Episodes

Dealing With Tragedies | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastJune 02, 2024
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Dealing With Tragedies | Ajahn Brahm

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 ...

What is Prison? | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMay 26, 2024
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01:09:2463.54 MB

What is Prison? | Ajahn Brahm

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 Dec...

No Worries (part 1) | Ajahn Liem
Forest Path PodcastMay 26, 2024
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No Worries (part 1) | Ajahn Liem

This episode is going to be a bit different from other episodes. Firstly it is the first time I’ve narrated teachings by Ajahn Liem, who is the successor to Ajahn Chah as the abbot of Wat Pah Pong in the North-east of Thailand. The main difference stems from the format of these teachings which were ...

MN40. The Shorter Discourse at Assapura - Cūḷaassapura Sutta
The Buddha’s Wisdom PodcastMay 20, 2024x
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00:12:3011.62 MB

MN40. The Shorter Discourse at Assapura - Cūḷaassapura Sutta

This episode is a narration of the 40th Sutta of the Middle Discourses of the Buddha, The Cūḷaassapura Sutta, which translates as “The Shorter Discourse at Assapura ”. In this discourse the Buddha explains how the labels of being a spiritual practitioner don’t just come from external trappings, but ...

Buddhism and Psychology | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMay 19, 2024
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00:59:1154.19 MB

Buddhism and Psychology | Ajahn Brahm

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. — This dhamma talk was or...

Hopelessness | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMay 12, 2024
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00:49:5545.71 MB

Hopelessness | Ajahn Brahm

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 ...

Samādhi-Bhāvanā | Ajahn Maha Boowa
Forest Path PodcastMay 12, 2024
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00:47:3741.04 MB

Samādhi-Bhāvanā | Ajahn Maha Boowa

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Maha Boowa and is titled “Samādhi-Bhāvanā”. It was first publish as part of the book “kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of practice” which was translated by monks at Wat Pah Ban Taad. For free distribution No part of this teaching may ...

Why Are We Here? | Ajahn Chah
Forest Path PodcastMay 05, 2024
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00:32:4928.04 MB

Why Are We Here? | Ajahn Chah

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “Why Are We Here?” . It was first publish as part of the book “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” which is made available by Aruna Publications. You can find links to the original text in the description b...

Mental Energy Equals Happiness | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMay 05, 2024
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Mental Energy Equals Happiness | Ajahn Brahm

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. — This dhamma talk was originally rec...

Helping Children Overcome Problems
Ajahn Brahm PodcastApril 28, 2024
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00:57:2752.61 MB

Helping Children Overcome Problems

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 publ...

MN39. The Longer Discourse at Assapura - Mahāassapura Sutta
The Buddha’s Wisdom PodcastApril 27, 2024x
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MN39. The Longer Discourse at Assapura - Mahāassapura Sutta

This episode is a narration of the 39th Sutta of the Middle Discourses of the Buddha, The Mahāassapura Sutta, which translates as “The Longer Discourse at Assapura ”. In this discourse the Buddha encourages the monks to live up to their name, by actually practicing in a way that meets or exceeds the...

Doing What Is Good | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastApril 21, 2024
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Doing What Is Good | Ajahn Brahm

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 ...

Only The World Ends (part 2) | Ajahn Tate
Forest Path PodcastApril 20, 2024
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01:06:3157.83 MB

Only The World Ends (part 2) | Ajahn Tate

In this episode of the Forest Path Podcast I’ll be completing the narration of the teaching “Only the world ends” by forest meditation master Venerable Ajahn Tate. This is part two of two episodes. Stay tuned to listen to the concluding part of this teaching by a true meditition master of the Thai F...

Who's Right? | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastApril 14, 2024
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00:54:3449.97 MB

Who's Right? | Ajahn Brahm

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 i...

Only The World Ends (part 1) | Ajahn Tate
Forest Path PodcastApril 13, 2024
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Only The World Ends (part 1) | Ajahn Tate

In this episode of the Forest Path Podcast I’ll be narrating an extended Dhamma teaching by the great forest meditation master Venerable Ajahn Tate. It is titled “Only the world ends”. It’s a very well rounded teaching and goes in to some depth about samadhi. Because it is so long, I’ll be breaking ...

