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

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

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

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the Dhammapada, the Brahmanavagga. This concluding chapter is direct and concise teaching on what is to be developed through a well-focused Dhamma practice and the profound benefits of practicing the Dhamma as intended and originally taught.

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

Excellent question, my friend, excellent question! I have spoken of these three feelings of pleasure, pain, and neither pleasure or pain. I have also stated that whatever feeling arises, they are all stressful. I have stated this in connection to fabrications. Fabrications are impermanent. It is the nature of fabrications to arise and pass away, to change. It is in connection to fabrications that I stated that whatever feeling arises, they are all stressful..” (Look For Class 24 linked below)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Anatta Lakkhna Sutta. The Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta explains how a wrong view of self arises and how the interrelationship between this wrong view of self within an ever-changing environment results in ongoing suffering.

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Anatta Lakkhna Sutta. The Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta explains how a wrong view of self arises and how the interrelationship between this wrong view of self within an ever-changing environment results in ongoing suffering.

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

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

“The world is aflame. Rooted in ignorance the world is afflicted by sensory contact and perceives suffering as ‘self.’ Rooted in ignorance, it misunderstands ‘self’ and becomes anything other than ‘self.’...”  (Loka Sutta)

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

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sallatha Sutta. By developing Right Mindfulness a wise Dhamma practitioner learns the wisdom of restraint and avoids the self-inflicted pain of identifying with, and reacting to, ordinary phenomena. 

“Friends, listen and pay close attention. An ordinary uninformed person feels feelings of pleasure, feelings of pain, and neutral (ambiguous) feelings. One well-informed of the Four Noble Truths also feels feelings of pleasure, feelings of pain, and neutral feelings...” 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Tuesday live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Samadhanaga Sutta. Siddhartha Gotama, having mastered these fabricated common meditation techniques, he immediately dismissed them as they “do not lead to disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to stilling, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, or to unbinding.

“Friends, I will teach you Five-Factored Noble Concentration. Listen and pay close attention.”

“And what is Five-Factored Noble Concentration?”

“A follower of the Noble Eightfold Path is quite secluded from sensuality and other unskillful mental qualities. They enter and remain in the First Jhana. This First Jhana is experienced as rapture, born of that very seclusion. It is accompanied by directed thought and evaluation. The joy of seclusion permeates their entire mind and body...”
(Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma)

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Saturday live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the Appamadavaggaa. By developing Right Mindfulness a wise Dhamma practitioner learns the wisdom of restraint and avoids the self-inflicted pain of identifying with, and reacting to, ordinary phenomena. 

“Mindfulness is the path to cessation. Those mindful do not suffer. Those mindful have gone beyond suffering...” All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Tuesday live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Panditavagga. In the Panditavagga the Buddha emphasizes the importance of developing true wisdom of how ignorance is established from misunderstanding the Three Marks of Existence.

“he wise are immersed in the Dhamma and live with happiness and tranquility. The wise delight in the Dhamma taught by the Buddha...”
(Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma)

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Saturday live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Tissa Sutta. The Buddha teaches Tissa to frame his uneasy and troubling mind-states through the Eightfold Path. In doing so, Tissa avoids further dictation from self-indulgence and gains profound understanding and useful insight into the Three Marks of Existence.

“Tissa, a monk in the Sangha was distressed. He told a group of Sangha members, ‘Friends, I feel lost and uninspired. My mind is cloudy and overwhelmed. I am lethargic. I find this life unsatisfying. I am uncertain about the Dhamma’..” (Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Week 8 )

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, is the ninth  class of our 26-class Loca Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Structured Study of (mostly) lesser-known suttas. This week’s study is on the Agantuka Sutta. In the Agantuka Sutta, the Buddha uses the metaphor of a common residence to show that the Eightfold Path is a true refuge for anyone seeking to develop a profound understanding of the nature of stress and suffering, gain insight into the Three Marks of Existence, and abandon all views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Friends, I will teach the value of developing direct knowledge and profound wisdom. Listen carefully...”
(Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Week 9) 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, May 30, 2020, is on the Sikkha Sutta. The Sikkha Sutta teaches that the Eightfold Path is a path that incorporates the three aspects, or trainings necessary for becoming Rightly Self-Awakened

“Friends, there are three trainings that I teach. I teach training in heightened virtue. I teach training in heightened concentration. I teach training in heightened wisdom...” (Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Week 8 )

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday, May27, 2020, is the seventh  class of our 26-class Loca Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Structured Study of (mostly) lesser-known suttas. This week’s study is on the Jambali Sutta. In this Sutta the Buddha uses metaphor to describe four types of Dhamma practitioners and the single type who can be expected to continue the Eightfold Path to culmination

“Then there is the type of Dhamma practitioner that enters and remains in mental-absorption and experiences a certain peaceful awareness-release. They are mindful of breaching ignorance (of Four Noble Truths). ..”
(Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Week 7) 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, May 23, 2020, is on the Pamadaviharin Sutta. This sutta teaches the importance of Refined or Right Mindfulness.

“Friends, pay close attention! I will teach you about one who dwells in mindlessness and one who dwells in mindfulness.

“And how does one dwell in mindlessness? When one is unrestrained at the eye the mind is agitated and distracted by mental fabrications...” (Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Week Six )

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday, May19, 2020, is the fifth class of our 27-class Loca Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Structured Study of (mostly) lesser-known suttas. This week’s study is on the Sumangala and the true freedom developed through Jhana meditation.s 

“Freedom! Freedom!

