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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 16, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the the Aparihani Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches four qualities to develop to remain focused on developing the Dhamma.

“Having developed four qualities a Dhamma practitioner cannot lose the way and is free of clinging to views. When one has fully integrated the Eightfold Path they are…” (Aparihani Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/arapihani-sutta-not-losing-the-way/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on a verse from the Theragatha. The Theragatha preserves 264 poems of elder monks and is the eighth section in the Khuddaka Nikāya.

A Related article are here: https://becoming-buddha.com/mahakala-the-corpse/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 14, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Pamadaviharin Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the importance of developing dwelling in refined mindfulness. Modern life encourages constant engagement with the world and in many subtle ways discourages restraint. Many today feel overwhelmed by the demands of life and the busy-ness of their lives.

“And how does one dwell in mindfulness? When a Dhamma Practitioner dwells in restraint with eye, with nose, with the ear, with the tongue, and with the body, the mind is not agitated or distracted by mental fabrications.” (Pamadaviharin Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/pamadaviharin-sutta-dwelling-in-mindfulness/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 11,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Pamadaviharin Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the importance of developing dwelling in refined mindfulness. Modern life encourages constant engagement with the world and in many subtle ways discourages restraint. Many today feel overwhelmed by the demands of life and the busy-ness of their lives.

“And how does one dwell in mindfulness? When a Dhamma Practitioner dwells in restraint with eye, with nose, with the ear, with the tongue, and with the body, the mind is not agitated or distracted by mental fabrications.” (Pamadaviharin Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/pamadaviharin-sutta-dwelling-in-mindfulness/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the liberation that is developed through following an authentic Dhamma. An authentic Dhamma is a dhamma taught by the Buddha. This talk follows my recent talks on the Dhamma-Viharin Sutta and the Dhammannu Sutta.

Related articles are here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-viharin-sutta-dwelling-in-the-dhamma/

https://becoming-buddha.com/dhammannu-sutta-one-with-a-sense-of-the-dhamma/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 7, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Dhammannu Sutta.  Similar to last Saturday’s talk on the Dhamma-Viharin Sutta, in the Dhammannu Sutta the Buddha teaches  what it means to be “one with a sense of the Dhamma.”

“A disciple who is one with a sense of the distinctions of individuals disapproves of those that do not practice the true Dhamma in accordance with the Dhamma and they praise are those that do practice the true Dhamma in accordance with the Dhamma, who themselves have a sense of the Dhamma and a sense of the meaning of the Dhamma.” (Dhammannu Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhammannu-sutta-one-with-a-sense-of-the-dhamma/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 4,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Dhamma-Viharin Sutta. In the Dhamma-Viharin Sutta, the Buddha is teaching that engaging with the Dhamma through intellectual study alone will not develop cessation of craving after and clinging to views ignorant of Four Noble Truths, and the confusion and suffering that follows. ”

“Whatever a teacher should do out of sympathy for you and seeking your welfare, I have done for you. Over there are roots of trees and empty dwellings. Don’t be mindless, don’t fall into regret.  Practice Right Meditation and develop meditative absorption. “ (Dhamma-Viharin Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-viharin-sutta-dwelling-in-the-dhamma/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 2, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

On the first Thursday of each month our class will be an introduction to meditation and mindfulness as the Buddha teaches meditation and mindfulness.

Here is an article for those new to meditation and mindfulness or new to the direct teachings of the Buddha: https://becoming-buddha.com/new-visitors/

Here are introductory videos and talks:  https://becoming-buddha.com/introduction-to-the-buddhas-dhamma/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the Nidana Sutta. In the Nidana Sutta, the Buddha focuses on recognizing and abandoning the Three Defilements of greed, aversion, and deluded thinking. All three of the defilements are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and the resulting ongoing self-referential “I-making.”

