Buddhist Society of Western Australia
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About this podcast
Dharma talks from Ajahn Brahm and the teachers of Australian Buddhist forest sangha of monks and nuns

Episodes (Total: 319 / Page: 1)
Aug. 21, 2017 · 01:02:22
Ajahn Brahm offers a teaching on the five skandhas or aggregates. Ajahn explains how these are the way the Buddha spilt up the world inside and outside. Ajahn looks at how the Buddha wanted us to use them and the results which come from using them, which is detachment and letting go of everything in the world outside and inside. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1994. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via patreon. 
Aug. 20, 2017
Ajahn Brahm offers a talk on how the Buddha taught and encouraged people to develop the heart and the mind, that is develop your character and inner world by practising generosity, compassion and virtue. You develop the beauty inside from what you do with your life. Ajahn talks about how you can develop the strength of heart and mind which can endure hardship and difficulties so that you can do that which is really wonderful and useful in this world. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1993. The sound quality of this audio greatly improves as the talk continues.  Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. 
Aug. 20, 2017 · 00:58:51
Ajahn Brahm talks about how the role of a teacher is to teach students how to find out the answers to their questions all by themselves. In this talk, Ajahn explains how to gain truth, insight and knowledge for yourself. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. 
Aug. 19, 2017 · 00:27:42
Ajahn Sujato reflects on what is meant by a new year and how we can make it a happy one. Ajahn talks about how we always have choices in life and how our choices make our future and destroy countless other futures. Ajahn teaches us how to make the right choices and encourages us to consider very carefully the choices we make because they have consequences which are far beyond what we can imagine and conceive. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given by Ajahn Sujato in Colombo, Sri Lanka during 2013. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Aug. 19, 2017 · 00:31:07
Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes.  Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free via Patreon. 
Aug. 17, 2017 · 01:03:23
Ajahn Brahm discusses the sometimes taboo topic of suicide, sharing a compassionate Buddhist perspective on how to understand suicide, and skillful ways of reflecting upon suicidal thoughts.
Aug. 13, 2017 · 00:59:59
Ajahn Brahm expresses why he chose the path of being a Buddhist monk and how it has fulfilled his objectives way beyond what he could have ever expected. Ajahn talks about how Buddhism really makes a difference to people’s lives, saves people’s lives and changes people and their lives for the better. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, in Thailand during 2010. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Aug. 13, 2017 · 00:55:47
In this talk Ajahn Brahm explains, why it is the Buddha’s teachings are timeless and have survived for so long. Ajahn looks at how to achieve the greatest happiness and enlightenment and describes how the Buddha became enlightened through the practise of samatha and vipassana meditation. We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in the 1990s. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Aug. 12, 2017 · 00:27:42
Ajahn Sujato describes what Dhamma practitioners mean by a good time compared to most other people. Ajahn discusses how meditation teaches us what true and real happiness really is and Ajahn looks at where this happiness and peace in meditation comes from. “Holding on leads to suffering and letting go leads to peace”. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given in Colombo, Sri Lanka during 2013. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Aug. 12, 2017 · 00:28:22
30 minute guided meditation given before the Friday night Dhamma talk.
Aug. 10, 2017 · 01:07:38
Ajahn Brahm responds to a request online about rejection and denigration from others leading to low self-esteem and lack of self-worth. If you enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting our work of sharing the Dhamma via Patreon.
Aug. 7, 2017 · 00:17:42
This question and answers session on meditation was held by Ajahn Brahm at the WFB Sanook Meditation Day in Bangkok, Thailand, during 2007. These questions and answers are associated with the talk “Meditation in a Nutshell”. 
Aug. 7, 2017 · 01:03:46
Ajahn Brahm talks about the real goal and meaning of meditation and reminds us that meditation is a great way of overcoming stress and improving our health. Ajahn explains how meditation and enlightenment happen by going against the stream that is against craving, restlessness, thinking, worrying and so on. Instead of going outwards we go in the opposite direction inwards, into the body, into silence and into the breath. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given by Ajahn Brahm at the WFB Sanook Meditation Day in Bangkok, Thailand, during 2007. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Aug. 6, 2017 · 00:55:17
Questions and Answers for the Buddha Dhamma talk “Keeping a Cool Heart in the Times of Global Warming”, given by Ajahn Brahm in Thailand during 2008.  Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Aug. 6, 2017 · 01:08:44
Ajahn Brahm shares what he believes will help to solve the problem of global warming. Ajahn begins by offering advice on how to live life without any worries and questions why we waste so much time worrying about the future when it’s uncertain. Ajahn Brahm points out that more we worry about something, the less we are doing something useful right now. Ajahn explains how we can create a cool world by practising properly and how we can use the Buddha Dhamma to solve the problems in the world. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given in Thailand during 2008. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Aug. 5, 2017 · 00:50:59
Ajahn Brahm talks about a core teaching of Buddhism ‘The Four Noble Truths’. Ajahn describes what the four noble truths are and adapts them to our experience of our everyday life, in order for us to have some understanding of what life truly is, what we can expect from it and how to deal with life. So that we don’t get really disappointed, disillusioned, frustrated and have all of the suffering which these emotions bring to us. Last talk before rains retreat. We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1998. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.  
Aug. 5, 2017 · 00:30:38
Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes. 
Aug. 3, 2017 · 00:58:59
Bhante Sujato discusses how consciousness evolves, from a raw consciousness, to an awareness of consciousness itself, to understanding the elements and conditions of consciousness.
July 31, 2017 · 00:54:27
Qustion and Answers Session folloing the Buddha Dhamma talk “Untangling Buddhist History from Legend Based on Suttas,” given by Ajahn Sujato at the Royal College in Colombo during 2014. What does the Dhamma mean for us here and now? Who was the Buddha and what relevance does he have in our spiritual practise? Ajahn Sujato reflects on how to make the Dhamma meaningful and real here and now in today’s rapidly changing world. Ajahn looks at the different texts from Buddhist traditions and distinguishes history from mythology within them.  Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
July 31, 2017 · 01:05:35
What does the Dhamma mean for us here and now? Who was the Buddha and what relevance does he have in our spiritual practise? Ajahn Sujato reflects on how to make the Dhamma meaningful and real here and now in today’s rapidly changing world. Ajahn looks at the different texts from Buddhist traditions and distinguishes history from mythology within them. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given at the Royal College in Colombo during 2014. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.