There's nothing like the real deal, sitting in the presence of a renowned teacher and many of us have had the good fortune to do just that..
However nowadays with modern technology nobody is missing out on Dharma talks by renowned teachers who are just a click away....
From what I gather, Dharma talks are designed to give people what they need and not necessarily what they want..
What's your take on Dharma Talks ?...( not necessarily just talks given by your own teacher if you have one...)
How helpful are they/have they been to your practice ?
Or are Dharma books more your thing ?
Or perhaps both ?
We have to get access to the teaching somehow...