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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 14,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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Mt Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Ratana Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the true meaning of taking refuge in the Buddha, his Dhamma, and a well-informed and well-focused sangha.

“There is no more precious jewel than the teachings of the Buddha, the Dhamma. Understanding this brings true liberation and freedom...”  (Ratana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/ratana-sutta-true-refuge/

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 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/

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 11, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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This is the seventeenth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Ahara Sutta. The emphasis in this sutta, and the entire Buddha’s Dhamma, is to integrate the Eightfold Path as the singular path for recognizing and abandoning these Five Hindrances and developing the Seven Factors necessary to awaken.

“And what denies sustenance for the arising and increase of uncertainty? Remaining mindful of the mental qualities that are skillful and unskillful, blameless and blameworthy, refined or gross, inclined towards understanding (Four Noble Truths) and inclined towards further ignorance…”  (Ahara Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/sustenance-for-awakening-ahara-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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on May 9, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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My Thursday Dhamma talk streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The nineteenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Dhammatthavagga. In the Dhammatthavagga the Buddha teaches the importance of developing the Heartwood of the Dhamma - the Eightfold Path - if one is to safely judge one's own Dhamma practice and judge and teach others.

“Judging mindlessly does not define a judge.
The wise one knows both right judgment and wrong.”(Dhammapada 19)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/judgment-and-wisdom-dhammatthavagga-dhammapada-19/

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 7,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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This is the fifteenth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on two suttas that describe the Five Hindrances and the proper application of refined mindfulness for recognizing and abandoning these common hindrances.

“In order to abandon these five hindrances the wise Dhamma practitioner should develop the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness…”  (Nibbana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/hindrances-to-awakening-two-suttas/

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 4, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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This is the sixteenth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study.  My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Karma Sutta. Karma (Pali: Kamma) is the central theme of the Dhamma. It is the abstract definition of the practical experience of Five Clinging-Aggregates within Thee Marks Of Existence

“Friends, I have now taught you past and current karma, the cessation of karma, and the Noble Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of karma (Dukkha).”  (Karma Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/acting-to-awaken-karma-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 is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on May, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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My Thursday Dhamma talk streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The eighteenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Malavagga. In the Malavagga the Buddha teaches the importance of wholehearted engagement with his Dhamma.

“Be an island unto yourself so says the wise sage. Engage in Right Effort and become wise! Become rid of all impurities and become stainless. Enter the abode of awakened ones!”(Dhammapada 18)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/abandon-anger-kodhavagga-dhammapada-17/

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A video archive of our classes is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 30,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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This is the fourteenth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Karma Sutta. Karma (Pali: Kamma) is the central theme of the Dhamma. It is the abstract definition of the practical experience of Five Clinging-Aggregates within Thee Marks Of Existence

“Friends, I have now taught you past and current karma, the cessation of karma, and the Noble Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of karma (Dukkha).”  (Karma Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/acting-to-awaken-karma-sutta/

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on April 25, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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My Thursday Dhamma talk streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The seventeenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Khodavagga. The Khodavagga teaches  the formation and hurtful results of anger.

“Abandon anger and its root, conceit. Go beyond greed, aversion, and deluded thinking. When clinging to “Name and Form” is abandoned completely no stress or suffering arise.” (Dhammapada 17)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/abandon-anger-kodhavagga-dhammapada-17/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 23,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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This is the thirteenth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Anuradha Sutta.

The Anuradha Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is asked questions whose basis is rooted in views ignorant of Four Noble Truths. Views established in ignorance can only continue ignorance and continue as a source of conjecture, disappointment, and ongoing deluded thinking.

“And is it authentic to my Dhamma to join with what is stressful, to self-identify with what is stressful by regarding what is impermanent, stressful, subject to change as: ‘This is mine. This is myself. This is what I am’?”  (Anuradha Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/anuradha-sutta-authentic-dhamma/

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 20 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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This is the fourteenth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study.  My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on Dependent Origination and the  Paticca Samuppada Vibhanga Sutta.

