For more audio recordings of readings from Buddhist works, see my Ancient Buddhist Texts Audio page, which now has over 50 hours of recordings listed.

Note that talks are being published in the Dharma Records Audio section in the Internet Archive; and also in the Dharma Records Video section

Unedited Archives of Acarya Godwin’s Retreat Talks

Portrait, Sri Lanka, 1990s

A new page for unedited transcripts and over 100 hours of recordings of Acarya Godwin Samararatne.

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Audio and Audiobook Recordings added to Asvaghosa’s Gold

Asvaghosas Gold

Mike Cross’ readings of his translations of Buddhacarita and Saundarananda now published.

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New Set of Godwin’s Talks Available

Godwin Samararatne

A new set of public and retreat talks by Acarya Godwin Samararatne from the Netherlands in 1996.

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The Life of the Buddha and his Disciples

Buddha, Sariputta and Moggallana

A story from the Dhammapada Commentary retelling the Life of the Buddha and his Two Chief Disciples, and also past life aspirations of other disciples.

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135 hours of Recordings on Ancient Buddhist Texts

Waveform

An update to the large collection of audio files on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website.

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New Audio and Poems on Godwin Home Page

Godwin Portrait, Sri Lanka, 1990s

New material featuring talks by Acarya Godwin Samararatne at the evening meetings, and also discussions and chanting; the poems were written by meditators at Nilambe expressing their thoughts and feelings.

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Recording of Reading of Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna in Pāli Published

Mahasatipatthana

Publication on Ancient Buddhist Texts of a reading in Pali of the important Mahasatipatthanasuttam.

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Chanting at the International Buddhist College

Audio

A recording of the chanting we make at the International Buddhist College together with a chanting book.

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Audio Tipitaka

au

Website featuring recordings in English and Pali of various texts drawn mainly from the Pali Canon by various people.

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Lanna Orchid Ensemble of Chiang Mai University

Audio

Traditional music from Lanna played by the Lanna Orchid Ensemble of Chiang Mai University which I have been using as background music to slideshows of the photographs I made in Chiang Mai.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Four Assemblies

Audio

A Dhamma talk about the original intentions behind the organisation of the Buddhist community, how that has changed over time, and the benefits there would be in returning to the Buddha’s original intentions.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Life of King Asoka

Audio

A short introduction to the life and works of the model Buddhist King Asoka, who reigned over most of the Indian sub-continent a couple of hundred years after the Buddha’s parinibbana, and was instrumental in making the religion an international one.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Developing the Perfections

Audio

I gave this talk to the devotees who attended the Candlelight Procession at Vivekavana Monastery on Vesakha Eve. It recounts the young man Sumedha’s aspiration to become a Buddha and the perfections that had to be fulfilled.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Keeping in Touch with the Dhamma

Audio

This talk is meant for those who find formal meditation too difficult in their home and would like to find some other way to stay in touch with the Dhamma.

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Spencer Sanchez: Buddhist Hip-Hop

Narsimha

Buddhist Hip-hop music by Master Narsimha, who is operating out of Santa Rosa, California. He is the leader of a centre there which is coming out of the Tibetan tradition, and uses his music as an integral part of his practice and Dharma activities.

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Bhikkhu Moneyya: Good Parenting

Bhikkhu Moneyya

In the talk Bhikkhu Moneyya talks about the qualities that make for good parenting, and how the example a parent sets can and will influence their children for better or for worse.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Four Spiritual States

Audio

This is a short talk I gave about how to make everyday an auspicious day by developing four great qualities of mind, and I illustrated it with stories from the life of the Buddha and modern forest monks in Sri Lanka.

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Buddhist Wisdom Verses: Eight things Leading to Prosperity

Audio

To give a taste of what my new book Buddhist Wisdom Verses is like I include one of the 251 sections today. I include here also a reading of the text. These make for very good meditative reflections of the teaching, and you can see how they apply to yourself.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Dhamma Talk on New Year’s Day

Audio

This talk begins by reflecting on the past year and encouraging people to remember their good deeds, and then also to make a strong determination for the coming year to keep precepts and develop further their spiritual life.

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The Bases for Talk

Audio

Here is a short discourse that is well worth time considering as it deals with right and wrong sorts of talk. You can use it as a kind of measure of your own concerns and ask yourself: are they in line with Dhamma or with adhamma?

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