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MicrophoneThe source of these excellent lectures is Bodhi Monastery, New Jersey, U.S.A. The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi currently resides there and has done so for many years. Bhikkhu Bodhi is an eminent scholar in both Theravada Buddhism and the Pali Cannon. He has authored many articles, essays and books, as well as being responsible for the translation of a huge section of the Sutta Pitaka into the English language.

‘The Buddha’s Teaching As It Is’ provides a superb introduction to Theravada Buddhism. Anyone interested in investigating Buddhism from any path, Theravada or Mahayana, will benefit greatly from listening to them. I certainly did, and I had looked into Tibetan Buddhism for a couple of years before I came across them.

Audio Quality

The audio quality is poor by todays standards because they were recorded on an early 1980’s cassette recorder which was the only equipment they had at the time. However the teachings Bhikkhu Bodhi gives far outweigh the inconvenience of the poor sound.

These lectures bear listening to several times. You will learn much, and many beginner questions will be answered. I cannot recommend them more.


Regarding copyright, I quote the source of the files, Bodhi Monastery, so please respect this simple restriction:

They have continued to be distributed on tape and as CDs for over twenty-five years, and are considered “public domain” for anyone to copy and distribute freely. The one condition is that they must not be sold.

With the above in mind, should you wish to download the files to your computer, please right-click on the title of the lecture and select ‘Save as:’.

May all Beings benefit. May all Beings live without fear.