I am completely free

From three crooked things....”
(Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Week 5) 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, May 16, 2020, is on the Magga-Vibhanaga Sutta, a detailed analysis of the Eightfold Path.

“Friends, I will now give you a detailed analysis of the Noble Eightfold Path. Listen mindfully.”… (Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Week Four )

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday, May12, 2020, is the third class of our 27-class Loca Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Structured Study of (mostly) lesser-known suttas. This week’s study is on the Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta, an analysis of Four Noble Truths 

No one can corrupt the revelation, declaration, the description, the structure, the explanation, and the clear and direct teaching of Four Noble Truths”... (Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Week 3) 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, May 9, 2020, is the second week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study on the Paticca Samuppada Sutta, the primary sutta on Dependent Origination

“Friends, I will describe in detail Dependent Origination. Listen carefully. And what is Dependent Origination”… (Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Week Two )

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, is the first class of our 24-class Loca Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Structured Study of (mostly) lesser-known suttas. This week’s study is on the meaning of becoming.

“The world is aflame. Rooted in ignorance the world is afflicted by sensory contact and perceives suffering as ‘self.’ Rooted in ignorance, it misunderstands ‘self’ and becomes anything other than ‘self.’ (Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Week One - Meaning Of Becoming

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

This is a recording of our Spring 2020 True Refuge Retreat from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

This is a recording of our Spring 2020 True Refuge Retreat from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

This is a recording of our Spring 2020 True Refuge Retreat from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

This is a recording of our Spring 2020 True Refuge Retreat from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

This is a recording of our Spring 2020 True Refuge Retreat from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

This is a recording of our Spring 2020 True Refuge Retreat from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. 

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

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, is the twelfth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study on one of the three cardinal discourses, the Fire Discourse, that concludes our 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study

“Is feeling permanent or impermanent? Is perception permanent or impermanent? Are fabrications permanent or impermanent? Is consciousness permanent or impermanent?” 

“All are impermanent, venerable sir.” … (Truth Of Happiness Week Twelve)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, April 25, 2020, is the twelfth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study on one of the three cardinal discourses, the Fire Discourse - that concludes our 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study.

“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”… (Truth Of Happiness Week Twelve )

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, is the eleventh week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  Precepts and Paramitas.

Incorporating through Right Intention to hold to these perfections of thought, word, and deed develops focus and patience. The Paramitas also provide a framework for viewing progress along the way… (Truth Of Happiness Week Eleven)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday April 14, 2020 is the is the tenth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  common hindrances to individual Dhamma practice..

FIVE COMMON HINDRANCES TO PRACTICE

  1. Sensory or sensual desire
  2. Ill will
  3. Sloth, torpor, or drowsiness
  4. Restlessness and worry
  5. Doubt, uncertainty or skepticism

… (Truth Of Happiness Week Ten)

• If You do not have a copy of my book you can read the chapter here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study 

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday April 11, 2020 is the tenth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  common hindrances to individual Dhamma practice..

FIVE COMMON HINDRANCES TO PRACTICE

  1. Sensory or sensual desire
  2. Ill will
  3. Sloth, torpor, or drowsiness
  4. Restlessness and worry
  5. Doubt, uncertainty or skepticism

… (Truth Of Happiness Week Ten)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday April 7, 2020 is the ninth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  rebirth.

“I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions. I am born of my actions and related through my actions. My actions will determine the fortune or misfortune in my life…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Nine)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday March 31, 2020 is the ninth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  Karma and Rebirth.

“I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions. I am born of my actions and related through my actions. My actions will determine the fortune or misfortune in my life…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Nine)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday March 28, 2020 is the eighth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  Five Clinging-Aggregates.

“The five clinging-aggregates explains  that from ignorance a deluded view is formed. This ignorant view obscures reality and creates distraction. This results in the combining of five disparate parts to objectify and provide a vehicle for the ensuing confusion and suffering…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Eight)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday March 28, 2020 is the eighth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  Five Clinging-Aggregates.

“The five clinging-aggregates explains  that from ignorance a deluded view is formed. This ignorant view obscures reality and creates distraction. This results in the combining of five disparate parts to objectify and provide a vehicle for the ensuing confusion and suffering…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Eight)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday  March 21, 2020 is first of two talks on the Ratana Sutta:

Ratana Sutta

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My live-streamed Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 is first of two talks on the Ratana Sutta:

Ratana Sutta

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, March 14, 2020 introduces the eighth week of our 12-week 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on Dependent Origination. “Dependent Origination explains the process of the formation of a personality, a “self”  and the process of maintaining the self…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Eight)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday March 10, 2020 introduces the eighth week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on  Dependent Origination.

“The Five Clinging-Aggregates and Dependent Origination (AKA Dependent Co-arising) are the Buddha’s teachings on what constitutes the mental/physical form that appears to be the self and the environment necessary for not-self, or the ego-self, to arise…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Eight)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Saturday, March 7, 2020 introduces the seventh week of our 12-week 2020 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on the Three Marks of Human Existence - Impermanence, The Not-Self Characteristic, and ongoing Stress. “Through understanding the environment in which the ego-self is established and maintained, all views of self can be recognized.…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Seven)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion on Tuesday March 3, 2020 introduces the seventh week of our 12-week Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This week’s study is on the Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha, the three defining characteristics of human existence. 

Be mindful of impermanence to end conceit. When impermanence is understood it is also understood that none of this is self. Understanding not-self uproots conceit, uproots I-making. When fully established release is complete…” (Truth Of Happiness Week Seven)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

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

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

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

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

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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