Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Making Peace With Conditions | Ajahn Vayama

Making Peace With Conditions | Ajahn Vayama

August 22, 2019

Ajahn Vayama teaches on how to make peace with the conditions present in meditation, whatever they may be.

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Mind is the Forerunner | Ajahn Vayama

Mind is the Forerunner | Ajahn Vayama

August 8, 2019

The Buddha said that “the mind is the forerunner” to all thought, speech and action. Ajahn Vayama talks about how Buddhist practice helps us to see directly how the mind is the forerunner of all actions of body, speech and mind, and to train the mind to act skillfully in order to avoid the painful consequences of karma, and to cultivate the pleasant consequences of skillful karma.

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The Miracle in the Heart | Ajahn Vayama

The Miracle in the Heart | Ajahn Vayama

August 2, 2019

Ajahn Vayama gives an uplifting talk about the benefits of developing the mind through generosity, virtue and meditation. As she explains, the benefit of practice isn't about changing the world for the better, but about the inner transformation - the miracle in the heart.

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Taming The Untamed | Ajahn Vayama

Taming The Untamed | Ajahn Vayama

July 27, 2019

Ajahn Vayama tells stories from the time of the Buddha about the Awakened Nuns and what they can teach us today.

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Dealing With The Fruits Of Bad Kamma | Ajahn Vayama

Dealing With The Fruits Of Bad Kamma | Ajahn Vayama

July 13, 2019

We usually only notice kamma and its consequences (fruit) when we receive the consequences of bad kamma that makes us suffer. So how we to understand this? And how are we to deal with the consequences of bad kamma made in the past? Ajahn Vayama offers advice on how to take a wise approach to dealing with the fruit of bad kamma.

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Aspects Of Mindfulness Practice | Ajahn Vayama

Aspects Of Mindfulness Practice | Ajahn Vayama

June 27, 2019

Ajahn Vayama discusses various aspects of the quality of mindfulness in meditation and daily life.

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Buddhism is a Living Religion | Ajahn Vayama

Buddhism is a Living Religion | Ajahn Vayama

June 15, 2019

Speaking on the 30th Anniversary of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, Ajahn Vayama talks about how Buddhism is a living religion in the contemporary world.

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Strong Emotions: Friend of Foe | Ajahn Vayama

Strong Emotions: Friend of Foe | Ajahn Vayama

June 1, 2019

Strong emotions can overwhelm us making us feel out of control. Is this something we should guard against? Ajahn Vayama talks about some of the different types of emotions relating whether these strong emotions are beneficial or harmful for us, depending on how we relate to them.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 23 November 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 23 November 2007

May 31, 2019

Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Making Peace | Ajahn Vayama

Making Peace | Ajahn Vayama

May 24, 2019

Ajahn Vayama talks about practicing to find peace, for the benefit of ourselves and for others.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 20 July 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 20 July 2007

May 15, 2019

Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Reflective Acceptance | Ajahn Vayama

Reflective Acceptance | Ajahn Vayama

May 15, 2019

Ayya Vayama talks about how we can find acceptance with change and loss through wisely reflecting upon circumstances.

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Abandoning Desire By Using Desire | Ajahn Vayama

Abandoning Desire By Using Desire | Ajahn Vayama

May 8, 2019

Ajahn Vayama uses the Buddhist teaching of the Iddhipadas (Roads to Success), especially the quality ofaditthana (determination) which is a wholesome desire to overcome the unwholesome desires of sensual craving which lead to suffering. In this way Ajahn Vayama outlines what type of desire is useful in Buddhist practice, and what desire is an obstacle and burden.

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Changing The World From Within | Ajahn Vayama

Changing The World From Within | Ajahn Vayama

May 3, 2019

Responding to the charge that Buddhism is “passive”, Ajahn Vayama contends that the practice is very active, and very active at the point where we are not used to thinking of being active: namely, the mind. Through actively developing the mind, our speech and actions begin to change in accordance with the changes occurring within.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 25 May 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 25 May 2007

April 24, 2019

Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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Setting In Motion The Wheel Of Dhamma | Ajahn Vayama | 19 July 2002

Setting In Motion The Wheel Of Dhamma | Ajahn Vayama | 19 July 2002

April 24, 2019

Ajahn Vayama reflects upon the occasion upon which the Buddha gave his first teaching – the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – The Discourse on Setting In Motion The Wheel Of Dhamma. Ajahn Vayama discusses the circumstances around this first teaching of the Buddha and the meaning of that teaching.

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To See Things As They Really Are | Ajahn Vayama

To See Things As They Really Are | Ajahn Vayama

April 18, 2019

Ajahn Vayama exhorts us to practice in a way to see things as they really are, by connecting with the experience of the five external senses (the body) and the Three Characteristics of existence (impermanence, suffering, non-self).

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Body Meditations | Ajahn Vayama

Body Meditations | Ajahn Vayama

April 17, 2019

Ajahn Vayama helps us to ground our minds in the reality of the present moment through mindfulness of the body.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 20 April 2007

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Vayama | 20 April 2007

April 11, 2019

Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. 

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The Story Of Kisa-Gotami | Ayya Vayama

The Story Of Kisa-Gotami | Ayya Vayama

April 11, 2019

Ajahn Vayama tells the story from the time of the Buddha of the woman who struck tragedy, but went on to become an fully awakened nun.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

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