Is power any good at all? What is realpower and how is it going to be of benefit to people in the world? How to people get addicted to power and become unwilling to give it up? Ajahn Brahm discusses these questions about the nature of power from a Buddhist perspective.
Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on what the Buddha talk, taking the audience into a deeper perspective of what the Buddha realized on the night of his Awakening and what that really means for us all.
Ajahn Brahm opens the talk by pointing to how much popularity and traction mindfulness techniques are developing in the contemporary world. He then goes on to explain how developing mindfulness with compassion can be transformative for anyone who practices it.
Guest speaker and abbot of the Bhavana Society in West Virginia, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana gives a talk about the source of happiness by cultivating the mind.
Ajahn Brahmali gives an accessible and easy to understand talk on rebirth – how we live life after life.
Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh slant on the Western view of injustices and the constant desire to right the wrongs and set things right.
“Meditation is better than sex!” So says Ajahn Brahm who is happy to celebrate the benefits of celibacy.
Having just injured his foot by taking short cuts, Ajahn Nyanadhammo gives wise advice on the perils of trying to take “short cuts” on the Eightfold Path to Awakening, and how those perceived short cuts often end up being the long way around for those that attempt them. In the long run, the fastest route on the spiritual journey involves patience and persistence in developing the spiritual qualities that lead to liberation.
Is it really possible to be happy in the world? Or is there something inherently wrong with the system, and no matter what we do with our relationships, with our circumstances, with our mind, that we can’t really be happy? Ajahn Brahm takes us deeper into the notion of what happiness really is, and how true happiness can be found.
We usually only notice kamma and its consequences (fruit) when we receive the consequences of bad kamma that makes us suffer. So how we to understand this? And how are we to deal with the consequences of bad kamma made in the past? Ajahn Vayama offers advice on how to take a wise approach to dealing with the fruit of bad kamma.