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Pioneering a dhamma community in a regional town with Bhikkhu Mudu - Spirit Stories

Pioneering a dhamma community in a regional town with Bhikkhu Mudu - Spirit Stories

August 11, 2022

In this episode of Spirit Stories our guest is Venerable Mudu who is leading an effort to establish a community of practice in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Venerable Mudu first became interested in Buddhism when a chance invitation by a Thai friend to join her in offering food to the Buddhist monks at Serpentine’s Forest Monastery. He became inspired by the monastic way of life. Several years later after developing an understanding the importance of meditation and renunciation, he decided to take up the training to become a Buddhist monk.

In 2014, after completing the two year trial and preliminary training, Venerable Mudu received the higher ordination as a fully ordained Bhikkhu under his teacher and preceptor, Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery. In 2018 he went to Albany at the request of community members there, and has since established Bodhinyana Great Southern Hermitage and he teaches regularly in Albany, as well as frequent visit to Denmark, Walpole and Mt Barker, all in the Great Southern region in the far south of Western Australia.

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Geetha Mendis | The Four Noble Truths part 2 of 2 | The Armadale Meditation Group

Geetha Mendis | The Four Noble Truths part 2 of 2 | The Armadale Meditation Group

August 11, 2022

Tuesday 09nd August 2022

This podcast is part 1 of 2 and Geetha will be back next Tuesday :-)

Geetha Mendis joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live. Armadale Meditation Group (AMG) is designed to teach you about meditation. The classes generally begin with chanting the Metta Sutta, then receiving meditation instructions and meditating together, followed by asking questions and finally if time remains listening to a Dhamma talk. However, the layout can vary. Due to social distancing regulations, these weekly Tuesday night teachings are happening via Zoom from Bodhinyana Monastery.

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Venerable Kassapa | A Peaceful Mind | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Venerable Kassapa | A Peaceful Mind | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

August 10, 2022

Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Venerable Kassapa on 18 July 2022. These weekly teachings give an introduction into Meditation and some guidance and basics into the practice of the Buddhist Path. They usually consist of a short talk, thirty minute meditation and then questions & answers.

Venerable Kassapa has trained at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine, WA (Buddhist Society of WA monastery – abbot Ajahn Brahmavamso), where he has been a resident since 2013.

Currently Venerable Kassapa is staying at Wat Dhammayanaram two to three weeks at a time and then returning to Bodhinyana for a week. Venerable has committed to help out the temple (for possibly up to 1-2 years), to assist the Cambodian monk Bhante Sukkhakamo by keeping him company and helping with things, such as this teaching engagement. Venerable Kassapa has been helping the temple on and off since he became a monk.


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Geetha Mendis | The Four Noble Truths part 1 of 2 | The Armadale Meditation Group

Geetha Mendis | The Four Noble Truths part 1 of 2 | The Armadale Meditation Group

August 6, 2022

Tuesday 02nd August 2022

This podcast is part 1 of 2 and Geetha will be back next Tuesday :-)

Geetha Mendis joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live. Armadale Meditation Group (AMG) is designed to teach you about meditation. The classes generally begin with chanting the Metta Sutta, then receiving meditation instructions and meditating together, followed by asking questions and finally if time remains listening to a Dhamma talk. However, the layout can vary. Due to social distancing regulations, these weekly Tuesday night teachings are happening via Zoom from Bodhinyana Monastery.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

Developing Resilience with Ayya Canda

Developing Resilience with Ayya Canda

August 4, 2022

Published with permission of Treasure Mountain Podcast. Please visit Treasure Mountain Podcast and Treasure Mountain website.

In this episode of Sage Advice, we have Bhikkhuni Candavisuddhi, known as Venerable Canda, the pioneering nun blazing a trail for women monastics by striving to establish the Anukampa project, a monastery for fully ordained nuns in the United Kingdom. Those who previously listened to Venerable Canda’s story in a previous episode of Treasure Mountain will know that she has a lot grit to practice in challenging circumstances, and now to lead the way to establish a community of practice, and eventually a monastery in the UK. One quality that she has demonstrated in large measure is resilience, and she joins us today for this episode of Sage Advice to discuss the topic of resilience and determination.

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Venerable Kassapa | Meditation Questions and Answers

Venerable Kassapa | Meditation Questions and Answers

August 3, 2022

Meditation Q&A session at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Venerable Kassapa on 17 July 2022. 

Venerable Kassapa has trained at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine, WA (Buddhist Society of WA monastery – abbot Ajahn Brahmavamso), where he has been a resident since 2013.