Everything the Buddha taught was taught in the context of Dependent Origination and the ongoing stress, suffering and distraction that results from ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Friends, I will describe in detail Dependent Origination. Listen carefully. And what is Dependent Origination?”  (Paticca Samuppada Vibhanga Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/dependent-origination-the-paticca-samuppada-vibhanga-sutta/Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on April 18, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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My Thursday Dhamma talk streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The sixteenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Piyavagga. The Piyavagga teaches the hurtful results of unskillful desire rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and the liberation from stress and suffering developed through the skillful desire or true affection or “holding dear” the Buddha’s Dhamma.

“Entangled with what is not their task, ignoring what is their task, having dismissed the goal of understanding to grasp after what is desired, the fool envies the wise who followed the Dhamma..” (Dhammapada 16)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/piyavagga-skillful-desire-dhammapada-16/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 16,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the twelfth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on Dependent Origination and the  Paticca Samuppada Vibhanga Sutta.

Everything the Buddha taught was taught in the context of Dependent Origination and the ongoing stress, suffering and distraction that results from ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Friends, I will describe in detail Dependent Origination. Listen carefully. And what is Dependent Origination?”  (Paticca Samuppada Vibhanga Sutta)

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

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 13,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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This is the thirteenth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the  Dukkha Sutta. In the Dukkha Sutta, Venerable Sariputta teaches Jambukhadika a simple, direct, and useful understanding of three forms of Dukkha.

These three forms of stress referred to are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and Three Marks Of existence resulting in fabricated (corrupted) wrong views.

Understanding Dukkha from Right View avoids the misguided common practice of mindlessly “embracing” and over-analyzing any reactive, self-referential, thought or feeling arising from ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Yes, there is a path, a practice, for developing full understanding of these three forms of stress. The path is precisely the Noble Eightfold Path:…”  (Dukkha Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-personal-experience-of-ignorance-dukkha-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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on April 11, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The fifteenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Sukhavagga. Sukkha is a state of profound contentment. The Buddha taught that Dukkha, the state of ongoing confusion, deluded thinking, and ongoing disappointing and unsatisfying experiences is rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Having savored the taste of solitude and release, free of distress, free of greed, aversion, and delusion, the wise Dhamma practitioner drinks deep the taste of Truth.” (Dhammapada 15)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/profound-contentment-sukhavagga-dhammapada-15/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 9,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the eleventh week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the  Dukkha Sutta. In the Dukkha Sutta, Venerable Sariputta teaches Jambukhadika a simple, direct, and useful understanding of three forms of Dukkha.

These three forms of stress referred to are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and Three Marks Of existence resulting in fabricated (corrupted) wrong views.

Understanding Dukkha from Right View avoids the misguided common practice of mindlessly “embracing” and over-analyzing any reactive, self-referential, thought or feeling arising from ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Yes, there is a path, a practice, for developing full understanding of these three forms of stress. The path is precisely the Noble Eightfold Path:…”  (Dukkha Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-personal-experience-of-ignorance-dukkha-sutta/

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 6,  2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the eleventh week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the  Girimananda Sutta. The Girimananda Sutta is a profound and complete teaching on Three Marks Of Existence. With an initial focus on impermanence, the Buddha then relates underlying conditions that arise from self-identification with ordinary and impermanent phenomena and the stress, distractions, and ongoing disappointment that follows from misunderstanding these Three Marks.

“Ananda, if you would go to Girimananda and tell him of the Ten Understandings it is possible that upon hearing your words his distress will be relieved.”  (Girimananda Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/abandon-dis-ease-ten-understandings-the-girimananda-sutta/

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 2,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the tenth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Girimananda Sutta. The Girimananda Sutta is a profound and complete teaching on Three Marks Of Existence. With an initial focus on impermanence, the Buddha then relates underlying conditions that arise from self-identification with ordinary and impermanent phenomena and the stress, distractions, and ongoing disappointment that follows from mis-understanding these Three Marks.

