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Does anyone know of a good sangha that video broadcasts services on the Internet?

ktc2ktc2 NewR'lyeh New

I am located in a place where there is no sangha within about 150 miles. Can anyone recommend a sangha that broadcasts its services over the Internet so I can watch from home? I'm new to Buddhism and am looking for a place to learn, even if I can't be there in person.

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  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    There are countless podcasts on youtube; which tradition do you follow, or do you wish to 'spread your options'...?

    I can't personally think, or know, of any sangha that does 'live' broadcasts, but there are very many different teachings available as videos, if that's any help...

    lobster
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    There's also a really good website if you'd like to explore Theravada teachings, called AccesstoInsight. The font of information there is literally virtually bottomless...

  • Tibetan gelug the knowledge base on Buddhism and Asian classics institutes email them on online teaching.

    My geshe has a past the founder but is a good teacher

  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Veteran Whitby, Ontario Veteran

    Even if you are not particularly drawn to Theravāda Buddhism, I would second Federica's suggestion. AccesstoInsight & SuttaCentral IMO are the best digitized sources for authentic Buddhist scripture that I know of in English.

    You might be further interested in Śrāvastīvihāra (Shravasti Abbey), which has a wonderful web presence linked to the superb Venerable Thubten Chodron Bhikṣunī. Their YouTube page is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/sravastiabbey

    Bunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
    edited November 2018

    @ktc2 said:
    I am located in a place where there is no sangha within about 150 miles. Can anyone recommend a sangha that broadcasts its services over the Internet so I can watch from home?

    Hello. Welcome. =)

    Zen services online B)
    https://www.treeleaf.org

    Cushion sangha is right under your ass :p [note to self: Be kinder]
    https://cundi.weebly.com/meditation.html

    Buddhist dharma [big clue coming up] is a participation sport :)

    Good luck ????

    ajhayes
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    I believe Ajahn Brahm streams some of his talks live and answers questions via email from around the world in them. I don't know where to find them, but some searching should be able to find it.

  • BunksBunks Veteran Australia Veteran

    @person said:
    I believe Ajahn Brahm streams some of his talks live and answers questions via email from around the world in them. I don't know where to find them, but some searching should be able to find it.

    Yes, Ajahn Brahm (Theravadan tradition) live streams many talks from his Monastery in Western Australia

    https://www.youtube.com/user/BuddhistSocietyWA/videos?view=2&flow=grid

    And Venerable Thubten Chodron (Tibetan tradition) does the same

    https://thubtenchodron.org/live/

    Can recommend both!

    personlobster
  • ktc2ktc2 New R'lyeh New

    Thank you all for the answers! I will check out the resources you suggested.

    Bunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Live Streaming events
    https://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/page/livestream

    Also the Buddhist Society do a free online course ...

    elcra1go
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    As well as video consider audio, even if not 'live', for example:
    https://studybuddhism.com/en/tibetan-buddhism/audio-courses

  • possibilitiespossibilities Veteran PNW, WA State Veteran

    Maybe this helps, it's an online sangha meeting twice per month::
    https://secularbuddhism.org/2012/09/11/introducing-the-practice-circle/

    lobster
  • Rowan1980Rowan1980 Keeper of the Zoo Asheville, NC Veteran

    The dharma center I have been attending, Urban Dharma NC, has livestreams on Facebook. They’re pretty easy to find if you pop their name into the search function on FB.

    Bunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Is that the Facebook before you were born ... and catalogued ... o:)
    http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/21572/what-was-my-face-before-i-was-born

    personRowan1980adamcrossley
  • FoibleFullFoibleFull Veteran Canada Veteran
    edited April 2019

    You can check out this website. I have never accessed it (nor Gelek Rimpoche) since I we have a Geshe teaching in my own city.
    But my sister, living elsewhere, was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism by Gelek Rimpoche and was very impressed with him.
    And he has written a book "Good Life, Good Death" which I was very impressed with. You might want to read the book first.
    The center he founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan has some teachings that appear to be online/live:
    https://www.jewelheart.org/

    lobsterRowan1980
  • bravehawkbravehawk Explorer Explorer

    I second Sravasti Abbey on YouTube. They also have a web based learning group called SAFE. Only so many spots though. I am in year two myself and deeply grateful for the teachings.

    Bunkslobster
  • elcra1goelcra1go Explorer Edinburgh, Scotland Explorer

    Insight Hour with Joseph Goldstein- is audio dhamma talks available on Soundcloud; Spotify and Youtube- or beherenownetwork.com (which includes talks by various others on Buddhism and some on other topics too)

    I like Joseph because he talks in a very simple way; and although he has been practicing for over 40 years mostly in Theravada/Vipassana tradition explains Buddhism in the spirit of one dhamma.

    Very accessible and quite a growing collection of Episodes: 79 so far...

    I find they are great for travelling or lying down and listening too.

    He is a good egg.

    Bunks
  • elcra1goelcra1go Explorer Edinburgh, Scotland Explorer

    Plum Village has a free app. for mobile phones- which has various resources; practices; guided meditations; contemplations; an 'ask Thay' section (similar to the Q&A youtube videos with Thich Nhat Hanh) you can also set a bell to ring from your phone at intervals of 5 mins to 60 mins- to bring you back to your body- At Plum Village I believe this sounds every 15 mins where everyone stops what they are doing relax the body and become aware of their breathing and enjoy 3 in and out breathes- but take what you need from it...

    (I know you asked about videos- but I find the podcasts and app. a great help)

    Bunksadamcrossley
  • bravehawkbravehawk Explorer Explorer

    @elcra1go thank you for the resource! I never really got into Ram Das but that link had an amazing talk, at least part 1 of it , about “what good is the astral? “

  • SkyDakini2SkyDakini2 New az New

    @ktc2 said:
    I am located in a place where there is no sangha within about 150 miles. Can anyone recommend a sangha that broadcasts its services over the Internet so I can watch from home? I'm new to Buddhism and am looking for a place to learn, even if I can't be there in person.

    On You Tube look up Garchen Buddhist Institute...they broadcast most meditation classes and other ceremonies.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @SkyDakini2 said:

    @ktc2 said:
    I am located in a place where there is no sangha within about 150 miles. Can anyone recommend a sangha that broadcasts its services over the Internet so I can watch from home? I'm new to Buddhism and am looking for a place to learn, even if I can't be there in person.

    On You Tube look up Garchen Buddhist Institute...they broadcast most meditation classes and other ceremonies.

    Sadly, ktc2 hasn't been back since posting this thread which was 2 years ago.

    This is the problem sometimes with reviving 'necro' or ancient threads...

    General request to all members:

    Please look at the date of the first/original post, and check the thread for the last post too. If it's over a year ago, or the first contributor doesn't appear within a year of the current date, please start a new thread, if necessary, or let it be...

    I think it's both kind and considerate to offer support and help. I just think it's a shame for those who respond, if their kind contribution lands on deaf ears...

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    That said, I often think of forums as a general repository of information, and you never know when a google search is going to deposit someone at the newbuddhist topic and benefits from your answer...

    how
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Kerome said:
    That said, I often think of forums as a general repository of information, and you never know when a google search is going to deposit someone at the newbuddhist topic and benefits from your answer...

    That's what the search facility is for.

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