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Welcome to the Audio Library

The recordings on this page are grouped in compilations (called ‘albums’ in iTunes). These range from the latest talks to chanting or meditation instructions.

 

Podcasts:


Amaravati Podcast - Latest Dhamma Talks

Here you can find our latest 50 talks given on different occasions during the observance days (Wan Phra) or Sunday Talks. By clicking on the picture, you will be directed to our talks. Or you can subscribe to our talks by email.

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Sunday Talks - 2011-present

These are the latest Sunday Talks. Since 1986, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery offers Sunday talks during the traditional three-month rains retreat which runs from June/July until to the full moon of October. Please check www.amaravati.org for the schedule around this period of the year.

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Chanting:


Chanting Book

Morning and Evening Chanting (Puja), Reflections, and Suttas, as used by Buddhist Monasteries and Groups associated with the Western Forest Sangha in the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah.

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Parittas and Sutta chants

Parittas and suttas chants as used by Buddhist Monasteries and Groups associated with the Western Forest Sangha in the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah.

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Meditation:


How to meditate?

How to meditate? What is meditation? How to “do” sitting or walking meditation? This collection of recordings and other materials will provide some instructions for meditation. For example guided meditation instructions, postures, leaflet on how to sit, or how to sustain ones meditation.

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Ajahn Amaro - 13 Day Retreat 2012

This is a compilation of the retreat given by Ajahn Amaro from 31 August to 12 September 2012. This meditation retreat took place at Amaravati Retreat Center.

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Death and Dying Retreat 2012

This is a compilation of the Death and Dying retreat given from 2-10 July (2012) at the Retreat Center of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.

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Finding the Missing Peace by Ajahn Amaro (+ ebook)

Finding the Missing Peace is simply a set of meditation tools that anyone can use to make his or her life better. This booklet is based on a six weeks series of classes given at Yoga Mendocino in Ukiah, California in 2002 - Ajahn Amaro

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Just One More: Dependent Origination and the Cycles of Addiction Retreat

This is a compilation of the retreat given by Ajahn Amaro from 12-21 July 2013 at Amaravati Retreat Center, United Kingdom.

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Ajahn Sumedho:


Luang Por Sumedho 108 Talks

These Dhamma talks or reflections are given by Luang Por Sumedho during the course of 1978 until 2010. These talks have been compiled for the occasion when Luang Por Sumedho retired from abbotship of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in 2010.

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Intuitive Awareness by Ajahn Sumedho

Awareness is your refuge: Awareness of the changingness of feelings, of attitudes, of moods, of material change and emotional change: Stay with that, because it’s a refuge that is indestructible. It’s not something that changes. It’s a refuge you can trust in. This refuge is not something that you create. It’s not a creation. It’s not an ideal. It’s very practical and very simple, but easily overlooked or not noticed. When you’re mindful, you’re beginning to notice, it’s like this.

This collection of talks has been transcribed in a booklet called Intuitive Awareness. This is included in the download section.

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Sunday Talks - Archive 2000-2010

Since 1986, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery offers Sunday talks during the traditional three-month rains retreat which runs from July until to the full moon of October. These talks are given by the Amaravati Sangha, during this period especially by Ajahn Sumedho. This is the Archive of talks from 2000 until 2010.

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Sunday Talks - Archive 1986-1999

Since 1986, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery offers Sunday talks during the traditional three-month rains retreat which runs from July until to the full moon of October. These talks are given by the Amaravati Sangha, during this period especially by Ajahn Sumedho. This is the Archive of talks from the first Sunday Talk given in 1986 until 1999.

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Audiobook (readings):


Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah - Audiobook

The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah was published in 2012. This is the the complete collection of talks by Ajahn Chah that have been translated into English. During the Winter of 2012, Ajahn Amaro has given a daily reading which are recorded as audio files.What is collected here is the ‘rough-hewn’ edit of these readings. These talks are being made available here as a stop-gap, until the final version is ready. A final version of these readings, including the Q&A, is still under preparation and will be published, hopefully, in the near future.

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The Pilgrim Kamanita

The Pilgrim Kamanita is about the journey of Kamanita, an Indian merchant’s son, from earthly prosperity and youthful romance, to his meeting with a unfamiliar monk, who actually is Gotama Buddha. The Pilgrim Kamanita was published in German in 1906 by Karl Gjellerup. The print version was edited and published by Ajahn Amaro, and offered in dedication when the Amaravati Temple was formally opened in 1999. This is the audiobook version read by Ajahn Amaro; it was originally created principally for his blind mother so that she could enjoy the story too.

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Others - Archives:


Ageing Mindfully Seminar 2012

This is a compilation of the Ageing Mindfully seminar given from 29 June until 1 July (2012) at the Retreat Center of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.

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Compassion in Action by Ajahn Amaro

What is compassion? Can it be cultivated? And if so, how? This class focuses mainly on understanding the essential nature of compassion and the core practices for bringing it into being.These talks were originally given in autumn, 2003, at Yoga Mendocino in Ukiah, California

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External Audio Libraries


Request a MP3-CD to be sent to your home

A variety of albums like chanting, dhamma talks, Pali classes or Majjhima Nikaya teachings (from Bhikkhu Bodhi) have been made available on CDs. To request you can fill in a form to get these discs sent to you.
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The Forest Sangha Publications

Forest Sangha Publications is part of www.forestsangha.org. This site offer access to teachings (audio and ebooks) from the monastic communities of Venerable Ajahn Chah, particularly in the West.
Go to The Forest Sangha Publications

Dharma Seed

This sit has a collection of Dharma and retreat talks by teachers transmitting the Vipassana or Insight practices of Theravada Buddhism. Also a large collection of talks recorded at different retreat centers.
Go to Dharma Seed

More than 3000 talks

Birken Forest Monastery has shared their archive of Dhamma talks online (more than 3000 talks). They are all given by monastics from Theravada Buddhism in the Thai forest tradition, usually tracing their lineage back through Ajahn Chah. There are some chants in English or Pali from this tradition, but the vast majority of the collection is spoken word on the Dhamma. Almost all of the Dhamma Talks are in English.
Go to Birken Forest Monastery

Sutta Readings

Here you can find selected suttas read aloud by teachers and senior Dhamma practitioners in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
Go to Sutta Readings