We’ve had a few questions about whether the course will be live streamed. It’s been a bit difficult to answer this definitely, because of uncertainties on the technical side. Like most Buddhist sites, the Buddhist Society of WA is maintained by a few hard-working volunteers, who already are being asked to do too much!
In any case, it looks like the course will be live streamed, and we will hopefully confirm this soon. Our aim is to live stream through this Discourse platform, but in any case it should be happening through bswa.org.
How nice Bhante, if the course could be streamed does that also means that it could be recorded and then uploaded into youtube´s Bswa channel? because of the time difference between Colombia and Australia it is hard to see the live broadcast.
I appreciate all the effort done by both you, Ajahn Bramhali and all the volunteers,
Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu!
Hi all, sorry about the lack of clarity here, I will let you know as soon as I find out what’s happening! The videos will certainly be uploaded, not sure when. I heard that the live streaming was on, but it seems it was not happening through Discourse.
We will do our best to live stream the courses. The aim is to have them live for people to participate, and upload the videos here afterward.
The video of the first session on Sunday was OK, and will be made available here shortly; however, there were some technical difficulties with the afternoon session - there was a hiccup with the equipment, and the recorder may not have saved the video correctly.
Bhante, and volunteers, is it possible to have the mp3s of the Kamma & rebirth workshops available online? I don’t have good wifi and internet access and downloads are difficult and slow. But I really want to keep up with the discussions, even if I unwillingly missed a session. Just a suggestion.
Thanks, I know about the videos. My point is that downloading mp4s video files takes a long time for me because of my poor wifi network. I suspect although maybe I am the minority, but I may not be the only one. I just wonder if it’s possible to upload the talks in mp3 format as well as the videos. The mp3s should be smaller and not too much to upload. But I know this maybe a bit troublesome for the volunteers, so it’s just a suggestion.
I had some spare time this morning to rip the audios from youtube and left them to upload whilst at your meditation class this arvo (thanks Shirley for the mp3 idea!).
Uploaded them to Internet Archive so they should stay good for a long time (was going to say forever but then thought…oops…anicca )
So here they are -
Now I’ve started, I will do my best to rip and upload them after each lot of future videos appear.
If you have any suggestions, preferred upload sites etc then I’d love to hear them and make necessary changes or additions eg. Is it worth starting a seperate dedicated thread just for the audio files???
And finally, am looking forward to both yourself and Ajahn Brahmali’s teaching tomorrow at Dhammaloka. See you there!
Firstly, thanks alot Ben for uploading them to internet archive . Lately, I made mp3 for my own convenience and stored in my google drive, perhaps I can share the link here so that anyone can download them easily, I’ll try to covert as many mp3 as I can.
Wow, this is fantastic, exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to see on this forum!
I’m not that familiar, so if anyone has any suggestions let us know.
Yes, I think put the audio files on a separate thread, it will make them more discoverable. I have forked this thread to do this.
One of the very cool features of Discourse is “oneboxing”, which is where you just throw in a URL and it figures out how to display the relevant content, either a text snippet, or a video/audio player, etc. You can see this with the Youtube videos. It’s very handy to be able to just stream the A/V content through Discourse.
Archive.orgshould support oneboxing, but it’s not showing up. This is probably because we’ve been messing around with the oneboxing as we try to work out the best way to make it work with SuttaCentral. So hopefully it should work at some stage, when we have worked out the kinks.
Meanwhile, if anyone wants to know what a good site is to upload stuff to, best to use something that can support oneboxing. You can test it here: http://iframely.com/debug
Just throw in a URL and see what happens. Archive.org works well, whereas for example Google Drive doesn’t. Don’t worry if the oneboxing doesn’t work here yet, it will soon.
So maybe one could add the talks to this repository. Unfortunately, I am not sure who maintains that webpage, but I would assume that the operators of that site have some affiliation to Bhante Sujato. His name is explicitly mentioned if you go to: