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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ajahn Brahm responds to a request online about rejection and denigration from others leading to low self-esteem and lack of self-worth.

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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". 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Bhante Sujato discusses how consciousness evolves, from a raw consciousness, to an awareness of consciousness itself, to understanding the elements and conditions of consciousness.

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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. 

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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.

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Sol Hanna talks about how to appreciate imperfection, and how this attitude has influenced his life. Sol Hanna is the Vice President of the Buddhist Society of WA. 

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This talk by Ajahn Brahm gets to the heart of the existential quest: What are we here for? What were we born for?

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Annie Keating, a former nun in both Santi(NSW) and Dhammasara(WA) monasteries, now returned to lay life, speaks of preparing the mind throughout the day, with kindness and silence, for a better meditation.  She then guides us through a body scan and breath meditation followed by a Q&A.

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Ajahn Brahm gives us the means to practise the art which we call meditation. During these four ‘Introduction to Meditation’ sessions Ajahn expands on the different types of meditation, their purpose and the way to practise them.

Part 4 – Ajahn Brahm shares the story of his teacher Ajahn Chah’s answers to the four questions: What is meditation? How do you meditate? Why do you meditate? And what do you get out of meditation? Ajahn Brahm talks about training the mind to become clear and penetrating so that you can understand yourself and your world, which is called insight meditation.

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Ajahn Brahm gives us the means to practise the art which we call meditation. During these four ‘Introduction to Meditation’ sessions Ajahn expands on the different types of meditation, their purpose and the way to practise them.

Part 3 – Ajahn Brahm shares experiences of the benefits of meditation and explains how to let go of our problems and past and future. We apologise for the quality of this audio. Ajahn continues to talk about how to calm the mind and reduce stress.

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Ajahn Brahm gives us the means to practise the art which we call meditation. During these four ‘Introduction to Meditation’ sessions Ajahn expands on the different types of meditation, their purpose and the way to practise them.

Part 2 –In this session Ajahn Brahm talks about some of the difficulties you might encounter in mediation, such as the wandering mind. We apologise for the quality of this audio.

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Ajahn Brahm gives us the means to practise the art which we call meditation. During these four ‘Introduction to Meditation’ sessions Ajahn expands on the different types of meditation, their purpose and the way to practise them.

Part 1 - Ajahn Brahm begins by teaching us to meditate on the breath which he says is used to carry people into very relaxed, peaceful and clear states of mind and is a very old type of meditation used by the Buddha himself.

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