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Offline truthseeker1

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Online teachers
« on: March 08, 2016, 06:17:22 pm »
I'm new to Buddhism but the more I learn the more I can see that this is for me. I have been meditating daily but I feel like I need some type of instruction on meditation and Buddhism in general. The closest Buddhist center to where I live is an hour away. Are there any trusted online teachers out there? Thank you for any help

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Re: Online teachers
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 04:08:37 am »
Hello,

There many great resources available to learn about Buddhism. You might consider visiting the website for the Insight Meditation Center, which has lots of great articles to read about the basics of Buddhism. They also routinely offer online courses (for free, I believe) that you can sign up for, and there are step-by-step audio guides for meditation. Here is the link:  http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/

Youtube hosts plenty of Buddhist videos. If you search for videos of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Thanissaro Bhikkhu or Sharon Salzberg, you should get plenty of topics to work with. Some Buddhist centers also post videos of their teachings, such as this one that is based in Raleigh, NC:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0jKyLggtIaphlUblFbgklw

Offline KarmaDrakpaYeshe

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Re: Online teachers
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 09:12:35 pm »
I'm new to Buddhism but the more I learn the more I can see that this is for me. I have been meditating daily but I feel like I need some type of instruction on meditation and Buddhism in general. The closest Buddhist center to where I live is an hour away. Are there any trusted online teachers out there? Thank you for any help
I'd trust myself as an online teacher, but I don't really feel comfortable teaching/advising/mentoring these days. Anyone who knows more than you is someone you can learn from. I'm sure there absolutely are online teachers out there. I know there are online learning programs from places like Ranjung Yeshe Institute.

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Re: Online teachers
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 04:29:44 pm »
In the zen realm, Jundo Cohen, Dosho Port and the San Francisco Zen Center, all have online programs. You should be able to check them out through Google. I also have some basic meditation instruction on my website.
My first formal meditation training was with Shunryu Suzuki in the 60's and later with Kobun, Robert Aitken and many other teachers (mainly zen). However, I've spent the most time practicing on my own, which is all I do now. I'm living in a rather isolated area so I miss connecting with other practitioners. Despite my interest in zen I've made an effort to remain secular. You can visit my website at http://www.frogzen.com

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Re: Online teachers
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 12:53:56 am »
Lots of talks from different established teachers on this website:

http://dharmaseed.org/teachers/

Popular teacher Ajahn Brahm's website:

http://www.ajahnbrahm.org/

Gil Fronsdal is a respected teacher who has trained in both Theravada and Zen:

http://www.audiodharma.org/teacher/1/

He also runs online courses, here's an example of one:

http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/programs/online-courses/

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