Best Dharma podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation 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. To learn more about the Insight Meditation Center, visit our website at
Talks by Gil Fronsdal at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA
Past Dharma talks given at the Rime Buddhist Center.
given at the Zen Buddhist Temples of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom (BSCW). The BSCW is a North American Buddhist order founded by Ven. Samu Sunim, a Korean Zen master. The Society's Dharma work promotes the non-dual gate of awakening in everyday life. For more information, visit
Dharma in the Desert is the official podcast of the Arizona Buddhist Temple. The purpose of this cast is to spread the teachings of the Dharma and provide different insights into the teachings of the Buddha. Every cast is brief introduction of a Buddhist concepts, followed by a Dharma message that by one of the temple ministers.
Against the Stream
Dharma talks by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, and other teachers at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere.
Dave Smith Dharma
Talks and meditation instructions from Dave Smith, Dharma Teacher, Mindfulness Trainer, Secular Humanist...recovering buddhist. These talks and instructions are offered to you free of charge. If you are moved by generosity, and would like to support me in my livelihood, making a donation would be greatly appreciated. You can support the work I do here at this link and hit the DONATE TAB: a Dharma teacher, my primary focus of interest has been in early Buddhism ...
Dharma talks on Zen meditation and practice by Taigen Dan Leighton and other members of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.
Dharma Time
Dharma Time focuses on the spiritual side of life & how to use it to achieve long lasting happiness & enlightenment. Listen to The Dharma Guy as he shares the wisdom he's gained from his own journey in life & into the philosophy of Buddhism. As a one man show, this hour promises to be intimate & thought provoking with the occasional special guest host.
Buddhist Geeks
Dharma in the Age of the Network
Insight Meditation teacher Shell Fischer, founder of Mindful Shenandoah Valley, offers her 25+ years of mindfulness training and study in these weekly talks about how we can use meditation practice to cultivate more compassion, kindness, joy, balance, and calm in our lives.
SSIO Malaysia is an interfaith service orientated NGO dedicated towards the promotion of human values and selfless community to the poor and needy.
Dharma Chasers
Welcome to the Nik The Dharma Dog Guy makes dog training easy podcast, a natural and instinctive approach to dog training.
Recent Dharma talks given to the Seattle Insight Meditation Society by senior western Vipassana and Zen teachers. Seattle Insight Meditation Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and welcoming community devoted to offering the Buddha’s teachings on wisdom and compassion to all those who seek them. SIMS encourages an ongoing investigation of our lives for the liberation of all beings and the stewardship of the planet. Find more at
The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.
Discourse, Discussion and Culture from the Buddhist Temple of Toledo
The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Zen Mountain Monastery, the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order, is one of the West’s most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries and training centers. Nestled in New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains, the Monastery draws its strength from the ...
Zen Dharma Talks
given at the Zen Buddhist Temples of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom (BSCW). The BSCW is a North American Buddhist order founded by Ven. Samu Sunim, a Korean Zen master. The Society's Dharma work promotes the non-dual gate of awakening in everyday life. For more information, visit
Weekly Sanga
Krishna Katha with Srila Dhanurdhara Swami
Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.
Prairie Zen Center Sunday Dharma Talks
Sharing the Dharma, one pod at a time
Welcome to our Boundless Way Temple podcast, coming your way from Worcester, Massachusetts. You can listen to dharma talks (teisho) given by our four resident teachers: Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, David Dae An Rynick, Roshi, James Myosan Cordova, Sensei and Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, Sensei. For more information about teachers, events, and practice periods, go to our website:
Handcrafted Zen
Zen Talks, Dharma Talks, Koans, Art
Phillip Moffitt is co-guiding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the founder of the Life Balance Institute. He teaches vipassana (insight) meditation and is the author of two books: "Dancing with Life," which explores the Four Noble Truths, and "Emotional Chaos to Clarity." More information can be found at:
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enligh ...
