Buddhist Society of Western Australia

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: 363 / Page: 1)
today · 00:59:26
Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation. Along the way Ajahn reminds us to give ourselves enough time to relax and to ease into the present moment.  Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
yesterday · 01:07:34
Using the recent events in Burma regarding the plight of the Rohingya people, Ajahn Brahmali, talked about how to apply spiritual values when we are facing difficult situations. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Oct. 14, 2017 · 01:03:41
Ajahn Brahm talks about what happens just before, during and after the dying process, how to approach it and how to enjoy it. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. 
Oct. 13, 2017 · 01:02:47
Ajahn Brahm gives an insightful talk on trust and its real importance. Ajahn talks about his trust in the moment and advises us to give trust freely to others and to accept when sometimes that trust is broken. Ajahn encourages us to trust ourselves and our abilities, especially in the spiritual path, because doing this gives us the confidence to give things a go and to develop and learn. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. 
Oct. 12, 2017 · 01:29:39
Ajahn Appi tells us to take a minute, just 60 seconds, to think of all the goods things in life and then to use a simple mantra to reinforce that thought. Ajahn then led us through a 30 minute beginners meditation.  After meditation, Ajahn talked on dealing with modern life and the stress that comes with it.
Oct. 12, 2017 · 00:57:07
Venerable Bhikkhuni Hasapanna discusses how to resolve conflict with mindfulness at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre, Perth, Australia.
Oct. 10, 2017 · 01:02:42
Ajahn Santutthi teaches us how to prepare our mind for meditation practice and how to overcome mental negativity. Ajahn discusses how being content leads to a peaceful mind. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Oct. 8, 2017 · 01:00:54
In this talk, Ajahn Brahm uses practical examples to guide us through dealing with difficult situations in life. He ended the talk with the main message of doing it is easy, thinking about it is the hard part and it is energy draining. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Oct. 7, 2017 · 00:57:01
Irritation is part of life. How you deal with it, is what matters. Ajahn Brahm introduces several techniques to help deal with it, including positive reinforcement, the similes of the empty trash can and Ajahn Mosquito. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free via Patreon. 
Oct. 6, 2017 · 00:44:15
Ajahn Brahmali talks about spiritual friendship, known in Pali as Kalyanamitta. Ajahn talks about how Kalyanamitta means something much more profound than a good friend, it is someone who supports you in your spiritual life in all sorts of ways. Ajahn explains how when you are surrounded by spiritual friends, such as being involved in a Buddhist Temple, you get caught in the tail wind and pulled along in the same direction, which is one of the reasons why monastic life is so powerful. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Oct. 5, 2017 · 01:05:58
On the occasion of the passing of both former Australian PM Malcolm Fraser and former Singaporean PM Lee Kuan Yew, Ajahn Brahm talks about the qualities of a good leader from a Buddhist perspective. To support the Buddhist Society of WA in making these teachings available for free online, please become a patron.
Oct. 2, 2017 · 00:54:55
Ajahn Sidhar Susara is a guest speaker at Dhammaloka during the rains retreat. In his final talk, he teaches about gaining freedom.
Oct. 1, 2017 · 01:02:35
Ajahn Brahm talks about how to be assertive, hissing but not biting, as in the classic story of the bad snake. Ajahn Brahm speaks about about how we need to be passive when meditating, but there are times when we need to be active, looking after ourselves and others and standing up for ourselves in a harmless manner.   Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. 
Sept. 29, 2017 · 00:45:01
Ajahn Brahmali talks about filial piety, one’s duties to one’s parents. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. 
Sept. 29, 2017 · 00:33:53
Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes. 
Sept. 28, 2017 · 01:01:37
Take some time out with Ajahn Brahm to have a cup of tea and learn dharma - the natural way of things.
Sept. 25, 2017 · 00:45:43
Ajahn Sidhar Susara is a guest speaker at Dhammaloka during the rains retreat. He teaches the importance of stilling the mind.
Sept. 24, 2017 · 00:53:58
What is the ultimate truth? Ajahn Brahm talks about the ultimate reality of anicca or the law of impermanence. We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1995. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.
Sept. 22, 2017 · 00:30:51
Ajahn Vayama guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes. 
Sept. 22, 2017 · 00:40:52
Ajahn describes what meditation is like, how wonderful it is and how it brings you insights, wisdom and understandings, but this only happens when you are sitting still and you’re not seeking this. “We can only gain wisdom through the stillness of the mind”. Ajahn also talks about some of the strange things that can happen to us in meditations and what to do. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given by Ajahn Brahm at the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference (WFB) Sanook Meditation Day in Bangkok, Thailand, during 2007. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.