Ajahn Vayama teaches on how to make peace with the conditions present in meditation, whatever they may be.
Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on meditation and how it works. One of the central principles and practices of Buddhism has been meditation. Those who know anything about the history of Buddhism know that it started with one person meditating under a tree. If there’s any holy book in Buddhism it is the holy book of meditation in which you can read in your own heart, in the stillness of your mind rather than any scripture.
Ajahn Brahm offers a fundamentally Buddhist perspective of the mind – the “sixth sense” according to Buddhism – and the fundamentally Buddhist practice of meditation which allows us to come to a full understanding of the mind via direct experience.
Ajahn Brahm decides to indulge himself by talking about his favourite subject – meditation! Meditation is the Buddhist way of finding all the answers to all the spiritual and philosophical questions through direct personal experience – not via a priest, a holy scripture or any other mediated form. Meditation also helps us to deal with the stresses and problems in life by developing inner peace.
Ajahn Brahm gives guidance on loving kindness meditation.
Ajahn Brahm focuses on how to develop the quality of mindfulness – a practice that has been central (e.g. it’s a factor of Eightfold Path and Seven Factors of Enlightenment) to the teaching of Buddhism from the start. He goes on to talk about the varying degrees of attention and the ability to know what’s going on in the mind and body.
A talk by Ajahn Brahm on the basics of meditation practice.Taken from a 10 Day retreat at Jhana Grove in November 2013.
Ajahn Vayama helps us to ground our minds in the reality of the present moment through mindfulness of the body.
On the occasion (in 2002) of coming out of a six month long silent meditation retreat, Ajahn Brahm shares part of that experience with the audience in this talk.
Ajahn Nyanadhammo discusses how to set up the mind in meditation.