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!
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is brought to us by Karunadevi from a talk entitled The Individual, the Group and the Spiritual Community that we’ve called:In Relationship to Others. Can we retain our individuality while practicing with other people? Are we true individuals, or are we rebels, and are the two really that different? Karunadevi explores [...]
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is an excerpt called Listeners of the Truth by Ratnaguna. Sanghanussati means ‘recollection of the Sangha’ and Ratnaguna looks at the Sangha section of the Tiratana Vandana in Sanghanussati – Recollection of the Sangha given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 21st April 2009.
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is an excerpt called Choosing Our Path from a delightful talk from Vajragupta drawing a lot of significance from a simple image for the connection between Sangha and Commitment by Vajragupta.
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is called Going Beyond Self in Sangha an excerpt from the talk Being and Building a Sangha Heart. In 2017 Birmingham Buddhist Centre is turning their energies towards being and building a vibrant Sangha heart for their community. This short talk, given by Singhamati Chair of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre at [...]
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is called Patience by Bodhilila. A clear, practical and accessible talk on the third of the Bodhisattva perfections, Ksanti (patience or forbearance). Given at the West London Buddhist Centre Sangha evening, March 2012.
Today’s Dharmabyte podcast is delivered by Subhuti entitled The Importance of Intention In the Stage of Positive Emotion. This excerpt from the talk of the same name was given during a retreat on the system of meditation. Subhuti emphasises the importance of intention in the metta bhavana; it is not a practice about feeling good, [...]
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is brought to you by Maitreyabandhu, called:I want to be happy. You want to be happy. We yearn to be happy, yet we don’t know where to find happiness. The central problem of human life – we try all sorts of things, it’s like a koan we are all born with. [...]
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is called Living Sangha Abhayanandi, an excerpt from a talk of the same name. Imagine being part of a community marked by autonomy and connection, abundant with supportive love and friendship. The Buddha famously said that fellowship is the whole of the spiritual life. Is that really true?! Abhayanandi has been [...]
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is from our Triratna Buddhist Community founder, Sangharakshita, entitled: Broken Images, an excerpt from the talk The Journey to Il Convento. The journey symbolises a pilgrimage through the ruins and broken images of Christian civilisation and culture, progressing through a world of archetypal forms, and potentially taking us to the very [...]
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is from our Triratna Buddhist Community founder, Sangharakshita, entitled: Emotion in the Spiritual Life. 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, and the Buddhist puja takes us [...]
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is an excerpt from The Bodhisattva Vision. Visuddhimati launches the Triratna Urban Retreat on the theme of the greater mandala of uselessness – a teaching Sangharakshita has given us in 1976 derived from the Ratnagunasamcayagatha Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. From the talk entitled The Bodhisattva Vision.
Our Dharmabyte podcast today is brought to you by Dayajoti. Twentieth Century Bodhisattva is an excerpt from the introduction to Buddhist Action Month 2016 in Bristol, England. She focused on three aspects of transforming the world: direct action; creating alternatives; and a shift in consciousness.
Our Dharmabyte podcast today, The Sea As Spiritual Death, is an excerpt from a talk of the same name by Arthabandhu. Image of the sea and the raft, we hold onto our raft, but this brings suffering – can we let go, enter the sea and become spiritually reborn? This is the question Arthabandhu asks [...]
Our Dharmabyte podcast today, ‘Vision’ and ‘View’, is an excerpt from A Vision of Human Existence given by Sangharakshita in 1976. In sanskrit or pali, there’s no word that corresponds with the word ‘philosophy.’ There is one word that is sometimes translated as philosophy, the word darshana, which means ‘to see, a sight, a view, [...]
In our Dharmabyte podcast today, A Prayer to the Moon”, Paramananda shares a David White poem about the moon as a means of expressing consciousness that is inspired by longing for something greater than us.
In our Dharmabyte podcast today, Daring to Look In the Mirror”, Satyalila offers a talk for theme of the European Women’s Convention which was “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight.” August 27 2014, Adhisthana.
In our Dharmabyte podcast today, Opening Up & Letting Go”, Yashobodhi talks about her personal connection to the tonglen practice and the seven point mind training and about practising tonglen in the moment.
Our Dharmabyte podcast today entitled “Developing Real Individuality” is about going forth from the group, and helping others to do so too. From the talk The Individual, the Group, and the Community by Sangharakshita (1971) A Spiritual Community consists of Individuals; a group does not consist of Individuals. What is individuality? How can an ordinary [...]
In today’s Dharmabyte podcast Ratnaghosha brings us“Experience, Then Understanding”, a short excerpt from the talk entitled The Goal, the sixth talk given on the European Triratna Men’s Convention at Adhisthana on 19 August 2014. The Men’s Convention, the first to be held at Adhisthana, was based on Milarepa’s final exhortation from “The Shepherd’s Search for [...]