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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)


Practicing Dharma in the World "As It Is"

November 2017

The Practices of a Bodhisattva (Series)


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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Tampa, FL 33604

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