Let me know if I’m mistaken but I don’t think anyone has shared this link yet. The event has already started and continues through to next Saturday.
May he live long!
Ajahn Brahm’s latest book, produced to mark his 70th - available to read on-line or download:
Today is Ajahn Brahm’s 70th birthday.
From the bottom of my heart I wish him very happy and fruitful time while still hanging out a little in conditioned reality, and that his actions and great inspiration bring as much people to dhamma and liberation as possible, because I feel this is what he cares most about right now. May the sasana thrive!
I’ve found this short picture biography of Ajahn Brahm, which was made for his 68th birthday, but I couldn’t find such good one for 70th yet, so I’ll share this one. It is really nice to feel great presence and dhamma service of Ajahn Brahm and feel lots of Metta & Mudita!
[ It is with music so if someone doesn’t want to hear it because of precepts or other reason, one can just put the volume slider down to 0 and watch just the pictures. ]
For anyone who is interested, the birthday celebration will be livestreamed here. The main part starts at around 10 a.m. (Perth time) and goes until 1 p.m. There will be a short talk by Ajahn Brahm, a number of inspiring videos, and a live auction. Please join us if you have the time!
Happy Birthday dear Ajahn Brahm!
You are priceless! I wish you another 70 years on this earth for the joy, peace, wisdom and relief you have brought to so many
But my true wish is for you is… nibbanam paramam sukham
“May you attain Nibbana!”
A truly beautiful teacher who helped me feel so warmly welcomed as a new Buddhist.
Thank you with all my heart.
I shall join you via YouTube from midday AEST. … and for everyone else 2021-08-07T02:00:00Z → 2021-08-07T05:00:00Z
EDIT: The live broadcast on YouTube seems to be starting at 2021-08-07T01:00:00Z.
Thanks for sharing. The schedule on YouTube says there will be a new video at 2021-08-07T02:40:00Z
Happy Birthday Ajahn Brahm!!!
The link above still works. The recording is very long … they didn’t run exactly to time, but the program posted at the beginning of the video would give a rough idea of where to find things.
Got quite a joyful kickstart to the morning yesterday when I opened Youtube just in time for all the birthday wishes from around the globe. The documentary was also very inspiring and moving, especially the interviews with the bhikkhunis.
When it comes to birthday wishes it´s hard to beat ven. @Sunyo s “happy birthday to Ajahn Brahm, and everybody else who has a birthday this year!” Nevertheless, happy birthday with endless gratitude to his Emptiness! May your teachings touch the hearts of even wider audiences.
And here is official video tribute to 70th birthday of Ajahn Brahm!
This is really a beautiful video. It shows how much Ajahn Brahm did for people and for Sangha and sasana. There are really amazing people in this video, such as: Bhikkhu Analayo, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ajahn Brahmali, John Cianciosi (Formerly Ajahn Jagaro), Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, Ajahn Hasapanna, Venerable Kasuma, Venerable Mettavihari, Dennis Shepard, Bhante Sujato… and of course Ajahn Brahm And many other great people. [I listed them alphabetically to avoid potential hierarchisation Please forgive me for not listing everyone in the video but it is just for sake of encouraging others to watch it rather than being complete list. ]
There are also many beautiful shots of Bodhinyana Monastery and other places related to it, like Dhammasara Monastery, Jhana Grove and even new monasteries. I hope you enjoy watching this beautiful and inspiring video.
It is hard to believe he is 70 years old.
I got heavily into his stuff back in 2014 when my last parent died, a relationship I was in ended in a very toxic way, and I developed issues with GAD.
I watched a lot of his videos and listened to large number of his records. Often in the middle of the night when I would wake up in the middle of panic attacks and would need to go outside to walk.
I came to feel like I knew him.
Reading that he has passed such a milestone takes me aback a little.
For what it is worth, I think his earliest talks were the best and you can find most of them here