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This a recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 27, 2017.

My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Yasa Sutta. In the Yasa Sutta the Buddha teaches how to develop wise associations and seclusion and to be free of entanglements.

A Related Article is here: Yasa Sutta

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This is a recording of my Wednesday Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time. This talk is on Dependent Origination and Five Clinging-Aggregates.

A related article is here: Dependent Origination and Five Clinging-Aggregates

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 25, 2017.

My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion on the Nagara Sutta. In this remarkable sutta the Buddha describes his awakening in relation to Dependent Origination. A Related Article is here: The Nagara Sutta

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This a recording of our Saturday Morning Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey from April 22, 2017. My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Dhamma of Mindfulness the Buddha taught and the two specific applications of mindfulness.

A related article is here: Dhamma of Mindfulness

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This a recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 20, 2017.

My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Sabbasava Sutta. In the Sabbasava Sutta the Buddha teaches the ending of mental fermentations through appropriate, or refined mindfulness.

A Related Article is here: Sabbasava Sutta

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This is a recording of my Wednesday Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time. This talk was recorded on April 19, 2017. This talk is on the Karma and Rebirth, often misunderstood key concepts of the Buddha’s teachings. 

A related article is here: Karma and Rebirth

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This a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 18, 2017.

My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion on the Seven Factors the Buddha taught to cultivate and develop the qualities necessary for awakening.

A Related Article is here: Seven Factors of Enlightenment

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This a recording of our Saturday Morning Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey from April 15, 2017. Following a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana Meditation, my Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on dispassion and developing freedom from the demands of craving and desire.

A related article is here: Dispassion - Freedom From Desire

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This a recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 13, 2017.

Following a twenty minute meditation, my Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion on the Vitakkasanthana Sutta — the sutta on the relaxation of thoughts. In this sutta the Buddha teaches that the refined mindfulness developed through the Eightfold Path brings a relaxed and peaceful quality of mind.

A Related Article is here: Vitakkasanthana Sutta

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This a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 11, 2017.

Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion on the Phena Sutta. The Phena Sutta likens ignorance and The Five Clinging Aggregates to foam on the water and is another teaching on emptiness as the Buddha taught emptiness - to be empty of ignorance.

A Related Article is here: Phena Sutta

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This a recording of the afternoon Dhamma talk from our one-day retreat at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 9, 2017. My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Bahiya Sutta.

A related article is here: Bahiya Sutta

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This a recording of the Morning Dhamma talk from our one-day retreat at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 9, 2017. My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the meaning of Right Intention in developing emptiness of clinging.

A related article is here: Right Intention - Emptiness of Clinging

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This a recording of our Saturday Morning Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey from April 8, 2017. My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Kaccayanagotta sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the middle way of the Eightfold Path and understanding Dependent Origination to develop a profound experience of emptiness.

A related article is here: The Kaccayanagotta Sutta

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This a recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 6, 2017.

My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion on the Maha-Sunatta Sutta, the greater discourse on emptiness. This is the second of three talks on emptiness as the Buddha taught emptiness - to empty one’s self of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

A Related Article is here: Shunyata - Three Discourse on Emptiness

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This is a recording of my Wednesday Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time. This talk is on the Culavedalla Sutta. The Culavedalla Sutta is a teaching presented by the nun Dhammadinna to her former husband, also a member of the Sangha. 

A related article is here: The Culavedalla Sutta

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This a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on April 4, 2017.

My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion on the Cula-Sunatta Sutta, the shorter discourse on emptiness. This is the first of three talks on emptiness as the Buddha taught emptiness - to empty one’s self of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

A Related Article is here: Shunyata - Three Discourse on Emptiness

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his a recording of our Saturday Morning Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey from April 1, 2017. Following a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana Meditation, my Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Meghiya sutta. The Meghiya Sutta teaches the five qualities to develop to remain focused on the dhamma.

A related article is here: The Meghiya Sutta

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation

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This a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is the Bhaddekaratta Sutta, the sutta on developing an auspicious day.

This talk was recorded on March 28, 2017. A Video of this class is on my Video Archive page and on my Youtube channel.

A related article is here: Bhaddekaratta Sutta

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This a recording of a Dhamma talk and sangha discussion the Alagaddupama Sutta, the Water Snake Sutta. This was recorded at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 25, 2017.  The Alagaddupama Sutta teaches how attempting to adapt the clear and direct teachings of the Buddha to fit conditioned confused views can only bring more confusion, deluded thinking and suffering.

A related article is here: The Alagaddupama Sutta

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This a recording of a Dhamma talk on Paradox and the Dhamma. This was recorded in Upper Black Eddy, PA, on March 22, 2017. 

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This a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is the Assutava Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the relationship between Dependent origination and The Five Clinging Aggregates.

This talk was recorded on March 21, 2017. A Video of this class is on my Video Archive page and on my Youtube channel.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This a recording of our Saturday Morning Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 11, 2017. Following a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana Meditation, my Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Sallatha Sutta, the sutta on the two arrows. The Sallatha Sutta is a key teaching as it clearly explains what for many is a confusing aspect of the Dhamma.

A related article is here: The Sallatha Sutta

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This is a recording of my Wednesday Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time. This talk is on the Sambodhi Sutta - the sutta on the Wings to Self-Awakening.  A related article is here: https://crossrivermeditation.com/the-sambodhi-sutta-the-wings-of-self-awakening/

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com.

