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dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:16 pm

Hello Kalyanamittas!

I am looking for a good talk (on the internet) on the Four Noble Truths. A video would be even better! It is to play at a meeting of friends that takes place every month. This month we decided to listen to a talk and discuss. I have googled with not much luck. It is surprising that this isn't commonly available considering that this is such a fundamental topic to Buddhist thought. In any case if any of you know of a good talk please point me in that direction. Thanks in Advance. :smile:

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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:20 pm

How about Bhikkhu Bodhi's old "Ten Lecture Series", talk 2?

http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/T ... tures.html

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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:30 pm

mikenz66 wrote:How about Bhikkhu Bodhi's old "Ten Lecture Series", talk 2?

http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/T ... tures.html

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I second this recommendation. I have been considering doing a transcript of all these talks to give to friends and family as they are an excellent introduction to Buddhism as a whole.

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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby appicchato » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:57 pm

mikenz66 wrote:http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/TenLectures/TenLectures.html

Slightly off topic here but, at the request of someone, I've begun transcribing these lectures...my question is: Does anyone here know of them in text already?...and if so, where they can be found...

Thank you...

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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby piotr » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:00 pm

Bhagavaṃmūlakā no, bhante, dhammā...
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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:21 pm

appicchato wrote:
mikenz66 wrote:http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/TenLectures/TenLectures.html

Slightly off topic here but, at the request of someone, I've begun transcribing these lectures...my question is: Does anyone here know of them in text already?...and if so, where they can be found...

Thank you...

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Bhante i have looked and could not find a transcription anywhere on the web. You could try maybe emailing the monastery and asking?

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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby appicchato » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:37 pm

bodom wrote:...i have looked and could not find...


Thank you bodom...actually it's for someone connected with Bhikkhu Bodhi, and I think he would have told her had he known they were already transcribed...

Be well... :smile:
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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:59 pm

thanks all
I found this nice one as well:

ven Kusuma is well known in sri lankan meditation circles:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 612569616#

I will decide after I listen to the links posted above.

Many thanks!

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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby catmoon » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:42 pm

rowyourboat wrote:
ven Kusuma is well known in sri lankan meditation circles:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 612569616#

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Thanks for the link. A really useful little talk.
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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:26 pm

Even though not titled as the four noble truths, I found this talk on the happiness industry by Ajhan Brahmavanso a good and deceptively deep talk on suffering/happiness.

http://www.bswa.org/audio/mp3/Brahmavam ... _07_27.mp3

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Re: dhamma talk on 4NTs

Postby Bozworth » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:31 am

I thought I would find a 4NT talk here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BuddhistSocietyWA

However, my memory was faulty. There's not a talk with that in the title, at least. You can find the talk Rowyourboat referenced there.

So even if this doesn't specifically answer your question, I hope you will find it useful. It's worth creating an account and subscribing just so you're notified of updates.
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