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Instructions: For each phase of the course, listen to the audios in the corresponding volume number, as listed below. To listen to a talks online, click on the link to play in your browser, or right-click to download the audio file for playing later or on another device. Alternatively, get them as an iTunes podcast.

There are also 5 Volumes of supplemental talks. It is recommended (though not required) that Supplemental Volume 5 "Liberating Emotions" be listened to during Phase 6 of the course. It is also recommended (though not required) that you listen to either Supplemental Volume 3 "Inquiry" or Supplemental Volume 4 "Devotion" during Phase 7 of the course, depending on whether you identify yourself as being primarily a jnani or a bhakta.

 

  1. WOS DSC: Volume 1
    1. First Fundamental: Consciousness Alone Is Absolutely Real — 9/15/1996
    2. Second Fundamental: Ignorance of the Real... — 10/13/1996
    3. Third Fundamental: the End of Suffering... — 11/10/1996
    4. Fourth Fundamental: the Way of Selflessness — 1/19/1997
    5. Fifth Fundamental: Perfect Realization — 2/9/1997
    6. Four Principles of the Path — 11/8/1998
    7. Chain of Conditioning — 7/8/2001
    8. Meditation #1: Concentration Practice — 10/12/2003
  2. WOS DSC: Volume 2
    1. Consciousness: Two Worldviews — 10/29/2000
    2. To Practice or Not to Practice — 12/17/2000
    3. What Are Sacred Sciences? — 10/27/2002
    4. What to Practice — 6/13/2004
    5. Here to Learn, Here to Love, Here to Serve — 9/14/1997
    6. The Function of Insight — 3/18/2001
    7. Practices of the Night, Part 1 of 2 — 4/19/1998
    8. The Retreat — 7/21/1996
  3. WOS DSC: Volume 3
    1. Two Truths: the Relative and the Absolute — 6/13/1993
    2. Why Morality Matters — 3/14/1999
    3. Practicing Precepts: part 1 of 4 — 9/26/1999
    4. Beyond Good and Evil — 1/19/1992
    5. The Purpose of Suffering — 11/24/1996
    6. Passion on the Path — 11/10/2002
    7. Depression and The Dark Night — 11/11/2001
    8. Meditation #2: Choiceless Awareness — 10/13/2003
  4. WOS DSC: Volume 4
    1. The Relationship Between Love and Truth — 12/9/2001
    2. God and Emptiness — 3/21/1999
    3. I Was a Treasure — 2/14/1999
    4. The Heart of Yearning — 9/18/1994
    5. Practicing Precepts: part 2 of 4 — 11/21/1999
    6. The Role of Devotion on the Mystical Path — 3/26/2000
    7. Remember to Remember — 6/18/1995
    8. Mystical Prayer — 11/23/1997
  5. WOS DSC: Volume 5
    1. Cutting Through Spiritual Attachment — 3/17/2002
    2. Practicing Precepts: part 3 of 4 — 12/19/1999
    3. Practicing at Work — 5/28/1995
    4. Spiritual Warfare — 5/23/1999
    5. Is There Help from Above? part 1 — 7/18/1993
    6. Is There Help from Above? part 2 — 7/25/1993
    7. Boundaries and Compassion — 7/26/1992
    8. Cultivating Love and Compassion — 9/26/2004
  6. WOS DSC: Volume 6
    1. Transforming Relationships — 9/29/1996
    2. Practicing Precepts: part 4 of 4 — 1/30/2000
    3. Synchronicity on the Mystical Path — 2/13/2000
    4. Expectations — 6/27/1999
    5. Deconstructing the Delusion of Time — 6/30/2002
    6. Varieties of Mystical Experience — 2/17/2002
    7. Truth Cannot Be Denied — 8/11/2002
