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Welcome to Free Buddhist Audio's Dharmabytes podcast, featuring bite-sized dharma from our website's vast audio archive. Free Buddhist Audio is an entirely user-supported project from the Triratna Buddhist Community. If you like what you hear, come and join us at www.freebuddhistaudio.com/community - and happy listening!

Welcome to Free Buddhist Audio's Dharmabytes podcast, featuring bite-sized dharma from our website's vast audio archive. Free Buddhist Audio is an entirely user-supported project from the Triratna Buddhist Community. If you like what you hear, come and join us at www.freebuddhistaudio.com/community - and happy listening!
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Welcome to Free Buddhist Audio's Dharmabytes podcast, featuring bite-sized dharma from our website's vast audio archive. Free Buddhist Audio is an entirely user-supported project from the Triratna Buddhist Community. If you like what you hear, come and join us at www.freebuddhistaudio.com/community - and happy listening!

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Episodes

The Horse and the Rider

6/28/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called The Horse and the Rider, an excerpt from the talk entitled Cutting the Bonds by Vadanya, the introduction to a Sangha Night Series at Sheffield Buddhist Centre. ‘Total Transformation – Head, Heart and Guts’. Using an analogy of a rider on a horse, he notes that we often act as if our [...]

Duration:00:13:26

The Seed of the Thus Gone

6/25/2018
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Enlightenment must be within our reach! Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called The Seed of the Thus Gone, an excerpt from the talk simply titled The Motive by Padmavajra. This is the first talk in an eight part series by Padmavajra exploring a great classic of Tibetan Buddhism – Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’. The work, inspired [...]

Duration:00:09:42

An Army of Compassion

6/21/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte, An Army of Compassion, is an excerpt from the talk Compassion Embodied by Vajratara. The Bodhicitta is about the spiritual community, the sangha, because it is only when we work together that we can make an infinite sphere of influence and concern for the suffering of the world. The Jewel that Arises The [...]

Duration:00:10:14

Embodying Compassion in the World

6/18/2018
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How do we have a creative response to suffering, without either getting overwhelmed or turning away? Our FBA Dharmabyte, Embodying Compassion in the World, illustrates the keep kindness of the Buddha with the story of Kisagotami. In this talk, given on a work retreat at Taraloka, Maitrisiddhi describes the Bodhisattva Ideal with the myth of Avalokitesvara. [...]

Duration:00:10:24

Metaphors and Archetypes

6/14/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Metaphors and Archetypes from the talk Archetypal Symbolism, Part 2 by Danadasa. The life story of the Buddha is much more than a historical account – it is a poetic myth full of profound meanings that can resonate with both our conscious minds and our unconscious depths. To fully [...]

Duration:00:10:10

Our Place is in the Cosmos

6/11/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Our Place is in the Cosmos from the talk Approaching a Magical World by Jvalamalini. This is an excerpt from the first of four talks on ‘the Cosmic Mythic Vision of the Mahayana.’ Here Jvalamalini explores the faculties of mythos and logos, how they’re conditioned by historical context, a [...]

Duration:00:17:44

Chittamatra (‘Mind-Only’)

6/7/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Chittamatra (‘Mind-Only’) from the talk The Depth Psychology of the Yogachara by Sangharakshita. The Yogachara School of Indian Mahayana Buddhism and its doctrine of ‘Mind-Only’ (Chittamatra) crucially influenced the development of Zen. Here the doctrine is related to subjective and absolute idealism in Western philosophy. Talk given in 1967. [...]

Duration:00:10:27

Intellectual understanding is not enough

6/4/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Intellectual understanding is not enough from the talk The Turning About in the Deepest Seat of Consciousness by Sangharakshita. The ‘turning about’ or paravrtti is described in the Yogachara school of Buddhism in terms of the transformation of the eight ordinary kinds of discriminating consciousness into the five Transcendental [...]

