Ajahn Brahm talks about uncertainty in the coming New Year and how Buddhism can help us to have a more peaceful, happy and prosperous New Year. Ajahn explains how Buddhism teaches you to change your attitude towards life and to add beauty and positivity to your perception of life. Ajahn says “you can look and see all of the negative things that happen or you can give a positive spin to it. We can’t change life but we can certainly change our attitude towards life.”

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Ajahn Brahm talks about how to end arguing in relationships, politics, and etceteras.

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Ajahn Brahm talks about what happens just before, during and after the dying process, how to approach it and how to enjoy it.

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October 14, 2017

Trust | Ajahn Brahmavamso

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.

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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 this is energy draining.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Take some time out with Ajahn Brahm to have a cup of tea and learn dharma - the natural way of things.

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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.

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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.

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Ajahn Brahm offers a Buddhist perspective for how to deal with abusive relationships, and how it is we get attached to pain and suffering - as well as how to let go.

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This question and answers session follows the teaching given by Ajahn Brahm in Bangkok, Thailand during 2007, entitled ‘Happiness Through Meditation’.

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Ajahn Brahm offers a talk on what he really loves doing, which is meditating. Ajahn Brahm says in all of the things he does meditation is the best and it’s the heart of what a monk does. Meditation is what gives you energy, fun and an understanding of what Buddhism really is. Ajahn Brahm talks about what meditation is and why it makes you happy. Ajahn points out that religion and meditation should be fun with noticeable short and long term rewards. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given in Bangkok, Thailand during 2007. We apologise the quality of this audio.

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Ajahn Brahm talks about how to deal with the ups and downs of life. Ajahn reminds us that we cannot control the world, but we can control our mind and our reactions to life. Ajahn describes how the insights we gain through our mindfulness and meditation can help us to cope with whatever happens and he points out that no matter what difficulties we have to experience, we can always do something about it. This Buddha Dhamma talk was given by Ajahn Brahm during 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately 30 minutes. 

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Ajahn Brahm talks about the wisdom aspect of loving kindness in order to elucidate how it can be used to help us with some of the difficulties and problems which we all face in life. The idea of loving kindness in Buddhism is it’s a way of embracing and accepting things in life which we find very difficult to do so, and this helps us to settle that inside battle of what we would like the world to be compared to how the world actually is. We apologise for the quality of this audio, this Buddha Dhamma talk was given in 1995.

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Question and answers session with Ajahn Brahm at the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) Conference in Thailand during 2008. Ajahn Brahm also gave a guided meditation and two Buddha Dhamma talks at this WFB entitled ‘Samadhi’ and ‘Bliss upon bliss upon bliss’.

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Do you want to be happy? Ajahn Brahm shares stories and teachings on how to be happy. Ajahn talks about how to let go of the past and to forgive, because he says the first way to get happy in life is to let go of the pain in the past. Ajahn explains how happiness doesn’t come from controlling life and therefore he advises us to let go of life and allow life to be as it is. This Buddha Dhamma talk carries on from a guided meditation conducted by Ajahn Brahm at the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) Conference in Thailand during 2008.

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