“Ananda, if you would go to Girimananda and tell him of the Ten Understandings it is possible that upon hearing your words his distress will be relieved.”  (Girimananda Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/abandon-dis-ease-ten-understandings-the-girimananda-sutta/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 30, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the eleventh week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Sambodhi Sutta. Remaining mindful of the specific insight(s) the Buddha teaches supports recognizing and abandoning contradictory modern “practices” that distract the mind to “analyzing” ordinary phenomena arising and passing away.

“Friends if those of other sects' would ask you what are the pre-requisites for developing the wings of self-awakening how would you respond?”  (Sambodhi Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-sambodhi-sutta-the-wings-of-self-awakening/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on March 28, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The fourteenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Buddhavagga. Here the buddha emphasizes a common theme throughout the Sutta’s of wise associations and the importance of developing wise restraint - restraint informed by the Eightfold Path.

“Those Rightly Self Awakened, established in Jhana, delighted with a calm mind resting in renunciation, remains free, mindful. The wise hold these dear.” (Dhammapada 14)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-restraint-of-a-buddha-buddhavagga-dhammapada-14/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 26,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the ninth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Sambodhi Sutta. Remaining mindful of the specific insight(s) the Buddha teaches supports recognizing and abandoning contradictory modern “practices” that distract the mind to “analyzing” ordinary phenomena arising and passing away.

“Friends if those of other sects' would ask you what are the pre-requisites for developing the wings of self-awakening how would you respond?”  (Sambodhi Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-sambodhi-sutta-the-wings-of-self-awakening/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 23, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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This is the tenth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Magga Vibhanga Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha provides a complete analysis of the Noble Eightfold Path.

“Right Mindfulness is remaining mindful of the body free of distraction, ardent, alert, and mindful of abandoning greed and reaction to worldly events.”  (Magga Vibhanga Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/magga-vibhanga-sutta-analysis-of-the-path/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on March 21, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The thirteenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Lokavagga. Freeing oneself from entanglements with the world is the purpose of the Buddha’s Dhamma.

“Do not follow those corrupted by the world. Do not live mindlessly. Abandon false views. Abandon worldly entanglements.” (Dhammapada 13)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/free-of-worldly-entanglements-lokavagga/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 19,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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This is the eighth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Magga Vibhanga Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha provides a complete analysis of the Noble Eightfold Path.

“For one who has developed Right Meditation their concentration increases, their mind rests in equanimity, neither pleasure nor pain have a footing. They enter and remain in the Fourth Jhana. Their mindfulness and equanimity is pure, free of wrong views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.”  (Magga Vibhanga Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/magga-vibhanga-sutta-analysis-of-the-path/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 16, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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This is the ninth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Sikkha Sutta. The Sikh Sutta teaches that the Eightfold Path is a path that incorporates the three aspects or trainings necessary for becoming Rightly Self-Awakened as the Buddha instructs. The Eightfold Path is a training in developing heightened virtue, heightened concentration, and heightened wisdom.

“Friends, there are three trainings that I teach. I teach training in heightened virtue. I teach training in heightened concentration. I teach training in heightened wisdom.”  (Sikkha Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/three-trainings-for-liberation-the-sikkha-sutta/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 12,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the seventh week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Sikkha Sutta. The Sikkha Sutta teaches that the Eightfold Path is a path that incorporates the three aspects or trainings necessary for becoming Rightly Self-Awakened as the Buddha instructs. The Eightfold Path is a training in developing heightened virtue, heightened concentration, and heightened wisdom.

“Friends, there are three trainings that I teach. I teach training in heightened virtue. I teach training in heightened concentration. I teach training in heightened wisdom.”  (Sikkha Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/three-trainings-for-liberation-the-sikkha-sutta/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on March 14, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The twelfth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Attavagga. When the sole purpose of the Buddha’s Dhamma is clearly understood the remarkable compassion Siddartha Gotama held for others becomes apparent and no more so than in this Chapter.

