All the problems of life are ultimately relationship problems. Not just with spouses and significant others, but also with our families, friends, work colleagues, and also with ourselves and with life itself. Ajahn Brahm offers wise advice on how to deal with the problems in relationships but also to cultivate happy, healthy relationships.
On the auspicious occasion of ordaining the first four Theravadan Buddhist bhikkhunis (fully ordained nuns) in the Southern Hemisphere – part of the move to reconstitute the bhikkhuni sangha into the Theravadan Buddhist world – Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on the topic of courageous decision-making.
This talk begins with a guided meditation. At 27.50 the dharma talk on the topic of the meaning and power of generosity (dana) in life.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the beauty of dying well, and how this can be most effectively achieved by living well.
In response to a request Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on the value of skillful speech and how to develop it. Ajahn Brahm discusses how unskillful speech creates disharmony and acrimony. Alternatively, skillful speech can be used to create harmony and peace.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the power of goodness, and how the teachings of the Buddha can be useful beyond the meditation cushion for solving practical problems in the world.
Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. Does life really suck? Ajahn Brahm describes how things going wrong is simply the nature of living in the world. Once we understand and accept this, we can learn to develop a sense of inner calm that is not dependent on external factors.
Ajahn Brahm gives an explanation of the process of rebirth.
Ajahn Brahm responds with wisdom and humor to the question: Is Buddhism a religion?
Responding to an online question, Ajahn Brahm discusses the significance of dreams from a Buddhist perspective.
Ajahn Brahm responds to questions about how to keep a level head and sense of contentment whilst being a busy high flyer.
Ajahn Brahm gives an uplifting talk on developing a love of life through developing loving-kindness (metta).
Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh perspective and wise advice on how we can deal with tragedy.
Ajahn Brahm explains how using a combination of compassion with wisdom we can free ourselves and others of life’s problems.
Many people have become very good at earning more money, developing their career, developing their body. But very few people go directly to the source of happiness, by developing the mind. Ajahn Brahmali explains that it’s both possible and beneficial to develop the mind, and how to do it.
If were are able to see impermanence in the world we are able to see life as it really is. However, really seeing and understanding the quality of permanence in life is harder than we think. Ajahn Brahmali discusses what the problem of impermanence really means and how seeing it clearly can lead to greater freedom.
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Ajahn Brahm talks about how wise investigation is at the heart of Buddhist practice.
Ajahn Brahm offers a teaching on the spiritual power of silence, and how the experience of silence has the power to heal all and many of our problems and conflicts.
Responding to a question, Ajahn Brahm talks about how to deal with (the many!) difficult people there are in the world by applying the insights of Buddhist practice.