Dharma Talks or Videos

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by JMGinPDX » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:43 pm

Hello all - I thought you'd be interested in a series of videos uploaded to the Portland Friends of the Dhamma YouTube channel (which I personally maintain, if you have any comments or questions) featuring Ajaan Geoff / Thanissaro from his recent weekend non-residential retreat in late October 2017.

Visit our channel below and navigate to the "Monastic Dhamma Talks" playlist.
Lots of great stories and dhamma here! I was fortunate enough to attend part of it and had some assistance filming sessions I couldn't attend myself.

https://www.youtube.com/PortlandFriendsoftheDhamma
Right now, it's like this...

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:23 am

The fly meditation.

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:54 am

Passing away of an Arahant.


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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by manas » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:31 pm

I have not found many videos of Ajahn Thanissaro (there are many talks and writings, though). Here is one where you can see the man himself as he speaks.
:anjali:
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by rightviewftw » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:46 am

https://video.sirimangalo.org/
hundreds of talks organized by topic
He goes to Niraya, the one who asserts what didn't take place, as does the one who, having done, says, 'I didn't.'
Both — low-acting people — there become equal: after death, in the world beyond.
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
How to Meditate: Mindfulness of Breathing
Factors of Enlightenment & Perceptions
How to Meditate: Basic Satipatthana
Parallel Dhammapada Reading

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:30 am

Gorden Ramsy trying to sit cross legs.

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:39 am

Not only Buddha discovered not-self!!!

I couldn’t live with myself any longer. And in this a question arose without an answer: who is the ‘I’ that cannot live with the self? What is the self? I felt drawn into a void! I didn’t know at the time that what really happened was the mind-made self, with its heaviness, its problems, that lives between the unsatisfying past and the fearful future, collapsed. It dissolved. The next morning I woke up and everything was so peaceful. The peace was there because there was no self. Just a sense of presence or "beingness," just observing and watching.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckhart_Tolle

You can watch some of his talks in Youtube.

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by James Tan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:10 am

SarathW wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:39 am
Not only Buddha discovered not-self!!!

I couldn’t live with myself any longer. And in this a question arose without an answer: who is the ‘I’ that cannot live with the self? What is the self? I felt drawn into a void! I didn’t know at the time that what really happened was the mind-made self, with its heaviness, its problems, that lives between the unsatisfying past and the fearful future, collapsed. It dissolved. The next morning I woke up and everything was so peaceful. The peace was there because there was no self. Just a sense of presence or "beingness," just observing and watching.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckhart_Tolle

You can watch some of his talks in Youtube.

I guess that's a relieves .
:reading:

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by Mkoll » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:56 am

I've been listening to some of Ajahn Sona's talks during longish car trips and I quite like his style. He references the suttas and Dhamma teachings pretty often, with helpful commentary and practical tips from his own experience and practice.
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by rightviewftw » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:42 pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKejmW ... Mq5gQEGAqw
Hillside Hermitage has a youtube channel now
He goes to Niraya, the one who asserts what didn't take place, as does the one who, having done, says, 'I didn't.'
Both — low-acting people — there become equal: after death, in the world beyond.
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
How to Meditate: Mindfulness of Breathing
Factors of Enlightenment & Perceptions
How to Meditate: Basic Satipatthana
Parallel Dhammapada Reading

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by DC2R » Thu May 10, 2018 10:15 pm

This talk is called "How to Gradually Reduce Sensual Desires", and it covers this important aspect of Buddhism in a simple and clear way.

I have found that Ajahn Brahmali has a great voice for giving talks.

"May the blessings of the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha always be firmly established in your hearts." ―Ajahn Chah

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by mettafuture » Fri May 25, 2018 11:46 am

Piya Tan—Why Buddhism is True-2018



An insightful talk by Piya Tan inspired by the book 'Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment' by evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright.

I found Piya Tan's dharmafarer.org page while doing a deep search for resources on Buddhanussati. He has an extensive Sutta Discovery series and YouTube channel where he provides thorough and penetrating commentary on the Buddhist texts.

Excerpt from his biographical page
Piya Tan, who works on the Sutta Discovery Project, and teaches them, was a former Theravada monk for 20 years. Today he is a full time lay Dharma teacher specializing in early Buddhism. He was consultant and regu­lar lec­tur­er to the Buddh­ist Studies Team (BUDS) that success­fully introduced Buddhist Studies in Singa­pore Secondary Schools in the 1980s. After that, he was invited as a visiting scholar to the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He has written many ground-breaking and educational books on Buddhism (such as Total Bud­dhist Work) and social surveys (such as Buddhist Currents and Charisma in Buddhism).
Sutta Discovery Series:
- Volume 1 - 9
- Volume 10 - 19
- Volume 20 - 29
- Volume 30 - 39
- Volume 40 -49
- Volume 50 - 59

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Fri May 25, 2018 10:22 pm

Cave in the snow.


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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Sat May 26, 2018 12:22 am

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is a wonderful teacher.



Very rare meditation instructions.

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

Post by SarathW » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:10 am

We are still bloody miserable why??
Another good Dhamma talk

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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