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Dharmabytes: Lesser and Greater Happiness

By Centre Team on Mon, 25 Mar, 2024 - 10:00

Saraha draws out examples of the Buddha’s wisdom from the Pali Canon highlighting how pleasure and bliss are not obstacles to the spiritual path, craving and attachment is the problem leading to suffering.. Excerpted from the talk entitled Wisdom In the Pali Canon given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2010.


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Make Room For Fun (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 21)

By Centre Team on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 00:07

Pleasure is a thing that also needs accomplishing…

from The Word by Tony Hoagland

Today’s episode of the Dharma Toolkit asks a collection of fabulous guests how we can meet the deep and urgently serious aspects of life and of the current times without jettisoning a similarly vital human sense of fun, pleasure, play, spontaneity, creativity – even joy. 

From painting with a beautiful thrash metal soundtrack on as ecstatic backdrop, to re-watching favourite TV shows, to going for a walk in familiar...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation

By Rijupatha on Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 - 22:32

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation”, an excerpt from the talk “Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions” by Ratnadharini.

There is nothing wrong with our experience, it’s how we interpret it. The Five Niyamas help us understand that total transformation is possible by shifting our habitual means of seeing things. Is it random? Is it fate? Why do the conditions that arise in our lives, arise? Where...

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Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31The second of a series of short Dharma chats with Vajraguptā.
The Urban Retreat 2011
The Urban Retreat 2011

Manjupriya - Pleasure and Pain

By Manjupriya on Tue, 11 Oct, 2011 - 06:00

Manjupriya - Pleasure and Pain by thebuddhistcentre

Listen on iOS or get the app. Here’s Manjupriya in conversation with Jnanarakshita as a Soundcloud. (NB. There are passages of very poor sound quality, but it should all be listenable now.)

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For more information about using Soundcloud see our notes on experimental Dharma discussion.