Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.
Nathan Glyde: Vibrant Tranquillity and Other Helpful Middle Ways
(Gaia House) Skilful and unskilful fabrication
Zohar Lavie: Appreciating the Uneventful & Opening to Possibilities
Guy Armstrong: Concentration
(Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center) Concentration as a unification of mind brings stability of attention and is the foundation for liberating insight. Benefits of Samatha and vipassana. What blocks concentration and how to develop it in the retreat setting.
Renate Seifarth: Vertrauen Teil 2
(Buddha-Haus) Wie kann ich die Fähigkeit zu vertrauen wieder gewinnen?
Ayya Dhammadīpā: Waves of Metta
(Dassanāya Buddhist Community) Guided meditation on metta like waves of sound radiating in all directions
Renate Seifarth: Die fünf Hemmnisse Teil 2
(Buddha-Haus) Die Hemmnisse Rastlosigkeit und skeptischer Zweifel. Deren Gegenkräfte sind die Fähigkeit sich beruhigen zu können und Vertrauen zu entfalten
Thank you all for your wonderful and inspiring talks. You all have been very helpful. If possible I would greatly appreciate a talk on how one can experience a deep loving relationship without it leading to clinging or grasping which seems to be the cause of so much suffering.
Great teachers. Great talks but not enough.
I love this app. It has helped me very much.
Please include a talk on "How to handle unbearable grief after losing something or someone you love."
I lost my beautiful sweet dog Annie after 14 years, 2 weeks ago and I cry everyday. We shared a love that I will miss the rest of my life. I can't let her go.
All your talks are great. I listen to all of them. Please could you add some just on grief and loss which is one of the most painful experiences in life and what one can do to get past the grief and how one can meditate during times of unbearable grief and loss.
I am very grateful for all of you who give these wonderful talks. Thank you so much.
.I would appreciate it greatly if you could include talks about what one could do to feel self love. I really think that
most people don't feel self love. It seems like things that happen in the world are always telling us we are not good enough or lovable and so we look outside ourselves for happiness.
I still listen to your great talks everyday. I have learned so much.
PLEASE more talks on aging and loss and how to live with loss and the grief that follows.
Maybe there is a guided meditation for loss and grief that could help?
Thank you so much!
Stuyvesant fir the win.
Changed my life
This community is full of well educated, wise people who care about the craft of an hour talk, a dharma talk, a lecture, a sermon. They often include humor, quotes, poems, and their life experiences. I was an occasional meditator prior to this podcast. Since, discovering the plethora of material here I’ve gone on retreats and my practice has deepened and grown in incredible ways. I personally found a spiritual home in this community which I view as grounded, sensible, inclusive smart and wise. It’s a total refuge in a wild world. Regularly listening to this podcast has been an ongoing educations. I would suggest people try and find specific teachers whose voice and approach works for them. Not every lecture/teacher is going to work for everyone but there are a lot of great ones featured here.