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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

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby Stephen K » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:55 pm

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

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

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

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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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.

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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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