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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on September 17,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday’s class is class 8 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Magga-Vibhanga Sutta. The single path the Buddha taught to develop introspective insight into the Three Marks Of Human Existence and overcome ignorance of Four Noble Truths is this Eightfold Path. Adapting, accommodating, embellishing, diminishing, or dismissing outright the Eightfold Path only results in a “spiritual” or “religious” practice that can only ignore an awakened human being’s teaching.

“For one who has developed Right Meditation their concentration increases, their mind rests in equanimity, neither pleasure nor pain have a footing. They enter and remain in the Fourth Jhana. Their mindfulness and equanimity is pure, free of wrong views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths” (Magga-Vibhanga Sutta)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on September 14,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is class 7 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta. In the Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta, one of the Buddha’s chief disciples. Sariputta, presents a complete analysis of the Four Noble Truths including a simple and direct explanation of the Eightfold Path.

“Sariputta is like a mother giving birth and Moggallana is like the nurse that attends to the baby. Sariputta trains others on developing the Dhamma, Moggallana, to the highest culmination.” … (Sacca-Vibhanga Sutta)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on September 10,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 6 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Adhipateyya Sutta. This sutta shows the primary importance of skillful introspective insight into the clinging relationship between impermanence, fabricated views of self, and the stress and suffering that follows.

“How is the self a governing principle for the cessation of ignorance? A skillful disciple having established seclusion and quiet reflects on this: ‘It is not for the sake of robes, alms, lodging, or future becoming that I am practicing the Dhamma…” (Adhipateyya Sutta)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on September 7,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is class 5 of 32 classes of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. Past talks are linked below. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is  on the Cula-Saccaka Sutta. In the Cula-Saccaka Sutta, the Buddha is confronted by Saccaka, a follower of Nigantha Nataputta, the local leader of a Jain sect. The Buddha’s response is a powerful and concise teaching on the Three Marks Of Existence.

““Listen closely to what I am saying, Aggivessana, and answer only after you have paid attention! Your answer is inconsistent with your statements. Is form impermanent or constant?” … (Cula-Saccaka Sutta)

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on September 3,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 4-2 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of two talks during our study on the Paticca Samuppada Sutta, the primary sutta on Dependent Origination. Dependent Origination shows that it is clinging fabricated views of self (anatta) to impermanent phenomena (anicca) that results in ongoing confusion, delusion, and unsatisfactory experiences.  (Dukkha) It is ignorance of Four Noble Truths that is the originating condition that dukkha is dependent on.

“"From the cessation of birth comes the cessation of sickness, aging, death, sorrow, pain, distress, despair and confusion. Wisdom brings the cessation to the entire mass of stress and suffering.” (Paticca Samuppada Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: Dependent Origination - The Paticca Samuppada Sutta - Vipassana - Introspective Insight  Class 4

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

My talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 31,  2019. The live-stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This Saturday is class 4 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the first of two talks during our study on the Paticca Samuppada Sutta, the primary sutta on Dependent Origination. Dependent Origination shows that it is clinging fabricated views of self (anatta) to impermanent phenomena (anicca) that results in ongoing confusion, delusion, and unsatisfactory experiences.  (Dukkha) It is ignorance of Four Noble Truths that is the originating condition that dukkha is dependent on.

“"From the cessation of birth comes the cessation of sickness, aging, death, sorrow, pain, distress, despair and confusion. Wisdom brings the cessation to the entire mass of stress and suffering.” (Paticca Samuppada Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: Dependent Origination - The Paticca Samuppada Sutta - Vipassana - Introspective Insight  Class 4

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 27,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 3 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Ariyapariyesana Sutta. This sutta describes Siddartha Gotama’s search for a path leading to the cessation of ignorance by developing profound introspective insight into Three Marks Of Existence through the framework and guidance of the Eightfold Path.

““Likewise, these are all subject to sickness, to aging, to death, to sorrow, regret, pain, distress, despair, to greed, to aversion, to delusion. Seeking happiness with what is subject to sorrow, regret, pain, distress, despair, to greed, to aversion, to delusion is ignoble searching.”  (Ariyapariyesana Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: The Noble Search For A Noble Path

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 24,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 2 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of two talks on the meaning of Vipassana in the context of the Buddha’s Dhamma. It is by developing introspective insight into Three Marks Of Existence through the framework and guidance of the Eightfold Path that the skillful disciple gains profound understanding of Four Noble Truths and liberation from the bonds of ignorance.

All conditioned things that arise will pass away.” (Venerable Kondanna - Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: Vipassana - Introspective Insight

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 20,  2019. The live-stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is class 1 of 32 of our structured study of vipassana - introspective insight into Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the first of two talks introducing the meaning and proper application of Vipassana in the context of the Buddha’s Dhamma. It is by developing introspective insight into Three Marks Of Existence through the framework and guidance of the Eightfold Path that the skillful disciple gains profound understanding of Four Noble Truths and liberation from the bonds of ignorance.

