This site is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella, other IMC/IRC speakers and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA and at the Insight Retreat Center.
Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom.
These talks are freely available to download or listen to. Please help support this service with a tax-deductible donation.
Audiodharma exists through the generosity of many volunteers who do the recording, software programming, maintain our equipment, edit and transcribe the talks.
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Insight Retreat Center (IRC): The Insight Retreat Center is our residential retreat center just outside of Santa Cruz, CA. We offer mostly silent meditation retreats throughout the year primarily focused on insight meditation (Vipassana) and the liberation teachings of the Buddha.
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