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    Online retreats/courses (various traditions)

    Hi Aloka,

    Here are some upcoming live streams and online meditation retreats - I am not vouching or advocating for any of them - just posting the stuff I found on Reddit. If this is not the correct place for posting this, feel free to move it.

    1) http://https://pacifichermitage.org/2020/04/07/mindfulness-in-the-time-of-pandemic-online-retreat-from-birken-monastery/

    2) For morning chanting and meditation: https://pacifichermitage.org/author/hermits/

    3) This one is most probably not free but has some good online courses: http://https://wisdomexperience.org/explore/?media=courses
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    Quote Originally Posted by trusolo
    I am not vouching or advocating for any of them - just posting the stuff I found on Reddit.
    Thank you, trusolo. I have moved the above post #1 from our Theravada forum to here in The Tea Room and given it a title, so that we don't get a mixed tradition list in the wrong place.

    It might also be worth noting that quantity doesn't necessarily mean quality!

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    Thanks Aloka, I wasn’t sure where to put up those links. For those cutoff from their sanghas and not having online access to them, this could be useful. I don’t know who Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Sudanto are but they seem to have created a nice monastery in pacific northwest. It kind of bugs me that all these theravadan monasteries are on the west coast of US and none on the east coast (the ones I would have liked to visit at some point).

    Here is another one from Bhavana Society: http://https://bhavanasociety.org/news/bhante-gs-metta-message-and-online-zoom-meditation-session-information-lieu-bhavanas-closure

    Yes I am aware that quality is far more important than quantity, which is why I am posting links only from teachers I know or if I know of places they have trained from, usually from Theravadin tradition. There are all sorts of “mindfulness and ________” online retreats going on that I haven’t bothered to list.

    Thanks again.
    Metta

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    Perhaps if anyone else knows of some decent online courses, or resources which might be inspiring for us all at this time, they could also add them to this thread.

    Here are some "Dhamma Resources for a Pandemic" at Abhayagiri Monastery USA website:

    https://www.abhayagiri.org/community...a-for-pandemic






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    Here is something else I did. I collected a whole bunch of podcasts (audio talks) from Amaravati and other sources and downloaded them to my ipad so I can listen to them offline. There are hundreds of talks including entire retreats of five to ten days. Since I have not been to any of them, it is the next best thing to see how they were from day to day. Here are the screenshots of some of the stuff I have collected so far. These are all free.



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    Trusolo,

    Thanks for drawing our attention to the wealth of material that can be found online.

    I can't properly read the screenshots. Please can you provide a link to the the Amarvarati site where these podcasts and talks can be found?

    I'm sure other people will also benefit from listening to these items.

    Woodscooter.

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    I can't read the screenshots in #5 either.

    However, there are lots of Dhamma talks as well as books and articles available on the Amaravati Monastery website and some of the necessary information can be found at the link below. Talks can also be received by e-mail.

    https://www.amaravati.org/audio-and-books/

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    Thanks Aloka,

    The link you gave is the correct one, I found them through a search “amaravati monastery” in my podcast icon.

    If you want talks from all the different teachers at Amaravati over the years, there is a huge collection of audio talks at
    https://www.amaravati.org/audio/ which can be accessed through the link you have provided already plus your link has instructions on how to download them on various platforms.
    My screenshots were just to give a flavor of what is available. The same material and even more extensive collection is in the links above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trusolo View Post
    Thanks Aloka,

    The link you gave is the correct one, I found them through a search “amaravati monastery” in my podcast icon.

    If you want talks from all the different teachers at Amaravati over the years, there is a huge collection of audio talks at
    https://www.amaravati.org/audio/ which can be accessed through the link you have provided already plus your link has instructions on how to download them on various platforms.
    My screenshots were just to give a flavor of what is available. The same material and even more extensive collection is in the links above.
    Thank you trusolo,

    Just as an aside, I am already familiar with quite a number of the talks and books by both Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Sumedho in particular, and I have been fortunate enough to have attended both their teachings at Amaravati monastery itself on various different occasions in the past, as well as receive some personal practice advice from both of them separately.

    With metta,

    Aloka

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    Wow! You are very fortunate and must have some awesome karma to have this opportunity to be so close to such amazing practitioners of dhamma and get personal advice from them!! I am very happy! I finally know someone who has been to those retreats and interacted with monastics at Amaravati! very cool! You are blessed Aloka!!

    PS: As you can probably tell from my posts, I am a bit of a “fanboy” of Ajahn Amaro and I would be seriously intimidated if I met Ajahn Sumedho in real life because he just seems to be at another level all together!
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