Currently Venerable Kassapa is staying at Wat Dhammayanaram two to three weeks at a time and then returning to Bodhinyana for a week. Venerable has committed to help out the temple (for possibly up to 1-2 years), to assist the Cambodian monk Bhante Sukkhakamo by keeping him company and helping with things, such as this teaching engagement. Venerable Kassapa has been helping the temple on and off since he became a monk.


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Blazing a trail for women monastics in the UK - Bhikkhuni Canda

Blazing a trail for women monastics in the UK - Bhikkhuni Canda

July 28, 2022

Published with permission of Treasure Mountain Podcast. Please visit Treasure Mountain Podcast and Treasure Mountain website.

In this episode of Spirit Stories our guest is Venerable Candavisuddhi, also known as Ayya Canda, who first encountered meditation and the spiritual path when travelling through Asia as a young woman. This led to several years of going on and supporting retreats in India and Nepal. Whilst the yearning to live the Buddhist monastic life intensified, she found that opportunities for women to lead a meditative monastic life were few, until finding out about a chance to ordain with Sayadaw U Pannyajota in rural Burma. The meditative life suited Venerable Canda very well, but four years of the Burmese climate, diet and parasites took a toll on her health, and she decided to return to the West. A chance encounter led Venerable Canda to the teachings of Ajahn Brahm, and the opportunity to practice and take higher ordination at Dhammasara Monastery in Western Australia in 2014. Now she is blazing a trail for women monastics by leading a project to start a monastery for bhikkhuni sangha in the country of her birth, the United Kingdom. Venerable Canda joins us now to share her Spirit Story.

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Richard Thomas | The Five Hindrences | The Armadale Meditation Group

Richard Thomas | The Five Hindrences | The Armadale Meditation Group

July 28, 2022

Tuesday 26th July 2022

Richard Thomas joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live. Armadale Meditation Group (AMG) is designed to teach you about meditation. The classes generally begin with chanting the Metta Sutta, then receiving meditation instructions and meditating together, followed by asking questions and finally if time remains listening to a Dhamma talk. However, the layout can vary. Due to social distancing regulations, these weekly Tuesday night teachings are happening via Zoom from Bodhinyana Monastery.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

Venerable Kassapa | Practice Is Most Important | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Venerable Kassapa | Practice Is Most Important | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

July 27, 2022

Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Venerable Kassapa on 11 July 2022. These weekly teachings give an introduction into Meditation and some guidance and basics into the practice of the Buddhist Path. They usually consist of a short talk, thirty minute meditation and then questions & answers.

Venerable Kassapa has trained at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine, WA (Buddhist Society of WA monastery – abbot Ajahn Brahmavamso), where he has been a resident since 2013.

Currently Venerable Kassapa is staying at Wat Dhammayanaram two to three weeks at a time and then returning to Bodhinyana for a week. Venerable has committed to help out the temple (for possibly up to 1-2 years), to assist the Cambodian monk Bhante Sukkhakamo by keeping him company and helping with things, such as this teaching engagement. Venerable Kassapa has been helping the temple on and off since he became a monk.

 

 


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The Eight Stages of Dying | Len Warren  | 22 July 2022

The Eight Stages of Dying | Len Warren | 22 July 2022

July 26, 2022

Every year, the monastic community (Monks and nuns) go on a three month retreat called the “Rains Retreat” from mid July to mid October. During this period, they do not visit our centres for teachings as it’s a time for deepening their own practice.

While the monks and nuns are away, we will have some interesting guest speakers coming in to give the Friday Night talk.

JOURNEY INTO NOW 2022

Len Warren from the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre will be talking about the eight stages of dying. Delve into this usually taboo subject which actually provides so much perspective and direction for living life.

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Yogesh Sharda | Own The Correct Meaning | The Armadale Meditation Group

Yogesh Sharda | Own The Correct Meaning | The Armadale Meditation Group

July 22, 2022

Tuesday 19th July 2022

Yogesh Sharda joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live. Armadale Meditation Group (AMG) is designed to teach you about meditation. The classes generally begin with chanting the Metta Sutta, then receiving meditation instructions and meditating together, followed by asking questions and finally if time remains listening to a Dhamma talk. However, the layout can vary. Due to social distancing regulations, these weekly Tuesday night teachings are happening via Zoom from Bodhinyana Monastery.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

Venerable Kassapa | The Heart of Practice | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Venerable Kassapa | The Heart of Practice | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

July 20, 2022

Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Venerable Kassapa on 4 July 2022. These weekly teachings give an introduction into Meditation and some guidance and basics into the practice of the Buddhist Path. They usually consist of a short talk, thirty minute meditation and then questions & answers.

Venerable Kassapa has trained at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine, WA (Buddhist Society of WA monastery – abbot Ajahn Brahmavamso), where he has been a resident since 2013.

