Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Intelligence is not wisdom | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Intelligence is not wisdom | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 8, 2018

In the West we equate intelligence is wisdom. Ajahn Brahm debunks this by drawing a clear distinction between intelligence and wisdom, including highlighting some of the pitfalls of being intelligent. True wisdom always directs one towards peace.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20-06-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 20-06-2015

September 7, 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 | 26-01-2013

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 26-01-2013

September 7, 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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The Doing Mind and the Knowing Mind | Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Doing Mind and the Knowing Mind | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 6, 2018

Ajahn Brahm discusses the two modes of the mind - the doing mind  and the knowing mind - and how the source of happiness in the mind is energy, and energy naturally returns to the mind when it rests in tranquility.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16-02-2013

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 16-02-2013

September 6, 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 | 19-12-2009

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 19-12-2009

September 6, 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 | 27-06-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27-06-2015

September 5, 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 | 05-12-2009

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 05-12-2009

September 5, 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 | 02-03-2013

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 02-03-2013

September 5, 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 Sujato | 04-07-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 04-07-2015

September 4, 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 | 09-03-2013

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 09-03-2013

September 4, 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 Vayama | 26-01-2008

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 26-01-2008

September 4, 2018

Ajahn Vayama 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 | 11-07-2015

Guided Meditation | Venerable Hasapanna | 11-07-2015

September 3, 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 Brahmali | 16-03-2013

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 16-03-2013

September 3, 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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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 05-01-2008

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 05-01-2008

September 2, 2018

Ajahn Brahm conducts an intermediate/advanced meditation class. We apologise this meditation recording started slightly late and cuts off towards the end of the recording. Recorded at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18-07-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 18-07-2015

September 2, 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 | 30-03-2013

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Sujato | 30-03-2013

September 2, 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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Ajahn Brahm at Aranya Bodhi Hermitage

Ajahn Brahm at Aranya Bodhi Hermitage

September 2, 2018

From February 15th to 24th 2015, Ajahn Brahm offered this San Francisco Bay Area speaking tour in support of the Dhammadharini’s Sangha new bhikkhuni monastery. Founded by Ayya Tathaaloka, the Dhammadharini women’s monastic community was the first bhikkhuni Sangha of the Theravadan forest tradition in North America, and one of the few places in the West that women can become fully ordained Buddhist monastics. Dhammadharini's Aranya Bodhi Hermitage and temporary vihara are led by fully ordained female monastics (bhikkhunis), the type of monastic life and ordination established by the Buddha 2,500 years ago.

In this talk, Ajahn Brahm talks about the importance of taking refuge not in specific teachers, but in the Dhamma. Ajahn also urges listeners to question monastics and have candid but respectful discussions. Ajahn describes the differences between a monastic (who has taken vows of renunciation) vs. a layperson is largely the degree of renunciation. Ajahn also talks about how we make the choice whether to be angry or not, and how choosing to perceive things differently (e.g. perceiving snoring as modern music) helps one to overcome ill-will: "it's not the sound that disturbs you, it's you who disturbs the noise."

Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPkD03I8sKA (YouTube Channel: Ajahn Brahm's Benefit Talks for Dhammadharini)

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 31-10-2015

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Appichato | 31-10-2015

September 1, 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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The Simile of the Cup | Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Simile of the Cup | Ajahn Brahmavamso

September 1, 2018

Ajahn Brahm shares his classic simile of the cup to illustrate how to still the mind in meditation.

 

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