Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Happiness Industry: Joy at last! | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Happiness Industry: Joy at last! | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 26, 2020

Is it really possible to be happy in the world? Or is there something inherently wrong with the system, and no matter what we do with our relationships, with our circumstances, with our mind, that we can’t really be happy? Ajahn Brahm takes us deeper into the notion of what happiness really is, and how true happiness can be found. The Buddha’s teaching of acceptance and letting go of states leads to the kind of deep happiness that cannot be found by shopping in the ‘happiness industry’ of this world. As Ajahn Chah famously said: “Joy at last -to know there is no happiness in the world!”

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Seeing the bigger picture | Ajahn Vayama

Seeing the bigger picture | Ajahn Vayama

July 25, 2020

Often we feel disappointed with how our lives are progressing and how our progress on the spiritual path is going. Ajahn Vayama tries to put this all in perspective by seeing the bigger picture of where we are at on our spiritual journey.

 

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How to change the world | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How to change the world | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 24, 2020

Often we are tempted to try to take charge of things in the world and fix the world’s problems. Ajahn Brahm queries this urge to control, and says that another way is to understand and adapt. Indeed control freakery is very much the cause of the problems of the world and being another control freak is not necessarily the answer at all. Ajahn Brahm also refers to the example of the Buddha who could have become a “wheel turning monarch” ruling over much of the world, but instead chose to become the world’s wisest teacher.

 

Buddhist reflections on social, political and environmental action leading towards the creation of a better world.

 

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Procrastination / Hierarchy of Life’s Meaning | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Procrastination / Hierarchy of Life’s Meaning | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 23, 2020

Ajahn Brahm points out that there’s really nothing very wrong with procrastination, and that it’s our perfectionism and constant doing that is the real problem. So why do today what we can put off for tomorrow? Just be happy for now. And if you can be happy you’re on the track to understanding the meaning of life.

 

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Love thyself and all Beings | Meggy Zeggers | 17 July 2020

Love thyself and all Beings | Meggy Zeggers | 17 July 2020

July 23, 2020
Meggy Zegers is on a mission to assist other people to find peace within. To connect to self and find the wisdom to live life in a conscious way. She will share her journey from mental health issues, severe injury after an accident, and a big loss, to becoming healed and at ease with the unknown by loving herself and all beings. In bringing herself back to the present moment and trust, the unknown, in her eyes, has become a true gift. 
 
Be Quick To Do Good | Ajahn Hasapanna

Be Quick To Do Good | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 23, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the nuns at Dhammasara Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Apologies for the audio quality as the recording equipment at Dhammasara is not of the same quality.

 

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Venerable Cunda | Meditation With Body Scan | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Venerable Cunda | Meditation With Body Scan | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

July 22, 2020

Monday 10th December 2018

 

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram with Venerable Cunda.

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Interconnectedness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Interconnectedness | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 21, 2020

Is everything really interconnected? Is being disconnected always such a bad thing? Ajahn Brahm challenges the prevailing orthodoxy within Buddhism by pointing out when things are interconnected, when they’re not, and how understanding this can be useful on our path to find peace and happiness.

 

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Four Kinds of Kamma | Ajahn Hasapanna

Four Kinds of Kamma | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 21, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the nuns at Dhammasara Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Apologies for the audio quality as the recording equipment at Dhammasara is not of the same quality.

 

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Practicing for Dying | Ajahn Vayama

Practicing for Dying | Ajahn Vayama

July 20, 2020

Responding to the question,”What is the best meditation to do when one is dying?” Ayye Vayama offers advice on how we can practice in such a way to prepare the mind for dying, and to yield other benefits from this practice too.

 

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Protecting Ourselves and Others Through Our Practice | Ajahn Nissarano | November 2019

Protecting Ourselves and Others Through Our Practice | Ajahn Nissarano | November 2019

July 19, 2020

A Dhamma talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), by Ajahn Nissarano in November 2019. In this talk, Ajahn Nissarano talks about how we can protect ourselves and others through our practice, mainly through dana (giving), sila (virtue) and mindfulness.

Teaching retrieved from https://bsv.podbean.com/e/ajahn-nissarano-protecting-ourselves-and-others-through-our-practice-10-dec-2019/

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Vesak Day 2018 - Day 2 Session 2 Talk | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Vesak Day 2018 - Day 2 Session 2 Talk | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 17, 2020

A talk given for Vesak at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). It is believed this talk was given in 2018. This track is Day 2 Session 2 Talk 

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJRphrOm-oI&index=33&list=PLwPICjq7jNeqDGMNhd04IemkUBGPnFSBy (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Vesak Day 2018 - Day 2 Session 1 Talk | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Vesak Day 2018 - Day 2 Session 1 Talk | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 17, 2020

A talk given for Vesak at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). It is believed this talk was given in 2018. This track is Day 2 Session 1 Talk

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkvKA6XWJb8&list=PLwPICjq7jNeqDGMNhd04IemkUBGPnFSBy&index=31 (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Vesak Day 2018 - Day 1 Session 1 Talk | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Vesak Day 2018 - Day 1 Session 1 Talk | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 17, 2020

A talk given for Vesak at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). It is believed this talk was given in 2018. This is Day 1 Session 1: Talk

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iaJRXXCKDk&list=PLwPICjq7jNeqDGMNhd04IemkUBGPnFSBy&index=27 (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Dealing with emotions | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Dealing with emotions | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 17, 2020

Ajahn Brahm teaches us how to deal with difficult emotions and to learn how to experience more positive emotions, more often.

Abandon Unwholesome, Cultivate Good, Purify the Mind | Ajahn Hasapanna

Abandon Unwholesome, Cultivate Good, Purify the Mind | Ajahn Hasapanna

July 17, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the nuns at Dhammasara Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Apologies for the audio quality as the recording equipment at Dhammasara is not of the same quality.

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Accountability | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Accountability | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 16, 2020

Everything we do by body, speech or mind has an ethical dimension, and there are consequences for our behaviour and our actions. We are all accountable for our actions, and Ajahn Brahm explains how we sometimes get so caught up in getting through the day that we often forget or put out of mind the longer term consequences of our actions, and offers advice on how to change.

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Buddhism and Sects | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Buddhism and Sects | Ajahn Brahmavamso

July 15, 2020

Ajahn Brahm talks about the different sects of Buddhism, how it all came to be this way and what it means. Ultimately it’s all the same cake, just different icing on top.

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Venerable Kassapa | Six Senses | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Venerable Kassapa | Six Senses | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

July 15, 2020

Monday 21st May 2018

Monday night meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram with Venerable Kassapa.

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Coming back to the natural state of mind | Venerable Munissara

Coming back to the natural state of mind | Venerable Munissara

July 15, 2020

This guided meditation is part of the corona dhamma daily series of daily meditation and dhamma teachings offered by the nuns at Dhammasara Monastery to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Apologies for the audio quality as the recording equipment at Dhammasara is not of the same quality.

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