Ajahn Appi explains the basics of meditation and why it is beneficial to us all in so many different ways.

Ajahn then led us through a 30 minute beginners meditation.  After meditation, Ajahn talked on dealing with anxiety and stress, suggesting a number of different techniques using meditation to deal with it.

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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.

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Ajahn Appichato teaches us a technique of calming the mind, by looking at the breath with a positive perception, such as beauty and joy.

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Ajahn Appichato discusses the environmental issues in our world today. Ajahn contemplates why we conduct ourselves in such a way that is not conducive to the welfare of the natural environment and the serious damaging impacts this will have on our human society.

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Ajahn Appichato offers a teaching on the Seven Factors of Enlightenment:

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Keen investigation of the Dhamma
  3. Energy
  4. Happiness/ joy
  5. Calm/ tranquillity
  6. Concentration
  7. Equanimity

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Ajahn Appi guided the group through his favorite beginners meditation which focuses on breath and the sensations caused by breathing.  Ajahn then spoke on the benefits of meditation and encouraged us to experiment and investigate.  Ajahn then led the circum-ambulation of the court yard in celebration of  the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.  The group then enjoyed a small Vesak feast.

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Ajahn Appichato reflects upon the benefits of meditation on the mind and body, such as meditations physical healing effects and the great sense of peace and well-being it brings to the mind.

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How can we development wisdom in our day to day experiences? How does wisdom manifest in our actions, thoughts and feelings?

Ajahn Appichato talks about the wisdom component of Buddhism which brings you to the truth. Ajahn points out that human beings have an insight faculty to develop a deep understanding of themselves and life in general. And Ajahn talks about the link between awareness or mindfulness and wisdom. 

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Ajahn Appi guided the group through a beginners meditation with the focus on breath and the sensations caused by breathing.  Ajahn then spoke on the benefits of meditation and concluded the session with a recital of a Tibetan Mantra.

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Ajahn Appichato leads a guided Saturday afternoon meditation.

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Ajahn Appichato discusses how our personal karma works within ourself and the people we are connected with.

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Ajahn Appichato gives a talk on how morality is the foundation of happiness and the Buddhist path.

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What does it mean to have quality of life? And how are we to develop the causes of having a fulfilling, meaningful and contented life.

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On Christmas Day in Perth Ajahn Appicchato speaks on the benefits of the good, and simple life.

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Ajahn Appichato discusses how to use speech skilfully, carefully and for the benefit of all.

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