Rinzai Zen Dharma Talks given at the Seattle Zen Temple Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji or other locations associated with Chobo-Ji.
Live Vedanta
A podcast on high thinking and happy living with Vivek Gupta.
The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view.
Dharma Ocean
Dharma Ocean presents compelling talks by Reggie Ray, a unique and dynamic teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Reggie has a special gift for applying the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. As spiritual director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, Reggie mentors a worldwide community of practitioners committed to meditation as a path of discovering wakefulness in everyday life. His teaching is marked ...
Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a weekly exploration of self-realization, death, love, devotion and waking up while living in a messy world. Satsang is an ancient spiritual practice from India. It means "being in Reality together." During satsang, people gather with a teacher to learn, ask questions, find community, chant and sing. Shambhavi Sarasvati gives satsang every Sunday in Portland, Maine. The dharma talks offered here are recordings of the live satsang. Shambhavi is the spiritual direc ...
Inspired Living
Explore thought-provoking topics and ideas that promote creativity, self-help, healing, happiness, and well-being to inspire you on your spiritual journey.Each week on Inspired Living, Marc Lainhart and Kimberly Thalken will discuss different paths to achieving a more spiritual, balanced, happy and healthy lifestyle. Topics will elevate consciousness and range from metaphysics to the human and social experience and all things spiritual.Welcome to an “Inspired” community that offers support, ...
The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view.
From Deer Park Monastery, a practice center in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
What I teach is a reflection of the constantly changing nature of my own practice. When I give a talk it is not a set agenda, but something that I've been reflecting about. The talks tend to be in rhythm with my own practice. At the moment, I'm reflecting on the interplay of the personal and the non-personal, on aloneness and intimacy, on emptiness and embodiment. This process of reflection is a slow one. I hold a question in the background of my consciousness and then prepare to be surprise ...
Jay Michaelson is a writer working in two fields -- as a columnist on law and religion, and a writer/teacher of contemplative practice.
Host Domyo Burk is a Soto Zen priest and teacher. She records episodes specifically for podcast listeners on traditional Zen and Buddhist teachings, practices, and history.
Dharma Talk
Dharma Talks by Upasaka Culadasa
svetkrb on Narro
svetkrb uses Narro to create a podcast of articles transcribed to audio.
Interviews with Scholars of Buddhism about their New Books
This series includes talks about Buddhism. Most of the talks are by Judith Ragir, a Zen teacher from Minnesota who studied with Dainin Katagiri Roshi for many years. Other talks are from individuals who co-led classes or retreats with Judith. For more information about Judith, visit Related talks can be found at
All Chogyam Trungpa
A podcast focused on the teachings, writing, poems, of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and their relevance to suffering, meditation, secular society, religion, health, psychology, mind, the void, death and living.
Welcome to Embodied Living Yoga, with Shannon Elliott. Shannon is a yoga instructor and owner of Onyx Yoga Studio. Her gift to others is to pass on the teachings from those who have done the same for her. Enjoy the briefer dharma talks from live yoga classes and the longer podcasts on topics ranging from breath, to the ancient texts, to Ayurveda, and many things in between. She has the ability to make students feel as if she is speaking directly to them, take a listen! These discussions are ...
Download free lectures about spirituality, religion, kabbalah, the Bible, Greek myth, Runes, astrology, alchemy, meditation, the Zohar, Tantra, sacred sexuality, and much more. A free public service from Glorian Publishing, a non-profit organization.
Sac Urban Dharma
Dharma talks, discussions, and interviews, presented to, or by, Sacramento Urban Dharma meditation group
Podcasts - Kosi
Support for discovering the happiness of your eternal nature.
