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This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time.

Our Dhamma class for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 is class 29 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks and articles are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Culavedalla Sutta. This sutta presents a complete teaching on the process of delusion that begins with self-identification and the actual experience of developing insight into the clear path to be developed to end clinging to objects, views, and ideas

“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…”  (Culavedalla Sutta)

Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

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To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time.

Our Dhamma class for Saturday, December 7, 2019 is class 28 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

Our 2019  Sangha Dinner will be December 12, 7 Pm at Bamboo House in Frenchtown. Additional information is below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is 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. 

“Understanding, they become disenchanted with past and future feelings, perceptions, fabrications, and consciousness. They are now practicing the Dhamma to become disenchanted and dispassionate with present feelings, perceptions, fabrications, and consciousness. They are now practicing the Dhamma to develop cessation from clinging to present feelings, perceptions, fabrications, and consciousness..  (Khajjaniya Sutta)

Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time.

Our 2019  Sangha Dinner will be December 12, 7 Pm at Bamboo House in Frenchtown. Additional information is below.

Our Dhamma class for Tuesday, December 3, 2019 s is class 27 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks and articles are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sallatha and Bahiya Suttas. The Sallatha Sutta teaches the arising and passing away of self-inflicted suffering rooted in ignorance and I-Making. The Bahiya Sutta teaches the culmination of the Buddha’s Dhamma and the practical experience of the cessation of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“A well-instructed person who has developed the Heartwood Of The Dhamma understands the arising and passing away of all phenomena…” (Sallatha Sutta)

“This is how you should train yourself. When for you there is in what is seen only the seen, in what is heard only the heard, in what is sensed only the sensed and in what is cognized only the cognized, then Bahiya there is no you in connection with what is seen, heard, sensed or cognized, there is no you there. When there is no you there, you are neither here nor there nor anywhere in-between. This and only this is the end of stress and unhappiness…” (Bahiya Sutta)

Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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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Our Dhamma class for Saturday, November 30, 2019 is class 26 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

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)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 November 26, 2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

Our 2019  Sangha Dinner will be December 12, 7 Pm at Bamboo House in Frenchtown. Additional information is below.

This Tuesday’s class is class 25 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sambodhi Sutta. The Sambodhi Sutta teaches the very specific “vipassana” or insight that the Buddha teaches. It is insight into Three Marks Of Existence. These three “marks” or common human characteristics define a person’s life when their minds are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

For when one understands impermanence, clinging to anatta, to not-self, is abandoned. Understanding not-self uproots conceit. Unbinding arises in this moment .…” (Sambodhi Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 November 23,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 24 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Jhana Sutta. Jhana means concentration. As concentration increases refined mindfulness is established supporting the integration of the Eightfold Path developing a profound understanding of Three Marks Of existence

Those followers of the Noble Eightfold Path who have attained this understanding and emerged from dependence on ignorance, skillful meditators all, will rightly explain this to others…”  (Jhana Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 November 19, 2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 23of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sariputta Sutta. In the Sariputta Sutta, Sariputta is questioned by Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin, and attendant. Ananda is confused about a fundamental aspect of the Dhamma.

I was sensitive of the arising and passing away of all phenomena. Just as a wood fire’s flames arise and pass away, I was sensitive of unbinding from wrong views..…” (Sariputta Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 November 16,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 22 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

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. Clinging to views established in ignorance can only continue ignorance and continue as a source of foolish speculation, conjecture, disappointment, and ongoing deluded thinking. 

“Anuradha, You have learned well. Remember what I teach: At all times it is only stress that I describe, and the cessation of stress.…”  (Anuradha Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 November 12, 2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 21of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Atthakanagara Sutta. In the Aṭṭhakanāgara Sutta, the householder Dasama inquires of Ananda if there is a single quality taught by the Buddha that would result in release from all views ignorant of Four Noble Truths.

They disregard these phenomena and incline their mind to the cessation of ignorance – nothing remains to provoke the becoming of further ignorance and the birth of continued suffering.…” (Atthakanagara Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 November 9,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 20 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Anupada Sutta. As concentration increases during Jhana meditation refined mindfulness is established supporting the integration of the Eightfold Path developing a profound understanding of Three Marks Of existence. 

