When it's too hot, keep a cool head. When it's too cold, keep a warm heart." Ajahn Brahm talks about changing our attitude to who we think we are and finding peace with our imperfection.
Venerable Nirodha gives her first talk at Dhammaloka, on the topical theme for Christmas Eve of 'Silent Night, Holy Night'. She shares some of her favourite Dhamma readings, reflecting on her Christian childhood in Austria and on some events that led, little by little, to her becoming a Buddhist nun. She emphasises what religions have in common in acknowledging that silence is truly holy.
Ajahn Brahmali gives a gentle and delightful half-hour guided metta meditation.
Ajahn Brahm guides a metta meditation, followed by auspicious chanting by monks from Bodhinyana monastery and nuns from Dhammasara monastery to welcome in the New Year 2011.
Hundreds of people celebrated Ajahn Brahm's 60th birthday at Jhana Grove meditation retreat centre on 7th August 2011. This guided body sweep meditation was given the day after for those who stayed on. The meditation is about 50min and is followed by 30min talk and question and answer.
Note: The guided meditation is quieter than the following talk.
Ajahn Brahm leads a 45min guided meditation, with an introduction on getting ready to meditate, ready to jump quickly into peace. On mantras, it's not what the words are, but the way you say them. The meditation ends with a reflection on insight, and questions on wisdom and on energy.