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A Dharma talk is a teaching on Buddhism by a Buddhist teacher. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh tells us: "A Dharma talk must always be appropriate in two ways: it must accord perfectly with the spirit of the Dharma and it must also respond perfectly to the situation in which it is given. If it only corresponds perfectly with the teachings but does not meet the needs of the listeners, it's not a good Dharma talk; it's not appropriate."


We are fortunate to have many recorded Dharma talks from our teacher Fred Eppsteiner, available both on YouTube (2013 forward) and on audio. Audio talks may be saved to your computer: Right-Click on the title and choose "Save As" on a PC, or Control-Click on a Mac. If you find this talk of benefit, please consider making a donation to support us so that we can continue to offer these recordings freely.



How the Talks are Organized

The Dharma talks are organized based on the three paths of the FCM Study & Practice Guide. An introductory talk from Fred about the Guide can be found using this link. Talks listed below are formal Dharma talks, including a number of Series from retreats or Series presented at Sangha. There are also links for separate menus of "Q&As," where Fred is responding to students' questions, as well as Guided Meditations. Talks from 2012 forward are included on Page 1; talks presented before 2012 are included on Page 2.


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Mindful Living Path




Dharma Q&As
Many Dates, Frequently Refreshed










Jan 2014

Dec 2013

Oct 2013

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014




Ruth Eppsteiner Shares Her Practice
Ruth Eppsteiner | Jul 21, 2013












Dharma Path

Discourse on the Four Kinds of Nutriments: Edible Foods

May 2018


Teachings from the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

April 2018


Easily Cleaning the Lens of Distorted Thinking: Mipham's Wheel of Analysis and Meditation

April 2018


Stepping Out From the Confines of Our Conditioning

March 2018


Ending the Self's War with Reality

March 2018


Deconstructing the World of Self (Series)

Dec 2018


Buddhist Ethics and Transforming One's Karma

January 2018


The Dharma of Scrooge 2017

December 2017


The Practices of a Bodhisattva (Series)

Jan-Dec.2017


Practicing Dharma in the World "As It Is"

November 2017


The Practices of a Bodhisattva (Series)

Jan-Dec.2017


Buddhist Wisdom for Unstable Times

October 2017


Introduction to Yogacara and the Transformation of Mind

August  2017


Mindfulness as the Basis for Healing, Transformation and Unconditional Love
July 2017


Fred talks about FCM's 3 Paths of Practice and Answers Questions from the Audience

July 2017


Stopping the On-going Flow of Delusion: Pause, Stop, Retreat 

July 2017


The Essential Instruction: Watch Your Mind
June 2017


The Meaning and Practice of Interbeing/Tiep Hien

May 2017


FCM 2017 Spring Retreat: Cultivating the Mind of Patience and Acceptance (Series)

April 2017


December 2016



Plum Village Visit  July 2016

Lojong Trainings  May 2016

Taking Refuge  May 2016




 




Taking Refuge Aug 2015







The Seven Factors of Awakening (Series) (Aug/Sep 2014)

Right Speech Aug 2014












The Four Immeasurables
Mar 2013 Audio







Shantideva on "Patience"
Feb 2012 Audio



If you find these Dharma Talks to be of benefit, please consider supporting the Florida Community of Mindfulness to help us continue to offer the Dharma. Thank you!

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