Having abandoned the perception of the dimensions of infinite space, dimensions of nothingness, infinite consciousness, and neither perception nor non-perception, Sariputta understood ‘There is deeper concentration.’ He pursued this path and realized deeper concentration.…”  (Anupada Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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

Thank You. Peace.

These next seven episodes are from our Fall 2019 Heartwood Of The Dhamma retreat. The recordings from our 32-class structured study of Vipassana continues after these recordings. Information about our future retreats is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-retreat/

Greetings, friends, this is a recording of the introductory session of our Fall 2019 Heartwood Of The Dhamma Retreat on October 17. This talk introduces the purpose and structure of Becoming Buddha retreats and includes Dhamma talks and Sangha discussion on the Nagara and Ariyapariyesanna Suttas.

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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

Thank You. Peace.

Greetings, friends, this is a recording of the second session of our Fall 2019 Heartwood Of The Dhamma Retreat on October 18. My talk and our Sangha discussion are on the Paticca-Samupaddha Sutta. The primary sutta on Dependent Origination.

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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

Thank You. Peace.

Greetings, friends, this is a recording of the third session of our Fall 2019 Heartwood Of The Dhamma Retreat on October 18. My talk and our Sangha discussion are on the Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta.

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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

Thank You. Peace.

Greetings, friends, this is a recording of the fourth session of our Fall 2019 Heartwood Of The Dhamma Retreat on October 18. My talk and our Sangha discussion are on the Magga-Vibhanga Sutta.

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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

Thank You. Peace.

Greetings, friends, this is a recording of the fifth session of our Fall 2019 Heartwood Of The Dhamma Retreat on October 19. My talks and our Sangha discussions are on the Loka, Bhava, and Mula Suttas  which explains the meaning of becoming and the Atthakangara Sutta  which teaches the single quality of mind necessary for developing the Heartwood of the Dhamma, the Eightfold Path.

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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

Thank You. Peace.

Greetings, friends, this is a recording of the sixth session of our Fall 2019 Heartwood Of The Dhamma Retreat on October 19. My talk and our Sangha discussion are on the Satipatthana Sutta, the primary sutta on Four Foundations Of Mindfulness .

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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

Thank You. Peace.

Greetings, friends, this is a recording of the seventh session of our Fall 2019 Heartwood Of The Dhamma Retreat on October 20. My talk and our Sangha discussion are on the Anapanasati Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha describes skillful and authentic Dhamma practice.

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 November 5, 2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 19of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Rahogata Sutta. In the Rahogata Sutta, the Buddha teaches that feelings of pleasure, pain, or ambivalence, when perceived through a mind rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths will fabricate what is experienced in a way that reaffirms ignorance and continues stress. 

I have stated this in connection to fabrications. Fabrications are impermanent. It is the nature of fabrications to arise and pass away, to change. It is in connection to fabrications that I stated that whatever feeling arises, they are all stressful.…” (Rahogata Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 November 2,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 18 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Vipallasa Sutta. This concise sutta speaks directly to the heart of the Dhamma and provides simple and direct guidance of the qualities of mind to recognize and abandon and the qualities of mind to develop and maintain.

“Friends, there are four fabrications of perceptions, of the mind, of views. These four fabrications are:

•Confusing permanence with regard to impermanence

•Confusing pleasant with regard to stressful

•Confusing self with regard to Not-Self

•Confusing attractive with regard to unattractive…”  (Vipallasa Sutta)

•Read This Week’s Full Article Here:  Vipallasa Sutta - Fabrications

•Vipassana Structured Study Schedule And Class Recordings

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

•Web Browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 October 29,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 17 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Vajira Sutta. This sutta describes I-making and impermanence. Mara represents the conditioned grasping-after constant self-establishment of a mind conflicted by its own ignorance.

“For it is only stress that arises (from ignorance of Four Noble Truths), stress arising and passing away. Nothing but stress arises from ignorance. Nothing ceases but stress…” (Vajira Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 October 26,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 16-2 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of two talks on the Cula-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta. In the Cula-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta the Buddha teaches his cousin Mahanama that the common manifestation in individual human beings of stress is greed, aversion, and deluded thinking.

