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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!

    Exploring the Teachings for Ourselves

    Exploring the Teachings for Ourselves

    As part of celebrations at Sangha Night to mark the 90th birthday of Sangharakshita, Ratnaghosha gives a personal talk on the influence of Bhante as a teacher. Excerpted from the talk Bhante As Teacher given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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    • 2 min
    Shoring Up Our Sense of Self

    Shoring Up Our Sense of Self

    “All worldly activities are as immaterial as chaff.” So said the Tibetan teacher Tsongkapa. Having explored the Eight Worldly Winds, and their effects upon us; having examined our response and looked at suggestions for ways of working, is there some overarching approach we could adopt? In short, what have we learned, and how can we put it into practice? Excerpted from the talk The Worldly Winds 4: It's All About Me! by Taranita given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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    • 3 min
    We Don't Believe the Evidence

    We Don't Believe the Evidence

    Akashamitra takes a look at one of the most difficult trainings offered in this approach. How can we find an opportunity for growth in that most upsetting situation - when someone we've trusted lets us down? Excerpted from the talk entitled Training the Mind: Learning From Betrayal, the sixth talk in a series of eight, given at the London Buddhist Centre as part of the 8-part series Training the Mind, 2021.


    "Even when someone I have helped,
    Or in whom I have placed great hopes
    Mistreats me very unjustly,
    I will view that person as a true spiritual teacher."

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    • 3 min
    A Positive Longing

    A Positive Longing

    Padmavajra first met Sangharakshita when he was 17 and in this talk he shares some of his own most cherished memories of Bhante, including his experiences of being with him in India when he returned there in the 1970's to found the Order there. Urgyen Sangharakshita - Bhante - who died in 2018, is not only the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, but also teacher and spiritual friend to Padmavajra. Excerpted from the talk entitled Urgyen Sangharakshita: The Bodhisattva's Reply given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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    • 3 min
    The Conversion of King Pasenadi

    The Conversion of King Pasenadi

    Dhivan recounts the conversion of King Pasenadi by the Buddha.
    Excerpted from the talk A Courtesan, a Killer and a King given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2016

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    • 3 min
    Lesser and Greater Happiness

    Lesser and Greater Happiness

    Saraha draws out examples of the Buddha’s wisdom from the Pali Canon highlighting how pleasure and bliss are not obstacles to the spiritual path, craving and attachment is the problem leading to suffering.. Excerpted from the talk entitled Wisdom In the Pali Canon given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2010.

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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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