Freely offered by Insight Meditation Center
Freely offered by IMC
AudioDharma includes teachings given at our two centers, Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City and Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, and related locations. This site contains audio recordings and some videos of meditation instruction, Buddhist teachings and related topics. Most recordings are available a few minutes to a few hours after the teaching is offered.
Our teachings can also be accessed via the AudioDharma app, podcasts, and livestream
Talks are also available on mobile devices through our AudioDharma app. The app provides features such as the ability to create custom albums, adding notes to the talks, and seeing lists of the most popular talks.
IMC provides these talks and videos directly on this site, usually within minutes after a teaching has been given.
- Audiodharma App: available in both the Apple store and Google Play:
- Podcast: The recordings are also available as podcasts at Audio Dharma on Apple Podcast Insight Meditation Center Live Stream YouTube Live Stream with chat
- Livestream (check the Insight Meditation Center schedule for live stream times):
Types of offerings to support your practice in different times and circumstances
Dharma talks (30-45 minutes)
Dharmettes (12-15 minutes)
Path Fundamentals is a recommended sequence for learning many essentials
Guided Meditations (20-30 minutes)
Meditation classes are a great way to start or deepen your meditation practice
Retreat talks are a good support for deepening your formal practice
Transcriptions and voice-with-text pages
Search is located on the top navigation of the screen. The textbox allows searching by talk name, speaker name and description of talk by typing your query and clicking the magnifying glass. The advanced search (accessed by clicking "Filter talks by" to the right side of search) allows further filtering by a number of criteria including language, date range, and duration.
Some of the teachings on AudioDharma are available as videos. These teachings have a video icon associated with them. Links to video galleries of some regularly scheduled teachings and classes are under the resources section of AudioDharma’s side navigation bar. These videos are also housed on IMC’s YouTube channel, and IRC video teachings are available on the IRC YouTube channel.
Using or sharing our Talks
The talks are freely available to download or listen. For sharing them, copying and redistributing our material, please follow the guidelines of our Creative Commons license:
- Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
- NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
- No Derivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
- No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.