Audio Books

Joel's book Through Death's Gate is available as an audio book as links to separate chapters (mp3 files) or as an iTunes podcast.

Individual Talks

Hundreds of CSS Sunday talks and retreat teachings (each about 1 hr long) are available online. The talks are organized below by category. Alternatively, you can view them organized from introductory to advanced (designed to follow the sequence of lessons in the distance studies course) or as an iTunes podcast.

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CSS Audios by Category

FOUNDATIONAL TEACHINGS

Title

Author(s)

Date

Length

CD#

The Five Fundamentals (Set of 5)

First Fundamental: Consciousness Alone Is Absolutely Real

Joel

9/15/96

68

cd122

Second Fundamental: Ignorance of the Real...

Joel

10/13/96

63

cd123

Third Fundamental: the End of Suffering...

Joel

11/10/96

67

cd124

Fourth Fundamental: the Way of Selflessness

Joel

1/19/97

62

cd125

Fifth Fundamental: Perfect Realization

Joel

2/9/97

61

cd126

Practicing the Precepts (Set of 4)

Practicing Precepts: 1 of 4

Joel

9/26/99

71

cd77

Practicing Precepts: 2 of 4

Joel

11/21/99

68

cd78

Practicing Precepts: 3 of 4

Joel

12/19/99

78

cd79

Practicing Precepts: 4 of 4

Joel

1/30/00

64

cd80

The Seven Virtues (Set of 7)

First Virtue: Courage, 1 of 7

Joel

11/12/95

72

cd183

Second Virtue: Humility, 2 of 7

Joel

12/10/95

65

cd184

Third Virtue: Justice, 3 of 7

Joel

1/14/96

66

cd185

Fourth Virtue: Patience, 4 of 7

Joel

2/25/96

68

cd186

Fifth Virtue: Gratitude, 5 of 7

Joel

3/10/96

65

cd187

Sixth Virtue: Mercy, 6 of 7

Joel

4/14/96

46

cd188

Seventh Virtue: Joy, 7 of 7

Joel

5/12/96

61

cd189

Seven Stages of the Spiritual Path (Set of 7)

One: Awakening of Faith

Joel

3/9/97

59

cd83

Two: Investigation of Teachings

Joel

4/27/97

62

cd84

Three: Unification of Self

Joel

5/11/97

59

cd85

Four: Purification of Mind

Joel

6/22/97

61

cd86

Five: Illumination of Heart

Joel

7/13/97

73

cd87

Six: Kenosis

Joel

7/20/97

69

cd88

Seven: Gnosis

Joel

8/10/97

69

cd89

Is There Help from Above? (Set of 2)

Is There Help from Above? Part 1 of 2

Joel

7/25/93

57

cd258

Is There Help from Above? Part 2 of 2

Joel

7/25/93

55

cd259

Practices of the Night (Set of 2)

Practices of the Night I -- Spiritual Interpretation of Dreams

Joel

4/19/98

75

cd92

Practices of the Night II -- Meditation in Dreams

Joel

4/26/98

69

cd93

Purpose of the Spiritual Path

Joel

10/4/92

37

cd402

The Retreat

Joel

7/21/96

70

cd109

Mystical Prayer

Joel

11/23/97

76

cd179

Why Walk a Spiritual Path?

Joel

6/21/98

77

cd170

Four Principles of the Path

Joel

11/8/98

74

cd111

Why Morality Matters

Joel

3/14/99

63

cd127

Anatomy of Awakening

Joel

8/13/00

75

cd95

Liberating Emotions

Joel & Andrea

1/28/01

79

cd97

Chain of Conditioning

Joel

7/8/01

77

cd117

Varieties of Mystical Experience

Joel

2/17/02

67

cd98

Self Inquiry: a Guided Meditation

Joel

3/24/02

75

cd91

Four Kinds of Practice

Joel

6/26/05

59

cd400

Introduction to CSS: Mission, Programs, Teachings

Tom McFarlane

9/18/11

55

cd876


ENLIGHTENMENT

Title

Author(s)

Date

Length

CD#

There Is Only One Enlightenment

Joel

8/11/91

43

cd267

"My" Enlightenment

Joel

8/16/92

69

cd226

Enlightenment: A Thirteen Year Perspective

Joel

8/4/96

69

cd176

Are There Levels of Enlightenment?

