The key to religion, to compassion and spirituality isn’t about focusing on just ourselves, nor just on focusing on others, but focusing on the space in between and how we relate to one another. Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh perspective on developing the spiritual path.
Guest monk Ajahn Munindo gives a humourous and wise talk about cultivating the spiritual life – complete with its many unexpected twists!
Ajahn Brahm reflects upon our mundane reality and the quest to attain supremundane, transcendent experience.
Ajahn Brahm challenges the notion of “revealed religion” and prophets from a supreme deity. He goes on to say that we are all on a spiritual journey and it’s up to us all to realise deeper spiritual truths directly for ourselves.
Often we feel disappointed with how our lives are progressing and how our progress on the spiritual path is going. Ajahn Vayama tries to put this all in perspective by seeing the bigger picture of where we are at on our spiritual journey.
Is religion just for wowsers who are putting off their happiness until the next life? Is there room for laughter in religion? What is happiness anyway? Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh perspective on the role of happiness in the religious life, and the choice between different types of happiness that we make – and having a good time along the way.
Has religion and spirituality got a future? If so, where is religion in general, and Buddhism in particular heading in future? Ajahn Brahm shares his thoughts on the matter.
Ajahn Brahm discusses one of the biggest obstacles on to spiritual progress is egotistical spiritual pride that blocks compassion and wisdom, and block progress on the spiritual path.
Which is the best Buddhist tradition and how can you find out? Does it even matter? Ajahn Brahm blows apart notions of spiritual elitism – about comparing people and traditions, measuring who’s best, and etceteras – and points the attention back to where it is most needed for us to make spiritual progress.