“If one truly cares for themselves they will diligently practice restraint. The wise Dhamma practitioner is always mindful of thoughts, words, and deeds.” (Dhammapada 12)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/jaravagga-impermanence-not-self-suffering-dhammapada-11/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 9, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the eighth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Agantuka Sutta. In the Agantuka Sutta, the Buddha uses the metaphor of a common residence to show that the Eightfold Path is a true refuge for anyone seeking to develop the profound understanding of the nature of stress and suffering, gain insight into There Marks Of Existence, and abandon all views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Anyone who develops Right View dependent on seclusion and on dispassion and on cessation (of ignorance) that results in release (from wrong views). Through direct knowledge and profound wisdom, they develop Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Meditation that is dependent on seclusion, dependent on dispassion, dependent on cessation that results in release (from clinging to wrong views).”  (Agantuka Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/agantuka-sutta-for-all-who-reside-in-the-dhamma/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on March 7, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The eleventh chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Jaravagga. This chapter is a profound and concise teaching on the Three Marks Of Existence.

“The finest chariots wear out, as does this body. My Dhamma is Timeless and the wise make it known to others.” (Dhammapada 11)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/jaravagga-impermanence-not-self-suffering-dhammapada-11/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 5,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the sixth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the  Agantuka Sutta. In the Agantuka Sutta, the Buddha uses the metaphor of a common residence to show that the Eightfold Path is a true refuge for anyone seeking to develop the profound understanding of the nature of stress and suffering, gain insight into There Marks Of Existence, and abandon all views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Anyone who develops Right View dependent on seclusion and on dispassion and on cessation (of ignorance) that results in release (from wrong views). Through direct knowledge and profound wisdom, they develop Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Meditation that is dependent on seclusion, dependent on dispassion, dependent on cessation that results in release (from clinging to wrong views).”  (Agantuka Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/agantuka-sutta-for-all-who-reside-in-the-dhamma/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on February 28, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The tenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Dandavagga. In this chapter, the Buddha provides simple and direct teaching on the importance of recognizing and abandoning violence in all ways and to integrate the Eightfold Path as the framework for developing a life free of conflict within oneself and towards others. 

“Moderate in clothing, food, shelter, and medicine, poised, calm. well-concentrated, established in the Eightfold Path, and having completely abandoned violence towards all beings, this one is a true Dhamma practitioner.” (Dhammapada 10)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dandavagga-abandon-violence-dhammapada-10/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 26, 2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the fifth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the Four Noble Truths. The Dhammacakkappavattana sutta was the first teaching of the Buddha establishing Four Noble Truths as the context for his Dhamma.

“There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with reference to sensual objects. This behavior is base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable. It is devoted to self-affliction. That which is devoted to self-affliction is (always) painful and ignoble. Avoiding both of these extremes the middle way is realized by the Tathagata. This middle way produces vision and knowledge. This middle way leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding..” (Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta)

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

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 23, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the seventh week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion 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 original 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.”  (Culavedaqlla Sutta)

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

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on February 21, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The ninth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Papavagga. In this chapter, the Buddha provides simple and direct teaching on the importance of recognizing and abandoning wrongdoing in all ways and to integrate the Eightfold Path as the framework for developing a life free of conflict within oneself and towords others. 

“Understanding the value of virtue guides one’s actions. A drop at a time fills the pot just as virtue fills one with peace and calm.” (Dhammapada 9)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/papavagga-remaining-harmless-dhammapada-9/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 19, 2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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This is the fourth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study.  My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of a series of talks on the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness.  In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha teaches the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as the framework for what occurs during meditation and as a reference for mindfulness in all areas of a Dhamma practitioner's moment-by-moment life.

“In this way one remains mindful of the Seven Factors of Awakening and the arising and the passing away of the Seven Factors of Awakening - independent of and not clinging to anything in the world. This how one remains mindful of the Seven Factors of Awakening in and of themselves.” (Satipatthana Sutta)

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

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 16, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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This is the sixth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the Four Noble Truths. The Dhammacakkappavatthana sutta was the first teaching of the Buddha establishing Four Noble Truths as the context for his Dhamma.

