Resources

SANGHA LEADERSHIP

If you are a teacher or sangha leader, please visit the Intersangha page to access and help create a peer community for mutual support all aspects of sharing the dharma with your community.

DHARMA FOR ALL

 

Suttacentral

A large collection of teachings attributed to the Buddha or his earliest disciples, with a special focus on the Pali texts, the core of the Theravada school. Teachings are offered in original languages, translations in modern languages.

Dharma Seed

An extensive archive of insight meditation dharma talks from retreats and classes. Most but not all are publicly available. (Some are reserved for the retreatants who receive an access code at the end of the retreat.) Dana appreciated.

Audio Dharma
Recordings of dharma talks and teachings from Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella and the Insight Meditation Center of Redwood City.

 

Sutta Readings

A selection of the Buddha’s Suttas read aloud by senior teachers and practitioners in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

 

Access To Insight

Resources for practice and meditation — directories, text archives, self-guided tour through the Pali Canon.

 

Buddha Net

Database of Buddhist educational and supportive resources.
 

Next Step Dharma
Interactive online courses, live Q&A webinars, interviews with founding Insight Meditation teachers, dharma talks, guided meditations, and connect with an online community. For post-retreat and home retreats.
 

Spirit Rock Webcasts
Live and recorded dharma talks and programs.

DharmaNet International

In-house databases and collections, and links to worldwide online Buddhist resources.

 

Tricycle

The leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West, most inclusive and widely read vehicle for the dissemination of Buddhist views and values.

 

Lion’s Roar

Offers timeless Buddhist teachings, up-to-the-moment news, advice, commentary, and more.

 

Vipassana Fellowship

Resources to help nurture and sustain a fulfilling and effective meditation practice that is consistent with the Buddha’s teachings.

Sangha.Live

Online courses and live, weekly sessions led by highly-regarded teachers predominantly in the insight meditation tradition. Offered on a dana basis. Includes an archive of dharma talks.
 

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Onsite and online programs supportive of personal transformation through Buddhist inquiry as a way of developing wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all beings. (Barre, MA, USA)

Sati Center for Buddhist Studies

Scholarly inquiry, personal practice, and training in the application of the original Buddhist texts in support of our wider world, with an appreciation for the richness of the tradition and lineage.
(Redwood City, CA, USA)

​Other Resources?

Please let us know if a valuable resource is missing from this collection. This website is an ongoing collaborative Insight Meditation community project.

A Refuge Supreme

 

They go to many a refuge,

to mountains and forests,

to park and tree shrines:

people threatened with danger.

That's not the secure refuge,

not the supreme refuge,

not the refuge where

you gain release

from all suffering & stress.

 

But when, having gone

to the Buddha, Dhamma,

& Sangha for refuge,

you see with right discernment

the four noble truths  —

stress, the cause of stress,

the transcending of stress,

& the noble eightfold path,

the way to the stilling of stress —

that is the secure refuge,

that is the supreme refuge,

that is the refuge where

you gain release

from all suffering & stress.

 

Dhp 188-192

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