covers the subject very well.

Ajahn lead the group in a 30 minute relaxing meditation reminding us to not dwell in the past nor become anxious about the future. This meditation is well suited to beginners and experienced a like.

After meditation Ajahn opened to Q&A before continuing to speak on a variety of subjects.

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Our first Monk of the year 2020 was Venerable Cunda. Venerable has been living in Victoria for just over a year now helping to establish the Buddhist Society of Victoria Monastery at Newbury. As we all do, we work hard and then search for ways to unwind, clear our minds and just relax. Venerable encourages us to firstly relax our bodies as much as we are able, this will allow us to relax our mind.

Venerable lead the group in a longer than usual meditation commencing with a body sweep and moving gently to our breathing. Throughout the meditation Venerable asks us to use our bodies as an anchor, so that when random thoughts arise, we can return to the moment.  This meditation is well suited to both experienced and new meditators alike.

After meditation, Venerable described his early meditation experience and difficulties to help us understand that we don't need to make it hard work. Venerable then opened to questions before continuing his talk about Newbury.

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Ajahn Brahmali talks about how death contemplation during your meditation (e.g. contemplating on how ephemeral and impermanent your life is) can help overcome disturbances in your meditation i.e. reduce your desires and calm your mind.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Ajahn Cittapalo on 25th June 2018. 

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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December 2019

Ajahn Santutthi related a simile by the Buddha about mangoes. Rather than picking the fruit, the Buddha patiently waited for the fruit to fall. Ajahn encourages us all to do the same regards our meditation practise, be patient and wait for the deeper states to occur naturally.

Ajahn then guided us in a thirty minute meditation well suited to all. Ajahn then related Buddha's earlier practise of meditation when he was trying many different techniques in his effort to find the best meditation.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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A technique to bring up joy and positive feeling during our meditation, shared by Ajahn Brahmali is to treat our meditation time as an act of generosity towards our-self and others. When our mind wanders off, Ajahn reminds us to gently nudge it back to our object of meditation (mindfulness) and back to joy, rather than forcing it back through the use of will power.

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Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Ajahn JR on 28th October 2019. 

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Kevin focuses on teaching meditation and mindfulness as simple, practical skills. He teaches us how and why meditation works, draws on the most up-to-date scientific research, and introduces us to techniques that we can use on the go - whenever and wherever we are. He is also keen to help us find innovative ways to adapt meditation to our own needs. His teaching methods reflect his life experiences as a high-level communicator and participant-observer in the media, politics and corporate life. He has a particular interest in the science of meditation, as well as in the cultures and traditions from which such techniques are drawn. Kevin was introduced to meditation in 1992 by renowned meditation teacher Eric Harrison of the Perth Meditation Centre.

Kevin lead the group in meditation by first asking us to relax and listen to sounds around us. By doing this we shift from thinking to observing. The meditation is a full detailed body scan encouraging us to simply observe, not think nor engage with random thoughts. The meditation is well suited to all levels of meditators.

After meditation Kevin opened to questions.

 

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation session for approximately 30 minutes. 

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