It is only when these qualities are abandoned within you that you remain disentangled in worldly affairs and you no longer cling to sensuality… (Cula-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 October 22,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 16-1 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

This Tuesday’s Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the first of two talks on the Cul-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta. In the Cula-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta the Buddha teaches his cousin Mahanama that the common manifestation in individual human beings of stress is greed, aversion, and deluded thinking.

It is only when these qualities are abandoned within you that you remain disentangled in worldly affairs and you no longer cling to sensuality… (Cula-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 October 14 2019.

This Tuesday’s class is class 16 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

This Tuesday’s Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of two talks on the Maha-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta. In the Maha-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta the Buddha teaches that developing the profound and liberating understanding of the true nature of individual contribution to stress and suffering – Dukkha – is the distinguishing factor between his Dhamma and common “spiritual” disciplines of his time.

Friends, when wanderers of other sects say this you should ask them ‘What is the allure, the drawback, and the release with regard to sensuality? What is the allure, the drawback, and the release with regard to forms? What is the allure, the drawback, and the release with regard to feelings?…” (Maha-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 October 12,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 15 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

This Saturday’s Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the first of two talks on the Maha-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta. In the Maha-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta the Buddha teaches that developing the profound and liberating understanding of the true nature of individual contribution to stress and suffering – Dukkha – is the distinguishing factor between his Dhamma and common “spiritual” disciplines of his time.

Friends, when wanderers of other sects say this you should ask them ‘What is the allure, the drawback, and the release with regard to sensuality? What is the allure, the drawback, and the release with regard to forms? What is the allure, the drawback, and the release with regard to feelings?…” (Maha-Dukkhakkhandha Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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

Thank You. Peace.

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on October 8,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 14 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

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.

“Wise teacher, is there a path, a practice, for the full understanding of these forms of stress?”

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

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 October 5,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 13 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below.

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 path directly 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)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 October 1,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 12 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta. The Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta explains how a wrong view of self arises and how the interrelationship between this wrong view of self within an ever-changing environment results in ongoing stress and suffering.

Bhikkhus, form is not-self. Were form self, then this form would not lead to suffering, and one could have it be any form desired, and stress free. Since form is not-self it leads to suffering and none can have it be any form desired and stress free.” (Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 September 28,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 11 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Cittavagga, the third chapter of the Dhammapada. 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.…” (Cittavagga, Dhammapada 3)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 September 17,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 10 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Dhatu-Vubhanga Sutta. This sutta shows the Buddha’s view on the complete and impersonal ordinariness of human life. The objects of life that are constantly personalized though self-identification are shown to be common, fleeting, and having no substance worth self-identification.

“Through refined mindfulness, one understands that with the cessation (of self-identification) of that very sensory contact the feeling of pain has arisen independently of that contact. What is to be felt as pain ceases– is stilled.” (Dhatu-Vibhanga Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 September 21,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday’s class is class 9 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the meaning of becoming. There is much confusion as to the meaning of “becoming.” Due to this confusion, great license is taken in interpreting what is meant by becoming as taught by the Buddha. This confusion and the following misapplication of the Dhamma can be avoided by simply looking at the Buddha’s own words from the following three sutta’s.

“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…” (Loka Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 September 17,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 8 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Magga-Vibhanga Sutta. The single path the Buddha taught to develop introspective insight into the Three Marks Of Human Existence and overcome ignorance of Four Noble Truths is this Eightfold Path. Adapting, accommodating, embellishing, diminishing, or dismissing outright the Eightfold Path only results in a “spiritual” or “religious” practice that can only ignore an awakened human being’s teaching.

“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)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 September 14,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is class 7 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta. In the Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta, one of the Buddha’s chief disciples. Sariputta, presents a complete analysis of the Four Noble Truths including a simple and direct explanation of the Eightfold Path.

