Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. We serve our teachers, their community and retreat centers, and the students and practitioners who are interested. We invite you to explore and take nourishment from these heartfelt teachings.
Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers transmitting the Vipassana or Insight practices of Theravada Buddhism, the oldest Buddhist tradition still actively pursued in the 21st century. While we began copying cassette tapes in the 1980s, and then moved to CDs in the 1990s, in 2006 we moved to make all our recordings freely offered and available for download or streaming as digital audio files (MP3s). New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers, both those well-known and those still known only to those who have attended their retreats.
We are a small non-profit organization supported through your donations. We deeply appreciate your help in making these priceless teachings available to all who need them. You will find opportunities on this site to also support the teachers through dana, the practice of generosity that has supported the teachings for over 2,500 years.
May all beings find true liberation from suffering.