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Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:50 pm

Bhikkhu Bodhi's lectures based on his book "In the Buddha's Words" http://wisdompubs.org/Pages/display.lasso?-KeyValue=104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
are available here: http://www.noblepath.org/audio.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
[Scroll down, there are also some MN talks there...]

The audio makes this outstanding introduction to the Pali Canon even more useful and instructive... :thumbsup:

And see also the links to freely-available versions here:
In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:01 pm

Thanks Mike!

EDIT: Converted this thread into an 'announcement'.
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:49 am

thats pretty awesome, i threw in a CD of his talks on the M.N. when i put in my last order at BPS
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby alan » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:44 am

I'm very interested in reading this book. Does anyone have it? I'd like to know if the type is small, and if the paper is grey. In other words, is it easy on the eyes? Sometimes publishers will condense big books into paperback by forcing too much script into too little space. If I can't keep the book open while eating a chicken curry, well then, it can't be read!
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby Jechbi » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:53 am

It's at Barnes & Noble, so you can probably see a copy there before deciding whether to buy one.
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby alan » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:00 am

I'm camping out on Cape Cod, Ma. My real job is as a photographer...and soon will be leaving for Thailand. Might not get to a good bookstore before that. I'd like to order the book, but my eyes are sensitive. They don't like small print.
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:09 am

Hi Alan,
alan wrote:I'd like to order the book, but my eyes are sensitive. They don't like small print.
Thanks.

The print seems good to me. And well laid out.
It says "Set in DPalatino 10/13.75 pt." if that's any help...

It's certainly not some sort of super-small condensation....

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby alan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:25 am

Thanks! I will order today. It's coming to Asia with me.
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby tripleN » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:04 am

hi mike,

thanks for sharing.
i tried the link to listen to the talks, but got an error/file not found/web under construction response.
do u know what happenedt o the site, and if the talks are available elsewhere? bhikkhu bodhi's explanations are so helpful, would be great to listen. thanks!
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:28 am

Hmm, Don't know. Hopefully a temporary problem.

Here's a cache of the page:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... =firefox-a

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby bodhabill » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:45 am

Hi Mike

Bhikkhu Bodhi's book In The Buddha's Words is the best introduction to the Pali Cannon and is one of my constant companions

The link to the audio files is much appreciated

All seems to be working OK when I visited five minutes ago :woohoo:

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby O'seeker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:39 am

:twothumbsup: That book ROCKS! :twothumbsup:
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby nobody12345 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:45 pm

I owe a lot to this book.
Bhikkhu Bodhi is one of the most gifted messenger of Dhamma.
His lecture mp3 is something that I listen to every single day and night.
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby Atrey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:23 pm

Hey,
I ordered the book yesteday, can't wait to recieve it and start to read! :reading:
Many of you suggested it as a great source, thank you guys. To have an accompanying audio ito the book is simply great! :smile:
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby amrad » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:57 pm

I also have started to listen to the lectures. The introduction and history of early Buddhism is really fascinating for a beginner like myself.
When you go to the monastery home page its hard to tell if its true Theravada or a synthesis of that and Mahayana. Could anyone add any information as to the nature of their mission. What a loving act of generosity to make these lectures available for free to those interested.
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby unspoken » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:36 pm

How long is the duration of all the dhamma talks posted there? So I listen to ALL the mp3 of the provided link and it will be same as reading a book except that I do not need to read?
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby amrad » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:52 pm

Hello unspoken, I think its better than reading a book, because Bhikkhu Bodi tend to explain things in a very easy to follow way. And for a beginner he really makes things clear. If you look at the page it usually tells you the length of each lecture if I remember correctly. It would amount to many hours I'm sure.
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby BKh » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:24 pm

amrad wrote:When you go to the monastery home page its hard to tell if its true Theravada or a synthesis of that and Mahayana. Could anyone add any information as to the nature of their mission. What a loving act of generosity to make these lectures available for free to those interested.

I have not listened to these particular talks, but I have listened to Bhante's Saturday morning MN talks for the last five months and I doubt those talks linked to above would be much different in terms of Theravada doctrine. He almost never brings up any Mahayana concepts. It's all coming right from the Pali suttas, sometimes with information from the ancient commentaries. From time to time a student will ask a question related to Mahayana and he usually avoids commenting. If he ever did, though, I'm sure he would make it clear that the information is coming from Mahayana. He is, of course, very respectful to the Mahayana teachings, but doesn't do blending.
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:14 pm

BKh wrote:
amrad wrote:When you go to the monastery home page its hard to tell if its true Theravada or a synthesis of that and Mahayana. Could anyone add any information as to the nature of their mission. What a loving act of generosity to make these lectures available for free to those interested.

I have not listened to these particular talks, but I have listened to Bhante's Saturday morning MN talks for the last five months and I doubt those talks linked to above would be much different in terms of Theravada doctrine. He almost never brings up any Mahayana concepts. It's all coming right from the Pali suttas, sometimes with information from the ancient commentaries. From time to time a student will ask a question related to Mahayana and he usually avoids commenting. If he ever did, though, I'm sure he would make it clear that the information is coming from Mahayana. He is, of course, very respectful to the Mahayana teachings, but doesn't do blending.

I think perhaps that amrad was asking about the Monasteries where Ven Bodhi has been living. I can't find the links right now, but when he returned to the US from Sri Lanka he said that he was invited to stay at Bodhi Monastery (no relation) by Venerable Jen-Chun and he has been interested in fostering more discussion between various schools, and, more recently, setting up a Buddhist charity organization (Buddhist Global Relief). However, as BKh says, in terms of his exposition of Pali teachings, he sticks to explaining the texts.

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:17 pm

Hi Unspoken,
unspoken wrote:How long is the duration of all the dhamma talks posted there? So I listen to ALL the mp3 of the provided link and it will be same as reading a book except that I do not need to read?

It might be possible to just listen, but I would recommend having the book, since the talks often assume you've looked at the passage under discussion. It's a relatively cheap paperback (less than $20).

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