Joel

11/17/96

53

cd177

How Does a Gnostic Live?

Joel

8/9/98

60

cd180

The Journey In God

Joel

12/13/98

48

cd137

What's Inside My Head?

Joel

2/21/99

78

cd112

Three Fruits of Enlightenment

Joel

8/8/99

62

cd101

Truth Cannot Be Denied

Joel

8/11/02

65

cd121

Spiritual Death

Joel

8/10/03

73

cd246

Awakened by Death

Todd Corbett

2/23/05

64

cd374

Direct Pointing

Joel

8/14/05

62

cd414

Consciousness Unveiled: Fred's Awakening

Fred Chambers

3/29/06

61

cd450

Post-Enlightenment Stories

Joel

8/10/08

51

cd615

Nothing Attained

Joel

10/26/08

49

cd622

Enlightenment: a twenty-six year perspective

Joel

8/9/09

47

cd619

Untying the Knot in the Heart: Matt's Awakening

Matt Sieradski

4/28/10

56

cd649

What is Spiritual Realization?

Matt Sieradski

6/19/11

63

cd873

The Fire God Comes Seeking Fire

Joel

8/11/19

49


ASPECTS OF PRACTICE

Title

Author(s)

Date

Length

CD#

Inquiry: Talks from the Fall 2006 Retreat

Inquiry #1: Preparation Meditation

Joel

10/14/06

67

cd478

Inquiry #2: Impermanence and Emptiness

Joel

10/15/06

61

cd479

Inquiry #3: Causes and Correlations

Joel

10/15/06

50

cd480

Inquiry #4: Are You a Body?

Joel

10/16/06

66

cd481

Inquiry #5: Are You Emotions?

Joel

10/17/06

63

cd482

Inquiry #6: Are You Thoughts or Will?

Joel

10/18/06

64

cd483

Inquiry #7: Are You the Experiencer?

