Evening Talks Collected by Theme
A graduated series of 50 Dhamma talks for meditators, starting with breath meditation and leading through issues of discernment. As of July 2011, all 50 “Basics” Dhamma talks were remastered to improve the sound quality. They’ve also been retagged as one album and should appear together, and in order, on your audio device.
The Five Strengths.
A series of 5 Dhamma talks following one of the sets of the Buddha’s fundamental teachings from the 37 Wings to Awakening.
The Seven Factors for Awakening.
A series of 7 Dhamma talks following one of the sets of the Buddha’s fundamental teachings from the 37 Wings to Awakening.
A Refuge from Death.
A collection of 20 Dhamma talks, chants, sutta readings and guided meditations for listening as one approaches death.
The Noble Eightfold Path.
A series of 12 Dhamma talks following the classic formula of the Buddhist Path of practice.
A handful of guided breath and metta meditations with 5 to 10 minute pauses throughout for experimenting with the meditation instructions.
With Each & Every Breath.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu ’s meditation guide
With Each & Every Breath lists recommended Dhamma talks at the end of each chapter. Those talks are presented on this page in an organized fashion. You may download a .zip archive with all 116 talks. Its advantage is that all of these talks have been tagged and numbered as an album and should show up coherently in your audio player. This .zip archive is in size.
1 full gigabyte
... Or you may wish to download or listen to the same talks individually from the links below, organized by chapter. These links point back to the dhammatalks.org .mp3 archive, and the talks will have their original album tags and numbering by year of release.
Entire collection of Dhamma Talks (1 GB .zip archive)
2007/6/6: The Noble Search for Happiness
2011/10/17: Why We Train the Mind
2011/12/22: Countercultural Values
2012/4/4: The Intelligent Heart
2012/6/20: Homeschooling Your Inner Children
2005/3/7: The Open Committee
2011/2/6: Organizing Your Inner Committee
2006/1/13: Unskillful Voices
2005/5/21: The Karma of Self & Not-self
2005/04/12: The Need for Stillness
2005/3/27: Everybody Suffers
2004/1/9: Why the Breath
2010/8/13: Why Mindfulness
2009/7/23: Concentration Nurtured with Virtue
2001/5: Concentration & Insight Part One
2012/2/4: In Shape to Meditate
2004/7/24: Maintaining Goodwill
2005/9/2: Metta Meditation
2011/12/21: Goodwill and Heedfulness
The collection of talks entitled Basics (on this page) contains many talks dealing with issues that arise as you start learning how to focus on the breath.
2011/8/10: Gather Round the Breath
2006/11/3: Allowing the Breath to Spread
2010/2/7: Brahmaviharas at the Breath
2011/12/5: Turn Off the Automatic Pilot
2012/7/21: Choiceful Awareness
2011/8/16: Artillery All Around
2011/12/6: Views, Virtue, & Mindfulness
2011/4/10: Training Your Minds
2012/1/21: A Mirror for the Mind Part Two
2012/5/23: Pain is Not the Enemy
2012/7/31: Pleasure & Pain
2010/6/5: Insight into Pain
2012/11/22: Take the One Seat
2012/1/1: Strengthening Conviction
2010/3/23: Perceptions of the Breath
2009/11/9: The Power of Perception
2008/2/3: Judging Your Meditation
2008/2/6: Good & Bad Meditation
2012/1/12: Evaluating Your Practice
2010/11/28: Measuring Progress
2010/11/19: Delusion Concentration
2003/1: No Mistakes are Fatal
2009/10/3: Ups & Downs
2009/7/26: Patience & Urgency
2012/8/10: Fabricating with Awareness
2012/8/17: The Arrow in the Heart
2004/11/24: Unskillful Thinking
2011/4/14: Unlearning Unskillful Behavior
2010/4/21: The Arrows of Emotion
2012/7/22: A Refuge from Illness, Aging, & Death
2011/1/30: Sober Up
2011/10/20: In the Mood
2011/8/15: Today is Better than Yesterday
2010/12/7: Get Out of the Way
2012/11/11: Sorting Yourselves Out
2005/3/9: Purity of Heart
2012/7/25: Feeding on the Breath
2012/7/27: Practicing from Gratitude
2007/5/8: Centered in the Body
2010/3/28: Mindful Judgment Part Three
2011/6/20: For the Survival of Your Goodness
2011/10/22: After-work Meditation
2009/8/14: A Culture of Self-reliance
2006/10/13: A Wilderness Mind at Home
2010/8/25: Skills to Take Home
2001/8: New Feeding Habits
2007/12/20: The Skill of Restraint
2011/8/12: Right Speech, Inside & Out
2012/4/16: A Meditator is a Good Friend to Have
2010/12/10: The Ivory Intersection
2009/1/23: Caring Without Clinging
2011/5/12: Protecting Your Space
2008/5/28: An Anthropologist from Mars
2005/3/16: Renunciation Part Four
2009/1/30: The Four Jhanas
2011/8/21: The Poison Blowfish
2011/9/4: Proactive with Pain
2011/3/10: The Swinging Balance
2011/2/11: Heedful of Death
2011/1/27: Balance & Release
2010/10/6: Broad, Tall, & Deep
2010/10/7: Levels of Truth
2011/11/11: Feeding on Feeding
2006/10/23: Feeding Frenzy
2008/7/31: Good Eating
2011/10/10: Cutting New Paths in the Mind
2009/11/10: Skills of the Dhamma Wheel
2010/10/9: Chewed Up by Your Food
2011/7/20: Isolating the Aggregates
2007/12/8: Transparent Becoming
2011/12/25: Sensitive to the Breath
2011/12/27: Dont Worry, Be Focused
2011/12/29: Full Attention
2012/1/2: Generating Energy
2012/1/11: Strengthening Discernment
2012/6/22: Equanimity Isnt Everything
2012/7/28: The Essence of the Dhamma
2012/8/6: Freedom through Painful Practice
Talks on the Buddhas sixteen-step instructions in breath meditation:
2002/11: The Steps of Breath Meditation
2007/7/16: Lessons in Happiness
2008/2/11: On the Path of the Breath
2010/10/2: The Breath All the Way
2011/8/29: Exploring Fabrication
2012/2/3: Breath, Tranquility, & Insight Part Five
2009/7/30: Admirable Friendship
2011/5/14: To Purify the Heart
2011/4/5: Remembering Ajaan Suwat
2011/1/25: Multi-dimensional Dhamma
2007/7/21: Factors for Stream Entry
2008/10/21: The Brightness of the World
2007/3/20: A Refuge from Modern Values
Other Themed Collections.
Talks from the archive addressing specific topics, such as breath meditation, breaking old habits, pain, and the Sublime Attitudes.