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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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2021-07-09 Dhp 90 The Arahant 19:46
Bhante Bodhidhamma
There are many ways the practice needed to become fully liberated, an Arahat. Here it by way of the Four Bonds (gantha).
2022-01-21 Apamado DHP 22 23 24 17:40
Bhante Bodhidhamma
Apamado is a favourite word of the Buddha. It is in his last words: apamado sampadetha - Strive diligently for your liberation. An exporation of its meaning.
2022-01-28 Ageing 18:47
Bhante Bodhidhamma
Ageing is one of the 'Messemgers of the Gods' that woke the Buddha up to his spiritual journey. The others were Sickness, a Corpse and an ascetic sitting under a tree, suggesting there may be a way out suffering and rebirth.
2022-02-04 Dhp 152 153 The Inner Critic 24:57
Bhante Bodhidhamma
These two verses point to the hypocrite an d also suggest the Inner Critic and that we should attend to it.
2022-03-04 DHP 314-317 From the Chapter on Hell 26:31
Bhante Bodhidhamma
The Verses describe the sort of wrong understanding that leads to the lower realms and those that lead to happy realms. The Six Realms of Existance can also be takes as human states of mind that each of experinces at one time on another in our lives. But if there is moral justice, thre must be some way that our karma works out towards Nibbana.
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