Joel

10/19/06

60

cd484

Inquiry #8: Doing Nothing

Joel

10/20/06

65

cd485

Devotion: Talks from the Fall 2005 Retreat

Devotion #1: Verbal Prayer

Joel

10/16/05

60

cd416

Devotion #2: Prayer in the Heart

Joel

10/17/05

62

cd417

Devotion #3: Purifying the Heart

Joel

10/18/05

64

cd418

Devotion #4: Entering the Spiritual Heart

Joel

10/19/05

72

cd419

Devotion #5: Unceasing Prayer

Joel

10/20/05

68

cd420

Devotion #6: Silent Prayer

Joel

10/21/05

67

cd421

Devotion #7: Doing Nothing

Joel

10/21/05

60

cd422

Meditation: Talks from the Fall 2003 Retreat

Meditation #1: Concentration Practice

Joel

10/12/03

68

cd298

Meditation #2: Choiceless Awareness

Joel

10/13/03

58

cd299

Meditation #3: Liberating Thoughts, Desires, and Aversions

Joel

10/13/03

57

cd300

Meditation #4: Returning to the Source

Joel

10/13/03

64

cd301

Meditation #5: Doing Nothing

Joel

10/13/03

61

cd302

Transforming Emotions: Talks from the Fall 2009 Retreat

Emotions #1: Spacious Awareness

Joel

10/16/09

69

cd601

Emotions #2: Understanding Emotions

Joel

10/17/09

69

cd602

Emotions #3: Desire and Aversion

Joel

10/18/09

62

cd603

Emotions #4: Pride and Envy

Joel

10/19/09

60

cd604

Emotions #5: Ignorance

Joel

10/20/09

61

cd605

Emotions #6: True Nature, Part 1

Joel

10/21/09

62

cd606

Emotions #7: True Nature, Part 2

Joel

10/22/09

59

cd607

Listening to the Stones: Talks from the Fall 2011 Retreat

Stones #1: Learning to Listen

Joel

10/8/11

61

cd881

Stones #2: Impermanence

Joel

10/9/11

58

cd882

Stones #3: Emptiness of Objects

Joel

10/10/11

56

cd883

Stones #4: Emptiness of Self

Joel

10/11/11

59

cd884

Stones #5: The Nature of Consciousness Itself

Joel

10/12/11

59

cd885

Stones #6: Universal Sameness

Joel

10/13/11

59

cd886

Stones #7: No Goal, No Boundaries

Joel

10/14/11

59

cd887

Stones #8: The Great Perfection

Joel

10/15/11

57

cd888

Ego & Egolessness

Joel

1/12/92

62

cd247

Beyond Good and Evil

Joel

1/19/92

40

cd248

Precepts & Perfection

Joel

3/29/92

44

cd249

Who Are You, Really?

Joel

5/21/92

75

cd403

Passion

Joel

5/24/92

43

cd244

Fear of Enlightenment

Joel

6/28/92

61

cd250

Fairness & Forgiveness

Joel

7/12/92

44

cd251

Gnosis and Dreaming

Joel

7/19/92

69

cd225

Sex and Sacrament

Joel

9/20/92

44

cd253

Who Am I?

Joel

10/25/92

55

cd254

The Left Hand of God

Joel

11/8/92

52

cd255

Meditation and Decisions

Joel

1/10/93

55

cd274

Breath of the Buffalo

Joel

5/16/93

48

cd227

Karma and Compassion

Joel

9/19/93

60

cd229

Thought

Joel

12/19/93

73

cd230

Tolerance

Joel

4/10/94

71

cd232

Beauty

Joel

4/24/94

80

cd233

Practical Advice for the Path

Joel

5/8/94

40

cd234

Go as Nothing

Joel

5/29/94

64

cd236

Gnosis and Compassion

Joel

7/31/94

68

cd193

The Heart of Yearning

Joel

9/18/94

70

cd237

Practicing at Work

Joel

5/28/95

67

cd175

Remember to Remember

Joel

6/18/95

70

cd190

Reality, Morality, and Illusion

Joel

10/15/95

69

cd194

What Jesus Taught

Joel

12/25/95

53

cd195

From "It" to "I": the Experience of God

Joel

6/30/96

50

cd197

Undertaking a Solo Retreat

Jennifer Knight

12/15/96

73

cd241

Transforming Relationships

Joel

9/29/96

60

cd108

The Paradox of Self-will

Joel

2/23/97

47

cd110

Inner Guidance

Joel

3/16/97

66

cd165

Ladder of Love

Joel

3/23/97

67

cd166

Here to Learn, Here to Love, Here to Serve

Joel

9/14/97

59

cd178

The Wisdom of Myth and Dreams

Joel

5/16/99

49

cd114

Spiritual Warfare

Joel

5/23/99

63

cd138

Expectations

Joel

6/27/99

51

cd115

Worldly Pleasures and the Spiritual Quest

Joel & Andrea

11/14/99

47

cd102

Basic Awareness Meditation A Guided Meditation

Andrea Pucci

3/12/00

66

cd90

The Role of Devotion on the Mystical Path

Joel

3/26/00

54

cd172

Everything Is Love; includes a meditation w/Andrea

Joel & Andrea

4/9/00

57

cd173

The Subtleties of Surrender

Joel

6/18/00

76

cd181

Experience and Knowledge

Joel

7/9/00

61

cd94

Enlightenment and Practice

Joel & Andrea

12/10/00

67

cd96

Loneliness: the Heart of Longing

Andrea Pucci

2/11/01

67

cd129

The Function of Insight

Joel

3/18/01

55

cd141

Taking the Teachings to Heart

Joel & Tom Kurzka

4/8/01

57

cd142

Finding the Center of Your Mandala

Andrea Pucci

4/29/01

64

cd143

Depression and The Dark Night

Joel

11/11/01

52

cd100

The Relationship Between Love and Truth

Joel

12/9/01

59

cd103

What Use Is Grief?