Currently Venerable Kassapa is staying at Wat Dhammayanaram two to three weeks at a time and then returning to Bodhinyana for a week. Venerable has committed to help out the temple (for possibly up to 1-2 years), to assist the Cambodian monk Bhante Sukkhakamo by keeping him company and helping with things, such as this teaching engagement. Venerable Kassapa has been helping the temple on and off since he became a monk.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Teaching retrieved from https://thecbswa.org/meditation-recordings please visit https://thecbswa.org/ to find out how to attend the monastery in person.

Brahma-Viharas Series 4: Balance | Bhante Bodhidhaja | 8 May 2022

Brahma-Viharas Series 4: Balance | Bhante Bodhidhaja | 8 May 2022

July 13, 2022

Bhante Bodhidhaja gives a Dhamma talk from the Newbury Buddhist monastery regarding the four Brahma Vihara taught by the Lord Buddha.

This is the fourth in the series of the Brahma Vihara or "The Four Highest Hangout Places", as Bhante describes it. In this video, he talks about "Upekkhā", being grounded. 

Bhante Bodhiraja gives a good perspective on how we can learn to rejoice in the success of others by citing quotes from many different cultures of the world. 

Bhante also quotes the following Sutta on the eight worldly conditions. 

AN 8.5 - Paṭhamalokadhammasutta sutta -  Click here to read this on Sutta Central.

Click here to see the full presentation of this talk on YouTube. 

Teaching given from Newbury Buddhist Monastery, Victoria, Australia – Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel and BSV YouTube Channel

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Ajahn Brahm | Last Clubmed before Rains 2022 | The Armadale Meditation Group

Ajahn Brahm | Last Clubmed before Rains 2022 | The Armadale Meditation Group

July 13, 2022

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Ajahn Brahm joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live. Armadale Meditation Group (AMG) is designed to teach you about meditation. The classes generally begin with chanting the Metta Sutta, then receiving meditation instructions and meditating together, followed by asking questions and finally if time remains listening to a Dhamma talk. However, the layout can vary. Due to social distancing regulations, these weekly Tuesday night teachings are happening via Zoom from Bodhinyana Monastery.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahm | 9 July 2022

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahm | 9 July 2022

July 11, 2022

Ajahn Brahm teaches us the stages of breath meditation (MN118 Anapanasati Sutta).

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Kindness, Generosity and Forgiveness | Ajahn Brahm | 8 July 2022

Kindness, Generosity and Forgiveness | Ajahn Brahm | 8 July 2022

July 11, 2022

Ajahn Brahm teaches us how to have healthy relationships with others through practising kindness, generosity and forgiveness.

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Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahm | 8 July 2022

Friday Night Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahm | 8 July 2022

July 11, 2022

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Venerable Kassapa | Thai Tradition Sources | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

Venerable Kassapa | Thai Tradition Sources | Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram

July 6, 2022

Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Venerable Kassapa on the 27 June 2022. These weekly teachings give an introduction into Meditation and some guidance and basics into the practice of the Buddhist Path. They usually consist of a short talk, thirty minute meditation and then questions & answers.

Venerable Kassapa has trained at Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine, WA (Buddhist Society of WA monastery – abbot Ajahn Brahmavamso), where he has been a resident since 2013.

Currently Venerable Kassapa is staying at Wat Dhammayanaram two to three weeks at a time and then returning to Bodhinyana for a week. Venerable has committed to help out the temple (for possibly up to 1-2 years), to assist the Cambodian monk Bhante Sukkhakamo by keeping him company and helping with things, such as this teaching engagement. Venerable Kassapa has been helping the temple on and off since he became a monk.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Teaching retrieved from https://thecbswa.org/meditation-recordings please visit https://thecbswa.org/ to find out how to attend the monastery in person.

Venerable Sampasadana | Meditate and Find Joy Within | The Armadale Meditation Group

Venerable Sampasadana | Meditate and Find Joy Within | The Armadale Meditation Group

July 6, 2022

Tuesday 05th July 2022

Venerable Sampasadana joins the Armadale Meditation Group on-line live. Armadale Meditation Group (AMG) is designed to teach you about meditation. The classes generally begin with chanting the Metta Sutta, then receiving meditation instructions and meditating together, followed by asking questions and finally if time remains listening to a Dhamma talk. However, the layout can vary. Due to social distancing regulations, these weekly Tuesday night teachings are happening via Zoom from Bodhinyana Monastery.

Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.

To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page choose the teaching you want
and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast and Deeper Dhamma Podcast.

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahm | 2 July 2022

Guided Meditation | Ajahn Brahm | 2 July 2022

July 5, 2022

Ajahn Brahm offers a short teaching before the meditation. Ajahn explains how our sense of body can disappear when we meditate in a comfortable posture.

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