Reading, Audio & Online Study

Free talks

Dharma Seed is an excellent resource containing thousands of dharma talks and guided meditations by teachers who are mostly, but not exclusively, from the Insight Meditation tradition.

Audio Dharma is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil FronsdalAndrea Fella and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California.

Forest Sangha serves as a portal to the worldwide community of monasteries associated with Ajahn Chah’s Wat Pah Pong in Northeast Thailand and is dedicated to the free distribution of teachings in this tradition. It has many audio recordings, as well as free downloadable books.

World Wide Insight is a Dharma practice group that you can join from anywhere in the world. Each Sunday, renowned Insight Meditation teachers offer meditation instruction, teachings, and live Q&A on video.

Study courses

Tricycle Online Courses

Wisdom Academy

Barre Center of Buddhist Studies - Online Programs

Dharmagiri Online Sutta Study Course

Sati Center for Buddhist Studies - Online Sutta Study Course

Free downloadable books

Check out the many titles by Forest Tradition monks such as Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Passano, and Ajahn Viradhammo, and nuns such as Ajahn Sundara, Ajahn Candasiri, and Ajahn Metta at Forest Sangha.

Discover Burmese teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya’s highly accessible books for mindful living, including Dhamma Everywhere, Awareness Alone is Not Enough, and Don't Look Down on Defilements, at Free E Books by Sayadaw u Tejaniya.

Insight Meditation Online has various titles, including Joseph Goldstein’s Settling Back Into the Moment.

Also online:

Jack Kornfield’s The Eightfold Path for the Householder, and Meditation for Beginners.

Gil Fronsdal’s Issue At Hand 4thEd (PDF) (The paperback version is available for purchase from Amazon), and Insight Meditation in the United States: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (PDF).

Sharda Rogell’s Pressing Out Pure Honey: A Practitioner’s Study Guide (PDF).

Guy Armstrong’s Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Beginners.

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to End Suffering (PDF) and In the Buddha’s Words.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Being Peace.

Dr. Thynn Thynn’s Living Meditation, Living Insight.

Other recommended books

Joseph Goldstein’s One Dharma, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, andThe Path of Insight Meditation.

Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness: The Power Of Meditation, Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience.

Jack Kornfield’s Bringing Home the Dharma, The Wise Heart, and A Path With Heart.

Tara Brach’s Radical Acceptance and True Refuge.

Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion.

Rev. angel KyodoWilliams’ Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation.

Howie Cohn’s Invitation to Meditation: How to Find Peace Wherever You Are.

Mirabai Bush’s Compassion in Action and Working with Mindfulness.

Andrew Olendski’s Unlimiting Mind and Untangling Self.

Ajahn Sucitto’s Turning the Wheel of Truth: Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching andDhamma Reflections - Collected Essays.

Bhikkhu Analayo’s Excursions into the Thought-World of the Pali Discourses,
Sattipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization, Perspectives on Satipatthana,
and Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation

Richard Shankman’s The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation - mindfulness, concentration and insight.

Bhante Gunaratana’s Mindfulness in Plain English,
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English,
and Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path.

Sayadaw U Pandita’s The Sate of Mind Called Beautiful and In This Very Life.

Walpola Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught.

Thich Nhat Hahn’s Miracle of Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zin’s Coming to Our Senses, Wherever You Go, There You Are, and Full Catastrophe Living.

Phillip Moffitt’s Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering.