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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

A Potent Practice

12/16/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called A Potent Practice. Amrta talks personally about the practice of puja and also asks us what importance do we place on it in our movement. Is it a secondary practice or a means to awakening the Bodhi Heart!? Given on a men’s regional Order weekend at Padmaloka September 2010, entitled [...]

Duration:00:02:40

The Sevenfold Puja

12/12/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a full description of The Sevenfold Puja. From the talk entitled Poetry and Devotion in Buddhism: the Sevenfold Puja by Sangarakshita. The central problem of spiritual life is the mobilisation of our emotional energies, so that what we know can be put into practice. Energies may be blocked, wasted or too coarse, [...]

Duration:00:14:23

Our True Response

12/9/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Our True Response, from the talk entitled Truthful Communication. Amarapuspa explores the topic of truthful communication starting from the idea that the spiritual life consists of speaking the truth. She discuses whether we are capable of speaking the truth and how the responses of our bodies may help us to spot [...]

Duration:00:06:33

Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are

12/5/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are, from the talk entitled Prajnaparamita, the female Bodhisattva of wisdom, by Vessantara. This excerpt goes into detail of the several mantras associated with this figure. From the series of talks for Sangha Night on Buddhas and Bodhisattva given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.

Duration:00:06:44

The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground

12/2/2018
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Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground we learn about the eight cremation grounds and the Dakinis who dance there. From the talk The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens given in 1971 as part [...]

Duration:00:07:26

An Encounter with Padmasambhava in Darjeeling

11/28/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a recollection from Sangharakshita called An Encounter with Padmasambhava in Darjeeling. Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. In this lecture we are given a brief biography of Padmasambhava and an outline of the progressive Nyingmapa practices attributed to him. N.B. Poor original [...]

Duration:00:08:07

Nothing to Fear

11/25/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is all about Nothing to Fear. Vajrasara explores the life and teachings of the Buddha as they’ve come down through the stories of the tradition. From the talk Tales of a Free Spirit – 45 Years of the Buddha’s Life, given in 2006.

Duration:00:09:35

Heroic Warrior

11/21/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Heroic Warrior from the talk Shakyamuni Buddha given by Maitreyaraja during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.

Duration:00:09:33

Faith as Metta

11/18/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Faith as Metta by Saddhaloka from the talk entitled Amitabha. This is the fourth talk in a six-part series on the figures on the Wheel of Life. Saddhaloka introduces us to Amitabha, the red Buddha of the West who represents and inspires the highest love of all. Talk given at Padmaloka [...]

Duration:00:05:50

Bathed in Light and Love

11/14/2018
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Bathed in Light and Love by Ghosaka. From a contemplative talk entitled Amitabha: Pouring Forth From Stillness on the red Buddha of the west. Meditation, the setting sun, the Great Love, the heart in its proper place… Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Winter Retreat 2001

Duration:00:06:12

Compassionate Action

11/11/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Compassionate Action by Sangharakshita. This excerpt is from Taraloka Retreat Centre, when Sangharakshita inaugurates their new shrine cabin dedicated to Tara – the radiant Bodhisattva of compassion, inspiration to many who lead a Buddhist life aspiring to beauty and a steady openness in the face of the mysteries of existence.

Duration:00:06:08

From the Tears of Avalokitesvara

11/7/2018
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In a series about the final mantras of the sevenfold puja, Kamalashila talks about the birth and significance of the bodhisattva Tara in our FBA Dharmabyte today, entitled From the Tears of Avalokitesvara. Excerpted from the short talk The Bodhisattva Tara given at the West London Buddhist Centre.

Duration:00:08:43

Peaceful Vajrapani

11/4/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, introduces to another side of the usual wrathful Vajrapani, entitled Peaceful Vajrapani. From an imaginative yet practical talk entitled Vajrapani by Sanghanistha. Given during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.

Duration:00:07:53

Fear and Vajrapani

11/1/2018
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte offers a sensitive and thoughtful exploration of Fear and Vajrapani. This excerpt is from the talk entitled The Blazing Iron Club and the Winged Horse (Winter Retreat Dec 2010) by Vidyadaka.

Duration:00:13:04

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