Joel

1/13/02

55

cd81

Cutting Through Spiritual Attachments

Joel

3/17/02

59

cd99

Deconstructing the Delusion of Time

Joel

6/30/02

66

cd119

Passion on the Path

Joel

11/10/02

54

cd134

Faith, Practice, and Awakening

Joel

11/24/02

52

cd136

What Is Love?

Joel

7/27/03

52

cd245

Finding a True Teacher

Joel

2/8/04

57

cd297

What to Practice

Joel

6/13/04

58

cd319

Cultivating Love and Compassion

Joel

9/26/04

61

cd342

Taking the Bodhisattva Vow

Joel

11/13/04

52

cd362

The End of Struggle

Todd Corbett

3/20/05

64

cd374

Inner Renunciation

Joel

10/15/05

62

cd500

From Relationship to Aloneness

Todd Corbett

11/20/05

55

cd415

How Suffering Gets Us to the Truth

Todd Corbett

12/11/05

71

cd449

Take Up Your Cross

Todd Corbett

6/11/06

68

cd462

Drop the Story

Joel

7/9/06

58

cd465

Truth Has No Name

Todd Corbett

11/12/06

69

cd476

Awareness of Neediness

Todd Corbett

1/21/07

62

cd477

Sweet Little Babies

Todd Corbett

4/26/09

58

cd620

Treasure Hunt for God

Fred Chambers

5/17/09

35

cd621

Atonement

Joel

1/25/09

60

cd616

Teachings, Practices, Truth

Todd Corbett

2/15/09

55

cd617

Breaking Out of Prison

Fred Chambers

3/22/09

37

cd618

Appreciation and Gratitude

Todd Corbett

12/9/07

65

cd547

Tag! You're It!

Todd Corbett

7/20/08

64

cd548

Self-Surrender and the F-Words

Fred Chambers

6/14/09

41

cd646

Resting in Impermanence

Todd Corbett

10/25/09

50

cd647

Spiritual Psychology 103: Sufi Perspective

Fred Chambers

5/16/2010

46

cd653

Spiritual Psychology 104: Hindu Perspective

Fred Chambers

6/27/2010

53

cd654

Discovering Enlightened Nature Within Discouragement

Todd Corbett

2/8/2010

54

cd648

Spiritual Psychology 101: Buddhist Perspective

Fred Chambers

1/31/10

64

cd651

Spiritual Psychology 102: Jewish Perspective

Fred Chambers

3/21/10

47

cd662

From Bardo to Awakening

Todd Corbett

6/20/10

55

cd650

Memorial Service for George Mottur

Joel

8/3/11

76

cd875

How to be Happy in the Hospital

Joel

9/25/11

52

cd721


MYSTICAL PHILOSOPHY

Title

Author(s)

Date

Length

CD#

Religion: Exoteric & Esoteric

Joel

9/30/90

51

cd264

The Problem of Evil

Joel

9/8/91

44

cd268

Gratitude & Grace

Joel

11/24/91

57

cd269

In the Beginning Was the Word:

