Is Buddhism a religion? Or is it a way or life or a philosophy? What is it? And what are Buddhists supposed to do? Ajahn Brahm uses his characteristic humour and wisdom to answer these questions.
Is power any good at all? What is realpower and how is it going to be of benefit to people in the world? How to people get addicted to power and become unwilling to give it up? Ajahn Brahm discusses these questions about the nature of power from a Buddhist perspective.
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.
Most modern people who choose a spiritual path want guaranteed results, just like they were buying an expensive item from the department store – we want guarantees, a working product or our money back. But embedded in this attitude is the idea that we acquire things – while the Buddhist path is not about getting stuff, but about letting go.
But when we do learn to let go, then we are on the path to Nibbana…
Ajahn Brahm gives some advice for dealing with fear and learning to let go.
A public talk given in Sydney, March 2011.
The talk introduces changing perceptions by using inspiration/humour/kindness to let go and increase contentment. This is leading us to be free from the will and to just be. The talk was an offering for the Theravadin Forest Tradition Bhikhunis residing in Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rose, CA, USA during Feb 15-24, 2015. To help build dhamma, by contributing money to the temple as a place of practice, go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-feminine-wisdom-in-buddhism#/
In this talk Ajahn Brahm talks about how we can change our attitude to life to attain more peace.
Taken from a 10 Day retreat at Jhana Grove in November 2013.
Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how to handle adversity using Buddhist wisdom. With the right perspective you can handle life’s rocky moments with a smile.
Taken from a public talk given at Collingwood Town Hall, Victoria.
Bhikkuni Hasapanna talks about how things going wrong in life is normal and should not be a cause for suffering. Instead of fighting against it – we can let go and develop peace in the mind.
Ajahn Brahm describes how letting go of fear frees up the possibilities and potentials within our minds.