The taking of the Three Refuges in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha is a traditional indication of what it means to be a Buddhist. In this talk, Ajahn Vayama outlines what it means to take the Three Refuges and live life as a Buddhist.
Dependent Origination is a profound explanation of how life works at the core of the Buddha’s Teachings. Ajahn Brahmali offers this practical and easy to understand overview of the teaching on Dependent Origination.
Is it possible to have your cake and eat it too? Ajahn Brahm reveals the answer.
Ajahn Brahm responds with wisdom and humour to the question: Is Buddhism a religion?Buddhis
Ajahn Brahm talks about where self-hatred comes from and how to find freedom from self-hatred.
Ajahn Brahm responds to questions about how to keep a level head and sense of contentment whilst being a busy high flyer.
Assumptions can get us in to trouble, often because they end up being wrong. Ajahn Brahm talks about the dangers of assumptions, and how to avoid them.
The key to religion, to compassion and spirituality isn’t about focusing on just ourselves, nor just on focusing on others, but focusing on the space in between and how we relate to one another. Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh perspective on developing the spiritual path.
We all want praise and to avoid blame. But no matter what we do, we get some blame and never quite enough praise. Ajahn Brahm talks about the fickle nature of praise and blame and how to be calm and unmoved by both.
Ajahn Dhiravamso gives a balanced approach to the Buddhist attitude to sense pleasures, pointing both to the danger of sense pleasures, but also how going to the opposite extreme also isn’t helpful. By understanding the true nature of sense pleasures and the way to cultivate higher, more sustainable forms of happiness, we can change our attitude to life.