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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.

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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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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 16, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This talk is the third of a series of 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.

"In this community of monks there are monks who remain devoted to the development of the four frames of reference, the four right exertions, the four bases of power, the five faculties, the five strengths, the seven factors for awakening, the noble eightfold path. Such are the monks in this community of monks.

 

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 14, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This talk is the second of a series of 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.

“This community of monks is rare to see in the world. This community of monks is such that it would be worth traveling for leagues, taking along provisions, in order to learn from.

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 12 , 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This talk is the first of a series of 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.

"In this community of monks there are monks who are arahants. Arahants are awakened human beings who have fully developed the Eightfold Path and whose mental effluents are ended. These arahants have completed the task and have laid down the burden (of continued I-making, maintaining Anatta). They have attained the true goal and abandoned the fetter of becoming (further ignorant). They are released through Right Understanding. Such is this community of monks.

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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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 Wednesday noon podcast on December 20, 2017 will be on the importance of understanding the overall context of the Buddha’s teachings in order to appropriately apply and individual teaching.

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

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 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 Wednesday noon podcast on December 13, 2017 will be on the importance on being gentle with one’s self when common hindrances to practice arise.

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

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 9, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the third in a series of three talks on understanding the Three Marks Of Existence - Impermanence (Anicca), the not-self characteristic (Anatta), and ongoing disappointment (Dukkha). It is due to misunderstanding the relationship between Anicca and Anatta that Dukkha arises and is maintained.

“The perceiving of impermanence, bikkhus, developed and frequently practiced, removes all sensual passion, removes all passion for material existence, removes all passion for becoming, removes all ignorance, removes and abolishes all conceit of "I am."

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/understanding-anicca-anatta-and-dukkha/

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 Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 2, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the second in a series of talks on understanding the Three Marks Of Existence - Impermanence (Anicca), the not-self characteristic (Anatta), and ongoing disappointment (Dukkha). It is due to misunderstanding the relationship between Anicca and Anatta that Dukkha arises and is maintained.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/understanding-anicca-anatta-and-dukkha/

 

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 November 25, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the first in a series of talks on understanding the Three Marks Of Existence - Impermanence (Anicca), the not-self characteristic (Anatta), and ongoing disappointment (Dukkha). It is due to misunderstanding the relationship between Anicca and Anatta that Dukkha arises and is maintained.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/understanding-anicca-anatta-and-dukkha/

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 7, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is talk and sangha discussion is on the Yasa Sutta. The Yasa Sutta teaches the importance to avoid creating a "Dhamma" practice that depends on external entanglements as its theme.

"Then there are those that have established seclusion and are well-concentrated. They will develop clinging-release. They have found the benefit from seclusion…

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-yasa-sutta-freedom-from-entanglements/

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 Wednesday noon podcast will be on the immediate difficulties constantly arising in the world and how these constant examples of craving, aversion, and deluded thinking often distract from meditation and developing the Dhamma. Often, distraction manifests in the (wrong) view that it is selfish to engage in mediation and Dhamma practice when there is such suffering in the world.

Shortly after his awakening, the Buddha recognized the ill’s of the world as rooted in ignorance declaring “The world is aflame. Rooted in ignorance the world is afflicted by sensory contact and perceives suffering as ‘self.’ Rooted in ignorance, it misunderstands ‘self’ and becomes anything other than ‘self.’

He then taught a dhamma that at the very least will bring calm to a mind inflamed by worldly events better able to contribute to a peaceful world.

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

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 December 5 , 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This talk is on the Seven Factors Of Enlightenment. These seven qualities or factors of enlightenment are taught by the Buddha to remain free of the distraction of craving, aversion and further deluded thinking.

"These seven factors of enlightenment are well expounded and are cultivated and fully developed by one awakened. They bring perfect understanding, full realization, and Nibbana. What are the seven…

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/seven-factors-of-enlightenment/

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/

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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 November 30, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is talk and sangha discussion is on The Fire Discourse. This sutta is the third teaching of the Buddha and is considered one of the most important teachings presented during the Buddha’s teaching career.

