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

  • 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 The five spiritual faculties: Energy and Mindfulness The five spiritual faculties: Energy and Mindfulness 
Listen on Dharma Seed.
Christina Feldman Living in the Light of What We Know   Living in the Light of What We Know  
Listen on Dharma Seed.
Jenny Wilks The Human Condition  The Human Condition
Listen on Dharma Seed.
Kirsten Kratz Ways of Being in the World (part 1) – Taking the stance of Loving-kindness  Ways of Being in the World (part 1) – Taking the stance of Loving-kindness
Cultivating the stance of Loving-kindness.
Listen on Dharma Seed.
Martine Batchelor How do we meditate?  How do we meditate? – Exploring the basis of meditation and how cultivating meditation is going to help us in our daily life.  Taken from the retreat Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life.
Listen on Dharma Seed.
Rob Burbea Renunciation and Joy  Renunciation and Joy Renunciation is a central ingredient of the path to Awakening and is intimately connected with our heart’s capacity for deep joy, wonder, openness and freedom. What might it mean for us in our lives?
Listen on Dharma Seed.
Stephen Batchelor Emptiness and Solitude  Emptiness and Solitude  – A reflection on how my own understanding of emptiness has changed over the years from a metaphysical to a pragmatic one.
Listen on Dharma Seed.
Yanai Postelnik Cultivating Present Moment Awareness  Cultivating Present Moment Awareness 
Listen on Dharma Seed.


 Martin Aylward  No Wrong Experience  No Wrong Experience – This talk explores how embodied attention can feel into and find out about all our experience. We explore how inquiry works, not as intellectual curiosity but as a body-cantered investigation that allows everything to be met and explored.
Listen on Dharma Seed.


Leela Sarti  Guided Loving-kindness Meditation  Guided Loving-kindness Meditation
Listen on Dharma Seed.
Anushka Fernandopulle Happiness, Wellbeing and Non-self  Happiness, Wellbeing and Non-self
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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. We have now almost finished digitising and uploading our pre-2006 cassette tape library, so older talks are also available. There you can access all of the Dharma talks given at Gaia House since we started recording digitally in 2006.

Please be aware that it can take up to eight weeks after a retreat has ended for the talks to become available on DharmaSeed.

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.

Donate to a teacher: To donate to individual teachers go to the specific teacher’s page on Dharma Seed.

If you would like to order Dharma talks on CD, please email Faith Burch on


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