Ajahn Brahm Podcast

Ajahn Brahm Podcast

Remastered classic teachings of the greatest meditation master in the modern Western world - Ajahn Brahm!

Episodes

July 13, 2024 65 mins

Meditation is central to the Buddhist path. Yet people often take the achievement mindset that they use to succeed in worldly pursuits into meditation. This often leads to all kinds of obstacles arising as we try to “do the meditation”. Yet results in meditation arising when we stop doing and let go. Ajahn Brahm explains how to stop trying to meditate and end up feeling peaceful.

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Ajahn Brahm tackles the issue of punishment - both cosmic punishments of a vast scale like tsunamis, and the micro-punishments we inflict upon ourselves. He thinks we really don’t need to be so focused on punishment and would be much better of focusing on freedom.

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June 2, 2024 62 mins

In the aftermath of the Boxing Day Tsunami that impacted much of the Indian Ocean coastline and the many questions that followed on from that, Ajahn Brahm talks about the nature of tragedies and how we can deal with them with compassion and wisdom.

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size on 31st December 2004. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Netwo...

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May 26, 2024 69 mins

Ajahn Brahm talks about how to deal with the metaphorical prisons that we often feel trapped in, as well as tips on how to get out.

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 3rd December 2004. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fa...

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Ajahn Brahm speaks about how Buddhism in and of itself is a form of psychology. So it’s to be expected that there will be some similarities between Buddhism and Western Psychology. However there are some significant differences also, which Ajahn Brahm explains in this talk.

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May 12, 2024 49 mins

Ajahn Brahm gives guidance on how to see through mind states of hopelessness and how to end hopelessness using skilful means.

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 5th November 2004. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.

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Ajahn Brahm offers insight in how to understand the nature of happiness and thereby work out how to apply it in yourself. Key amongst those insight is that happiness is mental energy. So how can we develop mental energy? Listen to Ajahn Brahm’s talk to find out.

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April 28, 2024 57 mins

Ajahn Brahm talks about the Buddhist attitude to helping children with their problems.

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 28th April 2004. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.

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April 21, 2024 53 mins

Ajahn Brahm elaborates on a saying of the Buddha inscribed on a statue outside of the Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre: “To do that which is good, to refrain from that which is bad, and to develop the mind. That is the teaching of all the buddhas.” This seems simple and even obvious. But sometimes it can be challenging to do what is good. Ajahn Brahm gives advice on how to determine what is good and to keep ourselves doing th...

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April 14, 2024 54 mins

Have you ever noticed that people are always arguing about who has the right religion, politics, fashion, and basically everything? So how do we work out who is right and who is wrong? Ajahn Brahm doesn’t tell you who is right and who is wrong, but he does give wise guidance on how to work out who is right.

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April 7, 2024 50 mins

Sometimes we have the right intention to do good things and make positive changes in our lives but we just can’t figure out how to actually do it! Ajahn Brahm explains that self-discipline isn’t about using willpower or force in order to effect positive change, but rather through using wise strategies that understand the nature of the mind and cleverly coax the mind to make those positive changes.

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March 31, 2024 58 mins

Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on how to deal with physical pain.

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 9th July 2004. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.

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From the very beginning Buddhism extended its moral ethics not only to humans, but also to animals (and all sentient beings). Ajahn Brahm explains how Buddhism thinks about ethics when it comes to how we treat animals.

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 2nd July 2004. It has now been remastered a...

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March 17, 2024 63 mins

Ajahn Brahm got a request for talk but he couldn’t remember what it was, so he decided to talk about something that he wanted to talk about - dependent origination. Even though it’s a very deep and complicated topic, Ajahn Brahm makes this topic about the fundamental nature of reality easy to understand.

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March 10, 2024 72 mins

Ajahn Brahm talks about reincarnation … again! And helps us all get a sense of perspective about the meaning of our lives.

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 18th June 2004. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.

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March 3, 2024 62 mins

Responding to a request from the audience, Ajahn Brahm talks about free will. What is free will? What is freedom? What is the will? When one starts meditating and looking closely at the mind things are not quite as they seem. Ajahn Brahm offers a very different perspective on the topic of free will.

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February 25, 2024 55 mins

An online listener from the United States contacted Ajahn Brahm to ask about the many ways in which there are multiple ecological threats - like global warming, habitat and species loss - that could spell doom for humanity. What should we do about all these imminent threats to our existence?

Ajahn Brahm points out that the belief that humanity is on the verge of annihilation has been around for a long time, and indeed many religion...

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February 18, 2024 75 mins

Ajahn Brahm responds to a query from the online audience about “how can we have our cake and eat it too?”

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 14th May 2004. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.

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February 11, 2024 61 mins

Responding to an request from the audience, Ajahn Brahm talks about the origins of self-hate, its symptoms, and how to overcome self-hate. When we are free from self-hate we are able to overcome many of the obstacles we put in our own path and experience a greater sense of freedom.

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February 5, 2024 63 mins

Ajahn Brahm talks about all the problems that can arise from making assumptions, how they can be wrong and why they are wrong. And of course, such a topic gives lots of opportunities for funny stories and jokes.

This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size (because internet connections were slow back then – remember dialup?) on 30th Aptil 2004. It has now been remastered and pu...

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