Best dhamma podcasts we could find (Updated June 2017)
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Mindfulness Dhamma Teaching in English
 
Mindfulness Dhamma teaching in English, translated from Dhamma Talks or books by Luangpor Pramote Pamojjo, Wat Suansantidham, Thailand.
 
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Deeper Dhamma
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Dhamma teachings from the tradition of Ajahn Brahm and the Western Australian Buddhist Sangha for those looking for something deeper.
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
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These are the latest Dhamma Talks given mainly in the Amaravati Temple during the Wan Phras (moon/observance days). These talks include those given during the Winter Retreat, Rains / Vassa retreat and the rest of the year. A complete audio library can be found on http://www.amaravati.org
 
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Dhammaloka Community - Dhamma Podcast
 
We provide a range of free Dhamma audio resources including a popular weekly Dhamma podcast featuring Ajahn Brahm
 
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Abhayagiri Dhamma Talks
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Dhamma Talks given at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
 
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TGN Dhamma
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Triple Gem of the North is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Buddha. Triple Gem sponsors meditation and Sutta study events, as well as meditation retreats. The teachings are given freely in the spirit of dana (selfless generosity). Those who wish may also practice dana by offering a donation so that the monks may continue their work. At the end of events and retreats, tax-deductible donations are also accepted for Triple Gem of the North. W ...
 
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Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
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Mostly Dhamma talks given by Ajahns Munindo, Abhinando, Punnyo at Aruna Ratanagiri, Harnham Buddhist Monastery - a monastery of the Theravada Buddhist Forest Tradition - in Northumberland, UK.
 
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Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
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Dhamma Talks from various teachers present at Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Cūḷasaccaka Sutta This is a good story where Saccaka, a Nigaṇṭha’s son who considered himself an unexcelled debater, tries to take on the Buddha, who then turns Saccaka’s assertions upside­down. He demonstrates to Saccaka that the five aggregates are not­self because one can gain no mastery over them.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Jivaka Sutta This is the discourse in which the Buddha lays down his rules for eating meat. He clearly states that what makes food permissible and blameless has to do with the attitude with which the food is eaten, rather than the food itself, in this case, meat.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahā-Assapura Sutta This is another discourse where the Buddha lists what a bhikkhu should do to undertake the training as a recluse (as in MN53 and MN107).
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta This is the most important discourse by the Buddha on the training of mindfulness meditation, with particular attention given to developing insight. The Buddha begins by declaring that the four foundations of mindfulness are the direct path leading to the realization of Nibbāna. He then gives detailed instructions on the four foundations: the contemplation of the body, feelings, mind, and mind objects.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahārāhulovāda Sutta The Buddha advises Ven. Rāhula to practice a variety of meditations: on the emptiness of the five aggregates, on the five elements, on the four brahmavihāras, on foulness, on impermanence, and on mindfulness of breathing.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Subha Sutta The Buddha answers a young brahmin’s questions, mostly showing some distinctions between his teachings and those of the brahmins.
 
