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Fundamentals of Settled Practice

Guided meditations and talks for a solid, well-rounded, flexible meditation practice.

Healing Virtues of the Heart

Heart Virtues to cultivate for physical, emotional, spiritual, and social healing.

Santi's Talk for Metta & Dana Days for LP (Spring 2011)

On Reading the Suttas:

Using the Suttas to read the Suttas is the approach advocated by Ajahn Buddhadasa.

Study series on Practicing with Dependent Co-Arising (Summer 2009)

Study series on Practicing with the Fourfold Noble Truth (Spring 2009)

Busyness: inquiry into modern life

Anapanasati & Cit-Waang (16 April 2007)

Mindfulness with Breathing as a way to explore and deepen the experience of free-empty mind, one that is not concocted into 'me' and 'mine.' (40 minutes and 7.1 mb)

14-day Retreat at Cloud Mountain (February 2006)

Our detailed discussion of Anapanasati will be posted
here over the next few months.

1. Anapanasati as Path of Serene Insight Part 1 (4.8 mb) | Part 2 (4.2 mb)

2. Contemplating Body in Bodies Part 1 (4.6 mb) | Part 2 (4.6 mb)

3. Calming the Body-Conditoner (6.3 mb) and Other Body Contemplations & 2 Kinds of Thoughts (4.1 mb)

4. Samadhi & Hindrances

Sati Center workshop on The Life and Teachings of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

download or stream from audiodharma.org

Sangha: Supporting Good Practice & each Other (23 September 2006)

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Acceptance & Wise Action: neither passive nor aggressive (5 September 2006)

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Right Effort (4 Right Strivings): General Applications (3 January 2006)

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Right Effort (4 Right Strivings): In Meditation Practice (10 January 2006)

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2006 New years Retreat: coming soon (New Years 2005)


Dependent Co-Origination Class (June & July 2004)

Selflessness (Anatta) in the Suttas (October 2004)

Talks on the Anapanasati Sutta (July 2004)

Enneagram Studies at LP

Buddhism & the 12 Steps


Talks on Freedom in Buddhism & the USA

We Americans are being told by our leaders that acts of violence are committed because "they hate us because we are free." What is this "freedom" that causes others to hate us? And what sort of freedom does Buddhism advocate? A series of talks explore various aspects of freedom.


Making Meaning: Violence or Peace?

19 Sept 2004: Reflections from Chicago's Eyes Wide Open exhibit regarding the human costs of the Iraqi war. We are meaning making creatures. Our meanings lead us into violence & killing just as easily as peace & freedom. When will we stop fighting over the meanings we give to life?

Part 1 (3.34 mb) | Part 2 (3.29 mb)

Freedom without Violence

A talk at the University of Missouri, Columbia concerning Buddhist perspectives on freedom and how are society stacks up these days.

Part A (4.3 mb) | Part B (4.23 mb)


Other topics

Speed, Paranoia & Choice (Sunday 13 June 2004)

Reflections on the twin complaints of many Americans: "I'm too busy to meditate" and "too many worries." Yet, we got here through our choices.

Part A (32:19 mins, 4.62 mb) | Part B (32.35 mins, 4.66 mb)


"Nibbana for Everyone ... Except 'Me'"

From the verses on "Highest & Excellent Security," we look into Nibbana as the ultimate refuge. Nibbana as "coolness" -- the end of greed, anger, fear, & delusion, as well as suffering -- in its ethical, accidental, practical, and fully liberated aspects.

Part A (4.35 mb) | Part B (4.33 mb)


"Heaps, Clinging, & Falling Apart"

Talk on the meaning & importance of the 5 khandha (heaps, aggregates) for insightful inquiry into human life: what is it? what is happening? how do we suffer? how does liberation occur? (17 August 2003)

1: Holding Together & Falling Apart (3.1 mb)

2: Understanding the Heaps (2.9 mb)

3: Impermanence & Not-Self (3.0 mb)


Talks on the Anapanasati Sutta (July 2004)

Dependent Co-Origination Class (June & July 2004)

Selflessness (Anatta) in the Suttas (October 2004)

Talks on Freedom in Buddhism & the USA

Buddhism & the 12 Steps


Audio by Ven. Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Dhamma talks in MP3 are available on this site.

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