Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

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Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby James the Giant » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:25 am

In the past I have downloaded lots of Ajahn Brahm's dhamma talks from Dharma Seed http://www.dharmaseed.org/teachers but now there's not a single talk from him on there.
What's up? Is it possibly part of him being expelled from his order? Hmmm....
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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:48 am

James the Giant wrote:In the past I have downloaded lots of Ajahn Brahm's dhamma talks from Dharma Seed http://www.dharmaseed.org/teachers but now there's not a single talk from him on there.
What's up? Is it possibly part of him being expelled from his order? Hmmm....

Are you sure it was Dharmaseed? Not that I was looking for his talk (not liking him all that much), but I have never seen them there and usually the teachers whose talks are there are one's who have taught at IMS and Spirit Rock and a few other such centers.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:58 am

Using the Wayback Machine, which only goes to Aug 04, 2008 with Dharmaseed, there is no evidence of Ajahn B. I could be wrong, if between then and now they included his talks and then removed them. You might ask Dharmaseed why.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:04 am

I don't remember either if he was on Dhamma Seed or not. Here are some good sources for his talks:

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/audio_files.htm#Brahm

http://www.bswa.org/modules/mydownloads/
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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:03 am

you maybe thinking of Dhammathreads which is the Forest sanghas cd site, or Dhammatalks which is another one of their sites, he has been removed from these.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby James the Giant » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:52 am

Oh, sounds like I was mistaken. I wonder where I got all those talks from... :thinking:

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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:02 am

Perhaps BSWA Podcasts?
http://www.bswa.org/modules/mydownloads ... php?cid=28

As someone said, there used to be a link from:
http://www.dhammatalks.org.uk/
which has been removed.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:32 am

I also removed his talks from my site, but that was before I knew anything about the bhikkhunī ordination, and has nothing to do with that business. I removed them because they were long out of date, and I don't have time to update the site or the free CD that I produced several years ago. It makes more sense to visit the BSWA site, where all of the latest talks are available, as well as the older talks.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby BlackBird » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:44 am

Is anyone else finding the BSWA site very slow to load? I have been trying to download the latest talk and it never loads properly, furthermore I cannot right click, save as because all I get is some file named 'visit'

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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby bodhabill » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:14 am

Hi Jack

Very slow downloading Ajahm Brahms latest "This Too Will Pass"

I download through iTunes and it took about four attempts to get it all

But as always it was worth it :smile:

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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby Moggalana » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:10 am

Yes, it took something like four hours to get that talk. Maybe it is because they are working on a new version of the site and forum? Or maybe they are getting some Denial-of-service attacks because of all the bhikkhuni ordination controversy. That would be very uncool, and I hope I'm wrong. Probably just some technical problems.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby bodhabill » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:19 am

Hi Moggalana

The following was on the BSWA home page

BSWA News : Closure of Old Forums
Posted by BoSchafers on 2009/12/1 18:20:20 (643 reads)

Due to ongoing software and security issues, as well as comments by users about it's inefficacy, our community forum has been closed for the time being. We thank all active community members for their contributions in the past years.

For some time now we have been working on a new website which will be released in a few weeks. It is planned that a new, cutting-edge (vbulletin) community forum will be available there over time. We will contact all current forum members when this occurs via email.


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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:20 pm

Does it strike anyone else as ironic that there are problems around the time it is taking to download a talk called " This Too Will Pass" ? :smile:
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Re: Ajahn Brahm talks removed from Dharma Seed?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:33 pm

James the Giant wrote:Oh, sounds like I was mistaken. I wonder where I got all those talks from... :thinking:

Thanks!


The Dhamma thread sit linked to BSWA anyway and I believe other sited done the same, so probably there but I see that site is down now according to the comments above?
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