Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

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Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby christopher::: » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:54 am

Since last summer i've listened to a lot of excellent dhamma talks available online. It's great to hear directly from teachers that way, especially for those of us lacking real-life contact. Most talks have been good, but some have been especially helpful and insightful (see below). What are some of your favorite dhamma talks, that you would recommend?

Buddha's Song Of Enlightenment: Achieved Is The End Of Craving

Thanissaro Bhikkhu: Freedom from Buddha Nature

Ajahn Sucitto: The Ground Of Relative Emptiness


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Re: Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby Guy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:49 am

Hi Christopher,

Here's a few:

A talk about mental development by Ajahn Brahmali (audio quality isn't the best, but the Dhamma quality is top notch)

A series of lectures by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Lots of talks by Ajahn Brahm

A long series of Q&A by Ajahn Jayasaro

Many talks by Ajahn Sumedho and other Ajahns

I might add some more later but it should take you a while to get through all of these.

With Metta,

Guy
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1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby PeterB » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:21 am

Tucked away under the general umbrella of talks by Ajahn Sumedho is an excellent talk by Ajahn Munindo called " The Insulting Truth".
Well worth a listen.
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Re: Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby Clayton » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:57 am

The Insulting truth is a good one... here is the complete list of talks by Ajahn Munindo http://aruno.org//index.php?option=com_ ... 3&Itemid=9 Under dhamma Talks vol 2 you can find one titled Prayerful Practice. As a former christian it was invaluable to see how another former christian approached prayer from a Buddhist perspective... All talks by him I have heard are solid...
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Re: Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby christopher::: » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:16 pm

Thanks for jumping in with your recommendations! We take off for the States tomorrow morning, 13 hour flight. I just added The Insulting Truth to the dhamma voices gathered my iPod. Will check out some of the others upon arrival.

Domo arigatooo!!

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Re: Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby alan » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:59 am

Yes, thanks. I love good dhamma talks.
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Re: Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby Sobeh » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:20 pm

I had a great time listening to Bhante Sujato's discussions of the first 2/3 of the Majjhima Nikaya here; listening to these after reading the appropriate Sutta for myself felt like a graduate-level university course. There are also some other talks worth having a listen to, of various lengths.

On a related note, here are some really decent chanting recordings.
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Re: Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby drewser » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:57 pm

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Re: Really *Excellent* Dhamma Talks Online?

Postby Adrien » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:18 am

I really, really liked "What is Buddhism" by Bhante Vimalaramsi. I almost decided to not listen to it, considering the fact that I have read many thing which introduce buddhism, but I'm glad I eventually did. He is very clear in his explanations about how your mind tricks you every day.
http://dhammasukha.org/Study/Talks/audio/surabaya-101125.mp3

And for the ones who understand french, this is one of the best talk about anatta I've heard (not that I've heard many, though) :
http://www.vimalakirti.org/IMG/mp3_01_absence_de_moi_2.mp3

nb : a topic like that can be very interesting if people posted only specific talks they particularly liked (instead of posting links where we can find a lot of talks).
Please don't hesitate to correct my english if you feel to
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