I am collecting links to free dharma teaching for those who can’t afford the $10.00 to $20.00 that many centers ask for a class. I am sure it is worth it and I understand the need to pay bills and rent, but I barely have enough to pay my bills and rent. This doesn’t negate the need or importance of hearing or learning the Dharma. I think it is important and there are sources that offer it for free or cheap to those who can’t afford it. If you know of any more sources to add to the list please let me know.
v A great source to begin with is http://www.youtube.com/ simply type in Buddhism along with any specific topic you would like to learn about, there is endless teaching on this site.
v Another great source are podcasts, search your favorite podcast sites for the Dharma.
v Some sites that offer audio teaching . . .
o Naropa Poetics Audio Archives – http://www-tracey.archive.org/details/naropa#forum
o www.lamrim.org (all sorts of talks you can download & listen to from HHDL & other lamas)
“See the whole thing is a world full of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege of consuming, all that crap they didn’t really want anyway such as refrigerators, TV sets, cars, and general junk you finally always see a week later in the garbage anyway, all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of ’em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures.” –Jack Kerouac