I'm looking for videos with Dharma talks and am hoping that the community here can help me. Grateful for any links to online talks and DVD recommendations.
Yuttadhammo, one of the moderators on this site has done a lot of youtube videos that people find very useful and you might too. All freely available.
Here are some links you might find useful:
Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Sq_tAHjwk
Ven. Yuttadhammo: https://www.youtube.com/user/yuttadhammo
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi: http://birken.ca/audio_collections
The Dalai Lama on Nature of the Mind*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO7RQi55asY
Answering my own question here, these are the major places i know of for the Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh) tradition:
- Plum Village Online Monastery on youtube Years: 2012 - present
- Plum Village Online Monastery on Vimeo Years: 2010 - 2012
Also in the same tradition there are these:
- SourceOfLightMon on youtube (has videos overlapping with the topmost link)
- Dharmacloud monastery on youtube
PS Please edit if you know of more video resources for the PV/TNH tradition
The American Zen College has a bunch of Dharma Talks videos posted up on YouTube:
Also Ven. Bodhi's Middle Length lecture series at: http://www.noblepath.org/audio.html
Highly recommend For The Benefit of All Beings, a film about Garchen Rinpoche
May all paths lead you to the great love.
The "right" teacher depends on who's style and teaching you jive with.
My favorite is from the Thai Forest Tradition -- Ajahn Thanissaro
There is no fluff or BS with Ajahn Thanissaro. He calls it like it is, and challenges listeners to deeply question their practice. I appreciate this approach.
He is a westerner, studied for 20+ years in Thailand. He has videos on YouTube, but his audio talks, which he gives daily, are well worth the listen.
On top of that, he has many books. with several translations of some of Thailand's most revered Therevada Forest monks.
Try collective teaching of Ajahn Chah.
There are videos on youtube and also available as podcasts.
He is from thai forest tradition and is a great teacher of western monks.