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Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
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Mostly Dhamma talks given by Ajahns Munindo, Abhinando, Punnyo at Aruna Ratanagiri, Harnham Buddhist Monastery - a monastery of the Theravada Buddhist Forest Tradition - in Northumberland, UK.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta The Buddha explains what is the gratification and danger of, and escape from, sensual pleasures. He explains the danger of sense pleasures, ascribing the cause of the mass of suffering as clinging to sense pleasures. He also explains the gratification and danger of, and escape from, material form and feeling.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Cūḷahatthipadopama Sutta The Buddha uses the simile of the elephant’s footprint to show how one must not come to a conclusion too hastily about the certainty of whether one is fully enlightened. This applies to whether the Dharma is well proclaimed by the Buddha and whether the Sangha is practicing the good way.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahāsāropama Sutta The Buddha uses the simile of a great tree possessed of heartwood, sapwood, inner bark and outer bark, twigs and leaves, to point out how the holy life is not for gain, honor and renown; virtue; the attainment of concentration; nor for knowledge and vision. It is for the unshakable deliverance of the mind.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Bahuvedanīya Sutta The Buddha clears up the question of why someone may be confused as to how many kinds of feeling there are, for he has presented many different lists. This discourse also describes the progressive pleasure one attains from the eight meditative attainments, and from the attainment of cessation.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Tevijjavacchagotta Sutta In this short conversation between the Buddha and Vacchagotta, the Buddha denies possessing complete knowledge of everything at all times and in all states. He says the correct description of him would be that he possesses the Threefold Knowledge: recollection of his past lives, ability to see the lives of others, and true deliverance of mind by wisdom.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Dhammacetiya Sutta King Pasenadi offers ten reasons why he shows such deep veneration to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Āneñjasappāya Sutta The Buddha explains the approaches to various levels of higher meditative states culminating in Nibbāna. He points out how one can get caught in clinging at any of these levels. The imperturbable refers to the 4th jhāna and the 1st two immaterial states.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Sammādiṭṭhi Sutta This comprehensive discourse is given by Ven. Sāriputta. He begins by defining what is wholesome and the root of the wholesome, and what is unwholesome and the root of the unwholesome. Using the format of the Four Noble Truths (understanding the object, the origin of the object, the cessation of the object, and the way leading to the cessation of the object), he goes through nutriment, the Four Noble Truths, and all twelve factors of dependent origination.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahāhatthipadopama Sutta This is an important discourse that is involved, yet clear and precise. Ven. Sāriputta begins with a statement about the Four Noble Truths and proceeds to explain the impersonal (not-self) aspect of each of the four elements (earth, water, fire and air), showing how they relate to the five aggregates affected by clinging.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Laṭukikopama Sutta The Buddha gives a teaching to Ven. Udāyin on the importance of abandoning every fetter, no matter how trivial it may seem, including any attachment to the eight meditative attainments. Included are some good similes on how the situation itself is not what determines whether something is binding or not, but how one views it.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Gaṇakamoggallāna Sutta Gaṇaka Moggallāna asks the Buddha to describe the gradual training in this Dharma and Discipline. Then the Buddha gives a good simile on why some disciples reach the goal and some do not.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Sappurisa Sutta The Buddha distinguishes the character of an "untrue man" and a "true man".
 
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TGN Dhamma
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Triple Gem of the North is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Buddha. Triple Gem sponsors meditation and Sutta study events, as well as meditation retreats. The teachings are given freely in the spirit of dana (selfless generosity). Those who wish may also practice dana by offering a donation so that the monks may continue their work. At the end of events and retreats, tax-deductible donations are also accepted for Triple Gem of the North. W ...
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Sekha Sutta Ven. Ānanda gives a discourse at the Buddha’s request on the fifteen factors involved in higher training for a disciple who has entered upon the way.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Kīṭāgiri Sutta While admonishing two monks, the Buddha asks them if they have ever known him to give teachings that did not make wholesome states increase, and unwholesome state decrease. He also tells them of the seven kinds of noble persons in the world.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Sunakkhatta Sutta The Buddha discusses with Sunakkhatta the problem of someone overestimating his or her level of attainment. He is basically saying that if one really knows the cause of bondage (which is craving), then one would not do things that arouse one’s mind toward any object of attachment. There are those who say they are intent only on Nibbāna but their actions are not congruent with their statement. This is a very good basic prescription from the Surgeon (the Buddha), which is ess ...
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Bahudhātukka Sutta The Buddha expounds in detail the elements, the six sense bases, dependent origination, and the kinds of situations that are possible and impossible in the world (for one who has right view).
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Sabbāsava Sutta The Buddha teaches the bhikkhus seven methods to restrain and eventually destroy all the taints (āsavas).
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Bhayabherava Sutta The Buddha explains to a brahmin what is needed to practice alone in the jungle without fear and dread, beginning with overcoming the five hindrances. He then goes on to describe his own experience of conquering fear when striving for enlightenment. He entered into the four jhānas and on three watches of the night attained the three knowledges: the recollection of his past lives, the passing away and reappearance of beings (according to their actions), and the Four Noble T ...
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta Five methods of removing distracting thoughts are presented, but the last four may have been added by Brahmins some time after the time of the Buddha.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Kakacūpama Sutta This discourse is a challenging and relevant training on how to develop compassion, lovingkindness, equanimity and patience even when we are physically attacked or fatally wounded by someone.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Cūḷavedalla Sutta This discourse is a discussion between bhikkhuni Dhammadinnā and her former husband, the lay follower Visākha. It includes many excellent points on identity, feelings (vedanā), cessation and Nibbāna.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Māgandiya Sutta In conversation with the hedonist Māgandiya, the Buddha explains the dangers of clinging to sense pleasures when there is something far superior to delight in. The Buddha uses many similes to demonstrate his points. In the end, Māgandiya becomes one of the arahants.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahāsakuludāyi Sutta This is a long discourse given to a group of well known wanderers. It reviews the Buddha’s whole progression of teachings, providing information that is repeated throughout the discourses. The Buddha gives five reasons for why he is venerated and honored.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Brahmāyu Sutta This is the story of a very old and famous brahmin who sends a student to the Buddha to verify that he has indeed the 32 marks of a Great Man. They are all listed here. In the end, the brahmin becomes his disciple.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Canki Sutta The Buddha shows the difference between preserving the truth (out of faith), discovering the truth (out of direct experience through practice), and the arrival at truth.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Chabbisodhana Sutta If someone claims to have attained final knowledge, the Buddha expounds on how that person should be questioned, and on what the nature of his or her answer should be. The discourse includes an indepth description of the Buddha’s liberated mind, thereby showing every possible way that clinging can arise and be extinguished.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Sevitabbāsevitabba Sutta Ven. Sāriputta fills in the details of the Buddha’s outline on what should be cultivated and what should not. This discourse is quite specific and is a supplement to MN-9 and MN-41.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahāsīhanādada Sutta In this discourse, the Buddha talks about his many superior qualities, including a list of ten powers of the Tathāgata and many other lists that show explicitly how spiritually advanced he is. Of particular interest is his description of the time he practiced austerities.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Madhupiṇḍika Sutta This is an important discourse on papañca. Papañca is the proliferation and projection of mind that emerges from the process of cognition, and gives rise to perceptions and notions that overwhelm and victimize a person. After the Buddha has finished speaking, Ven. Mahā Kaccāna gives the detailed meaning.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Dvedhāvitakka Sutta The Buddha divides thought into two classes: thoughts of sensual desire, ill will and cruelty; and thoughts of renunciation, non-ill will (mettā) and noncruelty (karuṇā). This discourse states simply that unwholesome thought bring about unhappiness, and wholesome thoughts bring about happiness. Unwholesome thoughts can be replaced by wholesome thoughts (and, even better, a quiet, collected mind). Knowing this, we can bring about happiness and freedom from pain.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Ariyapariyesanā Sutta The Buddha gives the bhikkhus a long account of his own quest for enlightenment from the time of his life in the palace through to his transmission of the Dharma to his first five disciples.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Cūḷasāropama Sutta Using the simile of a great tree possessed of heartwood, sapwood, inner bark and outer bark, twigs and leaves, the Buddha points out how the holy life is not for gain, honor and renown, nor simply for the attainment of virtue, nor the attainment of collectedness, nor for knowledge and vision. It is for the unshakable deliverance of the mind. This is the goal of this holy life, its heartwood, and its end.
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahāsaccaka Sutta This is another dialogue with Saccaka. This time the Buddha describes what it means when an arisen pleasant feeling does not invade one’s mind and remain because the body is developed, and arisen painful feeling does not invade one’s mind and remain because the mind is developed. He gives another account of his experiences before his enlightenment (compare with MN 26).
 
