Useful links


Dharma talks in the Insight Meditation tradition:

Dharma Seed – talks by thousands of teachers in the Western Insight tradition

Audio Dharma – talks by Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella and teachers from Insight Retreat Center, San Francisco

Talks given by Jill on Dharmaseed:

Translations of the Buddha’s teachings:

Access to Insight

Sutta Central – suttas translated into many languages besides English

Dharmafarer – suttas with commentary by Piya Tan

Sutta readings
Has suttas read by different Theravada teachers such as Ajahn Sucitto, Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters

On-line Buddhist studies:

Buddhism for beginners

Tricycle magazine’s deck of study cards for people who don’t know much about Buddhism, but are interested in learning more

Online courses focusing on the integration of study and practice from various Buddhist traditions

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies – Barre, Massachusetts

Integrating the fruits of retreat practice into your daily life:

A six week online course specifically designed to bring your retreat back home
In this six week, online course, meditation teachers Oren J. Sofer and Jaya Rudgard offer in-depth training to nourish the insights and learnings from a retreat. Through practical, down-to-earth videos, practices, and readings, you’ll learn versatile tools to bring the teachings into your life.

Awakening Joy
An internationally recognized Internet course created by noted teacher and author, James Baraz. The course is designed to awaken joy through an exciting curriculum of principles and practices that incline the mind toward well-being, happiness and ease:

Buddhanet Buddhist studies

A glossary of Buddhist terms:

One Hundred Days of Loving-Kindness (metta)
A blog by Bodhipaksa, as he and his on-line community undertook one hundred days of brahma vihara practice ie kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity:

Directories of Buddhist organisations:



Western Buddhist sanghas/communities:

AUSTRALIA: Sydney Insight Meditators
Supporting the opportunity for regular insight meditation practice through several
affiliated local meditation groups (Sanghas):



Auckland Insight Meditation is a community dedicated to the study and practice of Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana. Grounded in the teachings of the Buddha, Insight Meditation uses mindfulness to develop awareness and understanding, so we can live with more ease, kindness and freedom.


We are a sangha (community) of Buddhist meditation practitioners in beautiful
Te Whanganui-a-Tara.


Southern Insight Meditation supports activities that help people to develop mindfulness using the teachings and practices of Insight meditation – a form of mindfulness meditation based on Vipassana practices.

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