“There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with reference to sensual objects. This behavior is base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable. It is devoted to self-affliction. That which is devoted to self-affliction is (always) painful and ignoble. Avoiding both of these extremes the middle way is realized by the Tathagata. This middle way produces vision and knowledge. This middle way leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding..” (Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta)

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

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on February 7, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The eighth chapter of the Dhammapada teaches the immediate benefits of an authentic Dhamma practice and the foolishness and constant distraction of following unskillful “dharmas.”

“Better it is to live one day knowing the Four Truths than to live a hundred years in ignorance.” (Dhammapada 8)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/sahassavagga-simple-dhamma-is-best-dhammapada-8/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 9, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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This is the fifth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the third of a series of talks on the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness.  In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha teaches the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as the framework for what occurs during meditation and as a reference for mindfulness in all areas of a Dhamma practitioner's moment-by-moment life.

“In this way one remains mindful of the Seven Factors of Awakening and the arising and the passing away of the Seven Factors of Awakening - independent of and not clinging to anything in the world. This how one remains mindful of the Seven Factors of Awakening in and of themselves.” (Satipatthana Sutta)

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

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on February 7, 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The seventh chapter of the Dhammapada is the Buddha’s description of an arahant. An arahant is a person who has developed a profound level of concentration. From a well-concentrated mind, a mind resting in Jhana, a person is able to integrate the Eightfold Path  as the framework for developing profound wisdom and true compassion and has recognized and abandoned greed, aversion, and deluded thinking.

“The wise, the Arahant, like the earth itself, resents nothing, is resolute as a stone pillar in the Dhamma, their mind pure, concentrated, refined, is free of all worldly entanglements.” (Dhammapada 7)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-qualities-of-an-arahant-dhammapada-7/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 5, 2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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New videos will be posted here within a few hours of the end of my talk. If you are subscribed tony Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

This is the third week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness.  In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha teaches the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as the framework for what occurs during meditation and as a reference for mindfulness in all areas of a Dhamma practitioner's moment-by-moment life.

“When thoughts are deluded be mindful that thoughts are deluded. When thoughts are free of delusion be mindful that thoughts are free of delusion..” (Satipatthana Sutta)

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

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 2, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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New videos will be posted here within a few hours of the end of my talk. If you are subscribed tony Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

This is the fourth week of our 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of a series of talks on the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness.  In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha teaches the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as the framework for what occurs during meditation and as a reference for mindfulness in all areas of a Dhamma practitioner's moment-by-moment life.

““When the mind is not concentrated be mindful that the mind is not concentrated. When the mind is concentrated be mindful that the mind is concentrated.” (Satipatthana Sutta)

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

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on January 17 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The sixth chapter of the Dhammapada is the Panditavagga. In the Panditavagga the Buddha teaches the wisdom of recognizing false dharmas and developing the Heartwood.

“The wise who teach the truth, admonish foolishness, and provide true refuge are criticized by the ignorant. The wise who teach the truth, admonish foolishness, and provide true refuge are held dear by those seeking Heartwood.” (Dhammapada 6)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/heartwood-for-the-wise-panditavagga-dhammapada-6/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 29, 2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the third week of our 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness.  In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha teaches the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as the framework for what occurs during meditation and as a reference for mindfulness in all areas of a Dhamma practitioner's moment-by-moment life.

“When thoughts are deluded be mindful that thoughts are deluded. When thoughts are free of delusion be mindful that thoughts are free of delusion..” (Satipatthana Sutta)

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

Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study Book

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on January 17 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The fifth chapter of the Dhammapada is the Balavagga. In the Balavagga the Buddha strongly emphasizes the singular importance of knowing and practicing his Dhamma.

