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2024-02-22 In Memoriam: Rick Woudenberg
2023-11-26 Year-end support 2023

Please support Dharma Seed with a 2023 year-end gift.

Your donations allow us to offer these teachings online to all.

2023-11-01 Retreat Selector now available on Teacher's page

We've added the ability to navigate directly to a retreat that a teacher has taught in with a new pulldown menu on each teacher's page.

Example: Retreat Selector

2023-03-14 Volunteering for Dharma Seed
2022-11-27 Year-end support 2022

Please support Dharma Seed with a 2022 year-end gift. Your donations allow us to offer these teachings online to all.

2022-07-21 Builtin Audio Player now supported on iOS devices

We've made a change so that iOS devices will now display both "Listen" and "Download" buttons next to each talk. The Listen button will open the talk in an audio player in a new tab.

The Download button on iOS versions 13 and higher will allow you to download the talk, but iOS versions 12 and lower will just stream the talk whether you click Download or Listen (this is due to the older iOS version not providing for local downloads).

2022-05-14 Outages being addressed

We apologize for the slow server responses over the last 48 hours, we believe the issue has now been addressed. Thank you for your patience.

2021-11-29 Year-end support 2021

Please support Dharma Seed with a 2021 year-end gift. Your donations allow us to offer these teachings online to all.

2021-02-10 iOS 14 Talk Downloading

Beginning in iOS 14 (and possibly iOS 13) the "Download" link next to talks no longer works. However, direct downloading of talks is still possible. We've added an entry to our FAQ describing how to do so. Please let us know if you have questions.

2020-11-28 Year-end support 2020

Please support Dharma Seed with a 2020 year-end gift. Your donations allow us to offer these teachings online to all.

2020-09-06 Slow startup issues on Android and iPhone apps.

We've made a large update to the Dharmaseed database which is causing the Android and iPhone apps to take from 3 to 10 minutes to download the updated information before starting.

Our apologies for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience!

2019-11-25 Year-end support 2019

Please support Dharma Seed with a 2019 year-end gift. Your donations allow us to offer these teachings online to all.

2019-05-21 A New HTML Audio Player

We are happy to report that the audio player is now HTML5 compliant!

This should address all issues people were having with Adobe Flash. The player should work properly on mobile devices as well.

Please report any issues you may discover.

2019-02-11 The Android Dharma Seed App is Here!

Kindly contributed by Brett Bethke and Jake Wilson, the app provides access to public talks, teachers and centers from the Dharma Seed website. Talks can be steamed online and downloaded. We invite you to download it and give it a try.

2018-01-14 Dharma Seed server upgrade on January 14 (today)

We will upgrade the software on our server at 8:30pm US EST (1:30am UTC). We expect to be offline for 45 minutes or so. Please let us know if anything is amiss after we return.

2016-09-18 CDs will no longer be available after October 1st

As of October 1, 2016, Dharma Hardcopy will discontinue services and will no longer offer CD copies of Dharma talks.

2015-11-29 New server in place

Thank you for your patience. We have transitioned Dharma Seed to a bigger machine, please let us know if you find anything amiss.

2015-11-28 Dharmaseed will be down briefly for maintenance 2015-11-30 0300 UTC
2015-11-07 CD ordering buttons moved, prices changed to $16

For those ordering CDs through the Dharma Seed website, the ordering buttons have been removed from the top-level talk pages and placed on the individual talk page (accessed by clicking on a talk's title). The prices have also increased to $16, as requested by Dharma Hardcopy.

2015-08-26 Frequently Asked Questions section added

We have updated our navigation bar and added a FAQ section to the website. We will do our best to accommodate general questions here.
We have also established a Teacher Links page that provides a way to donate directly to teachers and access their websites.

2015-03-04 IMS 1982 3-month retreat talks collected

We've grouped talks from Joseph Goldstein and Alan Clements into their original 3 month retreat at IMS in 1982.

2015-02-27 Audio restoration of Achaan Sucitto's Anapanasati Series

Alun Hoggett has kindly worked to improve the audio quality of Sucitto's Anapanasati series.

