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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-miracle-of-the-dhamma-the-kevatta-sutta/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The Dhammapada is a twenty-six chapter volume in the fifth book of the Sutta Pitaka know as the Khuddaka Nikaya. This talk is from the second chapter titled “Appamadavagga  - Refined Mindfulness.”  The Buddha used the direct term mindfulness to signify the importance of knowing what to hold in mind and what to recognize as fabricated and abandon. This is the purpose of the Eightfold Path and requires the singular meditation method taught by the Buddha in order to develop Jhana..

Mindfulness is the path to cessation. Those mindful do not suffer. Those mindful have gone beyond suffering.” (Dhammapada 2)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/appamadavagga-refined-mindfulness-dhammapada-2/

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 29,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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

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or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

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

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

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/the-miracle-of-the-dhamma-the-kevatta-sutta/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on December 27 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

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

My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be from the Dhammapada. The Dhammapada is a twenty-six chapter volume in the fifth book of the Sutta Pitaka know as the Khuddaka Nikaya. This talk is from the first chapter titled “Yamakavagga - Mind Governs All.”  This teaching shows the importance of developing the Heartwood of the Dhamma - the Eightfold Path - to establish the refined mindfulness necessary to develop profound Right View

“The quality of mind precedes all mental states. Mind is the governing principle. Mind defines all phenomena. If a person speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness will follow like a constant shadow..” (Dhammapada 1)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/yamakavagga-mind-governs-all/

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 22,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be 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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on December 13 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

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

My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will from the Dhammapada. The Dhammapada is a twenty-six chapter volume in the fifth book of the Sutta Pitaka know as the Khuddaka Nikaya. This talk is from the nineteenth chapter titled “Judgment and Wisdom.”  It teaches the importance of developing the Heartwood of the Dhamma - the Eightfold Path - if one is to safely judge ones own Dhamma practice and judge and teach others.

“The wise judges others impartially, mindfully, and consistent with the Dhamma. The wise guard the Dhamma and are guarded by the Dhamma.” (Dhammapada 19)

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 18  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the second of two talks on the Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta. This sutta shows the Buddha’s view on the complete and impersonal ordinariness of human life. The objects of life that are constantly personalized though self-identification are shown to be common, fleeting, and having no substance worth self-identification.

“This Dhamma practitioner understands where the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow. When, through wise restraint, the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow, this one is known as ‘a sage at peace.’ (Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/an-analysis-of-the-six-human-properties-dhatu-vibhanga-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/

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 15,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be will be the second of two talks on the Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta. This sutta shows the Buddha’s view on the complete and impersonal ordinariness of human life. The objects of life that are constantly personalized though self-identification are shown to be common, fleeting, and having no substance worth self-identification.

“This Dhamma practitioner understands where the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow. When, through wise restraint, the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow, this one is known as ‘a sage at peace.’ (Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/an-analysis-of-the-six-human-properties-dhatu-vibhanga-sutta/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on December 13 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

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My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be the third of three talks on the meaning of becoming. This talk is on the Mula Sutta. This short sutta teaches the proper way to understand ordinary phenomena and is a powerful teaching on Refined Mindfulness.:

“Monks, if those of other sects ask you ‘In what are all phenomena rooted, how do they come into play, what is their origination, how are they established, what is their foundation, what is their governing principle,” (Mula Sutta)

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 11  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the first of two talks on the Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta. This sutta shows the Buddha’s view on the complete and impersonal ordinariness of human life. The objects of life that are constantly personalized though self-identification are shown to be common, fleeting, and having no substance worth self-identification.

“This Dhamma practitioner understands where the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow. When, through wise restraint, the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow, this one is known as ‘a sage at peace.’ (Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/an-analysis-of-the-six-human-properties-dhatu-vibhanga-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/

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be will be the first of two talks on the Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta. This sutta shows the Buddha’s view on the complete and impersonal ordinariness of human life. The objects of life that are constantly personalized though self-identification are shown to be common, fleeting, and having no substance worth self-identification.

“This Dhamma practitioner understands where the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow. When, through wise restraint, the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow, this one is known as ‘a sage at peace.’ (Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/an-analysis-of-the-six-human-properties-dhatu-vibhanga-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 recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on December 6 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

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

My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be the second of three talks on the meaning of becoming. This talk is on the Bhava Sutta. Even during the Buddha’s time, there was confusion regarding the meaning of becoming. Here, Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin and chief attendant asked for clarity:

“In this way karma is the field, consciousness the seed, and craving the moisture” (Bhava Sutta)

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

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

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 December 4  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta. This sutta shows the Buddha’s view on the complete and impersonal ordinariness of human life. The objects of life that are constantly personalized though self-identification are shown to be common, fleeting, and having no substance worth self-identification.

“This Dhamma practitioner understands where the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow. When, through wise restraint, the currents of speculation and supposition do not flow, this one is known as ‘a sage at peace.’ (Dhatu-Vibhanaga Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/an-analysis-of-the-six-human-properties-dhatu-vibhanga-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 recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on December 1,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Upaddha Sutta. The Upaddha Sutta provides guidance on an underlying theme running throughout the Buddha’s Dhamma - the importance of wise associations.

“Having admirable people as friends, companions, and colleagues is the whole of the well-integrated life…” (Upaddha Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/an-admirable-sangha-upaddha-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 recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on November 29, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Thursday Dhamma talk, streamed live at 7:15 pm Eastern US Time, will be the first of three talks on the meaning of becoming. This talk is on the Loka Sutta. Just post his awakening,  the Buddha describes his astonishment upon clearly seeing the condition of a world rooted in ignorance.

“Look at the world: Human beings afflicted with ignorance crave for and cling to becoming. All forms of becoming, anywhere, in any way, are impermanent, stressful, always subject to change.” (Loka Sutta)

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

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

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 recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on November 24,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. The Culavedalla Sutta is a teaching presented by the nun Dhammadinna to her former husband, also a member of the original Sangha.

“Dhammadinna is very wise and of great discernment. I would have answered your questions exactly as she has. This is how you should remember these teachings…” (Culavedalla Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-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 Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on November 19  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Brahma-Vihara's. There are four exalted states of mind taught by the Buddha. These are perfected mind-states that reflect an enlightened view of humanity. In Pali these states are known as the Brahma-Vihara or perfected-abode. These are mind-states that one abides in. These states of mind animate conduct to all human beings. These are also the wise and loving response to all social interaction and will diffuse tension and conflict.

“Friends, when one dwells continuously with their heart filled with loving-kindness, 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 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 recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on November 17,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

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

or through your Android device here: Zoom Android App

or through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Sallatha Sutta. The Sallatha Sutta clearly explains what for many is a confusing aspect of the Dhamma. This common confusion arises from ignorance of Four Noble Truths and has resulted in many adaptations, accommodations, and embellishments to the Buddha’s Dhamma.

“Friends, an ordinary uninformed person feels feelings of pleasure, feelings of pain, and neutral feelings. One well-informed of the Four Noble Truths also feels feelings of pleasure, feelings of pain, and neutral feelings…” (SallathaSutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/sallatha-sutta-the-two-arrows/

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 recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on November 15, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

The URL to join me live is https://zoom.us/j/9083919079

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

My Dhamma talk will be on the Magga-Vibhanga Sutta. The simple and direct path that an awakened human being established as the “Heartwood of His Dhamma” brings a calm and peaceful mind, a mind resting in equanimity, to anyone who avoids distraction and wholeheartedly engages with the path.

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

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

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

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

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

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 November 13  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Sallatha Sutta. The Sallatha Sutta clearly explains what for many is a confusing aspect of the Dhamma. This common confusion arises from ignorance of Four Noble Truths and has resulted in many adaptations, accommodations, and embellishments to the Buddha’s Dhamma.

“Friends, an ordinary uninformed person feels feelings of pleasure, feelings of pain, and neutral feelings. One well-informed of the Four Noble Truths also feels feelings of pleasure, feelings of pain, and neutral feelings…” (SallathaSutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/sallatha-sutta-the-two-arrows/

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 November 10,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the second of two talks on the Ariyapariyesana Sutta. The Ariyapariyesana Sutta is one of the most significant suttas in the Sutta Pitaka recounting Siddhartha Gotama’s own experience during his search for understanding.

“What if I, being subject to birth, were to seek to understand the suffering of birth, seeking the unborn and the unexcelled release of the yoke, the unbinding..” (Ariyapariyesana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-buddhas-noble-search-for-the-noble-path-ariyapariyesana-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 my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on November 8, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk is on the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta is the very first teaching ever presented by the Buddha. It occurred a few weeks after Siddhartha Gotama awakened and gained full human maturity - complete understanding of the human life experience.

“Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard before: The noble truth of stress is to be understood.” (Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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 November 6  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the second of two talks on the Ariyapariyesana Sutta. The Ariyapariyesana Sutta is one of the most significant suttas in the Sutta Pitaka recounting Siddhartha Gotama’s own experience during his search for understanding. This talk begins with a sangha discussion on the previous week’s talk on this sutta.

“What if I, being subject to birth, were to seek to understand the suffering of birth, seeking the unborn and the unexcelled release of the yoke, the unbinding..” (Ariyapariyesana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-buddhas-noble-search-for-the-noble-path-ariyapariyesana-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 November 3,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the first of two talks on the Ariyapariyesana Sutta. The Ariyapariyesana Sutta is one of the most significant suttas in the Sutta Pitaka recounting Siddhartha Gotama’s own experience during his search for understanding.

“Those who have engaged in the Noble Search, who have completed the (Eightfold) Path are said to be Rightly Self-Awakened.” (Ariyapariyesana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-buddhas-noble-search-for-the-noble-path-ariyapariyesana-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 Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on October 30,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the first of two talks on the Ariyapariyesana Sutta. The Ariyapariyesana Sutta is one of the most significant suttas in the Sutta Pitaka recounting Siddhartha Gotama’s own experience during his search for understanding.

“Those who have engaged in the Noble Search, who have completed the (Eightfold) Path are said to be Rightly Self-Awakened.” (Ariyapariyesana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-buddhas-noble-search-for-the-noble-path-ariyapariyesana-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 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 poem from the Theragatha. In this poem, the awakened monk Kotthita describes the quality of an awakened mind directly and attainable - calm.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/maha-kotthita-awakened-calm/

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 Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on October 27,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the ninth in a series on the meaning of Jhana - levels of meditative absorption. This talk will be the second of two talks on the Anupada Sutta. The Anupada Sutta is similar to the Anapanasati Sutta. The Anapanasati Sutta, much broader in scope, uses awakened monks as examples of a fully integrated Eightfold Path resting in Right Meditation. Here the Buddha uses one of his chief disciple’s skillful development of Jhana as an example for those in attendance for this sutta

“Friends, Venerable Sariputta is wise. Sariputta is of great, deep, and penetrating discernment. For two weeks Sariputta, secluded from sensuality and from unskillful mental qualities gained profound insight into unskillful mental qualities one after another.” (Anupada Sutta)

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

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 October 25, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sambodhi Sutta. In this sutta,  the Buddha teaches the importance of admirable friends and other requirements in supporting self-awakening.

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

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

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 poem from the Therigatha. In this poem, the awakened monk Sumangala’s mother concisely describes  the quality of an awakened mind through Right Meditation practiced as part of the Eightfold Path.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/sumangalas-mother-freedom-through-jhana-too/

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 October 23,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the eight in a series on the meaning of Jhana - levels of meditative absorption. This talk will be the first of two talks on the Anupada Sutta. The Anupada Sutta is similar to the Anapanasati Sutta. The Anapanasati Sutta, much broader in scope, uses awakened monks as examples of a fully integrated Eightfold Path resting in Right Meditation. Here the Buddha uses one of his chief disciple’s skillful development of Jhana as an example for those in attendance for this sutta

“Friends, Venerable Sariputta is wise. Sariputta is of great, deep, and penetrating discernment. For two weeks Sariputta, secluded from sensuality and from unskillful mental qualities gained profound insight into unskillful mental qualities one after another.” (Anupada Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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

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 October 20,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the seventh in a series of talks on the meaning of Jhana. This talk will be on the Atthakanagara Sutta. In this sutta, Ananda teaches the householder Dasama the single quality the Buddha taught that supports awakening.

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

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

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 October 18, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on a poem from the Theragatha. In this poem the awakened monk Sumangala describes the great freedom developed through Right Meditation.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/sumangala-freedom-through-jhana/

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 poem from the Theragatha. In this poem, the awakened monk Sumangala concisely describes  the quality of an awakened mind through Right Meditation practiced as part of the Eightfold Path.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/sumangala-freedom-through-jhana/

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 October 16,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the sixth in a series on the meaning of Jhana - levels of meditative absorption. This talk will be the on the Rahogata Sutta. Prior two the Dhamma talk on the Rahogata Sutta we had a discussion on Jhanna and recognizing deeper levls of Meditative absor[tion and related topics.  In the Rahogata Sutta, the Buddha teaches that feelings of pleasure, pain, or ambivalence, when perceived through a mimd rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths will fabricate what is experienced in a way that reaffirms ignorance and continues stress.

“When a Dhamma practitioner’s effluents have ended, passion has been calmed, aversion has been calmed, delusion has been calmed.” (Rahogataa Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/rahogata-sutta-ending-fabrications-through-jhana/

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 October 13,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the fifth in a series of talks on the meaning of Jhana. This talk will be on the Jhana Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches those in attendance on the meaning of Jhana and offering encouragement of the profound benefits gained from Right Meditation.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/jhana-sutta-meditative-absorption-mind-and-body-united/

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 October 11, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is 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.

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 will be posted by noon Eastern US time.

My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on a poem from the Theragatha. In this poem, the awakened monk Dhammika shows the importance of a well-practiced and authentic Dhamma practice and the protection from worldly entanglements provided.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/dhammika-pure-protection/

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 October 9,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the fourth in a series on the meaning of Jhana - levels of meditative absorption. This talk will be the second talk on the Samādhaṅga Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches Five Factors of Concentration that relate directly to four levels of Jhana or meditative absorption. This sutta is remarkable in the scope of underlying Dhamma referenced.

“Thus, from establishing this Five-Factored Concentration they enter and remain free of the defilements of greed, aversion, and deluded thinking. They are mindful of their release through direct experience right here and now.” (Samadhanga Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/five-factors-of-concentration-the-samadhanga-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 October 6,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the third in a series of talks on the meaning of Jhana. This talk will be on the Samādhaṅga Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches Five Factors of Concentration that relate directly to four levels of Jhana or meditative absorption. This sutta is remarkable in the scope of underlying Dhamma referenced.

“Thus, from establishing this Five-Factored Concentration they enter and remain free of the defilements of greed, aversion, and deluded thinking. They are mindful of their release through direct experience right here and now.” (Samadhanga Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/five-factors-of-concentration-the-samadhanga-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 October 4, 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 a poem from the Therigatha. In this poem, Upacala teaches how she has overcome suffering by establishing refined mindfulness and gaining insight into impermanence, not-self, and suffering through developing to its culmination the Eightfold Path.

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/upacala-defeats-mara/

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 October 2,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be the second in a series on the meaning of Jhana - levels of meditative absorption. Tuesday's talk is on the Jambali Sutta. The Jambali Sutta is another sutta on the proper use of meditation - to engage with Shamatha-Vipassana [1] meditation to increase concentration. Jhana means meditative absorption and, though not in a practical sense strictly defined, each of the four levels of meditative absorption, or deepening concentration, can be, and should be mindfully observed.

“Their minds are enraptured with release from ignorance. They do grow confident and steadfast and well-established in the breaching of ignorance. For them, the final cessation of self-identification can be expected.” (Jambali Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-waste-water-pool-jambali-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 September 29,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the first in a series of talks on the meaning of Jhana. This talk will be on the Samadhi Sutta which shows the proper use of Shamatha-Vipassana meditation practice within the broader framework of the Eightfold Path.

“How does the development of concentration lead to peace and calm here and now? When properly engaged in Shamatha-Vipassana meditation one is withdrawn from sensuality and unskillful mental qualities. They enter and remain in the first jhana,  delight and pleasure born of withdrawal and accompanied by focused thought and insight. (Samadhi Sutta)

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

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 September 27, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Yuganaddha Sutta Ananda which teaches that those that achieve lasting peace and happiness do so by developing shamatha & vipassana (tranquility & insight) in tandem.“Friends whoever achieves the unbound state (enlightenment, free of bondage to sense desires) does so by means of one of four paths” (Yuganaddha Sutta)

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

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 poem from the Theragatha. In this poem, Rahula, the Buddha’s son, describes the effects of his awakening. 

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/rahula-the-buddhas-son-unbound/

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 September 25, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Gilana Sutta. There are seven factors of enlightenment taught by the Buddha that are to be cultivated and developed further for awakening to be realized. In the Gilana Sutta, the Buddha teaches Sariputta’s brother Cunda these seven factors.

“These seven factors of enlightenment are carefully taught by the Buddha and all seven are cultivated and fully developed by one awakened. These seven factors of enlightenment bring perfect understanding, full realization, and Nibbana.”  (Gilana Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/seven-factors-of-enlightenment/

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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