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5 Minute Dharma

A weekly five-minute podcast that seeks to give people practical Buddhist wisdom for everyday life.

Jun 5, 2020

The Buddha said, “Now this is the noble truth of the path that leads to the ending of unhappiness. It is simply this Noble Eightfold Path, that is: right perspective, right motivation, right speech, right conduct, right employment, right effort, right awareness, and right concentration” (SN 56.11). Today we want to...


May 28, 2020

The Four Noble Truths come with four tasks attached to them, four challenges that give practical application to the truths. “This noble truth of suffering is to be fully understood….. This noble truth of the origin of suffering is to be abandoned…. This noble truth of the cessation of suffering is to be...


May 22, 2020

Today we are dealing with the last of the Four Noble Truths. “Now this, bhikkhus, is the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering: it is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right...


May 14, 2020

The Four Noble Truths are “the noble truth of suffering…. the noble truth of the origin of suffering…. the noble truth of the cessation of suffering…. [and] the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering…” (SN 56:11). Today we want to look at the Third Noble Truth of the cessation of...


May 8, 2020

We have been learning about the Four Noble Truths. We have discovered that suffering pervades the unawakened life. We have also learned that “the origin of suffering” is “craving” (SN 56:11). All suffering is caused by your own mind craving for what ultimately cannot bring happiness. We can decide to let go, and...