“One who has developed wisdom and ended ignorance, this individual abandons greed, aversion, and delusion, and experiences Clear Understanding and lasting peace and happiness.” (Nidana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-nidana-sutta-ending-the-defilements/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 31, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Upaddha Sutta. In the Upaddha Sutta the Buddha emphasizes a common theme present throughout his Dhamma. When the context and purpose of the Buddha’s Dhamma is understood, it can clearly be seen that who and what one associates with will determine their life’s experience.

“Admirable friendship, admirable companionship, and admirable camaraderie, is the whole of a Dhamma practitioner’s life.” (Upaddha Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/upaddha-sutta-an-admirable-sangha/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 28,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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

"Disenchanted they grow dispassionate. Through dispassion they are released. With release there is the knowledge that they are released (from clinging to ignorant views). They know that birth is ended,  the fully integrated life has been lived,  and the path complete. They know here will be no more moments rooted in ignorance." (Phena Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-phena-sutta-emptiness-and-the-five-clinging-aggregates/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 26, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the the Brahma Viharas. There are four exalted states of mind taught by the Buddha. These are perfected mind-states that reflect an enlightened view of humanity.

"Friends, when one dwells continuously with their heart filled with equanimity, pervading the entire world, they are abundant, they have grown great, their love is measureless and they are free from enmity and distress.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/brahma-viharas-four-sublime-mind-states/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the Arahant Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha describes the meaning of awakening in the context of Five Clinging-Aggregates.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/awakening-single-paragraph/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 24, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Samadhi Sutta. The Samadhi Sutta teaches the proper use of Shamatha-Vipassana meditation practice within the broader framework of the Eightfold Path.

“And how does the development of concentration lead to developing the cessation of craving, aversion, and delusion? As concentration deepens one remains attentive to the arising and passing away of The Five Clinging Aggregates.” (Samadhi Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/samadhi-sutta-the-purpose-and-practice-of-concentration/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 21,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Fire Discourse.  About one month after the Buddha's first two discourses, he presented The Fire Discourse to approximately 1,000 followers. Upon hearing this short discourse, most of those in attendance awakened.

"Monks, the All is aflame. What All is aflame? The eye is aflame. Forms are aflame. Consciousness at the eye is aflame. Contact at the eye is aflame. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on contact at the eye - experienced as pleasure, pain or neither-pleasure-nor-pain - that too is aflame.” (Fire Discourse)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 19, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

“Those whose karma is extinguished, the future of no concern, with rebirth ending, due to the support of the sangha, this is the precious jewel of the sangha." (Ratana Sutta)

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

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on Karma and Rebirth. Karma and Rebirth are conditions arising from ignorance. Karma means action. Karma is in no way punishment as a result of arbitrary judgments from a supreme being. Karma is not the consequences from a vague interdependent moral-ethical-spiritual system.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/karma-and-rebirth/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 17, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Tissa Sutta.  This is a powerful and typical sutta in the depth of knowledge that is presented to Tissa in a concise and direct manner.

“Tissa, is it true that you feel lost and uninspired? Is your mind cloudy and overwhelmed? Are you lethargic? Do you find this life unsatisfying? Are you uncertain about my Dhamma?” (Tissa Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/tissa-sutta-uncertain/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 14,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Tissa Sutta.  This is a powerful and typical sutta in the depth of knowledge that is presented to Tissa in a concise and direct manner.

“Tissa, is it true that you feel lost and uninspired? Is your mind cloudy and overwhelmed? Are you lethargic? Do you find this life unsatisfying? Are you uncertain about my Dhamma?” (Tissa Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/tissa-sutta-uncertain/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 12, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Kalama Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches a confused group how to determine an authentic and useful Dhamma.
“Don’t go by other’s accounts, or by legends or traditions. Do not follow scriptures (later developed texts) or logical conjecture (conditioned thinking). Do not form conclusions through inference, analogies or common agreement.” (Kalama Sutta)
A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-kalama-sutta-a-refined-dhamma/
Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.
An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/
A video of our classes is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/
Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/
If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/
Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the Mula Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the suffering inherent from clinging to that which is impermanent.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 10, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Vipallasa Sutta, a sutta on fabrications. A fabrication is a conclusion formed from false, misrepresented, or incomplete information. Fabrications are experienced in the mind and body as stress and as disturbance.