Duration:00:07:36

Our Illusory View

5/31/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is another dip into the Yogachara from Subhuti called Our Illusory View. This is the last in a brilliant four-part series by Subhuti on the Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy, which provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’. What can we do about the veils of our basic [...]

Duration:00:06:18

What is actually happening?

5/28/2018
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Arthapriya creatively explores the question: What is actually happening? . Arthapriya explores the Buddhist understanding of what we call reality, and how it is less common sensical than we might imagine. In particular, he questions how much our ‘outside world’ is in fact so strongly conditioned by our state of mind. [...]

Duration:00:11:32

What happens when we stop and listen?

5/24/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled What happens when we stop and listen? from the talk The Sound of Reality by Padmavajra. Fabulous stuff. This richly rewarding talk explores the place and function of sound in Buddhist practice and history, as well as within Padmavajra’s own spiritual life. A wide-ranging cultural journey is made from John [...]

Duration:00:08:44

The Buddha and Reality

5/21/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled The Buddha and Reality from the talk The Buddha, God, and Reality by Sangharakshita. Having considered Buddhism (in ‘The Buddha – Man or Superman’ and ‘Evolution: Lower and Higher’) in terms of process in time, and the Buddha himself as a historical figure, Sangharakshita now uses stories and quotations from [...]

Duration:00:10:10

Reality and Intuition

5/17/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled Reality and Intuition from the talk All One Gorgeous Mistake by Vajradarshini. A jewelled casket of a talk by Vajradarshini, with poetic accompaniment. Rumi meets Tsongkhapa in the Tavern of Ruin, and Dogen, Milarepa and Nagarjuna join them to talk about ‘self’ and ‘world’. Joanna Macy turns up too — [...]

Duration:00:12:56

Perception (Samjna) – A Definition

5/14/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Perception (Samjna) – A Definition, taken from the 6th talk in the series The Diamond Sutra – Taking Mind to its Limits by Padmavajra. This is the sixth in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on ‘The Diamond Sutra’. Down to the nitty-gritty now, with a [...]

Duration:00:07:52

The Fulcrum of Vedana

5/10/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is from a talk by Kulaprabha called The Alchemy of Happiness, a thoughtful take on the positive emotions cultivated in the ‘Brahma Vihara’ meditations. This excerpt, called The Fulcrum of Vedana, takes a look at the relationship between mindfulness and positive emotion. Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order convention, 2007.

Duration:00:05:13

Worldly and Unworldly Vedana

5/7/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is on Worldly and Unworldly Vedana from a series of talks on the Satipatthana: A Path to Insight. This talk (4 of 8 in the series) is clear, engaging and impassioned. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati’s depth of lived experience and [...]

Duration:00:06:24

Whole Body Breathing

5/3/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte, Whole Body Breathingis an excerpt from the talk Anatomy of the Breath by Padmadarshini This talk provides a really good working context to help your meditation practice. Best to lie down comfortably as you listen to Padmadharshini’s description of the anatomical and physiological processes involved in breathing. She’s a yoga teacher as [...]

Duration:00:05:18

Working at Your Own Pace

4/30/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte, Working at Your Own Paceis an excerpt from an Anapanasati Retreat led by Viveka. Viveka’s fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati – mindfulness with breathing. Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature [...]

Duration:00:08:24

Metta, Contemplative Dialogue

4/25/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is the beginning of a heartfelt conversation between Samantabhadri and Dharmakarunya entitled Metta, Contemplative Dialogue. The two good friends engage in a contemplative dialogue about metta. This dialogue, spontaneous and unscripted, unfolds as a significant exploration of metta. Metta as meditation practice, as an illumination of ordinary living and as a [...]

Duration:00:08:49

We Are a Flow of Phenomena

4/22/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called We Are a Flow of Phenomena by Dassini from the talk The Therigatha and the Problem of Self. We then hear a verse about no-self from the nun Uttara. This leads on to reflections about how we subtly reinforce a sense of self through feeling embarrassed or irritable.

Duration:00:09:35