Is everything really interconnected? Is being disconnected always such a bad thing? Ajahn Brahm challenges the prevailing orthodoxy within Buddhism by pointing out when things are interconnected, when they're not, and how understanding this can be useful on our path to find peace and happiness.
Ajahn Brahmali discusses Right View and good companionship at the Buddhist Society of Victoria.
Everything we do by body, speech or mind has an ethical dimension, and there are consequences for our behaviour and our actions. We are all accountable for our actions, and Ajahn Brahm explains how we sometimes get so caught up in getting through the day that we often forget or put out of mind the longer term consequences of our actions, and offers advice on how to change.
Ajahn Brahm on Mindfulness – Presented at the Brahm Centre Charity Seminar in Singapore on 10 Nov 2014.
Ayye Vayama explains the origin of the term that the Buddha used to refer to himself - the Tathagatha. She then goes on to explain the significance of this term and what it means to all of us who are seeking the path to Awakening in this modern world.
Do we have the right to believe whatever we want? Should there be limits on what people can believe? Ajahn Brahm takes on this contentious topic, pointing out that certain extreme beliefs can be dangerous to oneself and others, and we need to be careful about what we believe.
Is it really possible to find happiness in our busy modern lives? Ajahn Brahm talks about the path to happiness in the context of our modern lives.
Many people complain about how Christmas has become so materialistic, but as Ajahn Brahm points out that there are numerous benefits to the Christmas (or Buddhamas if you’re a Buddhist) period, including the time off in which we can relax and find some peace.
Ajahn Brahm gives a Buddhist perspective on how to run a business and operate in the business world.
Can a Buddhist serve in a military and know that it's part of Right Livelihood? Ajahn Brahm investigates this question and others related to the ethics of killing.
Ayye Vayama explains the meaning behind some Buddhist traditions, and how reflecting upon the qualities of the Buddha can be a powerful and uplifting practice that strengthens confidence and energises the practice.
Ajahn Brahm discusses a Buddhist perspective and response on the serious issues that face the world today like climate change and terrorism. Ajahn Brahm starts by pointing out that there is no single, unified Buddhist position on all these issues because there is no central person in charge to declare a uniform position, but rather, Buddhism is a practice that helps us to understand the world and respond to its challenges.
Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on meditation and how it works. One of the central principles and practices of Buddhism has been meditation. Those who know anything about the history of Buddhism know that it started with one person meditating under a tree. If there's any holy book in Buddhism it is the holy book of meditation in which you can read in your own heart, in the stillness of your mind rather than any scripture.