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

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/vipallasa-sutta-fabrications/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 7,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Vipallasa Sutta, a sutta on fabrications. A fabrication is a conclusion formed from false, misrepresented, or incomplete information. Fabrications are experienced in the mind and body as stress and as disturbance.

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

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/vipallasa-sutta-fabrications/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 5, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

On the first Thursday of each month our class will be an introduction to meditation and mindfulness as the Buddha teaches meditation and mindfulness.

Here is an article for those new to meditation and mindfulness or new to the direct teachings of the Buddha: https://becoming-buddha.com/new-visitors/

Here are introductory videos and talks:  https://becoming-buddha.com/introduction-to-the-buddhas-dhamma/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the common experience of stress arising from the challenges of developing the Eightfold Path.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/when-dhamma-practice-is-stressful/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 3, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Vitthara Sutta. The Vitthara Sutta teaches five strengths to be developed and maintained that directly supports integration of the Eightfold Path.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/vitthara-sutta-five-strengths/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 23, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Rohitassa Sutta. In the Rohitassa Sutta, the Buddha answers Rohitassa’s question regarding the possibility of awakening by seeking outside of himself in an actual or figurative sense.

“I tell you, friend, it is not possible by traveling to know or see or reach the end of the cosmos where one does not take birth, age, die and reappear.” (Rohitassa Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/rohitassa-sutta-inner-mindfulness/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 28, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Paramitas, qualities of an awakened mind.

"There are ten qualities developed in the Dhamma. What are the ten? Giving, virtue, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, determination, loving-kindness, and equanimity are qualities developed in the Dhamma.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/precepts-and-paramitas/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the Lakkhana Sutta.  The Lakkhana Sutta teaches the importance of being mindful of actions. This short sutta is a teaching on the importance of Right Action, the fourth factor of the Eightfold Path.

“Train yourselves in this manner: Be mindful to abandon foolishness in thought, word, and deed. Develop and maintain mindful wisdom in thought, word, and deed.” (Lakkhana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-lakkhana-sutta-mindfulness-of-actions/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 26, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Simsapa Sutta. The Simsapa Sutta is more commonly known as the “Handful Of Leaves” sutta. Here the Buddha is describing the pure and direct focus of his Dhamma.

“This is what I teach. I teach these things because they are related to my Dhamma and they support the principles of a life integrated with the Eightfold Path.” (Simsapa Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/simsapa-sutta-a-handful-of-leaves/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 23,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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

“Ananda, I was sensitive to the cessation of becoming (further ignorant of Four Noble Truths.) I was sensitive to unbinding (from views ignorant of Four Noble Truths.) I was sensitive of the arising and passing away of all phenomena. Just as a wood fire’s flames arise and pass away, I was sensitive of unbinding from wrong views.” (Sariputta Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/sariputta-sutta-and-cessation-of-ignorance/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This recording includes an impromptu explanation of what is meant by “calming bodily and mental fabrications” during our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 23, 2018.

Complete instructions for a skillful and effective Shamatha-Vipassana meditation practice are here: https://becoming-buddha.com/shamatha-vipassana-and-metta-meditation/

 

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 21, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Precepts. Precepts are guidance for dhamma practice and developing qualities of refined mindfulness.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/precepts-and-paramitas/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the Agati Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the pitfalls to avoid to not lose the Path.

“There are four ways of losing the way: One can lose the way through desire, through aversion, through delusion, and through fear. These are four ways one can lose the way. “ (Agati Sutta)

A related article is here:

https://becoming-buddha.com/agati-sutta-losing-the-way/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 19, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Magga-Vibhanga Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha gives a detailed analysis of the path leading to the cessation of suffering.

