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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 27  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday's class is the week ten class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Karma and Rebirth.  

Karma and Rebirth ar closely linked concepts of the Buddha’s teachings. Many modern schools claim the Buddha taught karma and rebirth only to relate to the prevalent beliefs of his time. They hope to show that Karma and Rebirth are not useful or relevant teachings. Understanding karma and rebirth is essential to Becoming Buddha.

“I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions. I am born of my actions and related through my actions. My actions will determine the fortune or misfortune in my life.” (Anguttara Nikaya 10.176)e

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/karma-and-rebirth/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 24,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This  Saturday's class is the week ten class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Bhava Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the ongoing personalization of suffering in relation to the Five Aggregates and Karma.

“In this way karma is the field, consciousness the seed, and craving the moisture. The consciousness of human beings rooted in ignorance and bound by craving is established in wrong view. Established in wrong view, (ignorance) renewed becoming is produced.” (Bhava Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-explained-the-loka-bhava-and-mula-suttas/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on March 21, 2018 will be on the life of Siddartha Gotama and his awakening.

'This Dhamma leads not to disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to stilling, to direct knowledge, to awakening, nor to unbinding, but only to reappearance in the dimension of nothingness.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/prince-buddha/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 20  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday's class is the week ten class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Bhava Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the ongoing personalization of suffering in relation to the Five Aggregates and Karma.

“In this way karma is the field, consciousness the seed, and craving the moisture. The consciousness of human beings rooted in ignorance and bound by craving is established in wrong view. Established in wrong view, (ignorance) renewed becoming is produced.” (Bhava Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-explained-the-loka-bhava-and-mula-suttas/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 17,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week nine class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the first class  on Dependent Origination, Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Loka Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the importance of becoming empty of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Stress (Dukkha) arises in dependence on becoming ‘self.’ With the ending of clinging to ‘self’ and maintaining ‘self,’ no stress will arise.” (Loka Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-explained-the-loka-bhava-and-mula-suttas/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 15,  2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week nine class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the first class  on Dependent Origination, Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Loka Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the importance of becoming empty of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Stress (Dukkha) arises in dependence on becoming ‘self.’ With the ending of clinging to ‘self’ and maintaining ‘self,’ no stress will arise.” (Loka Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-explained-the-loka-bhava-and-mula-suttas/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on March 14, 2018 will be on the meaning of Shunyata. The Buddha teaches an Eightfold Path to gain wisdom and become empty of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Yes, Ananda, you heard that correctly, you learned it correctly, and you remembered it correctly. Now as before I remain fully dwelling in emptiness. (Phena Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/shunyata-three-discourses-on-emptiness/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 13  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week nine class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the first class  on Dependent Origination, Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Loka Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the importance of becoming empty of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Stress (Dukkha) arises in dependence on becoming ‘self.’ With the ending of clinging to ‘self’ and maintaining ‘self,’ no stress will arise.” (Loka Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-explained-the-loka-bhava-and-mula-suttas/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on March 7, 2018 will be on The Bahiya Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches an impatient Bahiya a concise instruction on the dhamma leading to Bahiya’s awakening.

"I will teach you the Dhamma, Bahiya. Listen carefully to my words. Train your self in this manner: In what is seen, there is only the seen. In what is heard, there is only the heard. In what is sensed, there is only the sensed. In what is cognized, only the cognized.." Bahiya Sutta

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-mindfulness-of-bahiya/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 3,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week eight class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the second on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-sutta/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on February 28, 2018 will be on The Agati Sutta.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/agati-sutta-losing-the-way/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 27,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week eight class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the second class  on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-sutta/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 24,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week seven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-sutta/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 22,  2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week seven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-sutta/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.
My Dhamma talk on February 21, 2018 will be on The Ratana Sutta - True Refuge .
A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/ratana-sutta-true-refuge/
Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.
The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.
Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.
Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.
I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.
An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/
A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/
Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/
If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/
Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 20,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week seven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study is on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-sutta/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 17,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week six class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Friends, these are the four qualities that are developed from concentration. Those who understand The Three Marks of Existence, for whom there are no disturbances, free of desire, at peace, this one has abandoned confusion, delusion, and disappointment.” 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/samadhi-and-jhanas-concentration-and-absorption/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 15,  2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week six class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Friends, these are the four qualities that are developed from concentration. Those who understand The Three Marks of Existence, for whom there are no disturbances, free of desire, at peace, this one has abandoned confusion, delusion, and disappointment.” 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/samadhi-and-jhanas-concentration-and-absorption/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on February 14, 2018 will be on The Yasa Sutta, a sutta on the importance of developing freedom from worldly entanglements.  A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-yasa-sutta-freedom-from-entanglements/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 13,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week six class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Friends, these are the four qualities that are developed from concentration. Those who understand The Three Marks of Existence, for whom there are no disturbances, free of desire, at peace, this one has abandoned confusion, delusion, and disappointment.” 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/samadhi-and-jhanas-concentration-and-absorption/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 10,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week five class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path. 

