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5 Minute Dharma

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

Aug 28, 2020

Did you know the Buddha taught about heaven and hell? The Buddha said, "Some enter the womb; evil-doers go to hell; the good go to heaven; those free from worldly desires attain nirvana" (Dhp 126 Radhakrishnan).

Aug 21, 2020

The Buddha said, “And what is right meditation? It’s when a practitioner, quite secluded from sensual pleasures, secluded from unwholesome qualities, enters and remains in the first level of concentration, which has the rapture and bliss born of seclusion, which is accompanied by directed thought and examination”...

Aug 14, 2020

The Buddha said, “And what is right mindfulness? It’s when a practitioner meditates by observing an aspect of the body or an aspect of feelings or an aspect of the mind or an aspect of experience, being ardent, attentive, and mindful, putting away worldly longing and distress. This is called right mindfulness” (SN...

Aug 8, 2020

The Buddha said, “And what is right effort? It’s when a practitioner generates enthusiasm, tries, makes an effort, exerts the mind, and strives so that bad, unskillful qualities don’t arise…. so that bad, unskillful qualities that have arisen are given up…. so that skillful qualities that have not arisen do...