“Sariputta is like a mother giving birth and Moggallana is like the nurse that attends to the baby. Sariputta trains others on developing the Dhamma, Moggallana, to the highest culmination.” … (Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 September 10,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 6 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Adhipateyya Sutta. This sutta shows the primary importance of skillful introspective insight into the clinging relationship between impermanence, fabricated views of self, and the stress and suffering that follows.

“How is the self a governing principle for the cessation of ignorance? A skillful disciple having established seclusion and quiet reflects on this: ‘It is not for the sake of robes, alms, lodging, or future becoming that I am practicing the Dhamma…” (Adhipateyya Sutta)

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 September 7,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is class 5 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the Cula-Saccaka Sutta. In the Cula-Saccaka Sutta, the Buddha is confronted by Saccaka, a follower of Nigantha Nataputta, the local leader of a Jain sect. The Buddha’s response is a powerful and concise teaching on the Three Marks Of Existence.

““Listen closely to what I am saying, Aggivessana, and answer only after you have paid attention! Your answer is inconsistent with your statements. Is form impermanent or constant?” … (Cula-Saccaka Sutta)

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 September 3,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 4-2 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of two talks during our study on the Paticca Samuppada Sutta, the primary sutta on Dependent Origination. Dependent Origination shows that it is clinging fabricated views of self (anatta) to impermanent phenomena (anicca) that results in ongoing confusion, delusion, and unsatisfactory experiences.  (Dukkha) It is ignorance of Four Noble Truths that is the originating condition that dukkha is dependent on.

“"From the cessation of birth comes the cessation of sickness, aging, death, sorrow, pain, distress, despair and confusion. Wisdom brings the cessation to the entire mass of stress and suffering.” (Paticca Samuppada Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: Dependent Origination - The Paticca Samuppada Sutta - Vipassana - Introspective Insight  Class 4

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 August 31,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday is class 4 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the first of two talks during our study on the Paticca Samuppada Sutta, the primary sutta on Dependent Origination. Dependent Origination shows that it is clinging fabricated views of self (anatta) to impermanent phenomena (anicca) that results in ongoing confusion, delusion, and unsatisfactory experiences.  (Dukkha) It is ignorance of Four Noble Truths that is the originating condition that dukkha is dependent on.

“"From the cessation of birth comes the cessation of sickness, aging, death, sorrow, pain, distress, despair and confusion. Wisdom brings the cessation to the entire mass of stress and suffering.” (Paticca Samuppada Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: Dependent Origination - The Paticca Samuppada Sutta - Vipassana - Introspective Insight  Class 4

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 August 27,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 3 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Ariyapariyesana Sutta. This sutta describes Siddartha Gotama’s search for a path leading to the cessation of ignorance by developing profound introspective insight into Three Marks Of Existence through the framework and guidance of the Eightfold Path.

““Likewise, these are all subject to sickness, to aging, to death, to sorrow, regret, pain, distress, despair, to greed, to aversion, to delusion. Seeking happiness with what is subject to sorrow, regret, pain, distress, despair, to greed, to aversion, to delusion is ignoble searching.”  (Ariyapariyesana Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: The Noble Search For A Noble Path

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 August 24,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 2 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of two talks on the meaning of Vipassana in the context of the Buddha’s Dhamma. It is by developing introspective insight into Three Marks Of Existence through the framework and guidance of the Eightfold Path that the skillful disciple gains profound understanding of Four Noble Truths and liberation from the bonds of ignorance.

All conditioned things that arise will pass away.” (Venerable Kondanna - Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: Vipassana - Introspective Insight

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings 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 August 20,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 1 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the first of two talks introducing the meaning and proper application of Vipassana in the context of the Buddha’s Dhamma. It is by developing introspective insight into Three Marks Of Existence through the framework and guidance of the Eightfold Path that the skillful disciple gains profound understanding of Four Noble Truths and liberation from the bonds of ignorance.

All conditioned things that arise will pass away.” (Venerable Kondanna - Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: Vipassana - Introspective Insight

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 17, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the eighteenth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Malavagga. In the Malavagga the Buddha teaches the importance of wholehearted engagement with his Dhamma. The Buddha taught a Dhamma to develop awakening - full human maturity - in this present life.