“Rahula, all those who purify their minds through continual reflection (mindfulness) will do so in just this way. Rahula you should train yourself in just this way through continual mindfulness of your thoughts, words, and deeds.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/rahulavada-sutta-the-buddha-teaches-his-son/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 8,  2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week five class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Rahula, all those who purify their minds through continual reflection (mindfulness) will do so in just this way. Rahula you should train yourself in just this way through continual mindfulness of your thoughts, words, and deeds.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/rahulavada-sutta-the-buddha-teaches-his-son/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on February 7, 2018 will be on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta - mindfulness of what is occurring: an auspicious day.  A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-bhaddekaratta-sutta-mindfulness-of-what-is-occuring/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 6,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week five class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Rahula, all those who purify their minds through continual reflection (mindfulness) will do so in just this way. Rahula you should train yourself in just this way through continual mindfulness of your thoughts, words, and deeds.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/rahulavada-sutta-the-buddha-teaches-his-son/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class on February 3, 2018. This talk is on the Wisdom factors of the Eightfold Path.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 1,  2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week four class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the wisdom factors of the Eightfold Path.

"And what is right view? Knowledge with regard to stress, knowledge with regard to the origination of stress, knowledge with regard to the cessation of stress, knowledge with regard to the path or practice that develops the cessation of stress: This is called right view."  (Samyutta Nikaya 56:11)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/eightfold-path-wisdom-virtue-concentration/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My podcast on January 24, 2018 will be on the thicket of confusing and contradictory views prevalent in modern Buddhism. A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/modern-buddhism-a-thicket-of-views/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 30,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week four class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the wisdom factors of the Eightfold Path.

"And what is right view? Knowledge with regard to stress, knowledge with regard to the origination of stress, knowledge with regard to the cessation of stress, knowledge with regard to the path or practice that develops the cessation of stress: This is called right view."  (Samyutta Nikaya 56:11)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/eightfold-path-wisdom-virtue-concentration/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 3,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week four class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the wisdom factors of the Eightfold Path.

"And what is right view? Knowledge with regard to stress, knowledge with regard to the origination of stress, knowledge with regard to the cessation of stress, knowledge with regard to the path or practice that develops the cessation of stress: This is called right view."  (Samyutta Nikaya 56:11)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/eightfold-path-wisdom-virtue-concentration/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 25,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week three class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on Four Noble Truths. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

“Vision arose, discernment arose, insight arose, knowledge arose within me of things never heard of before: The truth of dukkha (stress) has been comprehended; the origination of stress has been abandoned; the cessation of stress has been experienced; The Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of stress has been developed.”  (Samyutta Nikaya 56:11)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-four-noble-truths/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 23,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week three class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on Four Noble Truths. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

“Vision arose, discernment arose, insight arose, knowledge arose within me of things never heard of before: The truth of dukkha (stress) has been comprehended; the origination of stress has been abandoned; the cessation of stress has been experienced; The Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of stress has been developed.”  (Samyutta Nikaya 56:11)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-four-noble-truths/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 20, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week two class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

“Friends, there are four frames of reference - four foundations of mindfulness - that are required for the purification of all beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and regret, for the disappearance of pain and distress, for establishing the right method of practice, and for complete unbinding. What are these four? 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-four-foundations-of-mindfulness/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minuteShamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 18, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week two class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

“Friends, there are four frames of reference - four foundations of mindfulness - that are required for the purification of all beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and regret, for the disappearance of pain and distress, for establishing the right method of practice, and for complete unbinding. What are these four? 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-four-foundations-of-mindfulness/

Each class will have a twenty minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My podcast on January 17, 2018 will be on the meaning of Right Effort and Right  Mindfulness. It is through whole-hearted and mindful engagement that the Eightfold Path is developed.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/eightfold-path-wisdom-virtue-concentration/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 16,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week two class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

“Friends, there are four frames of reference - four foundations of mindfulness - that are required for the purification of all beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and regret, for the disappearance of pain and distress, for establishing the right method of practice, and for complete unbinding. What are these four? 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-four-foundations-of-mindfulness/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 13, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week two class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on Shamatha-Vipassana meditation. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

“I teach understanding suffering and the path developing the cessation suffering. Nothing More.” (Majjhima Nikaya 22 and other suttas)

Related article and guided meditations are here: https://becoming-buddha.com/shamatha-vipassana-and-metta-meditation/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minuteShamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 11, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week two class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on Shamatha-Vipassana meditation. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

“I teach understanding suffering and the path developing the cessation suffering. Nothing More.” (Majjhima Nikaya 22 and other suttas)

Related article and guided meditations are here: https://becoming-buddha.com/shamatha-vipassana-and-metta-meditation/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

Each class will have a twenty minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My podcast on January 10, 2018 will be on Dependent Origination and The Myth of Non-Duality. Continued ignorance of Dependent Origination is required to develop and follow a Non-Dual doctrine and results in confusing and contradictory modern “dharma’s.”  A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dependent-origination-anatta-and-the-myth-of-non-duality/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 9,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week two class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on Shamatha-Vipassana meditation. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

“I teach understanding suffering and the path developing the cessation suffering. Nothing More.” (Majjhima Nikaya 22 and other suttas)

Related article and guided meditations are here: https://becoming-buddha.com/shamatha-vipassana-and-metta-meditation/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 6, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the introductory class for our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

Our Dhamma study begins with the meditation method taught by the Buddha as the foundation for integrating the Eightfold Path as the framework for gaining knowledge and insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha - Impermanence, The Not-Self Characteristic, and ongoing disappointment and suffering.

