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5 Minute Dharma

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

Jun 26, 2020

In this episode, I will argue that the Buddha taught rebirth. Now he was either right about rebirth, or he was wrong. First, let us be clear about the fact that the Buddha taught rebirth. On the night of his awakening, the Buddha said, “I recollected my many kinds of past lives, with features and details. This was the...


Jun 19, 2020

The Noble Eightfold Path has eight aspects to it, one is “right beliefs” (SN 56.11). Today I want to clarify why beliefs are important. I think a lot of confusion exists about beliefs because most people are not clear on what they are. A belief is a claim that is accepted as true, which then becomes a rule of...


Jun 12, 2020

The Buddha taught that there are two kinds of right beliefs. He said, “And what are right beliefs? Right beliefs are twofold, I say. There are right beliefs that are affected by distortions, having the attributes of good deeds, and results in worldly acquisitions. And there are right beliefs that are noble,...


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...