Our lecture staff, John and Lucie Hall, Philip Lai, Loc Huynh and Hong Ha, have received requests to make the audio available for download so folks can listen to the talks later on.
This is especially useful if you happen to be in a time zone different from California's.
The audio has been available in MP3 format at Dharmaradio.org. for online listening (streaming) or for download.
Now with the advent of Apple's iTunes. 4.9, there is a new, more convenient way to download and listen to Buddha Dharma: the podcast.
Now you can use the free Apple program iTunes to subscribe to the lectures on your PC or Mac.
Here's how this works. Once you subscribe (it's free!) using iTunes, the lectures are automatically downloaded to your PC or Mac as the audio files become available week after week.
Then you can listen to the lectures on the computer or play them for a group or sync them to your iPod or copy them to a CD.
How to subscribe using iTunes:
1. Install iTunes 4.9 (the latest version at the moment) on your PC or Mac.
3. Click Music Store, Podcasts, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
4. See "Berkeley Buddhist Monastery", click Subscribe.
Please note that these files tend to be large, about 25 MegaBytes. They will download in a reasonable amount of time with a fast Internet connection (about 25 minutes), but will take a long time to download using a 56k modem connection. But it is possible.
As the weekly lectures become available, they automatically download to your computer without any further action on your part. The audio files will usually be available several days after the Saturday lecture.
As you know, if you can't come to the Berkeley Buddhist Monastary in person, you can always watch the lecture live via WebCast which is in video and audio format. Details at http://btt sonline.org/Webcast.aspx
Text for the lecture is online in PDF at http://btts online.org/samples.aspx.
You can also order a copy of the Sutra text at http://bttsonline.org/product.aspx? pid=194.
The Folks at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery