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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!

    The Arising of Samadhi

    The Arising of Samadhi

    There’s no true meditation without happiness. Sangharakshita describes Samadhi, often translated as ‘concentration’, as dependent upon the conditions of Sukha, that of happiness and bliss. 
    From the talk The Stages of the Spiritual Path, part of the series Introducing Buddhism, 1966.
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    Shifting States of Being

    Shifting States of Being

    Here we have Nagesvara discussing samadhi as collectedness, integration of our energies, wholeness, openness, rather than concentration as primary.  
    From the talk entitled What Is Samadhi part of the online series Body of Bliss: Ways into Samādhi, 2021 Buddhafield.
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    A Non-Existing Self

    A Non-Existing Self

    Dhivan talks about some ways in which Buddhists deny the self beginning with how the non-self teaching is presented in the Pali scriptures. From the talk entitled Denying the Self as part of the series Symposium on the Non-Self given at Adhisthana, 2018.
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    Giving Shape to Our Ignorance

    Giving Shape to Our Ignorance

    Yashobodhi recounts how the earliest Buddhist teachings arose in response to questions presented to the Buddha. 
    From the talk entitled The Alchemy of Wisdom, from a series on the Six Paramitas at a West London Buddhist Centre, 2012.
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    • 5 min
    The Ultimate Self Surrender

    The Ultimate Self Surrender

    The mind is intrinsically pure. How do we realize the ever present purity of the mind? Tejananda offers his reflections on Buddha Nature through discussing the Myth of Self-Discovery, drawing from an article by Subhuti entitled The Three Myths (Madhamavani, 2003).
    Excerpted from the talk The Myth of Self-Discovery given at Mid Essex Buddhist Centre, 2021.
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    Hither and Further Shores

    Hither and Further Shores

    Akashadevi expounds on the parable of the raft from the perspective of the hither and further shores.
    Excerpted from a talk entitled The Raft given at the West London Buddhist Centre Christmas Retreat, December 2016.
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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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