Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

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Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby cooran » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:43 am

Hello all,

Only heard about Ajahn Brahmavamso's free public talk at Griffith University Brisbane yesterday. I've been at Retreats recently. A friend is trying to secure tickets for a group of us to go. Not feeling that hopeful - but will let you know what the talk was like .... if I get there.
Anyone else going?

http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/asset ... m_2010.pdf

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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:45 am

I hope you get the opportunity to go, Chris!
And if you do go, I will look forward to your report.
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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby Viriya » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:33 pm

I went I went I went! Bah, now my identity's blown: anyone else who went would have heard me asking questions because Ajahn Brahm scared me by quoting that not asking questions was the cause of getting reborn stupid.

Loads of Sri Lankans.
Chris, did you end up going?
I'm not very good at right speech, although I try, so please guide and correct me if necessary so I don't make bad kamma for myself and cause others to be annoyed. (=
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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby Moggalana » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:46 pm

Is a record of this talk available somewhere?
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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby cooran » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:19 pm

Viriya wrote:I went I went I went! Bah, now my identity's blown: anyone else who went would have heard me asking questions because Ajahn Brahm scared me by quoting that not asking questions was the cause of getting reborn stupid.

Loads of Sri Lankans.
Chris, did you end up going?

Hello Viriya

Yes - I went with some Sri Lankan friends I've got to know at Dhammagiri Forest Monastery near Mt. Crosby. One of them had a hand in the organising of the evening so we got to meet Ajahn Brahms privately beforehand and paid our respects.

I was sitting in the front row LHS middle. He is an entertaining speaker. :smile:
I liked Ajahn's many jokes and stories and there was only one I had heard before.

Some questions were a little out of place in a public venue - due to needing more time needed to answer what probably would develop into a long conversation on the particular subject. I advised the lady sitting next to me who had asked about Kamma and Rebirth and only got a superficial answer, to take her question to Bhante Dhammasiha at Dhammagiri, who would have more time to answer in depth.

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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby cooran » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:47 pm

Moggalana wrote:Is a record of this talk available somewhere?

Hello Moggalana,

Yes - you can access it here. But remember, it isn't a lecture - it's a bit of a ramble and is nearly 2 1/2 hours long.

http://www.buddhistcouncilofqueensland.org/node/2798

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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby Ben » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:49 pm

Thanks Chris and Viriya!
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loud gush the streamlets,
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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby Ytrog » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:08 pm

It must have been good. I'd wish I could attend myself, though such events are never near where I live :cry:
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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby Moggalana » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:55 am

cooran wrote:
Moggalana wrote:Is a record of this talk available somewhere?

Hello Moggalana,

Yes - you can access it here. But remember, it isn't a lecture - it's a bit of a ramble and is nearly 2 1/2 hours long.

http://www.buddhistcouncilofqueensland.org/node/2798

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Thanks. Ajahn Brahm rambling for 2,5 hours sounds good :)
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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby Viriya » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:35 am

It's probably proof that I've listened to too many Ajahn Brahm talks, but I'd heard every single story before except for the tsunami lottery numbers one. It's good to hear some of the golden oldies again, though, especially when the message hasn't sunk in properly. (=
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Re: Ajahn Brahms' public talk in Brisbane tonight

Postby Guy » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:34 pm

Thank you very much for sharing this. :)
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1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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