He writes:

I stumbled upon these talks when I was looking for a detailed exploration of the Anapanasati Suta. Ajahn Sucitto drew me in with his cheerful matter-of-fact, often lighthearted, delivery and the light he shed on each of the 16 instructions in the suta. I was particularly drawn to his words on how we can practice directing our attention, and then feeding this attention skilfully so we can maintain a steady awareness. He encourages tuning in to both the quality of attention and the way we sense the object to which it is directed. When I first listened to these talks the volume of the recording went from soft and muffled to loud and distorted. But, I was so taken by what I was hearing that I decided to put the talks into my audio editing suite to see if I could make them clearer. I evened out the levels, filtered some of the background noise and balanced the frequencies to make the voice stand out. Although it is impossible to remove distortion, the final versions are much easier to follow and, from my perspective, will continue to bring insight after listening to them numerous times. I hope these talks resonate with other people who tap into the priceless teachings on Dharma Seed :) With joy and lots of appreciation for this sharing of dharma, Alun
2014-12-07 Dharmaseed down for maintenance 2014-12-08 11AM UTC

Dharmaseed will be down briefly for maintenance 2014-12-08 11AM UTC

2014-05-31 Talk Collections

We've added a link in the left navigation bar that brings you to our talk collections. Here you will find sets of talks on a common theme. We invite you to explore them and perhaps offer your suggestions for additional talks or themes.

2013-09-06 Language filter added to website

We've added the ability to restrict the talks, teachers and retreats to a particular language. You can view the talks in the catalog available in English, French, Spanish, German, Swissgerman, Czech and Thai. You'll find the language selector in the navigation column on the left hand side.

2013-02-24 The Mountain Hermitage archive talks added

We've added 176 talks from The Mountain Hermitage archive by , , , , , , and .

2012-11-25 On Our New Server

Dharmaseed is up and running on a new server. Please let us know if you find anything amiss (email to Thank you!

2012-11-05 Apple iOS 6.0.1 Happiness

Apple iOS 6.0.1 appears to have fixed the iOS6 bug that requested far more audio from the website than necessary, and so we do not restrict it. If you are accessing the site with an Apple iOS 6 device, Dharmaseed will run better for you (and others) if you upgrade to 6.0.1. Thank you!

2012-10-30 Apple iOS 6 Restriction

A bug in iOS 6 is causing Apple devices to sometimes request much more audio than they need, so the website now restricts them to 7-times the normal amount or less. If you experience occasional failures listening to talks on an Apple device, this is the reason.

2012-10-19 Dharmaseed performance issue

We're trying to sort out a performance issue that's shown up with our hosting provider. If you are noticing long website access delays, we apologize and are working on the problem.

2012-05-27 Dharmaseed iPhone App now available

Matt Rosauer's Dharmaseed iPhone app is now available in the App Store (search "dharma seed" -- two words).

2012-04-06 Server Maintenance

Dharmaseed will be down briefly for maintenance sometime after midnight US EST (5AM GMT) April 6.

2012-02-07 Server Maintenance

Dharmaseed will be down for maintenance sometime after 1AM US-EDT, February 07.

2012-01-05 Ajahn Sucitto's Archive

Cittaviveka has kindly provided Ajahn Sucitto's dharma talk archive -- from which we have published a set of 453 talks.

We chose one by title alone and struck gold on our first try: Faith To Not Create A World.

We've done our best, but please don't hesitate to contact us if you believe the information (title, date, location) on any talk is inaccurate.

2011-06-26 Podcast for all of a teacher's talks now available

We've added a new podcast feed next to each teacher () that provides the teacher's entire set of public talks. Do note that for certain teachers this may cause the downloading of hundreds of talks.

2011-06-07 Dharma Hardcopy discontinues telephone service

Last September 2010, Dharma Hardcopy discontinued its telephone service. Orders for CD copies of talks may still be placed on the website, via email at or by check to:

Dharma Hardcopy, P.O. Box 464, Winchester, NH 03470

2011-05-31 Dharmaseed iPhone App beta closed

Thanks to strong interest we are now closing the iPhone beta signup. We still expect it will be about two weeks before the beta release is ready for downloading.

