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Dharma of Harry Potter

July 2011 The new Harry Potter film comes out this month, which has shades of dharma practice. The Petronus spell, used to protect oneself from painful horrific Dementors, is much like the protection of metta practice. Harry is supported by his sila or integrity, as he won’t kill others. If you are a fan, keep your eyes out for other similarities! Or even better, come on retreat and develop your own magic powers! In the meantime, here’s a dharma talk about the Dharma of Harry Potter for you…..