Self Discipline | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastApril 07, 2024
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Self Discipline | Ajahn Brahm

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 strategi...

MN38. The Longer Discourse on the Ending of Craving - Mahātaṇhāsaṅkhaya Sutta
The Buddha’s Wisdom PodcastApril 06, 2024x
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MN38. The Longer Discourse on the Ending of Craving - Mahātaṇhāsaṅkhaya Sutta

This episode is a narration of the 38th Sutta of the Middle Discourses of the Buddha, The Mahātaṇhāsaṅkhaya Sutta, which translates as “the Longer Discourse on the Ending of Craving”. In this discourse the Buddha teaches dependent origination, showing that consciousness arises dependent on condition...

How To Deal With Pain | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMarch 31, 2024
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00:58:0353.16 MB

How To Deal With Pain | Ajahn Brahm

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 ...

Kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of work - Ajahn Maha Boowa
Forest Path PodcastMarch 30, 2024
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00:20:4019.42 MB

Kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of work - Ajahn Maha Boowa

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Maha Boowa and is titled “Kammaṭṭhāna”. It was first publish as part of the book “kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of practice” which was translated by monks at Wat Pah Ban Taad. The Pali work kammaṭṭhāna literally means “the pl...

The Buddhist Attitude to Animal Abuse | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMarch 24, 2024
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The Buddhist Attitude to Animal Abuse | Ajahn Brahm

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 fil...

MN37. The Shorter Discourse on the Ending of Craving - Cūḷataṇhāsaṅkhaya Sutta
The Buddha’s Wisdom PodcastMarch 23, 2024x
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MN37. The Shorter Discourse on the Ending of Craving - Cūḷataṇhāsaṅkhaya Sutta

This episode is a narration of the 37th Sutta of the Middle Discourses of the Buddha, The Cūḷataṇhāsaṅkhaya Sutta, which translates as “the Longer Discourse on the Ending of Craving”. In this discourse one of the Buddha’s chief disciples, Venerable Maha Moggallāna visits the heaven of Sakka, the lor...

Dependent Origination | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMarch 17, 2024
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Dependent Origination | Ajahn Brahm

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 unders...

Reborn ... Again! | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMarch 10, 2024
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Reborn ... Again! | Ajahn Brahm

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. ...

Making The Heart Good | Ajahn Chah
Forest Path PodcastMarch 10, 2024
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00:24:4321.99 MB

Making The Heart Good | Ajahn Chah

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “Making the Heart Good”. This talk was first publish as part of the book “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” which is made available by Aruna Publications. You can find links to the original text in the de...

MN36. The Longer Discourse With Saccaka - Mahāsaccaka Sutta
The Buddha’s Wisdom PodcastMarch 04, 2024x
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MN36. The Longer Discourse With Saccaka - Mahāsaccaka Sutta

This episode is a narration of the 36th Sutta of the Middle Discourses of the Buddha, The Mahasaccaka Sutta, which translates as “the Longer Discourse with Saccaka”. In this discourse the Buddha and Saccaka discuss the difference between physical and mental development. The Buddha gives a long accou...

Free Will | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastMarch 03, 2024
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Free Will | Ajahn Brahm

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....

Doomsday! | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastFebruary 25, 2024
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Doomsday! | Ajahn Brahm

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 B...

Listen Well | Ajahn Fuang Jotiko
Forest Path PodcastFebruary 25, 2024
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Listen Well | Ajahn Fuang Jotiko

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Fuang Jotiko and is titled “Listen Well”. This talk isn’t just about listening the teachings, but also about developing our meditation so that we can develop our minds and achieve Awakening.It was first published on the website ...

Having Your Cake | Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Brahm PodcastFebruary 18, 2024
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Having Your Cake | Ajahn Brahm

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 re...

MN35. The Shorter Discourse with Saccaka - MN35. Cūḷasaccaka Sutta
The Buddha’s Wisdom PodcastFebruary 18, 2024x
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MN35. The Shorter Discourse with Saccaka - MN35. Cūḷasaccaka Sutta

This episode is a narration of the 35th Sutta of the Middle Discourses of the Buddha, The Cūḷasaccaka Sutta, which translates as “the Shorter Discourse with Saccaka”. In this sutta the Buddha is challenged by a debater named Saccaka who challenges the Buddha to a contest. Despite Saccaka’s bragging ...