2011-05-29 Dharmaseed iPhone App beta testers needed

If you are interested in trying our soon-to-be launched free iPhone app and giving us your comments, we'd be pleased to have your help. To become part of the beta-test you'll need to fill out a form. After the signup period closes (June 12) we'll provide you a link to download the app to your iPhone.

2011-05-11 Simplified iTunes integration

We've added an iTunes icon () next to every talk. Clicking on it will open iTunes and cause the talk to be downloaded. The next time you sync the talk will be in your player's Podcasts section.

2011-04-29 Cittaviveka 2011 Winter Retreat added

Cittaviveka as kindly provided 43 talks by Ajahn Sucitto from their 2011 Winter Retreat

2011-03-08 Improved iTunes integration

We've add a Podcast icon () next to every talk -- drag this into your iTunes window and the talk will show up in your player's Podcasts section next time you sync.

2011-02-08 Early Sumedho talks added

We've added ten of Sumedho's talks from our archive. These are among his classics from the printed Dharma Seed catalog.

2011-01-15 New audio player and sangha-centered access

We've updated the audio player pop-up window and placed a donate-to-teacher button on it. If you notice any problems with the player, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We've also made Dharmaseed's archive available in a so-called "center view" so that individual centers can locate all of their talks, teachers and retreats at a single URL. You'll find access to this feature under the "Centers" link in the left-hand-side navigation bar. Your comments are welcomed.

2011-01-14 Software update this evening

We will update the website software this evening (Saturday) at about 7pm and expect to be off the air for under an hour. Thank you for your patience.

2010-11-03 Server upgrade scheduled for tomorrow, November 4

We anticipate being offline briefly (~30 minutes) between Midnight and 5 AM EDT

2010-11-02 A Brief History of Buddhism in India

Guy Armstrong has offered two scholarly talks (part 1 and part 2) outlining the key developments in the evolution of Buddhist schools in India between the death of the Buddha (463 BCE) and the emergence of Dzogchen (ca. 6th cent.).

2010-10-06 2010 Retreats at Cittaviveka

Ajahn Sucitto's dharma talks from the 2010 Winter and Vassa Retreats at Cittaviveka as well as the Harnham Retreat are available.

2010-10-03 2009 Retreats at Cittaviveka

Ajahn Sucitto's dharma talks and guided meditations from the 2009 Winter Retreat and Vassa Retreat at Cittaviveka are available.

2010-09-26 Christina Feldman's early archive added

Christina Feldman's early talks from 1984 to 1997 have been added.

2010-08-11 A further 110 talks from Gaia House

Gaia House has provided a second set of talks given between May 2009 and July 2010 from: Akincano, Bhante Bodhidhamma, Carol Wilson, Catherine McGee, Helen Stephenson, John Peacock, Joseph Goldstein, Kittisaro, Martin Aylward, Martine Batchelor, Rob Burbea, Rodney Smith, Sharda Rogell, Stephen Batchelor, Thanissara, Yanai Postelnik, Yvonne Weier.

2010-07-15 New Gaia House talks

Gaia House has kindly begun providing their archive and we've added the first round of 60 new talks by Akincano, Brad Richecouer, Caroline Jones, Jenny Wilks, John Peacock, Leela Sarti, Martin Aylward, Martine Batchelor, Myo Lahey, Norman Feldman, Paul Burrows, Rob Burbea, and Yanai Postelnik

2009-12-30 Ayya Khema guided meditation and lecture collections available

We have added several collections of guided meditations and lectures by Ayya Khema.

2009-12-29 Talks by Ayya Khema added

We've added about 400 talks by Ayya Khema (kindly given to us by Leigh Brasington).

2009-12-22 Retreat talks from Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters and Deborah Ratner Helzer

We've added talks from Steve and Deborah's Wisdom Retreat, Steve and Kamala's Mindfulness and Wisdom Retreat, and Steve's Maui daylong retreat.