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Dhamma Talks
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Mahātaṇhāsankhaya Sutta This is an important discourse on dependent origination and the destruction of craving. After reprimanding the bhikkhu Sāti about the view he was proclaiming, that the same consciousness runs through the round of rebirths, the Buddha explains from every angle the correct way to view dependent origination, showing how all phenomena of existence arise and cease through conditions.
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Mindfulness brings a huge number of benefits to our health, wellbeing and education and is a core part of meditation and Buddhism. Ajahn Brahm talks about what mindfulness is, what it’s not and how it can be used in ordinary life to improve our quality of life, let alone to see the truth of things and become enlightened. Ajahn Brahm gave this B ...…
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Mindfulness brings a huge number of benefits to our health, wellbeing and education and is a core part of meditation and Buddhism. Ajahn Brahm talks about what mindfulness is, what it’s not and how it can be used in ordinary life to improve our quality of life, let alone to see the truth of things and become enlightened. Ajahn Brahm gave this B ...…
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Mindfulness brings a huge number of benefits to our health, wellbeing and education and is a core part of meditation and Buddhism. Ajahn Brahm talks about what mindfulness is, what it’s not and how it can be used in ordinary life to improve our quality of life, let alone to see the truth of things and become enlightened. Ajahn Brahm gave this B ...…
 
The Dhammacakkappavattana SuttaBy bhante.samahita@gmail.com (Bhante Samahita).
 