Commentary of the Gospel of John

Joel

12/25/91

67

cd270

Consciousness Without Form

Joel

1/26/92

42

cd271

The Infinite Finite

Joel

3/8/92

44

cd272

Boundaries and Compassion

Joel

7/26/92

61

cd252

Shifting the Base of Reference

Joel

8/8/92

65

cd404

Two Truths: the Relative and the Absolute

Joel

6/13/93

58

cd257

Suffering and Indifference

Joel

6/27/93

59

cd228

Time and Eternity

Joel

1/30/94

67

cd231

Reality, Karma, and Rebirth

Joel

12/11/94

60

cd238

Mysticism and Madness

Joel

4/9/95

61

cd239

Three Pillars of Mysticism

Joel

3/24/96

77

cd107

The Purpose of Suffering

Joel

11/24/96

72

cd198

The "New Age" from a Spiritual Perspective

Joel

11/15/98

75

cd171

I Was a Treasure

Joel

2/14/99

62

cd131

God & Emptiness

Joel

3/21/99

68

cd130

Mother in the Mystical Traditions

Joel

5/9/99

59

cd113

Everything Perishes Except His Face

Joel

7/18/99

75

cd139

An Overview of the Spiritual Path

Joel

9/19/99

55

cd106

Synchronicity on the Mystical Path (diagram)

Joel

2/13/00

72

cd116

Identity and Difference

Joel & Andrea

2/27/00

59

cd104

Christianity: Esoteric and Exoteric

Joel

5/21/00

79

cd174

Consciousness: Two Worldviews

Joel

10/29/00

65

cd132

To Practice or Not to Practice

Joel

12/17/00

67

cd140

Talking About Nothing

Joel & Andrea

1/21/01

56

cd128

Forsaking Yourself Day by Day

Joel

5/27/01

57

cd144

Mystics of Ancient Greece

Tom McFarlane

3/10/02

48

cd82

What's the Story on "Stories?"

Joel

7/14/02

60

cd120

What Are Sacred Sciences?

Joel

10/27/02

57

cd133

Gnosis and the World

Joel

5/25/03

61

cd242

Reincarnation

Joel

11/23/03

66

cd275

Subject and Object are One

Joel

8/8/04

60

cd341

Gnosis, Ego, and Love

Joel

1/15/05

52

cd373

Christmas Mandala

Joel

12/25/08

46

cd623

Oneness

Todd Corbett

2/27/11

51

cd871

Spiritual Ignorance

Todd Corbett

5/22/11

56

cd872

Striving for Happiness

Todd Corbett

6/26/11

45

cd874


MYSTICISM & SCIENCE

Title

Author(s)

Date

Length

CD#

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Tom McFarlane

2/18/90

61

cd296

Understanding Quantum Mechanics

Tom McFarlane

3/12/95

81

 c979

Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness

Joel

1/26/97

77

cd164

Mathematics and the New Worldview

Tom McFarlane

1/11/02

85

The Great Debate in Quantum Physics

Tom McFarlane & Damien Pierce

11/17/02

69

cd135

Logos and the New Worldview

Tom McFarlane

6/22/03

68

cd243

Beyond Theories

Tom McFarlane

1/11/04

46

cd280

Darwinism, Creationism, and Mysticism

Joel

7/17/05

70

cd401

Pointing to Infinity

Tom McFarlane

6/28/09

58

Consciousness and Cosmos

Tom McFarlane

6/13/10

46

The Path of Knowledge

Tom McFarlane

6/12/11

59

Investigating the Nature of Time

Tom McFarlane

11/13/11

44

cd889

A Mystic's View of Science

Joel

5/25/14

67


MYSTICISM & SOCIETY

Title

Author(s)

Date

Length

CD#

The City of God: the True Spiritual Community

Joel

6/16/91

41

cd266

The Spiritual Root of Intolerance

Joel

1/31/93

53

cd256

Peace

Joel

5/22/94

52

cd235

Answer to Auschwitz

Joel

5/21/95

63

cd240

Our Moral Responsibility to Children

Joel

5/24/98

45

cd169

September 11: How Do We Respond?

Joel

9/23/01

79

cd118

The Feminine Face of Mysticism

Joel

7/31/05

45

cd413

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