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This a recording of our Saturday Morning Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 11, 2017. Following a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana Meditation, my Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Saddhamma Sutta, a sutta on false Dhammas.

A related article is here: The Saddhamma Sutta

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com.

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This is a recording of my Wednesday Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time. This talk is on the purpose of the Buddha’s  teaching - to develop lasting peace and happiness. A related article is here: https://crossrivermeditation.com/buddha-taught-happiness/

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Following a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana Meditation, my Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is the Thicket of Views in modern Buddhism and the difficulties that often follow from adapting the Buddha’s direct teachings to fit conditioned views.

This video was recorded on March 7, 2017.

A Related Article is here: Modern Buddhism - A Thicket Of Views

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com.

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This a recording of our Saturday Morning Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Following a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana Meditation, our sangha discussion is on The Five Hindrances and my talk introduces this week’s study of The Ratana Sutta.

Included in my talk is a reference to the Kalama Sutta and how ignorance of the Buddha’s teachings and a misunderstanding of true refuge often leads to continued suffering. Two of the references are to modern Buddhist lineages both intentionally developing a Buddhist practice that is a clinging together of many different and often contradictory teachings that only obscures and continues ignorance of the Buddha’s direct teachings.

This video was recorded on March 4, 2017. This class is part of a series from our 2016/2017 Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study based on my book The Truth of Happiness. Information on the book and personal Dhamma study is here: https://crossrivermeditation.com/

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of a Dhamma talk on the importance of developing contentment and gratitude in Dhamma practice. This talk was presented in Clinton New Jersey on March 2, 2017. A related article is here: https://crossrivermeditation.com/contentment-and-gratitude-in-practice/

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of my Wednesday Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time. This talk is on the Kalama Sutta.In the Kalama Sutta the Buddha addresses greed, aversion and deluded thinking directly as a way of pointing out how other teachings fail to directly address the defilements, and in many cases inadvertently promote deluded behavior.

A related article is here: https://crossrivermeditation.com/the-kalama-sutta-a-refined-dhamma/

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on The Five Hindrances and Dhamma talk that introduces the eleventh week’s study of  The Three Refuges. This was recorded on February 28, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on Karma and Rebirth and Dhamma talk that introduces the eleventh week’s study of  The Five Hindrances . This was recorded on February 25, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of my Wednesday Dhamma talk streamed live every Wednesday at 12 noon eastern US time. This talk is on the Bahiya Sutta.The Bahiya Sutta teaches developing mindfulness of what is occurring moment by moment without attaching an ignorant view of self.

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

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on Karma and Rebirth and Dhamma talk that introduces the tenth week’s study of  The Five Hindrances. This was recorded on February 21, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on The Five Clinging Aggregates and Dhamma talk that introduces the ninth week’s study of  Karma and Rebirth. This was recorded on February 18, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on Dependent Origination and Dhamma talk that introduces the ninth week’s study of  The Five Clinging Aggregates. This was recorded on February 11, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a dhamma talk on fear and anxiety arising during meditation. When meditation is practiced within the framework of the Eightfold Path the context of the Four Noble Truths brings understanding and guidance. This talk was recorded on February 16, 2017, in Clinton, New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of my Wednesday Dhamma Stream class on the Sundari Sutta. The Sundari Sutta teaches the wisdom of developing restraint despite what may be occurring in the world. This is a particularly relevant teaching for what is occurring in the world today.

A related article is here: https://crossrivermeditation.com/sundari-sutta-the-liberation-of-restraint/

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

 

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on The Five Clinging Aggregates and Dhamma talk that introduces the ninth week’s study of Karma and Rebirth. This was recorded on February 14, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

 

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on Dependent Origination and Dhamma talk that introduces the ninth week’s study of  The Five Clinging Aggregates. This was recorded on February 7, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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Post Election Mindfulness is an excerpt from our Saturday morning Dhamma class at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey, on February 4, 2017. A question was asked regarding the turbulence following the recent presidential election about maintaining a calm and well-concentrated mind during these quickly changing times.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on the Three Marks of Existence and Dhamma talk that introduces the eighth week’s study of Dependent Origination. This was recorded on February 4, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of a Dhamma talk that explains the twelve causative links of  Dependent Origination. This was recorded on January 31, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on the Three Marks of Existence and Dhamma talk that introduces the eighth week’s study of Dependent Origination. This was recorded on January 31, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path and Dhamma talk that introduces the seventh week’s study of the Three Marks of Existence. This was recorded on January 28, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path and Dhamma talk that introduces the sixth week’s study of the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path. This was recorded on January 21, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path and Dhamma talk that introduces the seventh week’s study of the Three Marks of Existence. This was recorded on January 17, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on the wisdom factors of the Eightfold Path and Dhamma talk that introduces the fifth week’s study of the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path. This was recorded on January 14, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path and Dhamma talk that introduces the sixth week’s study of the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path. This was recorded on January 10, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on The Four Noble Truths and Dhamma talk that introduces the fourth week’s study of the wisdom factors of the Eightfold Path. This was recorded on January 7, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Truth of Happiness Dhamma study sangha discussion on the wisdom factors of the Eightfold Path - Right View and Right Intention, and Dhamma talk that introduces the fifth week’s study of Right Speech, Action, and Livelihood, the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path. This was recorded on January 3, 2017, at Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown New Jersey.

Related articles by John Haspel to all Dhamma talks are at CrossRiverMeditation.com. If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation.

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