“And whatever there is that arises in dependence on contact at the intellect, experienced as pleasure, pain or neither-pleasure-nor-pain: He grows disenchanted with that too. Disenchanted, he becomes dispassionate. Through dispassion, he is fully released. With full release, there is the knowledge, 'Fully released.' He discerns that 'Birth is ended, the holy life fulfilled,”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/fire-discourse-attachments-passion/

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

 

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 talk on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, is on fear arising during mediation, and off-cushion, as one begins to integrate the Eightfold Path as the framework for awakening.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/fear-meditation-anatta/

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 November 28, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This talk is on a conversation that occurred between King Malinda and the senior monk Nagasena. King Malinda asks Venerable Nagasena the distinguishing characteristics of attention and wisdom. Nagasena’s concise response contains great insight into the Dhamma.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/wisdom-and-right-intention/

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 talk on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, is on Shamatha-Vipassana meditation as one factor of the Eightfold Path and difficulties that arise during meditation practice.The importance of developing meditation within the entire framework of the Eightfold Path is paramount in overcoming common difficulties in meditation.

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/

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 at 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 November 18, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the fourth of four talks on the meaning of awakening in the context of Four Noble Truths.  “As soon as this knowledge & vision of mine was truly pure, then I did claim to have directly awakened to the right self-awakening unexcelled in the cosmos. Knowledge & vision arose in me: 'Unprovoked is my release. This is the last birth. There is now no further becoming.”

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

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

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 at 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 November 11, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the third of four talks on the meaning of awakening in the context of Four Noble Truths.  In the Samyutta Nikaya 56.11[1], Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Truth in Motion, The Buddha describes awakening very simply and directly:

•The noble truth of dukkha has been comprehended.

•The noble truth of the origination of dukkha has been abandoned.

•The noble truth of the cessation of dukkha has been experienced.

•The noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of dukkha has been developed…Read More: https://becoming-buddha.com/awakening-to-four-noble-truths/

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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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 November 4, 2017. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the second of four talks on the meaning of awakening in the context of Four Noble Truths.  In the Samyutta Nikaya 56.11[1], Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Truth in Motion, The Buddha describes awakening very simply and directly:

•The noble truth of dukkha has been comprehended.

•The noble truth of the origination of dukkha has been abandoned.

•The noble truth of the cessation of dukkha has been experienced.

•The noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of dukkha has been developed…Read More: https://becoming-buddha.com/awakening-to-four-noble-truths/

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is the first of four talks on the meaning of awakening in the context of Four Noble Truths. Awakening To The First Noble Truth is to fully comprehend the nature of Dukkha. In the Samyutta Nikaya 56.11[1], Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Truth in Motion, The Buddha describes awakening very simply and directly:

•The noble truth of dukkha has been comprehended.

•The noble truth of the origination of dukkha has been abandoned.

•The noble truth of the cessation of dukkha has been experienced.

•The noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of dukkha has been developed…Read More: https://becoming-buddha.com/awakening-to-four-noble-truths

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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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 November 16, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the third of series of three talks on the Eightfold Path. This talk is on Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Meditation, the concentration factors of the Path.

"A true and effective Dhamma practice must incorporate these three trainings. Which three? The training in heightened virtue, the training in heightened concentration, the training in heightened discernment (wisdom)." [Anguttara Nikaya 3.88]

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

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

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

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

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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 November 9, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the second of series of three talks on the Eightfold Path. This talk is on Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood, the virtuous factors of the Path..

“It is for the full comprehension, clear understanding, ending and abandonment of suffering that the Noble Eightfold Path is to be cultivated. When the mind is inclined towards the Dhamma, the disciple of the noble ones gains a sense of the goal, gains a sense of the Dhamma, gains joy connected with the Dhamma. In one who is joyful, rapture arises. In one who is rapturous, the body grows calm. One whose body is calmed experiences ease. In one at ease, the mind becomes concentrated... Read More: https://becoming-buddha.com/eightfold-path-wisdom-virtue-concentration/

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursdasy evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on November 2, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the first of series of three talks on the Eightfold Path. This talk is on Right View and Right Intention, the wisdom factors of the Path.

“It is for the full comprehension, clear understanding, ending and abandonment of suffering that the Noble Eightfold Path is to be cultivated.... Read More: https://becoming-buddha.com/eightfold-path-wisdom-virtue-concentration/

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is my Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time from November 15, 2017. This talk is on developing Contentment and Gratitude in Dhamma practice. Contentment with what occurs brings gratitude for human life and deep appreciation for the simple and profound understanding developed through the Eightfold Path. At its most basic, contentment and gratitude merge into a singular quality of mind free of desire.

By integrating all eight factors of the Eightfold Path into our lives, we put aside desire and aversion, further developing contentment and gratitude. A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/contentment-and-gratitude-in-practice/

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

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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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 November 14, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This talk is on the Meghiya Sutta, a sutta on Five Qualities of mind supporting awakening.

