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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
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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!

    Full Illumination Arose: Under the Bodhi Tree

    Full Illumination Arose: Under the Bodhi Tree

    Sangharakshita describes the moment of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. 
    From the talk Who is the Buddha?, part of the series Introducing the Three Jewels of Buddhism, 1968.

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    • 2 min
    Becoming Spiritual Warriors: We Overcome what the Buddha Overcame

    Becoming Spiritual Warriors: We Overcome what the Buddha Overcame

    The full moon in May is celebrated as the anniversary of the Buddha's Enlightenment and his victory over the demon Mara. Sangharakshita explains what Mara represents and how to overcome that which holds us back.

    Excerpted from the talk entitled The Buddha's Victory given in 1987.

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    • 2 min
    Enter Mara, the Evil One: What Happens When We Try to Change?

    Enter Mara, the Evil One: What Happens When We Try to Change?

    Maitrisiddhi, in her usual lively, inspiring and practical way, poses the questions: How we can recognise the insidious voice of Mara, embodiment of everything that holds us back from practising the Dharma? How do we relate to inner voices which undermine our confidence and best efforts? Can we, like Lochana, touch the earth with clarity and confidence in our path?

    From the talk Lochana and Mara: Clarity and Doubt, given at Taraloka on the May 2017 Work Retreat.

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    • 1 min
    The Importance of Hopes + Dreams

    The Importance of Hopes + Dreams

    After telling the story of Mara’s assault on the Buddha, Lokeshvara looks at it from a modern perspective and with reference to the System of Meditation. Of particular interest is a section of the prevalence of depression in our society and current research which identifies the need for purpose in our lives. If we have a sense of purpose, that almost always connects to deeper values, if we can just see how.
    From the talk Mara's Assault On The Buddha given at Young Men Retreat, Padmaloka, 2012.

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    • 3 min
    All the Things that Hold Us Back: Who is Mara?

    All the Things that Hold Us Back: Who is Mara?

    Viryanaga recounts the myth of the Buddha's Victory over Mara, drawing out the experiential aspects of the Buddha's Enlightenment. Excerpted from the talk The Great Victory given at a mixed Sub35 event held at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2017.

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    • 3 min
    What is Deeply True?

    What is Deeply True?

    When the Buddha finally sat down under the Bodhi tree and saw deeply into the nature of things, what had brought him to that point? And what happened next? Vishvapani focusses in on the Buddha's experience after Enlightenment, bringing his nuanced, perceptive reading to the words the Buddha himself is said to have employed in order to best evoke his experiences as he struggled to give voice to them. 

    Excerpted from the talk The Buddha's Vision, part of the series Gautama Buddha, given in Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2011, launching the book 'Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One' (Quercus, 2011).

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Customer Reviews

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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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