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Mindfulness With Compassion

Want to improve the emotional and physical qualities of your life? According to Ajahn Brahm, you will need to practise mindfulness along with compassion and kindness. Listen on to find out more…

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 38
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-05-11

Serve and Be Hopey

Ajahn Brahm explains how he maintains his energy in his very busy life. It is fuelled by the inspiration that arises when serving others. While it seems counter intuitive, going the extra mile when tired and low, releases energy and happiness.

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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 28
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-05-04

NOT Always Greener On The Other Side

"Once there was a frugal farmer who tried to feed his cows with mouldy hay and the cows wouldn't eat it. The farmer then mixed up the mouldy hay with fresh hay hoping to trick the cows into eating the mouldy hay. The cows separated the hay and ate only the fresh hay. The farmer came up with an idea.  He put the mouldy hay on the other side of the fence but it was within the reach of the cows if they pushed through the holes in the fence. That was exactly what happened. The cows reached out and ate all the mouldy hay....."

Like cows, we often have the notion that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. This gives rise to jealousy, envy and in turn, suffering.

According to Ajahn Brahm, we need to change our attitude towards life. Statistics show that the optimal happiness one can achieve in life is not measured by immense wealth, great beauty, high flying careers or social standing.  According to Buddhist teaching, it is the middle way that counts. Embrace your 'average' circumstance and enjoy the experience.


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  • File Type MP3
  • File Size (MB) 27
  • Category Dhamma Talk
  • Teachers Ajahn Brahmavamso
  • Date 2012-04-27

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
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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