"The Dhamma is Well-Expounded, Apparent Here & Now, Timeless, Encouraging Investigation, Leading-Inwards, To Be Experienced Individually By The Wise.”
Audio Dharma is hands down the best place for Dhamma talks, outside of Abhayagiri Monastery talks or going to a Buddhist temple yourself. This is /real/ Buddhism; you know- the actual teachings of the Buddha (something that seems to be overlooked in so many western circles using the word "Buddhist".) Andrea Fella, in particular, is an amazing teacher. Personally, she has helped me dive into myself and find insights that I would have never found without the help of this podcast.
Buddhism is a systematic path for radical understanding, realization, acceptance, and growth —under one condition: you're actually practicing Buddhism. Audio Dharma would be sanctioned by the Buddha himself.
If you're looking for serious Buddhism, for a serious Buddhist - you've come the the right place. These Dhamma talks are among the first steps on the Path to Waking Up. I strongly recommend them to anyone even remotely interested in the subject.
There is a disturbing trend among New-Agey, Western folk-Buddhists to slap the Buddha's name on anything even remotely pop-psychological. As a result, there is an unfortunate misconception about what Buddhism is in the West. Well, Buddhism has nothing to do with happy-go-lucky sentimentality, Buddha "watching over you" (that makes me shudder), or any type of transcendental meditation hokey-pokey movement promising heaven on earth. No. What is Buddhism? Listen to Audio Dharma - and you will begin to know.