Dharma Talks by Leigh Brasington

Jhānas   Dependent Origination   Body Scan   Not-Self   Right View   Satipatthana

  1. Complete set of Retreat Instructions and Dhamma Talks, November 2020
      These same talks are also hosted at Dharma Seed
  2. Talks from a retreat with Tri-State Dharma in August 2019
  3. Talks at Dharma Seed (the best talks are from 2010 and later)
  4. Talks at London Insight Meditation talks from a day long retreat 9/2015 Introducing the Jhānas
(search for my name if you don't
 immediately see my talks)
TitleDate GivenLengthSizeWhere Given
  5. Link to talks at the Audio Dharma web site
Dependent Origination18 Feb, 200158:5013.4 MBIMC (see above)
Anicca (Impermanence)7 Mar, 200443:27  7.5 MBIMC
Right View13 Nov, 2004 (7 talks)Sati Center
Illusions13 Aug, 200643:127.4 MBIMC
Satipatthana Practices3 Feb, 2007(4 talks)Sati Center
Dependent Origination & Emptiness19 Mar, 2022(4 talks)Sati Center
      (Videos of these talks)
  6. GuidedMeditation at the Audio Dharma web site
Guided Sweeping Meditation3 Feb, 20078.1 MBSati Center
  7. Links to talks on this web site (please Right-Click & Save)
Guided Sweeping Meditation8 Nov, 202056:2151.6 MBDharma Zephyr
Not-Self 29 Jun. 201054:016.7 MBSanta Fe Sangha
Introduction to Dependent Origination18 Feb, 200158:5013.4 MBIMC - old talk,
better to listen to
the Dharma Seed
talks above
  8. A Talk in celebration of Vesak
The Story of the Buddha's Awakening25 May 201319:434.7 MBBCBS
  9. Links to talks from a 2 day retreat in The Netherlands, October, 2013
  10. Zip File of talks from a 2 week retreat in Germany, November, 2013, 1.3GB (huge)
  11. Links to talks from a 7 Day retreat co-taught with Gil Fronsdal, January, 2014
  12. Links to talks from a 2 Week retreat at Cloud Mountain, August, 2014
  13. Links to talks from a 10 day retreat at Southern Dharma, Sept, 2014
  14. Video of a talk on the Jhānas given at the University of Virginia

There are also a few sutta readings that I have done at the Sutta Readings website.

Interviews with Leigh Brasington

Guru Viking Podcasts - video and audio-only recordings:
  • Ep18: Leigh Brasington – The Jhanas – Guru Viking Interviews
  • Ep110: Case Study of Ecstatic Meditation – Leigh Brasington, Shinzen Young, Chelsey Fasano, & Dr Jay Sanguinetti - Part 1
  • Ep115: Jhana, Ego, & Orgasm – Leigh Brasington, Shinzen Young, Chelsey Fasano, & Dr Jay Sanguinetti- Part 2
  • Ep122: Mysteries of Dependent Origination – Leigh Brasington
  • Ep218: 21st Century Enlightenment - Leigh Brasington 3

    What the Buddha Really Taught About Pleasure, Creating Altered States of Consciousness, and Loving Deeply in the Face of Impermanence - Orthogonal | Podcast on Spotify 7 December, 2021

    Flavors of Indistractibility, the Deep Seamless Whole, and ... - Orthogonal | Podcast on Spotify 20 February, 2022

    Power, Pleasure, and Practice Orthogonal | Podcast on Spotify 1 April, 2022

    Are Buddhist and Yoga Samadhis the Same? A Discussion with Gregor Meahle and Leigh Brasington, 6 July, 2023

    Leigh Brasington & Andrés Gómez Emilsson: Jhāna, Neuroscience, and Phenomenological Topology WystanTBS Video Podcast --or-- Audio Only 3 June, 2022

    The Lion's Roar Podcast: New Year’s Prayers from Roshi Joan Halifax and Leigh Brasington on The Path to Peace by Ayya Khema

    The Awakened Leader Podcast: Episode 9: Meditation in a Modern World with Leigh Brasington

    Video Interview and Q&A at The Stoa:
    A short introduction to the Jhānas followed by lots of interesting Q&A. The Jhānas w/ Leigh Brasington

    Video Interview with James Iandoli:
    In this episode of Meta Perspective we discussed Right Concentration: The Jhanas, Insight practice, Stream Entry and Dependant Origination.

    ABC News anchor Dan Harris, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller 10% Happier, interviewed me for his podcast; it can be found here -- or 10% Happier with Dan Harris: #10 - Leigh Brasington

    Interviews with Stephanie Nash:
    Podcast: Leigh Brasington interviewed on The Jhānas, 10 December, 2006. Videos: Stephanie Nash interviews Leigh Brasington about the Jhānas, August, 2009
    Several short YouTube videos on what jhānas are, and how one works with them in one's practice. Video: Leigh Brasington interviewed about Dependent Origination, 29 Jan, 2016
    Youtube Video 8:25

    Video: Leigh Brasington interviewed about Self Retreat & Story Telling, 29 Jan, 2016
    Youtube Video 7:23

    Video Interview with Willoughby Britton of the Cheetah House:
    Leigh Brasington on the Dark Night   7 Jan, 2013   39:30

    Interviews with Ted Meissner of the Secular Buddhist website:
    Podcast: Leigh Brasington on the Jhānas   27 March, 2013
    Podcast: Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhānas, 4 Nov, 2015

    University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA
    Video: Jhānas - Buddhist Meditative Absorptions in Modern Times, 29 Sept, 2014
    Youtube Video 1:22:30

    Google+ Hangout Interview
    Video: Interview with Leigh Brasington, 25 July, 2016
    Youtube Video 1:06:30

    Discussions with Michael Taft at Deconstructing Yourself
    Podcast: The Jhānas 4 February, 2018
    Podcast: Dependent Origination 29 April, 2018

    Interview with Ian White Maher at Sit Breathe Bow
    Podcast: Exploring the jhanas and Right Concentration August, 2018

    Interview with Todd Scholl at Teachers Aligned
    Podcast: On Meditation January 31, 2020

    Interview with Juliette Lee at The Awakened Leader
    Podcast: On Meditation December 1, 2020

    Interview with Nathan Thompson at Escaping Samsara
    Podcast: Deep Dive into Buddhist Meditation | Part 1 & Dharma Geekery | Part 2 January 29, 2021

    All Youtube interviews and Teachings with Leigh Brasington

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