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.
Ajahn Vayama teaches on how to make peace with the conditions present in meditation, whatever they may be.
The Buddha said that “the mind is the forerunner” to all thought, speech and action. Ajahn Vayama talks about how Buddhist practice helps us to see directly how the mind is the forerunner of all actions of body, speech and mind, and to train the mind to act skillfully in order to avoid the painful consequences of karma, and to cultivate the pleasant consequences of skillful karma.
Ajahn Vayama gives an uplifting talk about the benefits of developing the mind through generosity, virtue and meditation.
Ajahn Vayama tells stories from the time of the Buddha about the Awakened Nuns and what they can teach us today.
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.
Ajahn Vayama discusses various aspects of the quality of mindfulness in meditation and daily life.
Ajahn Vayama outlines the core teachings of the Buddha for an audience new to Buddhism.
Speaking on the 30th Anniversary of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, Ajahn Vayama talks about how Buddhism is a living religion in the contemporary world.
Strong emotions can overwhelm us making us feel out of control. Is this something we should guard against? Ajahn Vayama talks about some of the different types of emotions relating whether these strong emotions are beneficial or harmful for us, depending on how we relate to them.