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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, Thursday’s at 2 pm, and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

This newsletter will now be sent on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

Our Saturday Dhamma Class and our class discussion is on Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

 

Prior to this week’s class read the chapter on Four Foundations Of Mindfulness from The Truth Of happiness. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

Our Thursday Dhamma Class and our class discussion continue our Thursday Truth Of happiness Dhamma Study. This class study is on The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness.

 

Prior to this week’s class read the appropriate chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe they relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.

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, Thursday’s at 2 pm, and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 

 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

This newsletter will now be sent on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

Our Tuesday Dhamma Class and our class discussion begins our Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study on Tuesday and Saturday.

 

Prior to this week’s class read the Introduction and first chapter on Shamata-Vipassana (Jhana) meditation from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.

 

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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, Thursday’s at 2 pm, and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 

 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

This newsletter will now be sent on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the importance of being mindfully present of life as life unfolds. 

 

“Friends, I will teach you the meaning of an auspicious day:

Do not chase after the past or project your thoughts to the future…"

 

Read this sutta here:

THE BHADDEKARATTA SUTTA

 

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Thursday Dhamma Class and our class discussion is on the Mula Sutta and is the third of three talks on the meaning of Becoming.

“Monks, if those of other sects ask you ‘In what are all phenomena rooted, how do they come into play, what is their origination, how are they established, what is their foundation, what is their governing principle, what is their defining state, what is their heartwood, where do they gain footing, and what is their cessation?’ On being asked this you should reply…"

Read Thursday’s class sutta here: Mula Sutta

 

My Saturday Dhamma Talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Nagara Sutta. Here the newly awakened Siddartha describes in remarkable and profound detail his awakening.

 

“Friends, before my awakening, when I was only an unawakened Bodhisatta, (Sanskrit: Bodhisattva) I came to the realization of the difficulties of the world. The world is born, it ages, it dies, it falls away and returns, but there is no understanding of ending the stress and suffering of aging and death. When will the world understand the cessation of the stress and suffering from aging and death…”

 

Read Saturdays’ class sutta here: Nagara Sutta

 

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of three talks on meaning of becoming.
Even during the Buddha’s time, there was confusion regarding the meaning of becoming. In the Bhava Sutta, Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin and chief attendant asks for clarity:

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

 

Read this sutta here:

Bhava Sutta

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

Our Thursday December 17 class begins our Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. Please join us via Zoom and support our newest sangha members. Live-Stream Information.

 

Our Tuesday/Saturday class Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study begins January 12, 2021

 

Our Saturday Dhamma Class will be live-streamed only. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Loka Sutta.
“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’…"

Read this Saturday’s class sutta here: Loka Sutta

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

Our Thursday December 17 class begins our Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. Please join us via Zoom and support our newest sangha members. Live-Stream Information.

 

Our Tuesday/Saturday class Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study begins January 12, 2021

 

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of three talks on the key theme of the Buddha’s Dhamma: Understanding Dukkha and resulting release from all fabricated views of human life.

 

Dukkha is one aspect of Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha – the Three Marks Of Human Existence. The purpose of the Buddha’s Dhamma is to understand and abandon the clinging of views ignorant of Four Noble Truths onto impermanent and impersonal phenomena. It is the role of true vipassana, true introspective insight into these Three Marks that is developed through the Eightfold Path. 

 

Saturday’s talk is on The Maha-Dukkhandha Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the distraction and drawback of Five Clinging Aggregates.

“This drawback of sensuality, this mass of stress and suffering that is visible here and now has sensuality as it source and its establishment. Simply put, the drawback is sensuality…"

 

I look forward to sharing the Buddha's Dhamma with you at our center in Frenchtown or online via Zoom.

Read this Saturday’s class chapter here: Maha-Dukkhakhanda Sutta

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Khodavagga.

 

The Khodavagga teaches the importance to recognize and abandon anger. Anger is the immediate manifestation of ignorance of Four Noble Truths

"The disciple, well-concentrated, remains mindful and restrained in thought, word, and deed. They are well-controlled and free of anger…"

 

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on 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…"

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on 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. In this chapter the Buddha compares the profound contentment established through developing the Eightfold Path to those whose minds are ignorant of Four Noble Truths and the suffering that follows.

As with the Buddha’s entire Dhamma, this chapter’s relevance to current events is remarkable:

"The wise live content within a hostile world. Within a hostile world, the wise remain free of hatred…"

 

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

Ram’s Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on 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, remaining free and mindful. The wise hold these dear…"
Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Lokavagga. This chapter is similar to the Loka Sutta and the meaning of Becoming in the Buddha’s Dhamma. 

 

"Do not associate with what is offensive. Do not live mindlessly. Abandon fabricated views. Do not dwell in the world…"

 

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

This Saturday’s Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Attavagga. The twelfth chapter of the Dhammapada is 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 disciple is always mindful of thoughts, words, and deeds…"

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Jaravagga. This chapter is a profound and concise teaching on the Three Marks Of Existence.

