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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!

    Urban Gonzo Psycho-Geography

    Urban Gonzo Psycho-Geography

    Padmamati explores the spirit, or soul, of place, that of animating your physical context to experience it in an emotional and psychological way. The speaker is Padmamati - aka Stephen Coates - founder and frontman of cabaret band The Real Tuesday Weld, who have made so many contributions to London creative life.
    Excerpted from the talk Urban Imagination given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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    • 6 min
    Relaxing Into What Is

    Relaxing Into What Is

    Bhadra takes us through the myth of Persephone and an experiential exploration of awareness to celebrate the vital contribution the bardo; the in-between state makes towards the spiritual life. 

    Excerpted from the talk Celebrating the In-Between given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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    • 2 min
    Dukkha as Compost

    Dukkha as Compost

    Dayajoti explores the metaphor of ‘sh*t happens’ - it’s what you do with it that matters! Turning towards your poo as a reflection on the process of transformation. 

    From the talk Bodies of Earth - Beyond Me and Mine - Dukkha from a two-week women's retreat at Eco-Dharma Retreat Centre, 2012.

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    • 2 min
    Our Mind is Like a Great Ghost

    Our Mind is Like a Great Ghost

    Thoughts are like ghosts that haunt the mind, those thoughts become speech that become actions. Most of the terrible things that have happened in the world have had to do with views and ideologies spreading like a virus through a culture, driving a culture mad. Maitreyabandhu reminds us that Buddhism says again and again, what you think and what you do matters. Everything you do matters. 
    Excerpted from the Triratna Day talk What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift, live from Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, Triratna Day, April, 2022.

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    • 2 min
    Things Break

    Things Break

    Maitridevi explores looking at ways to re-vision breaking and brokenness in ourselves and in relationships so that we can hold them with love.
    Excerpted from the talk A Love of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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    • 2 min
    What's Calling?

    What's Calling?

    Atula, a long-time practicing Buddhist and psychotherapist, offers stimulating words around the role of myth, metaphor and all our ways of cognizing, thinking about and expressing experience in what we call 'spiritual life' – and a clear encouragement to see that process as one that is profoundly relational. 

    In this excerpt we hear about the tendency to polarize and project onto others. From the talk Mending the Broken Ladder, London Buddhist Centre, 2010.

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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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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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