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Dharmabytes features bite-sized dharma, three times a week, from the Free Buddhist Audio archives. Themed in conjunction with our weekly full length talk podcast, these are inspiring short extracts from over 5,000 talks on Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness!

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Dharmabytes features bite-sized dharma, three times a week, from the Free Buddhist Audio archives. Themed in conjunction with our weekly full length talk podcast, these are inspiring short extracts from over 5,000 talks on Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness!

Tune in, be inspired!

    The Ethics of Love

    The Ethics of Love

    Buddhist ethics is practical, it’s to do with engagement with the world. Parami is an ideal guide for this sort of material, steeped as she is in study and practice engaged within the light of the 'Bodhichitta', and the Bodhisattva Ideal itself. 

    From the talk entitled The Awakening Heart given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2006.

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    • 2 min
    Relying on the Dharma as Embodied

    Relying on the Dharma as Embodied

    Being a disciple doesn’t require an emotional allegiance, but a spiritual one. Dhammadinna speaks about Sangharakshita as a spiritual friend while exploring the topic of discipleship in the Triratna Buddhist Order. We don’t go for Refuge to Bhante, we Go for Refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Aryasangha. 
    Excerpted from talk entitled Discipleship given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Women's UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, 2014.

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    • 3 min
    Cultivating Wholesome Friends and Companions

    Cultivating Wholesome Friends and Companions

    Padmasuri shares the story of Hatthaka who wanted all his friends to meet and hear the Buddha, and then was praised by the Buddha for having many wonderful spiritual qualities. From the talk The Buddha Was a Friend As We Can Be a Friend at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2013.

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    • 4 min
    Maturing the Heart

    Maturing the Heart

    In a sutta from the Udana, Meghiya overestimates his spiritual development and sees the goal in terms of his own individual, personal development. Vadanya shares some reflections on the Meghiya Sutta on the theme of learning about yourself in solitude as well as in relationship to others in the Sangha.
    From the talk Meghiya and The Path - Beyond Individualism given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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    • 2 min
    Conversion of a Troll

    Conversion of a Troll

    Ratnaprabha is a brilliant storyteller. Here, he shares the Alavaka Sutta where an troll tries to trick the Buddha with a series of spiritual questions, which the Buddha answers with calmness and clarity, converting the troll to become a Dharmapala, a protector of the Dharma. 

    From the full talk entitled The Story Hatthaka given at Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 2007, as part of a two-part series with the companion talk: The Four Sanghraha Vastus.

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    • 5 min
    Awareness Underlines Acts of Metta

    Awareness Underlines Acts of Metta

    What does it mean to be in harmony with others in the spiritual community? Dharmamayi tells the story of the Shorter Discourse from Gosinga from the Pali Canon.
    From the talk entitled Living in Harmony given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

John Ammerman ,

The Pali Canon made clear

If you're interested in developing an appreciation of the Pali Canon, the few readings here are a good place to start. The readers pace, diction, and accent all work together to provide a pleasant and edifying experience. It is a pity more selections were not recorded.

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