Hacking the Self
Exploring physical and mental health through ancient wisdom and modern science
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It’s that time of the year that we all reflect on what we’re thankful for. Today, The Dharma Guy & The Dope Doctor discuss their appreciation for what life has brought them along with special guest Skylar. Hopefully this episode helps you see things in your life in a more spiritual light. What are you thankful for?…
Musician Amos Lee started meditating in college as a way to cope with his mother's breast cancer diagnosis and his own Generalized Anxiety Disorder. For two years, he was going on retreats and meditating two hours a day. Lee knows what it's like to face personal hardships, so he views his music "as a service," a way to reach out and comfort peo ...…
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This talk was given at the Durango Dharma Center. Inspired by recent events, as well as the world at large. Dave takes an honest look at the practice of sila. Translated as integrity and discipline. Sila is the foundation for the entire path. Get some y'all.By (dave smith ).
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This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores the importance of acknowledging our lineage, of saving hungry ghosts, and of the inner and outer demons we encounter in our practice. If you would like to learn more about the Buddhist Temple of Toledo or to m ...…
Episode Description: In this memorial, Roshi Joan Halifax & Frank Ostaseski first offer their thoughts on Roshi Bernie Glassman. Frank fondly remembers Bernie as being a true “mensch,” characterizing him as kindhearted, irascible, sweet, wise, and humble. Roshi Joan follows with additional words of love and respect for Bernie, who was her teach ...…
In this episode, we learn about how to handle laziness and procrastination through the lens of Swami Chinmayananda's short and beautiful text, "I Love You Letters." This is the first of several episodes recorded in Atlanta, GA. If you've enjoyed what you heard, join Vichara Gurukula for the Happiness Series Part II! From December 3rd to 6th, 7p ...…
Here, Reggie explores the roots of somatic meditation in ancient India. He says that the history of Buddhism was mostly written by monastics and reflects a “renunciation” approach to spirituality. However, there is a more unknown history of practice exemplified by lay practitioners known as “siddhas.” This excerpt is from a talk given in Your B ...…
Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service.
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya-līlā Chapter 8 Text 1 prabhu kahe, “eho haya, kichu āge āra” rāya kahe, “sakhya-prema — sarva-sādhya-sāra” TRANSLATION Hearing this from Rāmānanda Rāya, the Lord again requested him to go a step further. In reply, Rāmānanda Rāya said, “Loving service to Kṛṣṇa rendered in fraternity is the highest perfection.…
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the November, 2018, Zazenkai at Chobo-Ji. This talk explores Case 21 of the Book of Equanimity. This case examines pointing at the moon, eating at the same table, Auschwitz Birkenau, the passing of Tetsugen Bernie Glassman and just sweeping.By (Genjo Marinello).
In the last episode, I introduced the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as the Buddha taught them. Mindfulness means to remember something, or keep something in mind. The Four Foundations are the four categories of things you keep in mind if you want to walk the path to spiritual liberation. In this episode I talk about how the Four Foundations o ...…
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi The True Dharma Eye, Case #101 Zen Mountain Monastery, 11/18/2018 In this talk, Shugen Roshi takes up the lines central to our Ango study of Buddha ancestors: “I am like this. You are like this. All the ancestors in India were like this.” Through the lens of Master Dongshan’s Five Ranks, he speaks of the importance ...…
Dharma talk given by David Dae An Rynick, Rōshi, on November 11, 2018
Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei Zen Mountain Monastery, 11/16/2018 “We bow in deep respect to Prajna Paramita, mother of all Buddhas. She illuminates our delusion and dispels all fear.” Hojin Sensei uses this line from the daily liturgy to urge us to “entertain our delusions as guests,” learning to regard what may seem like a hindrance as the very me ...…
What does Ramana’s teaching really do for you? What if your ego was an illusion or mirage? How does understanding the reflective nature of ego help you break free of the powerful genetic movement of your mind to fight?
Danica Shoan Ankele, Senior Monastic Zen Mountain Monastery, 11/15/18 In this talk, Shoan evokes the pervasive presence of the ancestors in our practice of zazen, oryoki, and liturgy. She cites the writings of women ancestors across space and time, speaking to the mystical truth-seeking heart of every religious tradition.… Download Audio File.
