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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.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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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.

    Donald Rothberg: Dharma and Democracy: A Talk on the Fourth of July

    Donald Rothberg: Dharma and Democracy: A Talk on the Fourth of July

    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) On the Fourth of July, we look at the relationship between the freedoms opened up by the dharma, the teachings and practices of awakening, and by the promise and actuality of democracy, at this time of peril for democracy in the U.S. and elsewhere. Can we imagine a spiritually-grounded democracy? To respond to this question, we examine the vision of democracy, remembering both some of the words of the founders and the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "America is essentially a dream, a dream as yet unfulfilled. It is a dream of a land where people of all races, all nationalities and all creeds can live together as brothers and sisters." We also explore the vision of dharma and awakening, including the Buddha's creation of a community separate from the prevailing caste system of his time. Yet we also need to look at the many "shadows" of both democracy and dharma, which obscure the vision and prevent its full realization. We end by pointing to a number of ways to renew, develop, and practice our visions of "spiritual democracy" in the different parts of our lives.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ayya Santacitta: Rejoicing in Community

    Ayya Santacitta: Rejoicing in Community

    (Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery) Guided Meditation

    • 24 min
    Ayya Santacitta: What I Learned from Community

    Ayya Santacitta: What I Learned from Community

    (Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery)

    • 33 min
    Nathan Glyde: Undivided Attention

    Nathan Glyde: Undivided Attention

    (Gaia House) How much of our lives do we live distracted and dispersed? Diverted away from being gathered, sensitive, and present. When we divide our attention, we move away from wholesomeness and fulfilment. We drift from freedom into dukkha. Guided meditation and talk with questions and responses in the Online Dharma Hall of Gaia House.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Tuere Sala: Building Resilience from the Four Brahmaviharas

    Tuere Sala: Building Resilience from the Four Brahmaviharas

    (Cambridge Insight Meditation Center)

    • 36 min
    Donald Rothberg: Practicing with Polarization, Differences, and Conflict 2

    Donald Rothberg: Practicing with Polarization, Differences, and Conflict 2

    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We explore further a number of skillful practices and dharma resources for situations involving polarization, differences, and conflict, whether internal, relational, or collective that were identified in the previous week. Two days after last week's talk, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade; we start by examining the nature of polarization at the social level. We look also at the possibility of belonging, community, non-polarization, and moving toward Dr. King's "beloved community," in the midst of differences. Then we focus further on the centrality of empathy and listening to those with different perspectives, offering empathy practices that complement the other practices identified in the talk. The talk is followed by discussion.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
306 Ratings

306 Ratings

Conguszen ,

Very inspiring

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.
Thank you.

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.
Thank you,

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!

Messiahsez ,

Nice

Stuyvesant fir the win.

Kidpalmtree ,

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.

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