"The world is always ablaze with the fires of passions, yet fools laugh with delight. Your mind is shrouded in darkness – will you not see…"

 

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Dandavagga. The tenth chapter of the Dhammapada describes the pitfalls of hurtful and aggressive behavior and the liberation found in developing restraint of thought, word, and deed.

“Everyone fears violence and death. Understanding thus the disciple does not harm others or cause others to harm…"

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

Kevin’s Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Papavagga. Here, 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 towards others.

"Be mindful of skillful acts and repeat these over and over again. Find pleasure in the well-integrated life and calm and peace will prevail…"

 

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

Learn More About Kevin
BBCRMC Teaching Staff

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

We will resume our Dhammapada Structered Study on Tuesday. My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Atthakanagara Sutta. Here Ananda teaches he single quality of Jhana, a well-concentrated mind, supporting awakened Right View is established through wholehearted engagement with the Eightfold Path.

“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, their mind resting in equanimity…"

 

Read this class Sutta here:
Atthakanagara Sutta

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our Dhammapada Structured Study. This class chapter is the Sahassavagga. Here the Buddha teaches  the immediate benefits of an authentic Dhamma practice and the foolishness and constant distraction of following unskillful "dharmas."

 

"Hearing one skillful word of true Dhamma that brings calm is better than a thousand foolish words.." 

 

Read this week's chapter here:

Dhammapada – Concise Dhamma Instruction

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos, and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Arahantavagga. Here, the Buddha describes the qualities of an arahant.

"The arahant, the perfected one, who has completed the (Eightfold) Path, who is free of disappointment, who is free of all worldly entanglements, has abandoned the fever of passion…"

 

Read this week's chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our Dhammapada Structured Study. This class chapter is the Panditavagga. Here the Buddha emphasizes the importance of developing true wisdom of how ignorance is established from misunderstanding Three Marks Of Existence. 

“It is always beneficial to associate with a wise person who has the courage to point out faults and foolish actions. Follow them as one follows a path to hidden treasure.." 

Read this week's chapter here:

Dhammapada – Concise Dhamma Instruction

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

Jen’s Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Balavagga.  Here the Buddha strongly emphasizes the fundamental importance of knowing and practicing his pure Dhamma.

"The night is long for the sleepless. The road long for the weary. Suffering in ignorance is long for fools ignoring the Dhamma…"

 

Read this week's chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

Learn More About Jen
BBCRMC Teaching Staff

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

We will resume our Dhammapada Structured Study on Saturday, September 5.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Bhaddekerata 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..." 

Read this week's chapter here:
https://becoming-buddha.com/the-bhaddekaratta-sutta-mindfulness-of-what-is-occuring/ 

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Pupphavagga. This chapter uses the metaphors of Mara and death to describe the ongoing suffering and “living death” rooted in ignorance of Three Marks Of Existence.

 
"The well-focused Dhamma practitioner will perfect the well-taught Eightfold Path of wisdom as an expert garland-maker perfects their floral designs…"

Read this week's chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My video archive has over 600 videos and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada. The class chapter is the Cittavagga.

The Cittavagga reveals 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 disciple straightens the mind like a skilled fletcher straightens an arrow..." 

Read this week's chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada. The class chapter is the Appamadavagga.

The Appamadavagga and teaches the importance of Right Mindfulness and of knowing what to hold in mind and what to recognize as fabricated and abandon.

 
"Mindfulness is the path to cessation. Those mindful do not suffer. Those mindful have gone beyond suffering. Clearly knowing the excellence of mindfulness, the wise, exulting in mindfulness and the refuge of Noble Ones…"
 
Read this week's chapter here
Dhammapada – Concise Dhamma Instruction 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 600 videos and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

 

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

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the Dhammapada. The first chapter is the Yamakavagga.

 

The Yamakavagga teaches the importance of developing the Heartwood of the Dhamma – the Eightfold Path. It is the Eightfold Path that establishes the refined mindfulness necessary to develop a profound Right View.

 

"Just as a strong wind does not affect a rocky mountain, ignorance will never cling to those who are mindful of the defilements, wise in restraint, moderate with food, with conviction for the Dhamma and tireless in their efforts..." 

 

Read chapter 1 here: Complete Dhammapada

 

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

 

My talks and classes can be joined live:

 

My recording archives have 700+   audio, and video recordings as of August 2020 are linked below.

 

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

 

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

 

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

 

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Devadaha Sutta. Here Sariputta is summoned by the Buddha to teach a group of sangha members who have decided to wander the countryside.

“Speak with Sariputta. Sariputta is wise and is a great help and support for those living a life well-integrated with the Eightfold Path...” 