All conditioned things that arise will pass away.” (Venerable Kondanna - Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta)

Read This Week’s Full Article Here: Vipassana - Introspective Insight

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

If you are subscribed to my Podcast on iTunes or Podbean or my Youtube channel, 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.

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

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 17, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the eighteenth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Malavagga. In the Malavagga the Buddha teaches the importance of wholehearted engagement with his Dhamma. The Buddha taught a Dhamma to develop awakening - full human maturity - in this present life.

“There is no hidden path or other understanding. All fabrications are impermanent. Awakened minds are stable...”  (Dhammapada 18)

Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/stainless-malavagga-dhammapada-18/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 13,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the twentieth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Maggavagga. The Maggavagga is remarkable in its clarity and directness of the Buddha’s words and his singular path to the cessation of craving rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Of all paths, the Eightfold Path is unsurpassed. Of all truths, the Four Noble Truths are incomparable. The noblest attainment is dispassion. The One Who Knows (The Buddha) is foremost among teachers.....”  (Dhammapada 20)

Read Full Article Here: Maggavagga - The Eightfold Path - Dhammapada 20

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 10, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the twentieth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Maggavagga. The Maggavagga is remarkable in its clarity and directness of the Buddha’s words and his singular path to the cessation of craving rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Of all paths, the Eightfold Path is unsurpassed. Of all truths, the Four Noble Truths are incomparable. The noblest attainment is dispassion. The One Who Knows (The Buddha) is foremost among teachers.....”  (Dhammapada 20)

Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/maggavagga-the-eightfold-path-dhammapada-20/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 6,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the nineteenth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Dhammatthavagga. The Dhammatthavagga teaches the importance of developing the Heartwood of the Dhamma - the Eightfold Path.

“Judging mindlessly does not define a judge.

The wise one knows both right judgment and wrong....”  (Dhammapada 19)

Read Full Article Here: https://becoming-buddha.com/judgment-and-wisdom-dhammatthavagga-dhammapada-19/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on August 3, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the twenty-fourth chapter of the Dhammapada. The twenty-fourth chapter of the Dhammapada is the Tanhavagga. Tanha means "thirst," "craving," "desire," and constantly grasping after satisfying life experiences.

“The mindless person, the currents of craving flowing unrestrained, are always grasping after pleasure and are swept away by the flood of their own passionate thoughts....”  (Dhammapada 24)

Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/abandon-craving-tanhavagga-dhammapada-24/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 30,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the sixteenth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Piyavagga. The Piyavagga teaches the hurtful results of unskillful desire rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and the liberation from stress and suffering developed through the skillful desire or true affection or “holding dear” the Buddha’s Dhamma.

“The wise Dhamma practitioner, intent on release (from wrong views) dwells in profound wisdom, free of all sense desires. This Dhamma practitioner is in the stream of my Dhamma...”  (Dhammapada 16)

Read Full Article Here: https://becoming-buddha.com/piyavagga-skillful-desire-dhammapada-16/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 

New and archived audio:  Becoming-Buddha.com and Podbean

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

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

This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 27, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Kuta Sutta. In the Kuta Sutta, the Buddha teaches Anathapindika the importance of protecting one’s mind through wise restraint. Anathapindika was a wealthy businessman and early benefactor of the Buddha and the original Sangha.

“When restrained the mind is protected. When the mind is protected bodily, verbal, and mental actions are also protected. A comfortable and content abiding is present. (Refined) Mindfulness is well-established and the opportunity for an auspicious life is present...”  (Kuta Sutta)

Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/kuta-sutta-a-good-roof/

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

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 23,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
 
My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the eighth chapter of the Dhammapada known as the Sahassavagga. This chapter teaches the immediate benefits of Dhamma practice.

“Better it is to live one day knowing the Four Truths than to live a hundred years in ignorance...”  (Dhammapada 8)

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

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 20, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.
 
My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the Therigatha. The Therigatha preserves 73 poems of elder nuns and is the ninth section in the Khuddaka Nikāya. Here, 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.

“Insight into the Three Marks is known, I have done what must be done.
Craving has ended, darkness overcome...”  (Theragatha 7:3)
 
 
Each Saturday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.
 

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 16,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
 
My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the twenty-sixth chapter of the Dhammapada known as 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...”  (Dhammapada 26)

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

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 13, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.
 
My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Avarana and Nibbana Suttas. These Suttas directly address the Five Hindrances to developing the Eightfold Path and how to recognize and abandon them. 

“Friends, there are five hindrances that overwhelm mindfulness and weaken wise discernment:..”  

