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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby talitrus » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:09 pm

http://www.bswa.org so many great talks here.
I especially enjoy the insight of Ajahn Brahmali when he discusses some of the more difficult topics in his easy to understand manner.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Lazy_eye » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:48 pm

I've been listening recently to talks by Ajahn Sundara and would recommend them highly. She's a French-born nun who now resides at Amaravati monastery in the UK.

http://www.audiodharma.org/talks/AjahnSundara.html
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:16 pm

Ajahn Sundara is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met.

:anjali:
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:20 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:Ajahn Sundara is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met.

:anjali:

Definately agreed
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby LauraJ » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:24 am

Although this is in the Discovering Theravada forum, i am open to all traditions. Who is your favorite teacher to listen to?


Hi Sattva,

You can try this

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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Bozworth » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:54 am

Troves of talks from Ajahn Brahm and others are to be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BuddhistSocietyWA

There are also quite a few on the BSWA website that aren't on this Youtube channel.

Oh, and I really like what I've seen and heard from Ajahn Jayasaro. So if anyone can provide more links, I would much appreciate it.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby DonkeyDarko » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:43 am

Thales wrote: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


Gil Fronsdal's talks are amongst my favourites too, actually.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Laurens » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:48 pm

"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."

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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby SDC » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:25 am

Buddhist eLibrary from Buddhanet.net

The "Dhamma talks in America" have been most helpful to me. They start on page 3 and go to page 5. The only problem is that they are not in any particular order so you may want to look through them all first. The "Samsaric Buddhism" lecture is a good place to start.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby baratgab » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:34 pm

I would particularly recommend the talks from the "9-Day Retreat Easter 2007" album:
http://www.bswa.org/modules/mydownloads ... php?cid=42

These talks contain his usual similes and stories, with his usual teaching style, but I have found the overall integrity and coherence quite remarkable: There is that one taste, the taste of freedom. Of course his talks are not really about satisfying our intellectuality, but about directly conditioning our inclinations. Even when he speaks seemingly superficially, actually what he does is planting the seeds of the most profound inclinations in a nearly imperceptible way. Top-notch brainwashing: load in a few talks mindfully, sit down, and "rock and roll"! :)

Also, some extra enlightenment jokes for this post:
http://santipada.googlepages.com/thelig ... ightenment

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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Abyss » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:17 pm

Bhante Madawela Punnaji, especially his talks about samadhi.
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:23 pm

Im not sure you will find more dhamma talks on one site than u will this one.

http://birken.ca/dhammatalks.html

:anjali:
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Uilium » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:08 am

[quote="sattva"]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?[/quote
Ajahn Yuttadhammo has a ton of dhamma talks:

http://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org/audio/albums/

I think the best teachers can be charismatic types but I tend to like obscure teachers
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Uilium » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:09 am

[quote="sattva"]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?[/quote
Ajahn Yuttadhammo has a ton of dhamma talks:

http://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org/audio/albums/

I think the best teachers can be charismatic types but I tend to like obscure teachers
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby Kamran » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:02 am

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.


+1 Joseph Goldstein
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby SDC » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:04 am

Great series of lectures by Venerable Punnaji

http://www.bhantepunnaji.com/ongoing.htm
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Re: Best Dharma Talks

Postby marc108 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:30 pm

a good many of these have been posted i'm sure, but i'm going to list all the sites i use in one post:

Dhammaloka Center (Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Brahmali, Others):
http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/downloads.html

Bhante Sujato:
http://santifm.org/santi/downloads/

Thanissaro Bhikkhu:
http://dhammatalks.org/

Bhikkhu Bodhi:
http://bodhimonastery.org/religion/audios
http://www.noblepath.org/audio.html

Abhayagiri (Ajahn Passano, Ajahn Amaro, others):
http://www.abhayagiri.org/audio

Cittaviveka (Ajahn Sucitto, others):
http://www.cittaviveka.org/index.php/te ... udio-talks

Amaravati (Ajahn Amaro, others):
http://www.amaravati.org/teachings/audi ... ation/1963

Bhante Gunaratana:
http://www.bhavanasociety.org/list/category/MP3s/

Bhikkhu Analayo:
http://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg. ... ctures.htm

Shaila Catherine:
http://imsb.org/teachings/audio.php

Against the Stream (Noah Levine, others):
http://againstthestream.org/audio


Library sites (huge amounts of talks from various teachers):
http://www.audiodharma.org/
http://www.dharmaseed.org/
http://birken.ca/dhammatalks.html
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