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UpwardBound
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Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby UpwardBound » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:36 am

Hi all!

I'm looking for recommendations for dhamma talks that I can burn to CD for a daily commute. I'm thinking it will be a good way to listen to the same talk several times throughout the week, but was wondering if anybody had any specific recommendations that may have been found helpful. I'm specifically interested in reexamining the four noble truths/eightfold path right now, but would love to add any recommendations received to the list.

Metta, all.

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LonesomeYogurt
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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:38 am

http://www.dhammatalks.org/

Ajahn Brahm's talks are available on Youtube as well under his channel: http://www.youtube.com/BuddhistSocietyWA
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:07 am

A large amount of very good stuff can be found here: http://www.dharmaseed.org/
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby polarbear101 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:24 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby Bakmoon » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:01 pm

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby rohana » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:09 pm

From Abhayagiri Monastery:

http://www.abhayagiri.org/audio
"Delighting in existence, O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence, they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind."
- It. p 43

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby Aloka » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:12 am

Hi UpwardBound,

Lots of good talks (and e-books) here:

http://forestsanghapublications.org/

with kind wishes,

Aloka

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby UpwardBound » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:28 am

These are great, great lists - I've burned some really helpful CDs and it's helped quite a bit.

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:16 am

Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

—Gotama Buddha, Dhammapada 121-122

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby mirco » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:32 pm

Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center (Venerable Vimalaramsi)

http://www.dhammasukha.org/Study/recent.htm

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as ‘concentration’, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps ‘unification’ is a better rendition, as samadhi means ‘to bring together’. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It’s a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience."

Bhikkhu Anālayo

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Re: Looking for talks/lessons...

Postby badscooter » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:16 am

Bunch of great talks between these twov :)

Bhikkhu Bodhidhamma

http://www.satipanya.org.uk/index.php#

Patrick Kearney

http://www.dharmasalon.net/
"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"


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