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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 56 Ratings

Free Buddhist Audio has been serving free recordings of high quality, full-length Dharma talks since 2006. Over 3 million downloads and counting... Get our free weekly Dharma talk podcast with inspiring speakers on Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness.

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    The Nature of Friendship

    The Nature of Friendship

    Narottama delights with a very poetic and personal talk about how friendship is vital to our happiness and spiritual development as human beings.
    Talk given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, 2010.

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    • 30 min
    Suffering and Joy - Compost For Love

    Suffering and Joy - Compost For Love

    When we pay attention to our own experiences of suffering and joy, this can be a starting point to connecting in love with others. Dayajoti offers a personal entry into recognizing and practicing the Brahma Viharas - love, compassion, joy, equanimity. 
    Talk given during the setup for Buddhafield Festival on the theme 'Fire in the Heart', 2013.
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    • 24 min
    Conflict and Crisis

    Conflict and Crisis

    Suryagupta explores crisis and conflict in the life of the Buddha and what we can learn when responding to conflict in our own lives.
    Talk given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2017.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Alchemical Buddha

    The Alchemical Buddha

    Satyapara leads us in an evocation of the alchemical Buddha drawing out the mythic dimension through receptivity and imagination.
    Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2018.
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    • 42 min
    Perfecting Generosity, Ethics and Patience

    Perfecting Generosity, Ethics and Patience

    Here Padmavajra explores a great classic of Tibetan Buddhism – Gampopa's 'Jewel Ornament of Liberation'. The work, inspired by devotion to Manjusri, is one of the key texts in the development of the Tibetan Lam Rim teachings. And Gampopa, being one of the two principle disciples of the yogi Milarepa, presents both the monastic Lam Rim approach of Atisha and the Mahamudra meditation teachings of Milarepa himself.
    This is the seventh talk in an eight part series entitled Themes from Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2008.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Individualism + Materialism

    Individualism + Materialism

    After exploring the relationship between the transcendental (lokuttara) and historical time, Saccanama looks at the challenges facing us at this particular point in history. Individualism and materialism present challenges both to our society and to our practice of the Dharma. Put them together and we have a form of capitalism which is so dominant that it becomes impossible to imagine any other system. Set against this, the Dharma is always challenging.
    This talk is part of the series Challenging Dharma for Challenging Times given at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre, 2020.
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    • 46 min

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All episodes restored

Hi Pixel5by5. Sorry to hear you lost access to old episodes of the podcast! It's not that we changed things just for the sake of it - we had to in relation to issues with our podcast provider and a need to separate out the two feeds for our two podcasts. We can see that witin iTunes access does indeed seem to be limited to the last 300 episodes. However, all are accessible under ‘See all episodes’ within the iOS version of Apple’s Podcast app - and in other podcast apps. We'll look into the iTunes-specific issues but, for now, would recommend using another app to listen.

Pixels5by5 ,

Impermanence sure, but argh! Where are the eps?

I absolutely adore this podcast, but someone just got the bright idea to “update” it, and killed 164 episodes worth that I had saved to my phone, that I listen to with regularity. I lost classic dharma teachings like “We have wine, but no cups” that repeatedly made me laugh, inspired me, made me think deeply, produced real moments of insight, and gave me comfort in hard times. I appreciate all these new eps, but why on the Buddha’s green Earth would you delete all the others going back as far as 2010? Please bring them back from oblivion! I was using them for mind training in the spiritual desert that is Los Angeles. Also, please give us full talks, not a mere 3-15 minutes of mostly intro & outro music. I used to sit & listen to multiple long talks & it was a source of sustained bliss. In fact, if you would like to earn money for the sangha, sell full talks or series of talks we can buy and own permanently on iTunes.

Linsey! ,

Very insightful

This podcast is very insightful and helpful for my daily Buddhist teachings. Thank you

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