In the Meghiya  Sutta, the Buddha teaches Meghiya five qualities that bring awakening, or full human maturity. Meghiya, having taken refuge in the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Buddha’s sangha and living as a monk for a reasonable amount of time, finds himself still troubled by three unwholesome qualities of mind.

“Meghiya, when your mindfulness is not fully refined, still immature, there are five qualities that develop full maturity and the cessation of troubling qualities of mind.” A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-meghiya-sutta/

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is my Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time from November 8, 2017. This talk is on the Buddha’s Dhamma of Mindfulness and the refined mindfulness developed through the Eightfold Path. Throughout the Buddha’s teaching he emphasized developing Refined Mindfulness. Mindfulness is the quality of mind that brings insight to the Buddha's teaching.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/a-dhamma-of-mindfulness/

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

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

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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 November 7, 2017. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This talk is on the Sabbasava Sutta, a Sutta on mental Fermentations,

“When a Dhamma practitioner has abandoned the fermentations through understanding, restraint, proper using, tolerating, avoiding, destroying, and developing, this one has severed all craving and clinging and has ended all fetters through Right Understanding of conceit, of I-making. This one has ended all confusion, delusion, and unsatisfactory experiences.... Read More: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-sabbasava-sutta/

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

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

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This is my Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time from November 1, 2017. This talk is on the Buddha’s teaching on developing lasting happiness.

The Sallatha Sutta - The Two Arrows, is a key teaching as it clearly explains what for many is a confusing aspect of the Dhamma. In the teachings on what it means to awaken to The Four Noble Truths, the Buddha states that awakening is “understanding stress and unhappiness, abandoning the cause of stress and unhappiness, experiencing the cessation of stress and unhappiness, and developing the Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of stress and unhappiness.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/sallatha-sutta-the-two-arrows/

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

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

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This is a recording of my Dhamma Talk and Sangha discussion from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on October 31, 2017. This talk is on the Sundari Sutta, a Sutta on the liberation of practicing restraint, In the Sundari Sutta the Buddha teaches that through restraint developed through the Eightfold Path any conflict can be resolved while maintaining a mind of peaceful equanimity.

“Those unrestrained, with no knowledge of the truth, sling arrows at others, like one at war. Those who have developed restraint through the (Eightfold) Path know to dismiss this foolishness and maintain a calm and peaceful mind.... Read More: https://becoming-buddha.com/sundari-sutta-the-liberation-of-restraint/

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This Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion was recorded at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on October 26, 2017and is on the Culavedalla Sutta. The Culavedalla Sutta is a teaching presented by the nun Dhammadinna to her former husband, also a member of the Sangha. The Buddha praised Dhammadinna as one of the most knowledgeable nuns of the Sangha.

“Visakha, the Buddha teaches that self-identification is established by clinging to form, by clinging to feeling, by clinging to perception, by clinging to fabrications, and by clinging to consciousness. These five clinging-aggregates are the self-identification taught by the Buddha…Read More: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-sutta/

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This is my Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time from October 25, 2017. This talk is on the Buddha’s teaching on developing lasting happiness.

The Five Clinging-Aggregates are the Buddha’s teachings on what constitutes the mental/physical form that appears to be the self. The Five Clinging-Aggregates are the impermanent components that, through clinging, cause the appearance of an individual form.

Dependent Origination (Dependent Co-arising) teaches understanding of the ongoing process of 12 causative links that establish and maintain delusion, confusion, and the underlying unsatisfactory experience of life.

The Buddha teaches what is fit for attention while maintaining the context of The Four Noble Truths: “Understanding Stress, Understanding the Origination of Stress, Understanding the Cessation of Stress, Understanding the path leading to the cessation of Stress. As one attends appropriately in this way, three fetters are abandoned in him: identity-view, doubt, and grasping at precepts & practices.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dependent-origination-the-five-clinging-aggregates/

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

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This is one of seven recordings from our fall 2017 retreat at Won Dharma Center in Claverack, NY from October 19th to October 22nd. This talk is on the Nagara Sutta.

Our retreats are structured by the Buddha’s dhamma as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. Our retreats are a refuge form the world but not a retreat from the Dhamma so we avoid the asceticism of forced silence. Right Speech and the entire Eightfold Path provide the framework and guidance to develop the Buddha’s Dhamma. This how the Buddha taught - to develop the framework of the Eightfold Path in order to recognize and abandon ignorance of Four Noble Truths - to empty oneself of ignorance.

