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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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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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    Metta Bhavana as Insight Practice

    Metta Bhavana as Insight Practice

    Bodhidasa discusses the Metta Bhavana and the way it is taught in the Triratna system of meditation. Reflecting on the Karaniya Metta Sutta and Buddhaghosha's 5th century text the Visuddhimagga, Bodhidasa explores how this core practice relates to the Bodhisattva ideal, and how we can expand, refresh and enrich our metta practice in all its stages by re-visiting the structure.
    From the talk entitled Beyond Boundaries given at Sydney Buddhist Centre, 2018.
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    The Practice of Creating Sangha

    The Practice of Creating Sangha

    This is an exploration by Saddhaloka of the distinguishing role of Sangha, spiritual community, in the development and life of the Triratna (formally Western) Buddhist Order, and, in fact, in any kind of Buddhist spiritual life. Saddhaloka here is steady and thoughtful as ever...
    From the talk entitled Creating Sangha and Changing the World given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.
     
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    Sangha is Togetherness

    Sangha is Togetherness

    Munisha talks about insights gained from traveling in her early life, including realizing she didn’t know how to get along well with others. Some years later, she discovered the Triratna Buddhist Community where friendship is a basic organizing principle around which everything is based.
    From the talk entitled A Life in the Sangha given on Zoom to the Stockholm Sangha to celebrate Sangha Day, in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic, November 2020.
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    Growing Very Deep Roots in the Sky

    Growing Very Deep Roots in the Sky

    Kuladharini reflects on the life of the sangha at the start of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre’s annual rainy season retreat. Here she explores the cosmic and mythic significance in their current work and their approaching going forth from the city premises they have been teaching from for almost 50 years.
    Excerpted from the talk of the same title, Growing Very Deep Roots In the Sky, 2021.
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    Vajrasatva as Blue Sky

    Vajrasatva as Blue Sky

    With a magician-like quality, Jnanavaca introduces us to the pure white Vajrasatva with a talk ranging from Carl Sagan to childhood magic sets, rainbow men in the sky to the moment of death; Jnanavaca offers a vision of reality that transcends time and space.
    From the talk Vajrasatva, Time, Space & Rainbows, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at London Buddhist Centre’s Winter Retreat 2019.
     
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    The Spiritual Faculties are Embryonic

    The Spiritual Faculties are Embryonic

    Vajradevi reminds us that the word indriya ('faculty') applies to both spiritual and sense faculties and that we can use the latter to strengthen the former. Delighting in the word 'moha' sounding like 'a soft fluffy cloud', Vajradevi draws out the fact that it is the most difficult of the poisons to recognise - greed and aversion being much louder and more colourful. It's also 'a natural state of affairs' until we can create and support conditions to help wisdom flourish. She gives us tips for doing this, reminding us (in the words of Sayadaw U Tejaniya) that 'assumption, presumption and speculation are always the work of moha'.
    Excerpted from the talk entitled Moha (Delusion) as a Way of Exploring the Spiritual Faculty of Wisdom, part of the series Pathways to the Beautiful Mind, given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2019.
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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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