“Friends, I will now give you a detailed analysis of the Noble Eightfold Path. Listen mindfully. This is the Noble Eightfold Path:” (Magga-Vibhanga Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 16, 2018. 

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Sedaka Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha uses the simile of a beauty queen to teach appropriate mindfulness.
“We will develop mindfulness united with the body. We will pursue mindfulness united with the body. Appropriate mindfulness will be our guide. Appropriate mindfulness will be the basis for steadying our minds right within. Appropriate mindfulness will bring skillful integration of the Eightfold Path” (Sedaka Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/sedaka-sutta-mindfulness-and-the-beauty-queen/

Eachclass will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

An audio only version of this video is avail

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 14, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Satthusasana Sutta. The Satthusana Sutta is a concise sutta presented to a monk well-versed in the Buddha’s teachings. He has developed understanding of Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/introduction-to-the-buddhas-dhamma/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on June 13 will be on the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. In the Gilana Sutta the Buddha teaches: "These seven factors of enlightenment are well expounded and are cultivated and fully developed by one awakened. They bring perfect understanding, full realization, and Nibbana. What are the seven?

"Mindfulness is a factor of enlightenment. Mindfulness is carefully taught by the Buddha. Mindfulness is cultivated and fully developed by one awakened. Mindfulness brings perfect understanding, full realization, and Nibbana...”

A related article is here:

https://becoming-buddha.com/seven-factors-of-enlightenment/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 12, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Sedaka Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha uses the simile of a beauty queen to teach appropriate mindfulness.

“We will develop mindfulness united with the body. We will pursue mindfulness united with the body. Appropriate mindfulness will be our guide. Appropriate mindfulness will be the basis for steadying our minds right within. Appropriate mindfulness will bring skillful integration of the Eightfold Path” (Sedaka Sutta

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/sedaka-sutta-mindfulness-and-the-beauty-queen/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 9, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Buddha’s two chief disciples, Sariputta and Moggallana. Two related suttas show the simple and profound understanding they developed and the support they were able to offer to the Buddha and the original Sangha.
A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/sariputta-and-moggallana-the-buddhas-chief-disciples/

Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.
An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/

A video of our classes is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/
Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/

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

Thank You. Peace.

 

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 7, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

On the first Thursday of each month our class will be an introduction to meditation and mindfulness as the Buddha teaches meditation and mindfulness.

Here is an article for those new to meditation and mindfulness or new to the direct teachings of the Buddha: https://becoming-buddha.com/new-visitors/

Here are some introductory talks:

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on June 9 will be on the Saddhammapatirupaka Sutta, a sutta where the Buddha teaches how counterfeit “dharmas” diminish and obscure an authentic Dhamma.

"It's not the earth element that makes the authentic Dhamma disappear. It's not the water element or the fire element or the wind element that makes the authentic Dhamma disappear.

“It is foolish people who arise within the Sangha who cause the authentic Dhamma disappear. The authentic Dhamma doesn't disappear the way a boat sinks all at once.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/saddhammapatirupaka-sutta-counterfeit-dhamma/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 5, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Buddha’s two chief disciples, Sariputta and Moggallana. Two related sutts show the simple and profound understanding they developed and the support they were able to offer to the buddha and the original Sangha.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/sariputta-and-moggallana-the-buddhas-chief-disciples/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 2, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Sabbasava Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the ending of mental fermentations through appropriate, or refined mindfulness. Another word often used in the Pali Canon for fermentations is defilements.

