Your favorite online dhamma talks

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Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby mettafuture » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:02 pm

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Going to a teacher in person is awesome. I've done this, and I've gotten a lot of help as a result. But in-between temple visits, I love listening to online dhamma talks. 2 of my favorite teachers to go to are Gil Fronsdal and Bhikkhu Bodhi.

Which sites / teachers do you frequent most for online dhamma talks?

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby bodom » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:24 pm

It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:55 pm

Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:19 pm

    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby Lazy_eye » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:07 am

A teacher I've been really impressed with lately is Deborah Ratner-Helzer. She has a dozen or so talks available at dharmaseed.org and at her own website (www.yogideb.com).

What I like about her approach is that she presents the dhamma in a contemporary way without watering it down. I love IMS, but sometimes they can err a bit on the "lite" side, and she doesn't do that. Some of the best talks I've heard besides Goldstein's.

Let's see, who else...I always find Ajahn Sundara worth listening to. Just started with Bhikkhu Bodhi's Majjhima Nikaya series (http://www.bodhimonastery.net/bm/about- ... audio.html) and it's great stuff. If you're interested in jhanas, there are hundreds of talks by Ayya Khema online, and she was quite a teacher. Sound quality is not great though.

LE

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby atulo » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:20 am

Ajahn Thanissaro
http://dhammatalks.org/

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:19 am

atulo wrote:Ajahn Thanissaro
http://dhammatalks.org/

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby mettafuture » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:59 am

Lazy_eye wrote:A teacher I've been really impressed with lately is Deborah Ratner-Helzer. She has a dozen or so talks available at dharmaseed.org and at her own website (http://www.yogideb.com).

Never heard of her. Thanks for the link. I'll check her out now.

What I like about her approach is that she presents the dhamma in a contemporary way without watering it down. I love IMS, but sometimes they can err a bit on the "lite" side, and she doesn't do that. Some of the best talks I've heard besides Goldstein's.

I have the same problem with some dhamma teachers. They make it seem as if Buddhism is just about present moment awareness, and none of the other doctrinal details matter. This couldn't further from the truth.


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