Aired Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:00 PM ETPremonition Code with Julia MossbridgeJoin us this “Wisdom Wednesday” on Inspired Living Radio for another fun, educational and Inspiring show!Listen Live: TIMES CALL-IN LINES: 202-570-7057INSPIRED LIVING – INTERNET RADIO AT: 12PM PST / 1PM MT / 2PM CST / 3pm EST: https ...…
Ever been told that you can’t understand someone unless you experienced their situation? Today, The Dharma Guy & The Dope Doctor dive into this complicated subject and discuss how everyone has a story. A story doesn’t necessarily mean nobody can empathize or add value to your plight in life.
Shambhavi riffs on the words of Utpaladeva and gets personal about devotion and her identification with the role of the servant. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi Zen Mountain Monastery, 11/14/2018 “Concentration nurtured with virtue is of great fruit, great reward. Discernment nurtured with concentration is of great fruit, great reward. The mind nurtured with discernment is rightly released.” In this talk from November’s Shuso Hossen Sesshin, Shugen Roshi delves into this s ...…
ABC News Senior National Correspondent Matt Gutman is, unfortunately, no stranger to tragedy, both in his career as a journalist and his personal life. He learned the practice of meditation at just 12 years old, mere months before his father would be killed in a plane crash. And now, nearly 30 years later he's reporting on how meditation played ...…
53108: 2018-11-13 DaRa Williams: Impermanence: The Arising And Falling Of The Ten Thousand Joys and The Ten Thousand Sorrows
One of Buddha's central teachings was the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, about how you walk the Eightfold Path to liberation. Mindfulness, or sati, means to remember or keep in mind, and the four foundations are the four things you should keep in mind (or focus on) if you want to progress on the spiritual path. In this first episode of two on ...…
This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei discusses a passage from Section 9 of the Diamond Sutra. If you would like to learn more about the Buddhist Temple of Toledo, or to make a contribution in support of this podcast, please visit buddhisttempleof ...…
Episode Description: In this talk, Kigaku Noah Rossetter briefly dons a red clown nose in honor of Bernie Glassman Roshi for a very serious discussion on the relative and absolute. Noah consults Roshi Joan Halifax’s book Standing at the Edge to get the discussion started. He quotes, “Relative wisdom is seeing and understanding the interconnecte ...…
In this episode, we learn about how to deal with people in our lives through lens of Swami Chinmayananda's short and beautiful text, "I Love You Letters." This is the first of several episodes recorded in Atlanta, GA. If you've enjoyed what you heard, share this episode with a friend! Or find us online at Vichara Gurukula: ...…
ADZG 665 ADZG Sunday Morning Dharma Talk by Rev. Yoki Shudo Paula Lazarz
In today’s sanga Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations from the festival honoring Śrīla Prabhupāda on the day of his disappearance at Bhaktivedanta Āśrama in Govardhana.By (Dhanurdhara Swami).
Lama Matthew Palden Gocha reflects on his recent visit to the 2018 Parliament of Worlds Religions in Toronto, Canada. He shared several highlight videos and a special message from Valarie Kaur on Revolutionary Love. Given on November 11th, 2018. The following highlight videos can be found on YouTube In Service, With Love from the 2018 Parliamen ...…
Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service.
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi Zen Mountain Monastery, 11/11/2018 Shugen Roshi officiates a ceremony in which Nancy Meyer-Emerick (Eisho, “eternal bloom”), Constanza Ontaneda (Sokyo, “everyday sutra”), Steve Miron (Seigan, “sacred eye”), Achong Chen (Jusan, “pearl mountain”), Jonathan Rosenthal (Seiko, “boundless peace”), and Polly Horn (Kiho, “ ...…
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Bear Gokan Bonebakker, Senior Monastic Zen Center of New York City, 11/11/2018 Drawing on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Chan Master Sheng-Yen, and IMS Teacher Joseph Goldstein, Gokan offers insight into how we stop creating evil, practice good, and actualize good for others. How does zazen help us to do that, to stay in our own experience? ...…
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