One of the first “rules” the Buddha established with the original sangha is that when gathered as a sangha to only discuss his Dhamma and have the Dhamma guide their moment-by-moment lives. In this way every moment that unfolds is an immediate opportunity to develop and establish the teachings of an awakened human being. Avoiding asceticism of any kind and guided by the Eightfold Path, the mindful interaction of our sangha during retreat develops the Dhamma as originally intended.

As you listen to these seven recordings notice the lighthearted laughter that is present throughout the talks and discussions, and the insight into the Three Marks Of Existence that is apparent from the sangha questions and comments. This lighthearted laughter is an expression of the joy developed from understanding the absurdity of maintaining ignorant views and the realization of the Buddha’s simple and direct teachings.

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is one of seven recordings from our fall 2017 retreat at Won Dharma Center in Claverack, NY from October 19th to October 22nd. This talk is on the Meaning Of Becoming.

Our retreats are structured by the Buddha’s dhamma as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. Our retreats are a refuge form the world but not a retreat from the Dhamma so we avoid the asceticism of forced silence. Right Speech and the entire Eightfold Path provide the framework and guidance to develop the Buddha’s Dhamma. This how the Buddha taught - to develop the framework of the Eightfold Path in order to recognize and abandon ignorance of Four Noble Truths - to empty oneself of ignorance.

One of the first “rules” the Buddha established with the original sangha is that when gathered as a sangha to only discuss his Dhamma and have the Dhamma guide their moment-by-moment lives. In this way every moment that unfolds is an immediate opportunity to develop and establish the teachings of an awakened human being. Avoiding asceticism of any kind and guided by the Eightfold Path, the mindful interaction of our sangha during retreat develops the Dhamma as originally intended.

As you listen to these seven recordings notice the lighthearted laughter that is present throughout the talks and discussions, and the insight into the Three Marks Of Existence that is apparent from the sangha questions and comments. This lighthearted laughter is an expression of the joy developed from understanding the absurdity of maintaining ignorant views and the realization of the Buddha’s simple and direct teachings.

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is one of seven recordings from our fall 2017 retreat at Won Dharma Center in Claverack, NY from October 19th to October 22nd. This talk is on Dependent Origination And The Phena Sutta Five Clinging Aggregates.

Our retreats are structured by the Buddha’s dhamma as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. Our retreats are a refuge form the world but not a retreat from the Dhamma so we avoid the asceticism of forced silence. Right Speech and the entire Eightfold Path provide the framework and guidance to develop the Buddha’s Dhamma. This how the Buddha taught - to develop the framework of the Eightfold Path in order to recognize and abandon ignorance of Four Noble Truths - to empty oneself of ignorance.

One of the first “rules” the Buddha established with the original sangha is that when gathered as a sangha to only discuss his Dhamma and have the Dhamma guide their moment-by-moment lives. In this way every moment that unfolds is an immediate opportunity to develop and establish the teachings of an awakened human being. Avoiding asceticism of any kind and guided by the Eightfold Path, the mindful interaction of our sangha during retreat develops the Dhamma as originally intended.

As you listen to these seven recordings notice the lighthearted laughter that is present throughout the talks and discussions, and the insight into the Three Marks Of Existence that is apparent from the sangha questions and comments. This lighthearted laughter is an expression of the joy developed from understanding the absurdity of maintaining ignorant views and the realization of the Buddha’s simple and direct teachings.

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is one of seven recordings from our fall 2017 retreat at Won Dharma Center in Claverack, NY from October 19th to October 22nd. This talk is on the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta Four Noble Truths.

Our retreats are structured by the Buddha’s dhamma as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. Our retreats are a refuge form the world but not a retreat from the Dhamma so we avoid the asceticism of forced silence. Right Speech and the entire Eightfold Path provide the framework and guidance to develop the Buddha’s Dhamma. This how the Buddha taught - to develop the framework of the Eightfold Path in order to recognize and abandon ignorance of Four Noble Truths - to empty oneself of ignorance.

One of the first “rules” the Buddha established with the original sangha is that when gathered as a sangha to only discuss his Dhamma and have the Dhamma guide their moment-by-moment lives. In this way every moment that unfolds is an immediate opportunity to develop and establish the teachings of an awakened human being. Avoiding asceticism of any kind and guided by the Eightfold Path, the mindful interaction of our sangha during retreat develops the Dhamma as originally intended.

As you listen to these seven recordings notice the lighthearted laughter that is present throughout the talks and discussions, and the insight into the Three Marks Of Existence that is apparent from the sangha questions and comments. This lighthearted laughter is an expression of the joy developed from understanding the absurdity of maintaining ignorant views and the realization of the Buddha’s simple and direct teachings.

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 at https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

Thank You. Peace.

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