Online Teachers

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Online Teachers

Postby lite » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:38 pm

Are there any buddhist teachers online? I mean, in terms of real interaction, such as text, voice or video chat.
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby Soar » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:09 pm

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu - Dzogchen Teacher gives many teachings via webcast:
http://www.dzogchencommunityuk.org/acti ... hings.html

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives many talks on compassion and various buddhist teachings:
http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/schedule

Both are excellent teachers able to connect with students via webcasts. There is no need for text/video chat but it is a very real interaction if you are receptive and open to that way of teaching. May be difficult to tune into that in the beginning though so it helps to make in person contact with the teachers and other students when you can.
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby philji » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:49 pm

I know of a few Lamas who use Skype to communicate with students but with each of them you need to have met and introduced yourself first .
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby Fruitzilla » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:04 pm

Jundo Cohen ( a Soto Zen priest ) has an online sangha. He seems to be a bit controversial in some parts of the Buddhist world, but people I know and respect practice with him, so their has to be something there.... http://www.treeleaf.org/
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby Jikan » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:56 pm

Fruitzilla wrote:Jundo Cohen ( a Soto Zen priest ) has an online sangha. He seems to be a bit controversial in some parts of the Buddhist world, but people I know and respect practice with him, so their has to be something there.... http://www.treeleaf.org/


Mr Cohen and his sangha are an interesting case. Related threads:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=11646

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=11691
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby lite » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:49 pm

I guess an e-mail is as best as it gets.
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby Dan74 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:53 pm

I know Edward Espe Brown used to have students he communicated with through email and skype.

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1213&start=2320#p252288
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby Lindama » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:57 pm

Dosho Port (zen) has an online coarse, "Guidelines for Studying the Way", beginning Sept. 15:

his blog w/info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wildfoxzen/2014/08/guidelines-for-studying-the-way-online-course-begins-september-15th.html

website: http://www.greattideszen.com/
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby fraternul » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:59 am

hello,

There is a great website called Dharma Das that has teachings online and some webinars.

Dharmadas.co
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Re: Online Teachers

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:38 pm

Garchen Rinpoche. Constantly giving webcasts of teachings and empowerments. Sign up to his Facebook pages to be kept informed.

Refer to here for example, for a series of teachings starting tomorrow.
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