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Retreat Dharma Talks


Short Talks on the Verses of the Dhammapada that include looking at the Pali and reading the accompanying story for local colour. They can be listened to in any any order.

2021-01-01 (730 days) Satipanya Buddhist Retreat

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2021-05-22 Dhp 01 02 Mind is the forerunner 14:07
Bhante Bodhidhamma
The Buddha makes it clear that ethically, what happens in the mind comes first, tehn it is expressed in what we say and do.
2021-05-22 Dhp 4 Hatred is not overcome with hatred! 18:03
Bhante Bodhidhamma
Probably the most famous of the Dhammapada Verses declaring non-violence.
2021-05-22 Dhp 21 - 23 18:24
Bhante Bodhidhamma
These three verses centre on the quality of Vigilance/Heedfulness. You can download a copy of the Tip here
2021-05-22 Dhp 153 154 The Buddha's Victory Verses 17:19
Bhante Bodhidhamma
These verses tell us what the kernal insight was that liberated the Bodhisatta as he sat beneath the Bodhi Tree.
2021-05-22 Dhp 188 - 192 The Role of Confidence. 20:04
Bhante Bodhidhamma
The role of confidence in our practice and the role of Taking the Three Refuges
2021-05-22 Dhp Chapter 3 - verses 33 & 34 The Unruly Mind 17:19
Bhante Bodhidhamma
The Buddha talks about the unruly mind. And in Sutta 20 of the Middle Length Discourses.
2021-05-22 Dhp No4 Hatred is not pacified by hatred 16:00
Bhante Bodhidhamma
This is probably the most famous of the verses in the Dhammapada proclaiming non-violence.
2021-06-13 Dhp 256 157 Judgmental v Judicious 17:56
Bhante Bodhidhamma
These two verses are about the process of judging. It is something we are doing all the time whether of people, political parties, other countries and so on. So it is as well to remnd ourselves how we come to a just and correct judgements especially with all the fake news about. I made a mistake at the end quoting the Pali Dhammassa gutto which means Protector of the Dhamma/Law. I ought to have quoted Dhammattho, Standing in the Dhamma - Righteous.
2021-06-25 Dhp 46 How to view the Body 18:59
Bhante Bodhidhamma
The Body plays a crucial role in undemining our false view of self.
2021-07-02 Dhp 360 362 Restraint 21:48
Bhante Bodhidhamma
Restraint is a word that has gone out of usage. Why restrain when the culture says more is best?
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