    8. Meditation #3: Liberating Thoughts, Desires, and Aversions — 10/15/2003
  7. WOS DSC: Volume 7
    1. Liberating Emotions — 1/28/2001
    2. Thought — 12/19/1993
    3. Self Inquiry: a Guided Meditation — 3/24/2002
    4. The Paradox of Self-will — 2/23/1997
    5. Practices of the Night, Part 2 of 2 — 4/26/1998
    6. Go as Nothing — 5/29/1994
    7. Fear of Enlightenment — 6/28/1992
    8. Meditation #4: Returning to the Source — 10/16/2003
  8. WOS DSC: Volume 8
    1. Forsaking Yourself Day by Day — 5/27/2001
    2. What's the Story on "Stories?" — 7/14/2002
    3. The Subtleties of Surrender — 6/18/2000
    4. Spiritual Death — 8/10/2003
    5. Anatomy of Awakening — 8/13/2000
    6. The Journey In God — 12/13/1998
    7. How Does a Gnostic Live? — 8/9/1998
    8. Meditation #5: Doing Nothing — 10/17/2003
  9. WOS DSC: Volume Supplemental 1
    1. Stage One of the Spiritual Path: Awakening of Faith — 3/9/1997
    2. Stage Two of the Spiritual Path: Investigation of Teachings — 4/27/1997
    3. Stage Three of the Spiritual Path: Unification of Self — 5/11/1997
    4. Stage Four of the Spiritual Path: Purification of Mind — 6/22/1997
    5. Stage Five of the Spiritual Path: Illumination of Heart — 7/13/1997
    6. Stage Six of the Spiritual Path: Kenosis — 7/20/1997
    7. Stage Seven of the Spiritual Path: Gnosis — 8/10/1997
    8. Finding a True Teacher — 2/8/2004
  10. WOS DSC: Volume Supplemental 2
    1. First Virtue: Courage — 11/12/1995
    2. Second Virtue: Humility — 12/10/1995
    3. Third Virtue: Justice — 1/14/1996
    4. Fourth Virtue: Patience — 2/25/1996
    5. Fifth Virtue: Gratitude — 3/10/1996
    6. Sixth Virtue: Mercy — 4/14/1996
    7. Seventh Virtue: Joy — 5/12/1996
    8. What's Inside My Head? — 2/21/1999
  11. WOS DSC: Volume Supplemental 3
    1. Inquiry #1: Preparation Meditation — 10/14/2006
    2. Inquiry #2: Impermanence and Emptiness — 10/15/2006
    3. Inquiry #3: Causes and Correlations — 10/15/2006
    4. Inquiry #4: Are You a Body? — 10/16/2006
    5. Inquiry #5: Are You Emotions? — 10/17/2006
    6. Inquiry #6: Are You Thoughts or Will? — 10/18/2006
    7. Inquiry #7: Are You the Experiencer? — 10/19/2006
    8. Inquiry #8: Doing Nothing — 10/20/2006
  12. WOS DSC: Volume Supplemental 4
    1. Devotion #1: Verbal Prayer — 10/16/2005
    2. Devotion #2: Prayer-in-the-Heart — 10/17/2005
    3. Devotion #3: Purifying the Heart — 10/18/2005
    4. Devotion #4: Entering the Spiritual Heart — 10/19/2005
    5. Devotion #5: Unceasing Prayer — 10/20/2005
    6. Devotion #6: Silent Prayer — 10/21/2005
    7. Devotion #7: Doing Nothing — 10/21/2005
    8. The Feminine Face of Mysticism — 7/31/2005
  13. WOS DSC: Volume Supplemental 5
    1. Liberating Emotions #1: Spacious Awareness — 10/10/2009
    2. Liberating Emotions #2: Understanding Emotions — 10/12/2009
    3. Liberating Emotions #3: Desire and Aversion — 10/13/2009
    4. Liberating Emotions #4: Pride and Envy — 10/14/2009
    5. Liberating Emotions #5: Ignorance — 10/15/2009
    6. Liberating Emotions #6: True Nature, part 1 — 10/16/2009
    7. Liberating Emotions #7: True Nature, part 2 — 10/16/2009
    8. Drop the Story — 7/9/2006
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