Lectures

These lectures, given by Thanissaro Bhikkhu at various meditation centers and about 40–60 minutes long on average, provide a systematic and focused explanation—and Q&A—on selected Dhamma themes.

2018

  • Refuge
    • September 26th, 2018 | Duration: 44 min | Insight Meditation South Bay

2017

  • Wisdom over Justice
    • September 18th, 2017 | Duration: 46 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Papañca (Part 1)
    • April 28th, 2012 | Duration: 64 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Papañca (Part 2)
    • April 28th, 2012 | Duration: 31 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Papañca (Part 3)
    • April 28th, 2012 | Duration: 85 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Papañca (Part 4)
    • April 28th, 2012 | Duration: 66 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Five Aggregates
    • April 23rd, 2012 | Duration: 39 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Lessons from the Kalama Sutta
    • March 14th, 2012 | Duration: 29 min | Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
    • The Kalama Sutta is most famous for its encouragement not to place total trust in traditions and texts, but it also encourages you not to place total trust in your sense of reason and preferences. So where can you place your trust? This talk focuses on the dilemma posed by the sutta's recommendations, and the way it proposes out of the dilemma.

2011

  • Quality of Metta
    • May 1st, 2011 | Duration: 41 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)

2010

2009

  • Faith and Ardency
    • May 4th, 2009 | Duration: 51 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Generosity
    • May 3rd, 2009 | Duration: 45 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Anatta (Part 1)
    • May 2nd, 2009 | Duration: 117 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Anatta (Part 2)
    • May 2nd, 2009 | Duration: 63 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Anatta (Part 3)
    • May 2nd, 2009 | Duration: 45 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Noble Wealth
    • February 25th, 2009 | Duration: 40 min | Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
    • The inner qualities that provide wealth for the mind—a sense of freedom and security—regardless of outside conditions.

2008

  • Wealth
    • October 5th, 2008 | Duration: 43 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)

2007

2006

2005

  • Heedfulness
    • May 1st, 2005 | Duration: 43 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • War on Karma
    • April 25th, 2005 | Duration: 52 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Heedfulness
    • February 2nd, 2005 | Duration: 83 min | Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
    • Heedfulness—the Buddha's final teaching—provides the context within which his other teachings on the path should be undestood.

2004

  • Happiness
    • April 19th, 2004 | Duration: 50 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Anger
    • February 4th, 2004 | Duration: 91 min | Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
    • Approaching anger skillfully, both by developing a proper understanding of it and by using the many tools that can be used to keep the mind from being overcome by it.

2003

  • Five Aggregates
    • March 29th, 2003 | Duration: 247 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)
  • Holding on
    • March 24th, 2003 | Duration: 41 min | Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City, CA)

2002

  • Untitled
    • February 6th, 2002 | Duration: 87 min | Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2001

  • Dhamma Talk
    • February 14th, 2001 | Duration: 71 min | Insight Meditation Society