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.
The body can cause us all sorts of trouble, especially when we don’t have the body that we want! Ajahn Brahm talks about the Buddhist attitude to the human body and the connection between the body and mind.
Ajahn Brahm explains how using a combination of compassion with wisdom we can free ourselves and others of life’s problems.
Ajahn Vayama teaches on how to make peace with the conditions present in meditation, whatever they may be.
Guest monk Ajahn Munindo gives a humourous and wise talk about cultivating the spiritual life – complete with its many unexpected twists!
What is the meaning of life? Ajahn Brahm tackles this perennial question by starting with the goal – peace of mind – and working back from there. Even though it seems like were are after all sorts of other goals in life, what we’re really looking for is peace of mind.
Impatience can cause all sorts of problems in our lives, and the Buddha said that patience is the highest of the spiritual qualities. Moreover Buddhism always emphasises the importance of patience – they understand that there are many lives after all! So if you’re in a hurry to get enlightened, don’t forget to go slowly. Sit back, relax and enjoy this talk about patience.
Ajahn Brahm talks about when to set goals, what types of goals to set, and how to set goals wisely to get the most out of setting resolutions.
Ajahn Brahm offers a practical and wise attitude to life, including how to let go of painful experiences. We can’t control everything that happens to ourselves and others in the world, but we can impact upon how we choose to look at it. Ajahn Brahm explains how to have a wise attitude to life.