“A true seeker should be resolute in their solitary path if an equal or wiser companion cannot be found. There can be no true fellowship with the foolish.” (Dhammapada 5)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/balavagga-of-fools-and-foolishness-dhammapada-5/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 22, 2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the second week of our 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on establishing Shamatha-Vipassana meditation as the Buddha taught meditation. The Buddha taught Shamatha-Vipassana meditation for the sole purpose of developing Jhana. Jhana means concentration. It is a well-concentrated mind that is able to support the refined mindfulness necessary to integrate the Eightfold Path as the framework for Dhamma practice.

This week’s Dhamma talk is on the Anupada Sutta.  Here the Buddha uses Sariupuutta as an example of developingRight Meditation and profound concentration (Jhana) to end fabricated views one after another. A well-concentrated mind is necessary to recognize and abandon all fabricated views and develop a calm and peaceful mins.

“He noticed how these qualities arose, came into play, and vanished. Sariputta remained free of attraction or aversion in regard to these qualities. He remained independent, detached, released, dissociated, and free of any barriers arising from attraction or aversion.” (Anupada Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/anupada-sutta-ending-fabrications-one-after-another/

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 12, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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This is the second week of our 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on establishing Shamatha-Vipassana meditation as the Buddha taught meditation. The Buddha taught Shamatha-Vipassana meditation for the sole purpose of developing Jhana. Jhana means concentration. It is a well-concentrated mind that is able to support the refined mindfulness necessary to integrate the Eightfold Path as the framework for Dhamma practice.

“As concentration (Jhana) deepens their mind is unbound, spacious, free of the confining yoke of ignorance. They are imbued with unlimited goodwill., with compassion, with empathetic joy, his mind resting in equanimity.” (Attakanagara Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/atthakanagara-sutta-the-single-quality-for-awakening/

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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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on January 17 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The fourth chapter of the Dhammapada is the Pupphavagga. This chapter uses the metaphors of Mara and death are used to describe the ongoing suffering rooted in ignorance and the living death of ongoing ignorance of Three Marks Of existence.

“Then fragrance of sandalwood and jasmine is faint. The fragrance of virtue touches all.” (Dhammapada 4)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/heartwood-and-flowers-pupphavagga-dhammapada-4/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 1, 2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined live through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion introduces the 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. Appropriate to the beginning of our Dhamma Study will be a talk on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta.

“To develop an auspicious day remain present with your life as your life occurs. Do not chase the past or project your thoughts to the future. Remain free of entanglements with the world and mindful of what is occurring. Be mindful of impermanence and uncertainty. Those that do so will have an auspicious day. So says this Peaceful Sage.” (Bhaddekaratta Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-bhaddekaratta-sutta-mindfulness-of-what-is-occuring/

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 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on January 3 2019. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My live talks and classes can be joined through your web browser here: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. This talk is from the third chapter titled  “Cittavagga: The Mind Well Restrained.” The Cittavagga teaches the suffering that follows from a mind rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and the peaceful mind developed through the Eightfold Path.

“The mind, fickle, unsteady, difficult to restrain. Even so, the wise Dhamma practitioner straightens the mind like a skilled fletcher  straightens an arrow.” (Dhammapada 3)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/cittavagga-the-mind-well-restrained/

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

A video archive of our classes 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/

Thank You. Peace.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be will be on the Kevatta Sutta. As shown in this sutta it is clear that a "dharma" practice that encourages self-identification in conceptual, speculative, and suppositional realms was something the Buddha continually cautioned against.

“A wise one gives instruction on directing thinking in one way and not another. They give instruction on what to be mindful of and what to abandon. They give instruction on what to let go of and what to enter and remain in." (Kevatta Sutta)

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on January 5 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be will be on the Khajjaniya Sutta. The Khajjaniya Sutta is a profound teaching on the confusion and suffering that follows from clinging to speculative views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Friends, one who has released their mind from all wrong views is never afflicted again by speculation. This one is established in Right View.” (Khajjaniya Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/released-from-affliction-khajjaniya-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.

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Thank You. Peace.

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