“There is no hidden path or other understanding. All fabrications are impermanent. Awakened minds are stable...”  (Dhammapada 18)

Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/stainless-malavagga-dhammapada-18/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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

My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the twentieth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Maggavagga. The Maggavagga is remarkable in its clarity and directness of the Buddha’s words and his singular path to the cessation of craving rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Of all paths, the Eightfold Path is unsurpassed. Of all truths, the Four Noble Truths are incomparable. The noblest attainment is dispassion. The One Who Knows (The Buddha) is foremost among teachers.....”  (Dhammapada 20)

Read Full Article Here: Maggavagga - The Eightfold Path - Dhammapada 20

Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Jhana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 10, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the twentieth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Maggavagga. The Maggavagga is remarkable in its clarity and directness of the Buddha’s words and his singular path to the cessation of craving rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Of all paths, the Eightfold Path is unsurpassed. Of all truths, the Four Noble Truths are incomparable. The noblest attainment is dispassion. The One Who Knows (The Buddha) is foremost among teachers.....”  (Dhammapada 20)

Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/maggavagga-the-eightfold-path-dhammapada-20/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 6,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the nineteenth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Dhammatthavagga. The Dhammatthavagga teaches the importance of developing the Heartwood of the Dhamma - the Eightfold Path.

“Judging mindlessly does not define a judge.

The wise one knows both right judgment and wrong....”  (Dhammapada 19)

Read Full Article Here: https://becoming-buddha.com/judgment-and-wisdom-dhammatthavagga-dhammapada-19/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 3, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the twenty-fourth chapter of the Dhammapada. The twenty-fourth chapter of the Dhammapada is the Tanhavagga. Tanha means "thirst," "craving," "desire," and constantly grasping after satisfying life experiences.

“The mindless person, the currents of craving flowing unrestrained, are always grasping after pleasure and are swept away by the flood of their own passionate thoughts....”  (Dhammapada 24)

Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/abandon-craving-tanhavagga-dhammapada-24/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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

My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the sixteenth chapter of the Dhammapada 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.

“The wise Dhamma practitioner, intent on release (from wrong views) dwells in profound wisdom, free of all sense desires. This Dhamma practitioner is in the stream of my Dhamma...”  (Dhammapada 16)

Read Full Article Here: https://becoming-buddha.com/piyavagga-skillful-desire-dhammapada-16/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 27, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Kuta Sutta. In the Kuta Sutta, the Buddha teaches Anathapindika the importance of protecting one’s mind through wise restraint. Anathapindika was a wealthy businessman and early benefactor of the Buddha and the original Sangha.

“When restrained the mind is protected. When the mind is protected bodily, verbal, and mental actions are also protected. A comfortable and content abiding is present. (Refined) Mindfulness is well-established and the opportunity for an auspicious life is present...”  (Kuta Sutta)

Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/kuta-sutta-a-good-roof/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.

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 and to support future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/
 
To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John
 
This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 23,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
 
My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the eighth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Sahassavagga. This chapter teaches the immediate benefits of Dhamma practice.

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

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 
 
New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean
 
If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.
 
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 and to suuport future recordings please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/
 
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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 20, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.
 
My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the Therigatha. The Therigatha preserves 73 poems of elder nuns and is the ninth section in the Khuddaka Nikāya. Here, Upacala teaches how she has overcome suffering by establishing refined mindfulness and gaining insight into impermanence, not-self, and suffering through developing to its culmination the Eightfold Path.

“Insight into the Three Marks is known, I have done what must be done.
Craving has ended, darkness overcome...”  (Theragatha 7:3)
 
 
Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.
 

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 
 
New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean
 
If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.
 
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 and to suuport please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/
 
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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 16,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
 
My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the twenty-sixth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Brahmanavagga. This concluding chapter is direct and concise teaching on what is to be developed through a well-focused Dhamma practice and the profound benefits of practicing the Dhamma as intended and originally taught. 

“Engage in Right Effort! Root out the constant stream of craving! Abandon sense desires! Know the destruction of all conditioned things. Know the cool, calm peace of cessation...”  (Dhammapada 26)

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 
 
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