Ajahn Brahmavamso

Ajahn Brahmavamso was born in London in 1951. After completing a degree in theoretical physics and teaching for a year, he traveled to Thailand to become a monk. He was ordained at age 23 and he spent the next nine years studying and training in the forest meditation tradition under Venerable Ajahn Chah. In 1983, he was asked to assist in establishing a forest monastery near Perth, Western Australia. Ajahn Brahm is now the abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery and the spiritual director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia.

Recent Articles

Ajahn Brahm’s Instructions for Loving-Kindness Meditation

Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm shares his personal approach to loving-kindness meditation, also known as metta.

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En el espectro, en el camino

La meditación puede ayudar a superar desafíos, a cultivar la calma y a conectar con los demás. Cuatro personas budistas con autismo nos hablan sobre cómo la práctica le ha cambiado la vida.

Bhikkhu Analayo

Read “The Basics of Signless Concentration,” an excerpt from Bhikkhu Analayo’s The Signless and the Deathless: On the Realization of Nirvana

An excerpt from Bhikkhu Anālayo's new book, The Signless and the Deathless: On the Realization of Nirvana — as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

There Is No Hinayana

In his new book, "Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions," Bhikkhu Analayo investigates some of the ways we as Buddhists have deluded ourselves about the "other."

Cultivate Tranquility, Harvest Insight

The classical Theravada model of meditation employs the practices of shamatha and vipassana, both. Ajahn Brahmavamso explains the path of tranquility and insight.

How Jhana Quells the Five Hindrances

If you think you’re seeing things as they really are, think again. Unless you’ve had the deep experience of letting go, there is only a myriad of illusions.

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Restlessness, Contentment, and “Kindfulness”

The Buddhist monk known as Ajahn Brahm talks about developing a sense of contentment, and not finding fault in your meditation practice.