What Buddha Said Audio The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting Rolling the Wheel of True Dhamma - Corresponding Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etvyjpwwA6kSamyutta Nikaya 56.11 PTS: S v 420 - Edited from the Pali translation by Ñanamoli Thera This very first speech of the Buddha Gotama was spoken and is still venerated on the July full-mo ...…
 
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The Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
 
This a recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey from June 22, 2017. My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Buddha Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches that awakening is through wholehearted engagement with the Eightfold Path. A related article is here: Buddha Sutta ...…
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Ajahn Brahm talks about how we can use the traditional practises of meditation for huge amounts of benefits, which are well researched and scientifically proven. Ajahn shares with us some of the amazing results you get from learning how to meditate well and emphases the importance of preparations, getting your understanding and attitude right a ...…
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Ajahn Brahm talks about how we can use the traditional practises of meditation for huge amounts of benefits, which are well researched and scientifically proven. Ajahn shares with us some of the amazing results you get from learning how to meditate well and emphases the importance of preparations, getting your understanding and attitude right a ...…
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Ajahn Brahm talks about how we can use the traditional practises of meditation for huge amounts of benefits, which are well researched and scientifically proven. Ajahn shares with us some of the amazing results you get from learning how to meditate well and emphases the importance of preparations, getting your understanding and attitude right a ...…
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This Dhamma talk was given by Ajahn Ariyasilo on 2 June 2017, waxing half moon day, at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. The post The Eight Worldly Winds appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This Dhamma talk was given by Ajahn Amaro on 4 April 2017, waxing half moon day, at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. The post Paradise Doesn’t Guarantee Happiness appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Ajahn Amaro Podcast by Amaravati
 
This Dhamma talk was given by Ajahn Amaro on 4 April 2017, waxing half moon day, at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. The post Paradise Doesn’t Guarantee Happiness appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This conversation between Chao Khun Bromasiddhi and Ajahn Amaro took place at the conclusion of the IEM at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. The post Friendship appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This brief reflection was given by Luang Por Khemadhammo on 26 May 2017, during the International Elders Meeting, where 125 monks and nuns from 33 different monasteries gathered at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. The post Thanks to the Community of Amaravati appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This brief reflection was given by Luang Por Jundee on 26 May 2017, during the International Elders Meeting, where 125 monks and nuns from 33 different monasteries gathered at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. The post An Expression of Gratitude appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This brief reflection was given by Luang Por Anek on 26 May 2017, during the International Elders Meeting, where 125 monks and nuns from 33 different monasteries gathered at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. The post The Dhamma Language appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This Dhamma talk was given by Luang Por Liem and translated into English by Ajahn Siripanyo, on 25 May 2017, during the International Elders Meeting, where more than 100 monastics gathered at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. The post Abandoning Craving (English) appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
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The Cross River Meditation Center Podcast
 
This a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey from June 20, 2017. My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is the fourth of four classes on the wisdom of developing restraint. A related article is here: Wisdom of Restraint Here is the archive for all of John’s Dhamma articles and ...…
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Ajahn Sujato gives a Dhamma talk the evening before Australia Day and therefore talks about what it means to him to be an Australian practising Buddhism and whether there is such a thing as Australian Dhamma. Ajahn looks at the characteristics of Buddhism in Australian culture. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free onli ...…
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Ajahn Sujato gives a Dhamma talk the evening before Australia Day and therefore talks about what it means to him to be an Australian practising Buddhism and whether there is such a thing as Australian Dhamma. Ajahn looks at the characteristics of Buddhism in Australian culture. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free onli ...…
 
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Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Ajahn Sujato gives a Dhamma talk the evening before Australia Day and therefore talks about what it means to him to be an Australian practising Buddhism and whether there is such a thing as Australian Dhamma. Ajahn looks at the characteristics of Buddhism in Australian culture. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free onli ...…
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This talk was given by Luang Por Liem on 25 May 2017 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. During the period from 22-26 May 2017, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery hosted the International Elders Meeting, where more than 100 monastics gathered. The post Abandoning Craving (Thai) appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This talk was given by Luang Por Liem on 25 May 2017 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. During the period from 22-26 May 2017, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery hosted the International Elders Meeting, where more than 100 monastics gathered. The post Hospitality and Respect appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This talk was given by Luang Por Sumedho on 26 May 2017 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. During the period from 22-26 May 2017, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery hosted the International Elders Meeting, where more than 100 monastics gathered. The post Closing Remarks appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
This talk was given by Ajahn Candasiri on 24 May 2017 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. During the period from 22-26 May 2017, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery hosted the International Elders Meeting, where more than 100 monastics gathered. The post Guidelines for Harmonious Life appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
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Dhamma Talks - Amaravati Podcast
 
This talk was given by Luang Por Anek on 24 May 2017 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. During the period from 22-26 May 2017, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery hosted the International Elders Meeting, where more than 100 monastics gathered. The post Loving Kindness appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.…
 
9 Day Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Brahmavamso 2005 March - Day 9 Talk 2
 
9 Day Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Brahmavamso 2005 March - Day 9 Talk 1 - Effort
 
9 Day Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Brahmavamso 2005 March - Day 8 Talk 2
 
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