Audio Readings of Selected Texts

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

Doctrinal

Meditation

Abhidhamma

Post-Canonical

Readings in Classical Languages

 

Biographical Works
Early Sources for the Life of the Buddha:

The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha

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The Great Chapter (Mv 1-4)

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The Discourse about the Noble Search (MN 26)

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The Discourse to Prince Bodhi (MN 85)

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

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Exalted Utterances (Udāna)

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The Way to the Beyond (Pārāyanavaggo)

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The Great Emancipation (Mahāparinibbānasuttaṁ, DN 16)

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The Previous Excellent Deeds of the Buddhas (16 mins)

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Why the Buddha Suffered

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Doctrinal Works
Doctrinal works mainly from the Pāḷi Canon:

Buddhist Wisdom Verses

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The Short Readings (Khuddhakapāṭho)

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Thematic Discourses about Nuns (Bhikkhunīsaṁyuttaṁ, SN 5)

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Nandaka’s Advice (52 mins)

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The Discourse that set the Dhamma Wheel Rolling (12 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 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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The Discourse giving the Analysis of Offerings (14 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 Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning (8 mins)

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Meditation Discourses
Works from the Pāḷi Canon on Meditation:

The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhānasuttaṁ, MN 10)

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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

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The Analysis of Conditional Origination

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The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness

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The Enumeration and Explanation of the Conditions

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Post-Canonical Works
Some Important Works from the Post-Canonical Period:

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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Garland of Birth Stories

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The Buddha-carita of Aśvaghoṣa

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The Life of the Victorious Buddha (Jinacaritaṁ)

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The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold

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Buddha a poem by Madame A. Christina Albers

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

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

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Readings in Classical Languages
Plain Readings in Pāḷi:

Safeguard Recitals
a book of protection chants

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Daily Chanting
a book of daily worship

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Dhammapada

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Bodhirājakumārasuttaṁ

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Bhikkhunīsaṁyuttaṁ, SN 5

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Pārāyanavagga

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Buddhanīti Saṅgaho

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Satipaṭṭhānavibhanga

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Classical Metres from Mahāvaṁsa

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Namakkārapāḷi, The Reverence Text (18 mins)

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Opening of The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness in Audacity