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Audio Readings of Selected Texts

This section contains over 130 hours of audio recordings in mp3 format of selected texts from the website in English, Pāli and Sanskrit.

The audio readings presented here are in mp3 format and can be played by going to the page they are embedded in. The files are not included in the website download but can be downloaded separately from the links provided below.

As of October 2010 all of the English works have now been read in, and as of March 2011 I have started to make readings in Pāḷi and Sanskrit available and will continue with this work over the coming years.

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
February 2014

 

Biographical

Nuns and Women

Doctrinal

Meditation

Abhidhamma

Post-Canonical

Non-Pāḷi Tradition

Readings in Classical Languages

 

Biographical Works

Early Sources for the Life of the Buddha:

From Buddha-to-be to Teacher
in the Buddha’s own Words (1 hr 22 mins)

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The Great Chapter (Mv 1-4) (3 hrs)

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The Discourse to Prince Bodhi (MN 85) (1 hr 20 mins)

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Exalted Utterances (Udāna) (5 hrs 25 mins)

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The Way to the Beyond (Pārāyanavaggo) (41 mins)

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The Great Emancipation (Mahāparinibbānasuttaṁ, DN 16) (4 hrs 5 mins)

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The Previous Excellent Deeds of the Buddhas (16 mins)

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Why the Buddha Suffered (1 hr)

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Nuns and Women

Works in Pāḷi centering on Women:

The Stories about the Foremost Elder Nuns
(AN & AA 8.51-53) (2 hrs 30 mins)

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Three Discourses concerning Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī
(AN 8.51-53) (24 mins)

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The Discourse giving the Analysis of Offerings (14 mins)

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Thematic Discourses about Nuns (Bhikkhunīsaṁyuttaṁ, SN 5) (24 mins)

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Nandaka’s Advice (52 mins)

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Arahat Dhammadinnā’s Dhamma Teaching (32 mins)

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Khemā Therī’s Wisdom (18 mins)

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Arahat Sanghamittā's Story
(from Extended Mahāvaṁsa V, XV, XVIII-XX) (53 mins)

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Doctrinal Works

Doctrinal works mainly from the Pāḷi Canon:

Dhamma Topics and their Analysis
(Dhammatthavinicchaya) (2 hrs 30 mins)

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The Short Readings (Khuddhakapāṭho) (21 mins)

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Buddhist Wisdom Verses (6 hrs 30 mins)

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The Discourse that set the Dhamma Wheel Rolling (12 mins)

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The Discourse concerning Vāseṭṭha (18 mins)

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The Discourse about the Belief Systems (16 mins)

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The First Discourse on the Bases for Talk (5 mins)

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The Discourse about Suitable Deeds (12 mins)

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The Six Factors of Giving (5 mins)

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The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Truths (18 mins)

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The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Faculties (6 mins)

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Meditation Discourses

Works from the Pāḷi Canon on Meditation:

The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness
(Satipaṭṭhānasuttaṁ, DN 22) (1 hr 35 mins)

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The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing (36 mins)

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The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body (35 mins)

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The Discourse to Girimānanda (13 mins)

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The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rāhula (20 mins)

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The Discourse Concerning Māluṅkyaputta (12 mins)

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Abhidhamma

Some Important Works from the Abstract Teaching:

The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching (20 mins)

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The Analysis of Conditional Origination (7 hrs 45 mins)

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The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (1 hr 53 mins)

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The Enumeration and Explanation of the Conditions (35 mins)

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Post-Canonical Works

Some Important Works from the Post-Canonical Period:

Buddhist Legends, Stories from the Dhammapada Commentary
(1st chapter: 6 hrs 25 mins)

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Naḷinika's Story or: The Seduction of an Innocent (25 mins)

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The Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo or: The Buddha goes to War (12 mins)

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Saṅkha's Story: or Paccekabuddhas Teach Awakening (9 mins)

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The Life of the Victorious Buddha (Jinacaritaṁ) (1 hr 45 mins)

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The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold (4 hrs 50 mins)

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Buddha a poem by Madame A. Christina Albers (30 mins)

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Asoka and the Missions
(from Extended Mahāvaṁsa V, XII-XV, XVIII-XX) (2 hrs 12 mins)

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Non-Pāḷi Tradition

Some works in Prakrit and Sanskrit:

The Entrance into the Light of the Dharma (22 mins)

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The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha (1 hr 12 mins)

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The Buddha's Journey from Uruvilva to ṣipatana (15 mins)

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The Discourse that Set the Dharma-Wheel Rolling (27 mins)

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The Discourse on Arising and Ceasing (13 mins)

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The Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning (8 mins)

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The Analysis of the Topics (1 hr 37 mins)

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The Dharma Collection (55 mins)

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Garland of Birth Stories (14 hrs)

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The Buddha-carita of Aśvaghoṣa (5 hrs)

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Readings in Classical Languages

Plain Readings in Pāḷi:

Dhammatthavinicchaya (a collection of teachings) (3 hrs 30 mins)

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Reference
standard extracts from the discourses (8 mins)

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Safeguard Recitals
a book of protection chants(6 hrs 20 mins)

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Daily Chanting
a book of daily worship (3 hrs 5 mins)

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Thai Chanting
selections from the Thai tradition (30 mins)

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Dhammapada, KN 2 (2 hrs 45 mins)

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Bodhirājakumārasuttaṁ, MN 85 (2 hrs 25 mins)

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Bhikkhunīsaṁyuttaṁ, SN 5 (40 mins)

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Pārāyanavagga, Sn 5 (1 hr 13 mins)

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Buddhanīti Saṅgaho (3 hrs 24 mins)

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Mahāsatipaṭṭhānasuttaṁ, DN 22 (2 hrs 6 mins)

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Satipaṭṭhānavibhanga, Vibh. 7 (2 hrs 35 mins)

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Classical Metres from Mahāvaṁsa (1 hr 15 mins)

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Namakkārapāḷi, The Reverence Text (18 mins)

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Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdayam, The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom (4 mins)

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