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This list of talks is a recommended sequence for learning many of the essentials of mindfulness, insight meditation, and Buddhist teachings and practice. They have been selected from the talks archived on this site.

Meditation Fundamentals


Topic Date Length
Introduction to Mindfulness    
Five Hindrances    
Walking Meditation     2003-04-03 41:48 Download Stream
Mental Noting  (Transcription) 2008-07-20 46:15 Download Stream

Four Noble Truths & the Eightfold Path


Topic Date Length
Four Noble Truths (Transcription)     2005-01-10 46:55 Download Stream
Eightfold Path (Transcription)     2003-08-18 42:45 Download Stream
Eightfold Path (Transcription) 2006-09-03 41:49 Download Stream
   1. Right View: Right Understanding 2007-07-23 45:24 Download Stream
       a) Karma (Transcription) 2003-06-01 39:55 Download Stream
           Karma & Intention (Transcription) 2006-04-03 51:19 Download Stream
       b) The Three Characteristics:    
           i) Impermanence (Transcription) 2005-05-16 39:45 Download Stream
           ii) Dukkha - Cessation of
               Suffering    
2005-01-16 42:18 Download Stream
2005-06-06 42:16 Download Stream
           iii) Not-Self 2005-06-13 42:29 Download Stream
   2. Right Intention (Part 1 of 2) 2004-04-28 48:09 Download Stream
       Right Intention (Part 2 of 2) 2004-04-28 25:14 Download Stream
       Right Intention 2006-10-08 36:14 Download Stream
       a) Ahimsa - Non-Harming     2003-07-20 43:26 Download Stream
       b) Metta - Lovingkindness     2006-04-10 41:57 Download Stream
       c) Renunciation & Ease     2004-12-12 40:53 Download Stream
   3. Right Action: Five Precepts 2003-08-07 54:06 Download Stream
       Five Precepts 2005-10-03 41:09 Download Stream
       a) Not Killing     2005-10-10 47:14 Download Stream
       b) Not Taking What Is Not Given     2005-10-17 33:05 Download Stream
       c) Not Committing Sexual Misconduct     2005-10-25 51:32 Download Stream
       d) Not Lying     2005-11-07 45:32 Download Stream
       e) Not Taking Intoxicants     2005-11-14 44:25 Download Stream
   4. Right Speech: Truth 2005-05-23 43:53 Download Stream
   5. Right Livelihood 2007-01-28 37:22 Download Stream
   6. Right Effort 2004-05-17 38:08 Download Stream
       a) Preventing Unwholesome States     2005-11-13 41:28 Download Stream
       b) Letting Go of Unwholesome States     2005-11-10 40:52 Download Stream
       c) Cultivating Wholesome States     2005-11-27 29:27 Download Stream
       d) Maintaining Wholesome States     2005-12-04 40:51 Download Stream
   7. Right Mindfulness     2004-06-13 52:01 Download Stream
   8. Right Concentration    
       Concentration 2004-06-14 45:31 Download Stream
       Contrasting Mindfulness & Concentration 2006-06-25 38:01 Download Stream

Deepening Practice


Topic Date Length
Taking Refuge     2007-01-14 34:07 Download Stream
Concentration Series    
Three Poisons:    
   1. Greed - Desire & Craving     2006-05-29 46:24 Download Stream
   2. Aversion - Anger     2005-08-29 48:28 Download Stream
   3. Delusion     2007-04-08 44:06 Download Stream
Five Faculties    
Seven Factors of Enlightenment     2004-09-27 41:47 Download Stream
Ten Paramis    
Four Foundations of Mindfulness    2002-09-16 44:03 Download Stream
Metta     2001-09-06 34:14 Download Stream
   Guided Metta     2001-09-06 27:55 Download Stream
   Guided Forgiveness     2001-09-06 15:02 Download Stream
Intermediate Mindfulness    
Fear     2003-01-20 42:27 Download Stream
Pain     2002-11-11 50:05 Download Stream
Investigation     2002-03-18 38:42 Download Stream
Mindfulness of Heart-Mind Quality 2007-11-04 43:08 Download Stream
Not Self (Anatta)    
 

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