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Buddhism and Science | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Buddhism and Science | Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 16, 2019

Ajahn Brahm addresses the question of whether our future will be directed more by science or religion.

Read the paper attached by Ajahn Brahm based on this talk about Buddhism and Science.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 24 March 2017

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 24 March 2017

February 16, 2019

Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for about half an hour. 

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Humility | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Humility | Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 15, 2019

Pride and arrogance cause all sorts of problems in life – for those who have to put up with it AND for those who are purveyors of it! Ajahn Brahm talks about the many manifestations of conceit, and the cure to conceit and arrogance: humility.

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Ajahn Appichato | The Benefits of Meditation for Beginners - The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Appichato | The Benefits of Meditation for Beginners - The Armadale Meditation Group

February 14, 2019

Ajahn Appi started with an in-depth explanation of meditation for beginners. He outlined many of the benefits that can be gained from a regular meditation practice, such as peacefulness and a resistance to stress, anger, anxiety and many of the garden variety feelings that we as humans encounter in our daily lives. Ajahn continued his explanation until meditation time, touching on how each of us will be individually affected by a continued practice, with the main benefits being an improved wisdom and emotional outlook on life.

Ajahn then lead the group in three different techniques of meditation. The first meditation which is five minutes, is to use the darkness we have present in our minds when we close our eyes and begin to meditate. This is done to draw our attention away from thinking.

The second five minute meditation focuses our attention on our breath moving out of our bodies, then in, all the way to our abdomen, and then out again. This method of following a moving object is recommended for less experienced meditators as it is easier to follow a moving object than a stationary one.

The third meditation is twenty minutes and asks us to focus our attention on the very fine feelings, or rather sensations, that arise at the edges of our mouths and/or nostrils when we breath. Ajahn also recommends doing these meditations in a dull or darkened environment. This helps us turn our focus inward rather than be distracted by external events.

After meditation Ajahn opened to Q&A and then gave us a talk on the hindrances for beginners. Ajahn briefly touched on Karma, and how it can accumulate and affect our daily lives.

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Buddhist Approach To World Conflict | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Buddhist Approach To World Conflict | Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 14, 2019

Ajahn Brahm reflects upon the causes of conflict in the world, and offers a Buddhist approach to resolving conflict within society, and within ourselves.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 October 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 27 October 2006

February 14, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for about half an hour.

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What Is Love? | Ajahn Brahmavamso

What Is Love? | Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 13, 2019

Ajahn Brahm discusses the meaning of love from a Buddhist perspective.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 November 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 3 November 2006

February 13, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 November 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 10 November 2006

February 12, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 9 February 2019

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 9 February 2019

February 12, 2019

In our daily life, because we have so many things that occupy our mind our meditation can unfortunately be an unpleasant and restless experience. Therefore Ajahn Brahmali teaches us, that one way to still our mind is to develop the perception that what we’re chasing in life is endless and unsatisfactory, and real contentment can only be found inside from our meditation practice.

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Samadhi | Ajahn Brahmali | 8 February 2019

Samadhi | Ajahn Brahmali | 8 February 2019

February 11, 2019

Ajahn Brahmali examines some questions about Samadhi (deep states of meditation), such as: are they really important? Or can they be skipped? And are there any dangers from practicing Samadhi?

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 8 February 2019

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmali | 8 February 2019

February 11, 2019

Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Was the Buddha a Good Parent? | Ajahn Nissarano

Was the Buddha a Good Parent? | Ajahn Nissarano

February 10, 2019

A talk given by Ajahn Nissarano at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV).
Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDfEeYnRbvM&index=6&list=PLwPICjq7jNeqPSKNmtxEaiXMywVXdOIBX (YouTube Channel: BSV Dhamma Talks)

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Bhikkhunis | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Bhikkhunis | Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 10, 2019

A Dhamma talk about bhikkhunis by Ajahn Brahm at the Buddhist Maha Vihara on the 9th of May 2011.

We apologise the audio quality is not crystal clear. Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3dvnRFVlgU&feature=player_embedded (YouTube Channel: Buddhist Maha Vihara).

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 20 October 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 20 October 2006

February 9, 2019

Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Rebirth (Including Q & A) | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Rebirth (Including Q & A) | Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 9, 2019

Ajahn Brahm spontaneously gives a talk on a core Buddhist teaching that is often misunderstood or even rejected in the West – the truth of rebirth, that we live life after life.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 October 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 13 October 2006

February 8, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Renunciation | Ajahn Brahmavamso

Renunciation | Ajahn Brahmavamso

February 8, 2019

Ajahn Brahm talks about the happiness and peace which comes from renunciation. Renouncing negative behaviours, renouncing excess material possessions, and renouncing attachments to forcing the world to fit in with our preferences.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 October 2006

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahmavamso | 6 October 2006

February 7, 2019

Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately half an hour. 

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Bhante Buddharakkhita | Compassion and Forgiveness of Self | The Armadale Meditation Group

Bhante Buddharakkhita | Compassion and Forgiveness of Self | The Armadale Meditation Group

February 7, 2019

Bhante approached subjects that we westerners have trouble with, and he did so with humour, candour and wit. We all have an inner voice that most of us either try to ignore or take too seriously/literally. It can often lead to feelings of shame if we feel we have made a mistake in life. We need to have compassion for ourselves, to forgive ourselves and realise that the inner voice that may be telling us we are stupid or foolish is wrong. We also spend a great deal of time blaming our decisions, our actions and our situations on our parents. We are old enough, surely, to realise that we can decide to stop this cycle and change our own direction by listening to our hearts and not the voice of shame. We can change the direction of our lives by having compassion for, and forgiving, ourselves.

Tonight’s meditation went a little longer than the usual 30 minutes and is well suited to those of us who find our inner voice telling us that we are stupid or foolish, or to those of us who are blaming our parents.

After the meditation, Bhante continued his talk on compassion and forgiveness for ourselves by using his own life experiences as an example.

 

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