Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about the development of the Ten Paramis (a.k.a. ‘perfections’, ‘virtues’) in a way that connects with contemporary life.
Most people in the world want action and stimulation. Peace and stillness seem very boring to most people in the world. But in the peace and stillness of meditation very powerful and profound things can occur, just as when Siddhartha Gotama sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya and freed his mind from all traces of suffering and illusion. Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about how the seemingly ordinary acts are where we can find the path to awakening.
Ajahn Vayama reflects upon the nature of family attachments, and how to relate to family skillfully.
Ajahn Brahm offers a wise, yet practical teaching on how to be mindful of the body and how this can be beneficial to help solve problems and understand what is going on with this life.
Ajahn Brahm talks about how perception often tricks us, but when we understand the plasticity of perception we can start to use that for our benefit in life.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo reflects upon the importance of developing wisdom in life so that the results of the actions that we sow today are pleasant and not painful, and so that we can develop the path of practice.
Ajahn Brahm deals with how Buddhism and mindfulness have become popular fads in the West filled with status seeking and intellectual trends, but not getting to the heart of what the Buddha was teaching. As he explains, Buddhism isn’t so much an identity or set of beliefs, but a set of practices directing us to investigate and see the deeper nature of reality directly, and to experience freedom firsthand.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the Buddhist practice of mindfulness and how to use it in our daily lives, including how to use mindfulness to improve our relationships with others, and with ourselves.
Ajahn Vayama reflects upon aspects of the Dhamma – namely that it refers to the truth of how nature and the mind work, as well as being a path that leads beyond suffering.
Ajahn Brahm addresses the question of whether our future will be directed more by science or religion.