2009-10-31 Ajahn Sucitto Retreat Talks added

Chithurst Monastery has kindly provided us Ajahn Sucitto's talks from the July and September 2009 monastic retreats.

2009-08-29 Website framework updated

We've updated Dharmaseed's web framework to Django 1.1, please let us know if you find anything amiss.

2009-08-14 Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters talks in Wisconsin and Washington

We've added talks from Steve and Kamala's Insight and the Art of Equanimity retreat at the Christine Center and their Insight and Loving Kindness retreat at Cloud Mountain.

2009-05-21 Satipatthana Sutta Series concludes

Joseph Goldstein has concluded his 46 part series on the Satipatthana Sutta

2009-05-17 Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters talks in Tuscany

We've added talks from Steve Armstrong and Kamala Master's seven day retreat in Tuscany, Italy. The talks are in English with an Italian translation following each phrase.

2009-04-10 Satipatthana Series continues

Joseph Goldstein is continuing his Satipatthana Sutta Series, and we have grouped the 40 talks to date into a single collection for convenience.

2009-03-29 Archive talks added from Thanissaro Bhikkhu and Larry Rosenberg

We've added archive talks from Larry Rosenberg and Thanissaro Bhikkhu — the latter include his Dharma talk collections.

2009-03-08 Early archive talks from Christopher and Christina Feldman

We've added the final set of Christopher's early archive talks as well as 40 further early archive talks from Christina Feldman.

2009-03-07 Getting ready for MP3 tagging and uniform file names

We will shortly be standardizing the file names of recordings and adding MP3 tags to them. In preparation we have made some [hopefully transparent] internal changes to the website. If you notice any problems, please don't hesitate to contact us.

2009-02-22 Retreat talks added

We've added recordings of:

2009-02-08 Buddhist Heart Mantras

Kittisaro and Thanissara kindly offer their musical chanting of Buddhist Heart Mantras.

2009-02-07 Further archive talks from Christopher

We have added a further 102 talks of Christopher's from the archive dating between 1995 and 2003 -- including two talks relating to Diana Princess of Wales on the day of her funeral.

2009-01-25 Further talks from Christopher

We've added another 96 talks of Christopher's from 1991 through 1995.

2009-01-17 Archive talks added

We've added 160 of Christopher's talks from the early archive, with more to come.

2009-01-14 Buddhist Chants from Ven. Ariya Nani

Ariya Nani has kindly made her lovely CD of Buddhist Chants available for streaming and downloading. These chants were professionally recorded by René Haas in Switzerland.

With these recordings we have also added the ability to group tracks together into collections. We hope you enjoy this collection of Buddhist Chants from Ariya Nani.

2009-01-11 Ajahn Sucitto's 2007 and 2008 Amaravati Monastery retreat talks

We kindly received recordings of Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma talks given during the 2007 and 2008 November retreats at Amaravati Monastery in England.

2009-01-03 Happy New Year! (plus landing page changes)

Best wishes for a bright and happy New Year!

We changed the landing page to use CSS formatting instead of tables. Please let us know if this causes any problems for you.

2008-12-29 Archive talks added

We've added 29 archived talks from:

2008-12-26 Website speedup and formatting changes

We've fixed a bug that caused the website to be rather slow in certain cases (such as when paging though talks sorted by oldest-recording first). We've also cleaned up the formatting of individual talk entries. Please let us know if you find anything amiss or in need of attention.

2008-12-12 Talks from Michele McDonald and Christopher added

We've added the final set of archived talks from Michele McDonald (31 of them) and begun work on Christopher's talks, adding 38 of them.

2008-12-06 Archive talks added

86 archived talks (2001 through 2006) from the following teachers have been added:

2008-12-05 A second set of talks from Michele McDonald

We've added a second set of talks from Michele McDonald, comprised of 86 recordings made between 1994 and 2003.

2008-12-04 Upgrade to Django 1.0 and new paging buttons

We've upgraded our web framework to Django 1.0 -- please let us know if you find anything amiss. We've also added new +10 / -10 paging buttons that allow you to move through the site 10 pages at a time.

