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

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To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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Re: Your favorite online dhamma talks

Postby Sumano » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:55 pm

I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

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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.

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

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