Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Science, Reality, the Internet and Buddhism | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 17 November 2005

Science, Reality, the Internet and Buddhism | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 17 November 2005

September 23, 2018

Ajahn Brahm gave this public talk at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 17th of November 2005. Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C09V9hdyYo (YouTube Channel: Spiritual Health Meditation).

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 21-04-2012

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 21-04-2012

September 23, 2018

Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 07-03-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 07-03-2015

September 22, 2018

Ajahn Brahmali conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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How to stay in the present moment | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How to stay in the present moment | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 22, 2018

Anyone who has ever tried meditation has had trouble focusing their attention in the present moment. In the short talk, Ajahn Brahm offers some simple tips on how to stay focused in the present moment.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 14-04-2012

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 14-04-2012

September 22, 2018

Ajahn Appichato conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 21-03-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 21-03-2015

September 21, 2018

Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 23-06-2012

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 23-06-2012

September 21, 2018

Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 28-03-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 28-03-2015

September 20, 2018

Ajahn Sujato conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Story about a monk with psychic powers | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Story about a monk with psychic powers | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 20, 2018

Ajahn Brahm shares a humourous yet wise story about a monk that developed deep meditation and the ability to fly through the air. 

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Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 07-04-2012

Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 07-04-2012

September 20, 2018

Venerable Hasapanna conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 04-04-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 04-04-2015

September 19, 2018

Ajahn Sujato conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 31-03-2012

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 31-03-2012

September 19, 2018

Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 11-04-2015

Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 11-04-2015

September 18, 2018

Venerable Hasappana conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 24-03-2012

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 24-03-2012

September 18, 2018

Ajahn Brahmali conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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How to let see past lives and why its important | Ajahn Brahmavamso

How to let see past lives and why its important | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 18, 2018

Ajahn Brahm answers a question about how we can know about past lives.

Healing a Relationship by Completing Unfinished Business | Len Warren & Sue Lee | 14 September 2018

Healing a Relationship by Completing Unfinished Business | Len Warren & Sue Lee | 14 September 2018

September 17, 2018

We are delighted to have guest speakers  Len Warren and Sue Lee from the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre during the rains retreat for 2018. Len started by guiding a meditation and then giving a Dhamma talk on 'Healing a Relationship by Completing Unfinished Business' ( starting at 15:55 into the recording). Next Sue Lee discussed the Pure Land Centre Project, which is about joining palliative care and spirituality (starting at 45:55 into the recording).  

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 16-03-2012

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 16-03-2012

September 17, 2018

Ajahn Appichato conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18-04-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18-04-2015

September 16, 2018

Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate / advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 10-03-2012

Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 10-03-2012

September 16, 2018

Venerable Hasapanna conducts an intermediate/ advanced meditation class for approximately one hour. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia. 

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Ajahn Brahm on Buddhism and Science | 7 November 2012

Ajahn Brahm on Buddhism and Science | 7 November 2012

September 16, 2018

Ajahn's talk starts from 5:50mins. Ajahn opens by talking about his unique position as an ex-theoretical physicist who still keeps up with physics, as well as a Buddhist monk with actual experience with the deeper states of mind. Ajahn then talks about the interface between Buddhism, psychology and science.   Ajahn shares that real science is about making a hypothesis and trying "(one's) damnest" to disprove a hypothesis. Modern science, instead, focuses on finding evidence in support of the hypothesis; this is driven by the need for grants: Ajahn uses the example of the Higgs Boson, which, in Ajahn's view, is not definitively proved but is still very tentative. But the pressure to justify the expenditure has warped perceptions of the scientists involved.   Ajahn points out that in modern society, the burden of proof on religion is much higher than the burden of proof in modern science. Ajahn also points out the problem of peer review, which does not provide rigorous review.   Ajahn emphasises the importance of challenging the status quo in search of the truth, in both real religion and in real science. Ajahn emphasises that the intersection of real Buddhism, psychology and real science is when there is space to question.   Ajahn also mentions that secular mindfulness has a limitation: it does not include compassion. Ajahn illustrates the limitation of bare awareness with a parable of a guard who was mindful of the burglars. "Mindfulness (alone) is not enough. Mindfulness and kindness is enough."

Ajahn Brahm gave this public talk on "Buddhism and Science" at the University of Toronto on November 7, 2012. Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoUMLb8es4A (YouTube Channel: urbanbuddhistmonk)

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