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Deeper Aspects of Sīla

June 12, 2020

An ethical life is composed of purity of action, purity of speech and purity of livelihood. Upholding it requires not only determination but proper comprehension as well. From the perspective of abstaining (vārittaṃ) to the perspective of performing (cārittaṃ), this talk aims to support the understanding of the deeper aspects of Sīla. Integrating selected quotes from the direct words of the Buddha and the commentaries, it highlights the different aspects of Sīla, proceeding in the order of the precepts. It addresses the detailed definition of each precept, the underlying volition of the act to be performed, its manifestation and its results.

Deeper Aspects of Sīla by Klaus Nothnagel
Tel Aviv, Israel
February 28, 2020
83 minutes

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Copyright, 2020 Klaus Nothnagel

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


Science, Objectivity and Vipassana by Peter Kerr, Ph.D.

May 29, 2020

Addresses by S.N. Goenka and four others from the second "Insights from an Ancient Tradition" conference, held at the Vipassana Meditation Center (Dhamma Dhara) in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, USA, September 3 - 4, 2000. The MP3s include questions and answers at the end of each talk. The conference followed a ten-day Vipassana retreat. It was designed so that participants could explore at the intellectual level what they had experienced while meditating.

The four presenters at the conference were all Vipassana meditators who live engaged professional lives and who serve as assistants or teachers of Vipassana, appointed by Mr. Goenka. The revered Teacher of Vipassana, who was visiting America for the first time in nine years, had just completed his participation in the Millenium Peace Summit at the United Nations.

Science, Objectivity and Vipassana by Peter Kerr, Ph.D.
Shelbourne, MA
September 2000
80 minutes

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Copyright, 2000 Vipassana Research Institute

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


Practical Spirituality - The Art and Science of Vipassana by Lemay Henderson, M.D.

May 18, 2020

Addresses by S.N. Goenka and four others from the second "Insights from an Ancient Tradition" conference, held at the Vipassana Meditation Center (Dhamma Dhara) in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, USA, September 3 - 4, 2000. The MP3s include questions and answers at the end of each talk. The conference followed a ten-day Vipassana retreat. It was designed so that participants could explore at the intellectual level what they had experienced while meditating.

The four presenters at the conference were all Vipassana meditators who live engaged professional lives and who serve as assistants or teachers of Vipassana, appointed by Mr. Goenka. The revered Teacher of Vipassana, who was visiting America for the first time in nine years, had just completed his participation in the Millenium Peace Summit at the United Nations.

Practical Spirituality - The Art and Science of Vipassana by Lemay Henderson, M.D.
Shelbourne, MA
September 2000
80 minutes

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Copyright, 2000 Vipassana Research Institute

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!



New Dimensions interview with S.N. Goenka

October 14, 2010

This month: an interview with S.N. Goenka from New Dimensions radio. Originally aired on New Dimensions on June 11, 2002. We are thankful for their permission to offer this podcast free of charge.

Duration: 57 minutes

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Copyright, 2002 New Dimensions Media.

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


Richard Crutcher - Loka: the Buddha's Formulation of the Universe

August 14, 2007

A talk from the second "Insights From an Ancient Tradition" conference, held at the Vipassana Meditation Center (Dhamma Dhara), Shelburne, Mass., September, 2000.

Richard Crutcher
Shelbourne, MA
September 2000
53 minutes

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The audio from this conference may be purchased here.

Copyright, 2000 Vipassana Research Institute

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


Dr. Gerhard Scholz & Dr. Urban Studer in Shelburne, MA

February 14, 2007

A talk from the 1999 "Insights from an Ancient Tradition" seminar held in Shelbourne Falls, MA, Integrating Vipassana Meditation and professional addiction therapy.

Dr. Gerhard Scholz & Dr. Urban Studer
Shelburne, MA
6 September 1999
59 minutes

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Copyright, 1999 Vipassana Research Institute

A follow up to this 1999 "Insights from an Ancient Tradition" conference was held in 2000. The audio from the 2000 conference may be purchased here

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


CBC Outfront - Aziza Sindhu

November 15, 2006

This month: a radio show by Aziza Sindhu regarding her experience at a Vipassana Meditation course. Originally aired on CBC Outfront on January 25, 2005.

Duration: 15 minutes.

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Copyright, 2005 CBC Radio.

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


Vivian Snyder in Shelburne, MA

May 14, 2006

A talk from the 1999 "Insights from an Ancient Tradition" seminar held in Shelbourne Falls, MA, Different Kinds of Minds is a discussion of ADHD and ways that Vipassana Meditation can help with treatment.

Vivian Snyder
Shelburne, MA
5 September 1999
60 minutes

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Copyright, 1999 Vipassana Research Institute

A follow up to this 1999 "Insights from an Ancient Tradition" conference was held in 2000. The audio from the 2000 conference may be purchased here.

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


Sayagyi U Ba Khin - Essentials of Buddha Dhamma in Meditative Practice

October 10, 2005

Here is an audio clip of Essentials of Buddha Dhamma in Meditative Practice from Pariyatti's resource library:

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This is our third Pariyatti.org Dhamma Podcast from a Dhamma talk given by Sayagyi U Ba Khin. In this Dhamma talk, Sayagyi U Ba Khin discusses the essentials of Buddha Dhamma in meditative practice for a householder living in today's busy world.

Find this talk also available as a CD, booklet, eBook, and online. Available online in German, too.

May all beings be happy!


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