2008-11-30 First set of archived talks from Michele McDonald have been added

We've added 37 archived talks of Michele McDonald's dating from 1985 to 2003. This constitutes the first set, with about a hundred still to come.

2008-11-24 Talks added from Ajahn Sumedho, Adrianne Ross and Rebecca Bradshaw

We've added these talks from the tape archives:

  • Ajahn Sumedho ca. 1990, 2001, 2005 13 Talks
  • Adrianne Ross ca. 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006 7 Talks
  • Rebecca Bradshaw ca. 2004-2006 16 Talks
2008-10-30 Streaming MP3 player updated

Thank you for your patience. We have updated the site's streaming MP3 player and the problem with Flash 10 seems to be resolved. Please do not hesitate to contact us however if you encounter difficulties.

2008-10-26 Upgrading to Flash 10 breaks streaming

We've just discovered that upgrading your PC to Flash 10 causes the streaming audio on the site to stop working. We're investigating the problem and hope to have a solution shortly. Our apologies for the trouble.

2008-09-14 Server Upgraded

If you are reading this, you are accessing our new server. We've removed the 1Mbps bandwidth cap (at least for now) so you should find downloads and general navigation to be a bit faster. Please let us know if you find anything amiss.

2008-03-29 RSS (Podcast) feeds now available

We've added podcasting feeds so that you can now subscribe to receive Dharma talks as they are added to the site or to receive the latest talks recorded by a teacher. Please let us know if you have comments.

2008-01-27 Joseph Goldstein's 1974 Naropa Institute Lectures Now Available

Twelve talks from Joseph Goldstein's 1974 Naropa Institute lectures series entitled "Essential Buddhism" are now available online, click here to access them.

2008-01-09 Server memory upgrade

We apologize for the rather spotty service over the last few days. We have now added more system memory to better cope with the site's traffic.

2008-01-04 Power problems in California causing outages

Due to the severe weather in California, our hosting provider in Sacramento has lost power several times and knocked the site off the air. Please bear with us.

2007-10-13 Steve Armstrong's earlier talks now available

We've added 86 of Steve Armstrong's talks from the early 1990's through 2003. They can be viewed by clicking here

2007-09-23 Teacher pages redesigned

We've removed the talk listings from the teacher pages so they're easier to browse (and they total 8 pages now instead of 142!). Please let us know if you find something amiss or worthy of improvement.

2007-09-09 New talks from Tara Brach and Joseph Goldstein's Satipatthana Series

Joseph Goldstein's Satipatthana Sutta series continues this year with 8 further recordings from the Forest Refuge (parts 24 through 31). And 73 of Tara Brach's talks from the archive have been added, spanning 1994-2006.

2007-09-04 200 Talks Added

About 200 talks from our back catalog have been added to the site from these teachers: Carol Wilson (14), Jose Reissig (47), Myoshin Kelley (21), Rodney Smith (90), Ven Ariya Nani (3), Ven Henepola Gunaratana (23).

We've also added a "sort by date added" facility so that newly added talks can be easily found even if they were recorded some time ago.

2007-08-25 Dharma Seed Announcements now available on Google Groups

We now send our Dharma Seed news messages to the Google group "Dharmaseed-Announcements". This allows you to receive them as email by subscribing to the group. You can do this by clicking here and then on the "Join this group" link on the right-hand side of the page that appears.

2007-07-22 Retreat Talks Update

The Retreat Talks Page has been revamped so that talks from the general collection can also be accessed here "by retreat". Please give it a try.

In addition, 128 new talks from recent IMS retreats have been added to the repository. Be well!

2007-05-31 Welcome to the new Dharma Seed!

Welcome visitors. We have created this website as part of our transition to becoming a fully virtual entity. Beginning June 1st, we will no longer be producing physical media. We do hope however that by putting our archive online we will continue to meet the needs of Dharma students for years to come.

Currently there are over 500 talks available here; as time and resources permit, we will be bringing several thousand more online.

We are interested in hearing your opinion of the site. If you have problems, comments or suggestions, please do email us at:

May all beings be happy.

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