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

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
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Thank You. Peace.
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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 9,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
 
My Tuesday evening 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, and fabricated views that incorporate magical beliefs of external supernatural forces providing a “cleansing of evil deeds.” Many modern “Buddhists” continue to practice this type of adapted, accommodated, and embellished Buddhism to maintain their fabricated beliefs and provide a speculated repository for an “awakened self.” 

“Just as a stained and dirty cloth is cleaned with pure water, just as gold is purified with the heat of a furnace, a wise Dhamma practitioner, established in wisdom, virtue, and concentration, eats the most delicious alms-food, they will not lose their way...”  Read Full Article Here: https://becoming-buddha.com/of-stained-and-pure-cloth-vatthupama-sutta/

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

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
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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 July 6, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.
 
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, and fabricated views that incorporate magical beliefs of external supernatural forces providing a “cleansing of evil deeds.” Many modern “Buddhists” continue to practice this type of adapted, accommodated, and embellished Buddhism to maintain their fabricated beliefs and provide a speculated repository for an “awakened self.” 

“Just as a stained and dirty cloth is cleaned with pure water, just as gold is purified with the heat of a furnace, a wise Dhamma practitioner, established in wisdom, virtue, and concentration, eats the most delicious alms-food, they will not lose their way...”  Read Full Article Here: https://becoming-buddha.com/of-stained-and-pure-cloth-vatthupama-sutta/

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

My live talks and classes can be joined live:

New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
New and archived videos: Becoming-Buddha.com and my YouTube Channel 
 
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Thank You. Peace.
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My Dhamma talk for the week of July 2, 2019, will be from the Dhammapada. The twenty-fifth chapter of the Dhammapada is the Bhikkhuvagga. This chapter teaches wise restraint as the defining characteristic of the wise Dhamma practitioner. As one develops the Buddha’s Dhamma, wise restraint at the point of contact with objects, events, views, and ideas, with all impermanent phenomena, becomes possible from a mind and the body united through Jhana meditation practiced within the framework and guidance of the Eightfold Path

“Good is restraint in the body. Good is restraint in speech. Good is restraint in thought. Restraint is always good. The wise Dhamma practitioner, well-restrained is free of all suffering...” Read Full Article Here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/wise-restraint-bhikkhuvagga-dhammapada-25/

 

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on July 2,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
 
My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sabbasava Sutta. In the Sabbasava Sutta, the Buddha teaches the ending of mental fermentations through appropriate, or refined mindfulness. 
 
“Friends, the ending of the fermentations is for one who knows and understands skillful and unskillful mindfulness. The ending of the fermentations is not possible by one who does not know or understand skillful and unskillful mindfulness...”  (Sabbasava Sutta)
 
 
Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.
 

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 29, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.
 

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Jambali Sutta. In the Jambali 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 - a profound understanding of Three Marled Of Existence and the cessation of all views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths

“Just as if one were to grasp a branch with clean hands they would not cling to the branch. In the same manner, one who engages fully with the Eightfold Path remains in mental-absorption and experiences a certain peaceful awareness-release they continue to diminish wrong views and their mind is enraptured with release, with cessation. They do grow confident and steadfast and well-established in the cessation of self-identification. For them, the final cessation of self-identification can be expected...”  (Jambali Sutta)

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

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
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My Dhamma talk for the week of June 24, 2019 will be from the Dhammapada. The twenty-fourth chapter of the Dhammapada is the Tanhavagga. Tanha means "thirst," "craving," "desire," and constantly grasping after satisfying life experiences.

It is through the development of restraint that the wise Dhamma practitioner is able to clearly recognize individual clinging to all manifestations of craving.

Those unrefined, clinging to craving, are overcome in the world. Their sorrow grows like grass after the rains. Those refined, having overcome the world, released from craving, difficult to escape, their sorrow rolls away like water beads off a lotus...” (Dhammapada 24)

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

 
 

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 25,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
 
My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Atthakanagara Sutta. In the Aṭṭhakanāgara Sutta, the householder Dasama inquires of Ananda if there is a single quality taught by the Buddha that would result in release from all views ignorant of Four Noble Truths. 
 
“This, my friend, is the single quality taught by the Buddha to be developed so that the unreleased mind of a Dhamma Practitioner who is mindful, ardent, alert, and resolute in the Dhamma would attain release and security from the yoke of clinging to views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths....”  (Atthakanagara Sutta)
 
 
Each Tuesday class will have a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.
 

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
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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 June 22, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.
 
 
My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Sariputta Sutta. In the Sariputta Sutta, Sariputta is questioned by Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin, and attendant. Ananda is confused about a fundamental aspect of the Dhamma. Ananda’s confusion is common and shows the importance of relying on those that have had the direct experience of developing the authentic Dhamma to very subtle and profound levels of understanding.

