The intention of this topic is to gather suggestions on Dhamma talks that could be downloaded, grouped and turned into a playlist for a 15-20 days self retreat.
It would be nice to have suggestions that result in playlists as concise as possible and as meaningful as possible - encompassing practical and sutta-based guidelines for one’s cultivation of the “inner” elements of the path (right effort, right presence/mindfulness, right stillness/convergence).
Noble Task of Cultivation of the Path
Withdrawal from sensual pleasures
Dealing with boredom/anxiety
Moreover, sharing of playlists already used and proved helpful is most welcome!
I thank you in advance for your contribution and kindly ask to avoid as much as possible “trolling by debate” in this thread!
On youtube, 1983dukkha uploaded a series of 14 videos (audios) by Ajahn Brahm. They were Dhamma talks during a rains retreat 2001 and pretty deep.
I like Venerable Ayya Vimala’s suggestions, too. I am actually working on the DN2 at the moment.
The atomosphere I can feel from this series is quite lively. On the contrast, Ajahn Brahm talks much more seriously (unlike his normal style on Friday evenings).
I hope you have a wonderful self retreat.