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Best Dharma Talks

Postby sattva » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:37 pm

Hi all!
I have a question. Because of my eyesight or lack there of, i find reading difficult. i do enjoying downloading and listening to Dharma talks. What teachers do you think give great Dharma talks? Although this is in the Discovering Theravada forum, i am open to all traditions. Who is your favorite teacher to listen to?
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:00 pm

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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby sattva » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:12 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Ajahn Jayasaro

Ajahn Amaro


Thanks!
Oh, i should say i am looking for audio talks. I download them at the library and then play them later at home without benefit of being online.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:15 pm

Hi Sattva!
Have you discovered Bhikkhu Bodhi's Majjhima Nikaya lectures?
http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/MN/MN_course.html

They go with the suttas in the Majjhima Nikaya but if you didn't want to read them, they would stand on their own.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby sattva » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:19 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Sattva!
Have you discovered Bhikkhu Bodhi's Majjhima Nikaya lectures?
http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/MN/MN_course.html

They go with the suttas in the Majjhima Nikaya but if you didn't want to read them, they would stand on their own.
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Thanks Ben :) i haven'g discovered those lectures but will start listening to them.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:21 pm

Lots of good teachers here at the Dhammatube video site:

http://www.youtube.com/dhammatube
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:27 pm

Joseph Goldstein is a highly skilled teacher who speaks from a place of deep practice and much learning. His talks can be found at:

http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/

Dharmaseed has tons talks by a wide variety of Theravadin/vipassana teachers.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby onmitt » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:33 pm

For me it's Thanissaro Bhikkhu
http://www.dhammatalks.org/
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby bazzaman » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:40 am

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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby A Medic » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:30 am

If you have itunes there are a bunch of free pod cast for various teachers and schools you can check out.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:46 am

Does anyone know of any links to talks by Ajahn Munindo ?
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:29 am

Sanghamitta wrote:Does anyone know of any links to talks by Ajahn Munindo ?

See http://www.dhammatalks.org.uk/

It looks like he has more talks on his own site (link on there).

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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:28 pm

Thanks Mike, thats great.

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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby poto » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:50 pm

Since you are open to all traditions, I would recommend checking out this site:
http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/

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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:05 pm

'I strongly recommend the talk titled The Insulting Truth...It certainly spoke to me anyway. ( from Ajahn Munindo's list ).
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Thales » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:12 pm

I find Gil Fronsdal's talks to be very good.

You can find a full list of all his talks here: http://www.audiodharma.org/talks-gil.html
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby clw_uk » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:35 pm

http://dhammatalks.org.uk/

It has a selection of talks from different Wat's

My personal favourite are the Ajahn Sumedho talks
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Moggalana » Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:12 pm

Always inspiring: Ajahn Brahm Audio, Video.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Slow Learner » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:23 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Joseph Goldstein is a highly skilled teacher who speaks from a place of deep practice and much learning. His talks can be found at:

http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/

Dharmaseed has tons talks by a wide variety of Theravadin/vipassana teachers.


He is an excellent teacher. For those with the time and interest, this year he reached the end of 46-part series of talks on the Satipatthana Sutta, going through the Sutta line by line.

http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/6162/

This was a wonderful, comprehensive introduction to the dhamma for me, and made my daily subway trips much more enjoyable.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby sattva » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:23 pm

Thanks again for all of your inputs!!!
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