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Welcome to Wisdom and Wonders

Make peace, be kind, be gentle

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THOUGHT IS ONLY AN APPROXIMATION OF REALITY.

We gaze at the past through a distorted lens.

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LIFE

is like climbing a mountain of treacle with the heavy weights of past and future on your back.

LIFE

is like climbing a mountain of treacle with the heavy weights of past and future on your back.

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THIS

IS

GOOD

ENOUGH

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We’re all damaged goods like crooked trees.

THAT’S WHY WE’RE BEAUTIFUL.

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with Ajahn Brahm

Welcome to our latest feature. Over the years Ajahn Brahm has answered countless questions. Here are some answers.
As we gather more answers, they will be archived in our Q&A Section.

Featured Book

A Flower Called Metta by Ajahn Chatchai. English Version.

"When you have difficulty in maintaining awareness or when sati (mindfulness) takes a day off, you just need to add a bit of softness into whatever you are doing."
"The softness of the heart can sometimes be stunningly powerful as if it would overtake our whole body."
"Whenever your mind becomes gentle and kind even for one minute, that minute is worth our existence."

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Dhammasara
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Dhammasara Buddhist Monastery
A short documentary about the Dhammasara Nun's Monastery in Perth, Western Australia for the Hong Kong Buddhist Association. Filmed in Perth, and featuring the Dhammasara Nun's monastery.
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The Path
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The Path to Becoming a Buddhist Nun
Venerable Hāsapañña from Dhammasara Monastery in western Australia explains about the stages of becoming a nun. Dhammasara welcomes requests from women all over the world who would like to become nuns.
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Nuns Story 1
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Riches to rags: A nun's story. Part 1
66-year-old Venerable Nirodha gave up a fortune that would have lasted her a lifetime in the search of truth. She found her calling in Buddhism and shares her faith journey with us.
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Nuns Story 2
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Riches to rags: A nun's story. Part 2
When asked if she has absolutely nothing to her name, Venerable Nirodha exclaims that she does not even have a stamp to post a letter. Despite this, she says she is very happy and content with her life now.
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Bodhinyana
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Bodhinyana Monks Monastery
This short video introduces you to Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery, the forest monastery for monks of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. It is located in the hills near Serpentine and headed by Ajahn Brahm.
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Dhammasara Nuns Monastery
This short video introduces you to Dhammasara Buddhist Monastery, the forest monastery for nuns of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. It is located in the Darling range north of Perth and the current Abbot is Ajahn Hāsapañña.
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Jhana Grove
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Jhana Grove Meditation Retreat Centre
This short video introduces you to Jhana Grove, the Meditation Retreat Centre of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. It is located in Serpentine close to Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery.

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