Read the Devadaha Sutta here: Sariputta At Devadaha - Devadaha Sutta - August 18, 2020

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the Dhammapada, 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...” (Look For Class 26 linked below)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Vatthupama Sutta. In the Vatthupama Sutta, the Buddha uses the simile of a dirty or clean cloth to teach the importance of abandoning magical, mystical, fabricated views including held beliefs of external supernatural forces providing a “cleansing of evil deeds.”

So too, when the mind is defiled, stress and disappointment should be expected...” (Look For Class 25 linked below)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

My Tuesday 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. 

Excellent question, my friend, excellent question! I have spoken of these three feelings of pleasure, pain, and neither pleasure or pain. I have also stated that whatever feeling arises, they are all stressful. 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..” (Look For Class 24 linked below)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Akankha Sutta. Here Buddha addresses the assembled sangha on the wish to be helpful to others.  He teaches that having a mind inclined to compassion and wisdom is noble. The Buddha also teaches that developing awakening within The Eightfold Path carries responsibilities of behavior and Dhamma practice.

If your wish is to be held dear by your sangha, to be respected and inspiring to them, listen closely to my words. If your wish is that the gifts you receive be of benefit for all, listen closely to my words. If your wish is that thoughts of you bring benefit to all, listen closely to my words....” (Look For Class 23 linked below)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the Dhammapada. The Bikkhuvagga teaches the skillful behavior of a well-restrained monk.

Skillful is restraint at the eye, at the ear, at the nose, and at the tongue...” (Look For Class 22 linked below)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Nirvana Sutta, a sutta on the five common hindrances to developing the Dhamma

The wise Dhamma practitioner should develop these Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. these Four Frames Of reference,  in order to abandon these Five Hindrances.....” (Look For Class 21 linked below)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is first of two classes on common Hindrances To Awakening.  This talk is on the Avarana Sutta. The Buddha taught that to develop Jhana – a well-concentrated mind – mindfulness of five specific hindrances is imperative to recognize and on them. It is the concentration developed in Jhana meditation that can then support the refined mindfulness necessary to integrate and develop the Eightfold Path as the framework for Dhamma practice. 

  • These common hindrances to awakening can not be wished away or ritually dismissed. 
  • These hindrances are not to be "validated" or analyzed as to origin or blame. 
  • These hindrances cannot be ignored. 
  • These common hindrances can be calmly recognized and abandoned throughJhana and a complete and pure Dhamma practcie.

 

In order to abandon these five hindrances, the wise Dhamma practitioner should develop the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness, the Four Frames Of Reference...” (Look For Class 21-1 linked below))

 

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

My Saturday 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. 

Friends, any Dhamma practitioner who directs their thinking to past lives are only recollecting one or all of the Five Clinging-Aggregates....” (Look For Class 21-1 linked below)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Karma Sutta. Rather than teach Karma (and rebirth) as irrelevant anachronisms or magical and mystical “spiritual” attainments, the Buddha taught recognizing the cause and developing the cessation of Karma as the central theme of his Dhamma.

Listen and pay close attention, friends, and I will teach you past and current Karma, the cessation of Karma, and the path and practice leading to the cessation of Karma...” (Class 19)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Phena Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the emptiness of The Five Clinging Aggregates and the emptiness of creating self-identities by clinging to fleeting objects, events, views, and ideas

“In the same way any practitioner well-versed in the Dhamma observes and appropriately examines any feeling that is past, future, or present, any feeling that is internal or external, obvious or subtle, common or extraordinary, near or far. To those well-versed in the Dhamma, it would appear empty, void, without substance. For what substance could there be in feelings (that are constantly changing)...” (Class 18)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on establishing independence from the people and events of human life. The Dhamma reveals the confusion and suffering that arises in dependence on the magical belief in interdependence, interconnectedness, inter-being, and any fabricated view that clings individual human beings to objects, events, views, and ideas that contradict human reality and contradicts Four Noble Truths.

“All of human life is anicca, impermanent, and uncertain. Life in the phenomenal world is ultimately unsatisfactory, dukkha, due to life’s inescapable qualities of impermanence and uncertainty....” (Class 17)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on ignorance of Four Noble Truths conditioning the mind to dependence on ignorance while obscuring the liberation and peace of understanding.

“Often misunderstood, the Buddha is simply stating that what is perceived as a self cannot be substantiated in any manner as permanent, it is “anatta...” (Class 16)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Anatta Lakkhna 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 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 be stress-free. Since form is not-self it leads to suffering and none can have it be any form desired and be stress-free...” 

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Anatta Lakkhna 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 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 be stress-free. Since form is not-self it leads to suffering and none can have it be any form desired and be stress-free...” 

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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. 

If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com

As we return to Cross River Meditation Center my Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Loka and Ratana Suttas. The Buddha’s Dhamma provides a direct and gentle refuge from a world aflame with passion.

“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)

“As woodland groves in the early heat of summer are crowned with blossoming flowers, so is the sublime Dhamma leading to the calm and peace of nirvana…” (Ratana Sutta)
(Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma)

All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours:

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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