“Friends, the ending of the fermentations is for one who knows and understands skillful and unskillful mindfulness. The ending of the fermentations is not possible by one who does know or understand skillful and unskillful mindfulness. When one is inappropriately mindful fermentations arise and increase. When one is skillful in their application of mindfulness additional fermentations do not arise and present fermentations are abandoned.” (Sabbasava Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-sabbasava-sutta/
Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 31, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Kimsuka Sutta. In the Kimsuka Sutta the Buddha uses the metaphor of a Swift Pair of Messengers to emphasize the importance of Right Meditation. For the Forty-five years of his teaching career the Buddha taught only one meditation technique with one purpose. He taught Shamatha-Vipassana meditation to quiet the mind and develop concentration. From  a well-concentrated mind refined mindfulness can hold in mind the framework of the entire Eightfold Path. From refined mindfulness useful insight of the Three Marks of Existence can develop.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/swift-pair-messengers-shamatha-vipassana-pali-canon/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk on May 30 will be on the Yuganaddha Sutta. In this sutta Ananda teaches that a useful and effective meditation practice within the framework of the Eightfold Path will develop two qualities necessary to support profound concentration and penetrating insight into The Marks Of Existence.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/yuganaddha-sutta-tranquility-and-insight-in-tandem/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 29, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Sabbasava Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the ending of mental fermentations through appropriate, or refined mindfulness. Another word often used in the Pali Canon for fermentations is defilements.

“Friends, the ending of the fermentations is for one who knows and understands skillful and unskillful mindfulness. The ending of the fermentations is not possible by one who does know or understand skillful and unskillful mindfulness. When one is inappropriately mindful fermentations arise and increase. When one is skillful in their application of mindfulness additional fermentations do not arise and present fermentations are abandoned.”  (Sabbasava Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 26,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the meaning of emptiness within the Buddha’s teachings - to be empty of ignorance. The Buddha awakened to the profound understanding that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths that initiates the process of ongoing conceit, or “I-making” resulting in confusion, deluded thinking, and suffering. This teaching is presented in the Paticca-Samuppada-Vibhanga Sutta, the sutta on Dependent Origination.

“It is understood that whatever disturbances that arose from the stress of sensuality, from the stress of becoming, (I-making) and from the stress of ignorance, are no longer present. There is now only the minor disturbance connected to the six-sense base that is dependent on the body with life as the condition (of disturbance). There is only the non-emptiness connected with the six-sense base and dependent on this body with life as the condition.” (Cula-Sunnata Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/shunyata-three-discourses-on-emptiness/

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

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

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 24, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the meaning of emptiness within the Buddha’s teachings - to be empty of ignorance. The Buddha awakened to the profound understanding that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths that initiates the process of ongoing conceit, or “I-making” resulting in confusion, deluded thinking, and suffering. This teaching is presented in the Paticca-Samuppada-Vibhanga Sutta, the sutta on Dependent Origination.

“It is understood that whatever disturbances that arose from the stress of sensuality, from the stress of becoming, (I-making) and from the stress of ignorance, are no longer present. There is now only the minor disturbance connected to the six-sense base that is dependent on the body with life as the condition (of disturbance). There is only the non-emptiness connected with the six-sense base and dependent on this body with life as the condition.” (Cula-Sunnata Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/shunyata-three-discourses-on-emptiness/

Each Thursday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with Metta intentional meditation.

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

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 22, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the meaning of emptiness within the Buddha’s teachings - to be empty of ignorance. The Buddha awakened to the profound understanding that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths that initiates the process of ongoing conceit, or “I-making” resulting in confusion, deluded thinking, and suffering. This teaching is presented in the Paticca-Samuppada-Vibhanga Sutta, the sutta on Dependent Origination.

“It is understood that whatever disturbances that arose from the stress of sensuality, from the stress of becoming, (I-making) and from the stress of ignorance, are no longer present. There is now only the minor disturbance connected to the six-sense base that is dependent on the body with life as the condition (of disturbance). There is only the non-emptiness connected with the six-sense base and dependent on this body with life as the condition.” (Cula-Sunnata Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/shunyata-three-discourses-on-emptiness/

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

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

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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