Books

The folowing books by our Spiritual Advisor Ajahn Brhm are available for purchasse from the BSV. As we don’t currently support online ordering system, you will need to visit the BSV Office during our operating hours to collect your book.

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Simply This Moment

Simply This Moment

 When stillness really takes off it’s the flame of jhānas. The mind is so still it generates incredible states of mind and gives you all the necessary data you need. You understand you got there by stopping the ‘doing’, no craving, no saṅkhāras. Things have disappeared and consciousness is peaceful. This is bliss. All this rushing around that I have been doing, all this wanting and craving, that was the wrong way. You get the message at last about what renunciation truly is and why people are monks and nuns. When you get that message you are sweet for the rest of this life.

Happy Everyday

Happy Everyday

When we feel distress down or sad… we often focus on our negativity. We fail to know… that what we need is only a little reminder to make us Happy. Happiness is the medicine for negativity.

Make yourself happy everyday with wise quotes from Ajahn Brahm, graduate of theoritical physics from Cambridge University who was ordained as a monk since 1974 and who has become a renowned international meditation teacher. The quotes in this application will help you become kinder and happier everyday

Good? Bad? Who Knows?

Good? Bad? Who Knows?

Ajahn Brahm once again inspires us with his stories that either awe us or crack us up, his wit and perfected story-telling style make all the wisdom pills he dispenses easy to swallow !

In any moment when we are feeling down or confused, we will be able to find a story that will uplift our mood and reveal the shortcomings that we need to work on. After all, it is when we take some responsibility for our predicament, then we are empowered to make the necessary changes to improve our lives.

Opening the door of your heart

Opening the door of your heart

In times of uncertainty, words of comfort are essential, and the stunning overseas sales of this title are testament to its universal appeal. These modern tales of hope, forgiveness, freedom from fear and overcoming pain cleverly relate the timeless wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings and the path to true happiness in a warm and accessible way.

Ajahn Brahm was born and raised in the West and in his more than thirty years as a Buddhist monk he has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. He has tremendous ability to filter these stories through the Buddha’s teaching so that they can have meaning for all sorts of readers. There are many thousands of Australians who don’t even know that they need this book yet, but who will no doubt embrace it just as overseas readers have. It is the perfect gift book as there is truly something in it for everyone.

Falling Is Flying

Falling Is Flying

What do we do when life throws rocks at us?

“Instead of trying to discipline your mind with ill will, fault-finding, guilt, punishment, and fear, use something far more powerful: the beautiful kindness, gentleness, and forgiveness of making peace with life.”—Ajahn Brahm

“In free fall, nothing is solid and there is nothing to hold on to. There is no way to control the experience. You have to surrender, and with that surrender comes the taste of liberation.”—Master Guojun

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Most of us tend to live each day as if it will be just another day—like nothing will change. It always comes as a shock when we lose a job, a loved one, a relationship, our health—even though we’ve seen it happen again and again to those around us. Once we finally realize we’re not immune, then we wonder: what now? How do we continue when the terrain suddenly gets rough?

Meet your companions for this rocky part of the path: Ajahn Brahm and Chan Master Guojun—one a teacher in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, the other in the Chinese Zen tradition. These two beloved meditation masters share personal stories and anecdotes from their own experiences of dealing with life’s pitfalls. You’ll learn from their honest, generous teachings how you can live fully—even flourish—even when the road ahead looks steep and lonely.

Personal, poetic, instructive, and often laugh-out-loud funny, this is inspiring advice for people from all walks of life.

“Falling is Flying is truly unique because it offers a rare glimpse into the personal lives of two living Buddhist masters. With unflinching honesty, Ajahn Brahm and Chan Master Guojun share the struggles they’ve faced, even after becoming monks and respected teachers. Throughout the book, we see how, instead of turning away in aversion from adversity, they’ve used it as a stepping stone for finding the peace and happiness we all seek. I love this book and recommend it most highly!” —Toni Bernhard, author of How To Be Sick

The Art of Disappearing

The Art of Disappearing

Whether mere bumps in the road or genuine crises, we live in a world of unwanted events that no willpower can prevent. In The Art of Disappearing, Ajahn Brahm helps us learn to abandon the headwind of false expectations and follow instead the Buddha’s path of understanding. Releasing our attachment to past and future, to self and other, we can directly experience the natural state of serenity underlying all our thoughts and discover the bliss of the present moment. In that space, we learn what it is to disappear. Ajahn Brahm, an unparalleled guide to the bliss of meditation, makes the journey as fun as it is rewarding.

The Art of Disappearing, comprised of a series of teachings Ajahn Brahm gave to the monks of Bodhinyana Monastery, where he serves as abbot, offers a unique glimpse into the mind of one of contemporary Buddhism’s most engaging figures

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