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5 Types of Religion

Ajahn Brahm talks about 4 things that religion should not be and offers up a "best practice model". In his usual entertaining style he touches on many things including disability and organ donation...

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 29
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-04-20

Friday The 13th

Fresh from teaching a nine day retreat, today on Friday the 13th, Ajahn Brahm talks on the topic of superstition. Many of the common ones are covered (such as astrology, lucky bracelets, holy water etc) in this humorous talk. Be very scared :)

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 29
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-04-13

70 Not 100

Life is not meant to be an organised event where everything goes like clockwork, and we can expect to achieve 100% success.



The truth is we are unable to control our life. Life is messy. This is the nature of life. Do not aim for the unachievable.



We could have 70% of getting it right and we should accept, allow and embrace these 30% of imperfections. We can always learn and grow from these painful experiences.



Ajahn Brahm encourages us to open the door of our heart to the nature of life as it is. He said, "Do not disturb the nature of life and life would not disturb you."

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 22
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-03-30

Gay Marriage, Why Not?

This talk is about the Buddhist view on gay marriage. Ajahn elaborates how decisions on this topic can be made, by looking at the teachings dating back to the time of the Buddha.

Ajahn Brahm ends the talk with a light-hearted joke, "The rabbit, the bear and the magic duck". Not to be missed!

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 27
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-03-16

Death Bed Regrets

Ajahn Brahm explores the topic of deathbed regrets. Sprinkled with jokes and funny stories this is not the obligatory morbid type of talk about death by any means! Preparing for death is all about living a good life here and now. Make life meaningful as well as enjoyable...

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 25
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-03-02

Success Without Stress

This is a talk about how to use your mind efficiently so as to have more brainpower and to be successful with a smile on your face.

According to Ajahn Brahm, stress is caused by having 'excessive stuff’ in your mind, having 'no break' in the stressful time, and the fear of failure in any future undertakings.

However, stress can be avoided by 'freeing up' our mind space by letting go of the past asap, recognising the need to let go and taking a break, trusting that this 'rest' is worth it in otherwise stressful circumstances, and adopting a positive attitude by 'just doing' and not 'doing excessive thinking' and accepting any failure as a learning experience from which to grow.

Learning how to de stress is very important. Ajahn Brahm sums up his talk by telling a story of a professor and an old sailor that illustrates what is instrumental to survival in this stressful modern world.


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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 27
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-02-24

Big Bang Buddhism

This talk is dedicated to Ajahn Brahm's mother, Mrs Hazel Betts, who passed away on 16 February 2012.

It is a profound talk about cosmic spirituality, explaining how the nature of this universe and how the nature of the mind, as Buddhists understand it, work seamlessly together.

According to Ajahn Brahm, looking out through the telescope we see the vastness of the universe, but (metaphorically speaking); looking down the telescope in the opposite way, we see the mind. The mind is the larger of the two.

By all accounts, proven scientifically, the mind is the initiator of everything that we think and do. So it is not the will, but the mind that gives the order, that initiates the processes of all our actions.

Knowing that, Ajahn Brahm challenges us to let our mind do a big bang explosion and see where it leads us. He encourages us to have limitless imagination.  As Einstein famously put it, "imagination is more important than learning".

 

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 25
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-02-17

In Harmony With Myself


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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 29
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-02-03

Ethics in An Unethical World

When faced with an ethical dilemma, often we do not know what to do. We may simply follow the mainstream, do excessive thinking, follow the 'expert's' advice or simply comply with religious teaching.

According to Ajahn Brahm, the most trustworthy and fundamental ethical compass of right or wrong is your heart. Be mindful of those feelings and follow what is right inside of you. To illustrate this point, Ajahn Brahm raises a challenging discussion about breaking precepts under certain circumstances when it is simple the ONLY right thing to do.

In this unethical world, where ethics are bent to achieve monetary gain, power, pleasure and so on, you may lose many battles while you are protecting your ethical stand, BUT you will win the war eventually.

 

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 21
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-01-20

One Life, Many Lives

The concept of having only one life may lead to the fear that we may not be able to accomplish all that we want to before our death. The concept of "this is a life out of many", will change the perception and the way we treat life.

Life is precious and is to be cherished. Death is inevitable and is not to be feared. Ajahn Brahm offers us beautiful images of death, comparing it with the crescendo before the end of a great symphony or a beautiful sunset. And the sun always rises the next day…


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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 65
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-01-13
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We are located at 18-20 Nanson Way
Nollamara 6061
Western Australia

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Contacts

Tel:  +61-(0) 8 9345 1711
Fax: +61-(0) 8 9344 4220
E-mail: admin@bswa.org
PO Box 3135 Yokine WA 6060