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Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.

Jill Shepherd: 08 talk: Right Effort p2 - Seven Factors of Awakening
Yesterday at 7:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Continuing to explore Right Effort as the capacity to release the hindrances and help the Seven Factors of Awakening to arise


Jill Shepherd: 07 instructions: mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities
Yesterday at 2:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) An introduction to experiencing the body in terms of the elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air


Jill Shepherd: 06 meditation: spaciousness and mettā
Yesterday at 9:45 AM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Orienting to the energy of mettā / kindness as a support for more openness and ease in the body, heart and mind


Jill Shepherd: 05 instructions: cultivating spaciousness and metta
Yesterday at 9:00 AM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Continuing with the exploration of clinging and release, noticing what gets in the way and what supports more openness and ease, with an invitation to orient to mettā


Jill Shepherd: 04 talk: Right Effort p1 - the Five Hindrances
Last Saturday at 7:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre)


Jill Shepherd: 04 talk: Right Effort and the Five Hindrances
Last Saturday at 7:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre)


Jill Shepherd: 03 instructions: mindfulness of the body
Last Saturday at 2:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Beginning to sensitise our awareness to notice the physical symptoms of clinging and release


Jill Shepherd: 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing
Last Saturday at 9:30 AM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Beginning by establishing awareness of the body sitting, and simply receiving the experience of breathing


Jill Shepherd: 01 instructions: developing mindfulness and steadiness of mind
Last Saturday at 9:00 AM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Developing sati / mindfulness and samadhi / steadiness of mind, to sensitise us to what supports ease, and what gets in the way


Gulwinder Singh: Brahmavihara practices (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Last Thursday at 4:00 PM

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)


Kaira Jewel Lingo: Evening Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Last Wednesday at 7:33 PM

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)


Tara Brach: Compass of Our Heart
Last Wednesday at 7:30 PM

(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) All of our actions, our entire life experience, arises from the energy of intention. While it’s natural that our intentions are shaped by egoic wants and fears, when we bring this into conscious, compassionate awareness, we can discover the deep aspiration that guides and energizes our awakening hearts and minds. This talk explores the movement from egoic intention to liberating intention…the movement from “my will” to “my heart’s will” (a favorite from the archives).


Tara Brach: Meditation: Relaxing Back into Awareness (20:04 min.)
Last Wednesday at 7:30 PM

(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) When we fully inhabit our body, we discover the space and wakefulness of awareness itself. In this meditation, we rest in this open awareness, and when the attention narrows into thoughts, we practice relaxing back into the openness that includes passing sounds, sensations and feelings. We close with a brief offering of lovingkindness to our own hearts and our world (with community OMs – no bell at end).


Mark Nunberg: Introduction to Buddhist Awareness Practice, Week1 - Meditation
Last Wednesday at 7:30 PM

(Common Ground Meditation Center)


Dawn Scott: Equanimity: balanced intimacy
Last Wednesday at 7:30 PM

(Cambridge Insight Meditation Center)


Oren Jay Sofer: Guided Meditation: Nourishing the Heart
Last Wednesday at 7:00 PM

(Various) Guided meditation on noticing and dwelling on what's uplifting in the heart.


Ajahn Sucitto: Wisdom - The Intelligence that Leads to Stillness
Last Tuesday at 6:00 AM

(Cittaviveka) The cultivation of wisdom is not just a matter of intellectually knowing something, it’s a practice of handling, and staying in touch with what’s felt. Steadying citta so it can come out of its fixed gripped state, there’s a turning towards dispassion and right response. Stay in touch with the process, do the process and see where it goes – that’s how you learn.


Ajahn Sucitto: Cracking the Shell Is Pleasant
01/10/2022

(Cittaviveka) The process of cultivation is a pleasant one of cleaning away the dross and delusions that cause us suffering and stress. Drop by drop the bucket fills up with skillful actions and overflows into something more deep, steady, reliable. Be a stable presence rather than search for it, ‘out there’ – gradually the chaos will begin to still. There’s a process there, and the result is purification.


Eugene Cash: The Dharma of 2022
01/09/2022

(San Francisco Insight Meditation Community)


Joseph Goldstein, William Edelglass: Exploring Nibbana: A Conversation with Joseph Goldstein
01/09/2022

(Barre Center for Buddhist Studies)


Zohar Lavie: Saddha: Conviction; Trust; Faith
01/09/2022

(Gaia House)


Ajahn Sucitto: Careful Attention: Food for Awakening
01/09/2022

(Cittaviveka) With careful attention we pick up those qualities within experience that are most supportive for liberation. It means we notice how things affect us and the results that follow. Mindfulness of body gives you something to rest in as you breathe through the rocky areas of heart and mind. Citta comes out of its restricted state and there’s a widening, stepping back, letting go.


Nathan Glyde: Conditioned Towards Freedom
01/08/2022

(Gaia House) Exploring how a wide expanse of Buddha Dharma is implied in Dhammapada verse 1: Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak or act with a corrupted heart, then suffering follows you— as the wheel of the cart, the track of the ox that pulls it. Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak or act with a calm, bright heart, then happiness follows you, like a shadow that never leaves