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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!

Tune in, be inspired!

    Moving Towards Stars

    Moving Towards Stars

    Maitreyabandhu explores the path to insight in the context of Triratna's system of practice. He does this by exploring the three myths of self-development, self-surrender and self-discovery, as well as spiritual death and spiritual rebirth in the dharma life.
    From the talk Exploring Insight: Sadhana and the Goal of Life given in October 2019 during the Autumn Short Order retreat at Padmaloka Retreat Centre.
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    • 6 min
    Expressing Gratitude

    Expressing Gratitude

    The Bodhicaryavatara culminates with verses of sublime beauty expressing a deep and profound desire for the alleviation of suffering. Maitrisara evokes these verses with tenderness and delight, whilst also turning back to that tricky topic of hell.
    From the talk entitled Dedication In the Bodhicaryavatara (6 of 6), part of the series The Bodhicaryavatara given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2019.
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    • 8 min
    Undermining Certainty

    Undermining Certainty

    The whole of the Bodhicaryavatara builds to Shantideva's exposition on Wisdom. Yet often the commentaries skip it, with humbleness and strong sense of biting off more than he can chew Dharmashalin tries to explore how we can engage with this material.
    From the talk Wisdom In the Bodhicaryavatara (5 of 6), part of the series The Bodhicaryavatara given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2019.
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    • 15 min
    The Abode of Security

    The Abode of Security

    In this talk Dharmasri helps us discover confession using extracts from pujas such as those from the Sutra of Golden Light and the Vajrasattva puja. Exploring what confession is and is not with an emphasis on self metta and the feeling of liberation that comes from having all of ourselves witnessed by others.

    From the talk Confession: Refining Our Ethical Sensitivities given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in May 2016 as part of the series on Transforming Self and World through the Sevenfold Puja.
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    • 13 min
    Unconditional Surrender

    Unconditional Surrender

    Saccanama explores the three myths of spiritual life and the crisis of the self - reason and will are no longer able to cope. In this excerpt we hear about Shinran’s life with readings on self-power and other-power. Dharmakara becomes Amida – the central myth of the Pure Land schools.
    From the talk Faith, the Crisis of the Self and Self-Surrender recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri, July 2019 as part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.
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    • 13 min
    Receptivity and Transformation

    Receptivity and Transformation

    Mahasraddha  shares how his relationship with the Buddha has been central to his life. Are we open to the teachings of the Buddha? What impact does impermanence have on your life? What does transformation look like in your life?
    From the talk entitled Spiritual Death given at Manchester Buddhist Centre as part of the Urban Retreat, February 2020.
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    • 9 min

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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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