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Dharma Talks given on Gaia House Meditation Retreats:
Selected new talks are added here every few months.

  • To play the talks, click on the title.
  • To pause the talk, click again.
  • To download, click the download link or right click and “Save Link/Target As…”.
  • Please donate: Talks are free, but your donation helps cover our costs. Thank you.
  • Problem? If the talk does not play, try the ‘Listen on Dharma Seed’ link. (Opens in a new window.)

Caroline Jones Practising with Difficult Emotions Some reflections on how awareness of the transience of our life helps us to appreciate its preciousness and clarify our priorities. 
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Catherine McGee Holding Oneself Dear From the Gaia House retreat: Return to the Boundless Heart
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Christina Feldman Where Does it all Go Wrong? Explores the factors that sabotage awareness and lead to forgetfulness. Reflects on ways to uproot those factors.
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Jenny Wilks Living in the Light of Death Some reflections on how awareness of the transience of our life helps us to appreciate its preciousness and clarify our priorities.
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Kirsten Kratz Here and No Further? How can our practice and exploration support, nourish and inform us in times of social, environmental and personal concerns and challenge ?
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Martine Batchelor Attention and Perception An exploration of concentration and anchoring,
and also of perception and how we perceive, with a link to experiential enquiry.
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Rob Burbea Blessing Life (The Power of the Generous Heart)
Our capacity for generosity is one of the most beautiful of human capacities. This talk explores some of the profound and far-reaching possibilities of the practice of generosity – its power to open our hearts wide and to effect a deep and radical transformation in our lives.
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Stephen Batchelor Confusion: Reflections on Moha When exploring the three “fires” or “poisons” of greed, hatred and confusion, practitioners have little difficulty understanding what is meant by “greed” and “hatred,” but are less clear as to what is meant by “confusion.” This talk offers an interpretation of moha as an ethical confusion, i.e. not knowing what to do, rather than confusion about the way things “really” are.

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Yanai Postelnik The Radiant Heart
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 Martin Aylward  Spaciously & Graciously  Martin explores the twin aspects of Wisdom and Love, as they are expressed in relating to our experience. He looks at the compulsions that easily takes up space in our consciousness, and shows how we can soften around them, and at the tendency to be intolerant, both of ourselves and others, and how we can be forgiving and gracious with our own humanness.
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Leela Sarti  The Heart Center and Earthly Awakening The heart is where things are made personal. The outrageous heart puts gentle, clear pressure on all our defences and structures. To learn to stay with things, with presence, opens the heart to its true capacity, opens our life and accelerates our metabolization of experience. As we open to life we can rediscover our belonging to the ancient and venerable sangha of all beings. Craving, aversion and delusion within the human mind and heart is the root cause of our own suffering, and the cause of global destruction of land, of water and beings. We can make our heart and mind a good place to live – for our own well-being and for the love of the earth and the diversity of beings.
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 Thanissara Compassion – A Vital Motivation for our Times Beyond self obsession. Cultivating heart within the relational field. Supporting a sustainable world. A deadly situation turned around by the power of compassion.

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We maintain a library of over 2,000 recorded Dharma talks given at Gaia House, where experienced meditation teachers explore the meanings of the teachings of the Buddha (Dharma) and how they can be applied to our lives today.

Gaia House Dharma talks are available via the DharmaSeed website – a small non-profit organisation, dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of  Theravada Buddhism. There you can access all of the Dharma talks given at Gaia House since we started recording digitally in 2006. We are slowly digitising and uploading our pre-2006 cassette tape library, so that older talks will gradually become available.

If you are on a Personal or Work Retreat at Gaia House, there is a computer in the library where you can download talks onto the MP3 Players provided. Please do not bring any personal devices into the library e.g. laptops, Smartphones, Memory Sticks or MP3 Players.

Listen now to Dharma Talks given by Gaia House Meditation Teachers, either by searching the Dharma Seed website (links below) or by playing one of the selected talks above.

Donate to Gaia House: Talks are offered freely, however a small donation will help cover administrative and materials costs and enable us to continue to make these talks available in the future. Gaia House suggests a minimum donation of £2 per talk – or whatever you can afford.

Donate to Dharma Seed: Dharma Seed act as a host for our talks. Please note that donations given via the Dharma Seed website will go solely to Dharma Seed.

Order Dharma talks on CD - click to open

If you prefer to use CD’s, please see how to order below. Gaia House aims to keep charges as low as possible, and the income received simply covers the cost of recording and distributing the talks.

UK Orders:

  • Please send a cheque with a letter clearly outlining your order to:
    Faith Burch, Dharma Talks, Gaia House, West Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EW.
  • Cheques should be made payable to ‘Gaia House Trust’.
    • Up to 3 CDs: £5.50 each
    • 4 or more CDs: £5.00 each
    • MP3 files on a CD: £3 per talk (minimum order of 2 talks)

Rest of the World Orders:

  • To Order: Please email Faith Burch and request instructions on how to pay:
    • Up to 3 CDs: £6.00 each
    • 4 or more CDs: £5.50 each
    • MP3 files on a CD: £3.20 per talk (minimum order of 2 talks)

We do not take credit card payments for CDs.
Please allow up to 28 days for delivery.

If you need more information before ordering, please email Faith Burch at

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