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.
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.
For those abused and wronged is happiness actually possible? Attachment to painful emotions, such as grief, anger, bitterness, the notion of a wounded self with a distinct identity: all these can become a perpetual prison…
To celebrate the news that it’s been proven that meditation monks are the happiest people, Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how to be happy.
Ajahn Brahm explains the Buddhist path as developing deeper levels of happiness until the highest happiness is attained: Enlightenment.
A talk by Ajahn Brahm using inspiration and joy as a support in maintaining our meditation practice.
Taken from a 9 Day retreat at Jhana Grove in 2013.
Ajahn Brahm gives a teaching on understanding the causes of happy states of mind and how to actively cultivate these states in our meditation practice.
Taken from a talk given during the Oct/Nov 2012 9 Day retreat at Jhana Grove.
This talk, given in 2009, occurred in the week after Ajahn Brahm was expelled from the tradition of monasteries in Thailand that he ordained in for his role in ordination of bhikkhunis (fully ordained nuns). It starts with an explanation of what occurred, and then Ajahn Brahm goes on to explain why and how to look forward to the future with happiness.
For his 2011 New Year’s eve Dhamma talk, Ajahn Brahm talks about the skillful qualities we can develop in order to bring more happiness to our lives.
Ajahn Brahm describes the highs and lows of life as being natural and not something that we should try and avoid – but things we should investigate with wisdom.