This week’s talk will introduce the Dhamma Study and the first week’s study of Shamatha-Vipassana meditation.

“I teach understanding suffering and the path developing the cessation suffering. Nothing More.” (Majjhima Nikaya 22 and other suttas)

A related series of talks is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/introduction-to-the-buddhas-dhamma/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minuteShamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My podcast on January 3, 2018 will be on the Paticca Samuppadha Sutta - Dependent Origination and how ignorance of Four Noble Truths bring confusion, deluded thinking, and ongoing unsatisfactory experiences.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dependent-origination-the-paticca-samuppada-vibhanga-sutta/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 2,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the introductory class for our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. The Truth Of Happiness book clearly explains the foundational teachings of the Buddha for developing a life of lasting peace and happiness.

Our Dhamma study begins with the meditation method taught by the Buddha as the foundation for integrating the Eightfold Path as the framework for gaining knowledge and insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha - Impermanence, The Not-Self Characteristic, and ongoing disappointment and suffering.

This week’s talk will introduce the Dhamma Study and the first week’s study of Shamatha-Vipassana meditation.

“I teach understanding suffering and the path developing the cessation suffering. Nothing More.” (Majjhima Nikaya 22 and other suttas)

A related series of talks is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/introduction-to-the-buddhas-dhamma/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 30, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 am Eastern US time.

These are recordings of our end-of-year classes at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey On December 26, 28, and 30, 2017.

These classes are an opportunity to review the insights our sangha has developed into Three Marks Of Existence and knowledge and integration of the Eightfold Path.

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thurtsday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 28, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

These are recordings of our end-of-year classes at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey On December 26, 28, and 30, 2017.

These classes are an opportunity to review the insights our sangha has developed into Three Marks Of Existence and knowledge and integration of the Eightfold Path.

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

00:0000:00

These are recordings of our end-of-year classes at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey On December 26, 28, and 30, 2017.

These classes are an opportunity to review the insights our sangha has developed into Three Marks Of Existence and knowledge and integration of the Eightfold Path.

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My podcast on December 27, 2017 will be on the meaning of awakening - developing full human maturity - as described by the Buddha in the Nagara Sutta.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-nagara-sutta-the-buddha-describes-his-awakening/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 23, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This talk is the sixth of six talks on the Anapanasati Sutta. The Anapanasati Sutta is a discourse from the Buddha on the proper use of mindfulness during Shamatha-Vipassana meditation to deepen concentration. The underlying and supportive theme for this sutta is a group of senior monks well-established in the “Heartwood Of The Dhamma” - the Eightfold Path - and their ability to teach a useful and effective Dhamma.

“These Seven Factors Of Awakening are dependent on seclusion, dependent on dispassion, and dependent on cessation. These Seven Factors Of Awakening, when fully developed, result in relinquishment of all views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

"This is how the seven factors for awakening are appropriately developed so as to bring Right Understanding (Right View) and release from clinging to ignorant views to their culmination." 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/anapanasati-breath-mindfulness-meditation/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minuteShamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 21, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This talk is the fifth of six talks on the Anapanasati Sutta. The Anapanasati Sutta is a discourse from the Buddha on the proper use of mindfulness during Shamatha-Vipassana meditation to deepen concentration. The underlying and supportive theme for this sutta is a group of senior monks well-established in the “Heartwood Of The Dhamma” - the Eightfold Path - and their ability to teach a useful and effective Dhamma.

“When one who is tranquil, the mind and body calm, the mind develops concentration. When the mind of one who is tranquil and well-concentrated, then concentration as a factor for awakening arises.

“This is how concentration is established as a factor, (a quality) of awakening.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/anapanasati-breath-mindfulness-meditation/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

Each class will have a twenty minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 19 , 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This talk is the fourth of six talks on the Anapanasati Sutta. The Anapanasati Sutta is a discourse from the Buddha on the proper use of mindfulness during Shamatha-Vipassana meditation to deepen concentration. The underlying and supportive theme for this sutta is a group of senior monks well-established in the “Heartwood Of The Dhamma” - the Eightfold Path - and their ability to teach a useful and effective Dhamma.

"Whenever a monk remains focused on the body free of distraction, ardent, alert, and mindful while putting aside craving and distress with reference to the world, their mindfulness is steady and continuous.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/anapanasati-breath-mindfulness-meditation/

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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