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

 
 
Each Thursday class will have a thirty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion and conclude with an offering of Metta.
 

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New audio and video recordings are posted typically within a few hours of the end of our class and my weekly podcast. My video archive has over 400 videos and my audio archive has over 500 recordings as of June 2019.
 
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This Dhamma Talk is from the week of June 17, 2019, and will be from the Dhammapada. The Nagavagga is the twenty-third chapter of the Dhammapada. The Buddha uses the metaphor of a well-trained elephant to describe the wisdom of developing wise restraint if one is to develop the Eightfold Path and a calm and well-concentrated mind.

“In the past, my mind wandered mindlessly where it wished, always seeking satisfaction. Now I have thoroughly tamed my mind as trainer controls an elephant in rut...” (Dhammapada 23)

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

 
 

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 18,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.
 
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My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Jhana Sutta. Jhana means meditative absorption. The Buddha teaches, in a general way,  four levels of meditative absorption, or deepening concentration.
 
“This follower of the Noble Eightfold Path, from fully developing the four levels of Jhana, knows an exquisite peace. Fabrications ended, grasping too. Dispassion and unbinding established....”  (Jhana 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/
 
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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 15, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.
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My Saturday 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.
“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. Furthermore, I have also taught the step-by-step process of the cessation of fabrications...”  (Rahogata 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.
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Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 11,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Abhaya Sutta. The Abhaya Sutta teaches the importance of responding to questions from a well-concentrated mind supporting the refined mindfulness that frames experience through the Eightfold Path including Right Speech.  

“In the same way, out of sympathy for others, words that I know to be true, unendearing, disagreeable, but helpful to developing the Dhamma, with a sense of the proper time, I do say them.  (Right Speech)...”  (Abhaya Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/right-speech-and-true-compassion-abhaya-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 June 8, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Abhaya Sutta. The Abhaya Raja-Kumara Sutta teaches the importance of responding to questions from a well-concentrated mind supporting the refined mindfulness that frames experience through the Eightfold Path including Right Speech.  

“In the same way, out of sympathy for others, words that I know to be true, unendearing, disagreeable, but helpful to developing the Dhamma, with a sense of the proper time, I do say them.  (Right Speech)...”  (Abhaya Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/to-prince-abhaya-abhaya-raja-kumara-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 June 6, 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 Nirayavagga is the twenty-second chapter of the Dhammapada. It describes the living hell that follows ignorance of Four Noble Truths and the release from greed, aversion, and deluded thinking develop through the Heartwood Of The Dhamma.

Just as kusa grass cuts the mindless handler, so to a contemplative’s life wrongly lived brings confusion, delusion, and suffering...”(Dhammapada 22)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/hell-and-nibbana-nirayavagga-dhammapada-22/

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/

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on June 4,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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My Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Saddhamma Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches that the reason for additional rules of behavior in the original sangha is due to adapting, accommodating, and embellishing his Dhamma arising from clinging to in fabricated views. Common during the Buddha’s teaching career and pervasive today, the solution to not lose one’s mind in false Dhammas is to establish and develop the Buddha’s Dhamma.

“Kassapa this is the direct result of what occurs when beings are degenerating and the true Dhamma begins to disappear. This would not occur when a counterfeit Dhamma has not arisen in the world but will always occur when counterfeit Dhamma’s are revered...”  (Saddhama Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-saddhamma-sutta-false-dhammas/

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 June 1, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Cula-Saccaka Sutta. In the Cula-Saccaka Sutta the Buddha is confronted by Saccaka, a follower of Nigantha Nataputta, the local leader of a Jain sect. Saccaka is accompanied by a group of approximately five hundred Licchavis. The Licchavis were a society ruled by a religious oligarchy. Saccaka was a well respected Jain teacher known for using intense philosophical rhetoric and debate to show his superior knowledge.

“I instruct my disciples in this general way: ‘Form is impermanent, feelings are impermanent, perceptions are impermanent, mental fabrications are impermanent, consciousness is impermanent. As such, form is not-self, feelings are not-self, perceptions are not-self, mental fabrications are not-self, and consciousness is not-self. All impermanent phenomena are not-self...” (Cula-Saccaka Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/cula-saccaka-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.

Greetings Friends, This is a recording of the first session of our 2019 Becoming Buddha Immersion In The Dhamma Spring Retreat on May 16, 2019.

Our retreat begins with the Bahiya Sutta and the simple teaching from the Buddha to an impatient Bahiya on recognizing and abandoning fabricated views of self rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths. The Nagara Sutta is the second talk in this introductory session. The Nagara Sutta is a most significant sutta as it is the Buddha’s description of his internal process of awakening and serves to frame and inform his entire Dhamma.

This talk includes an introduction to our retreat, including the purpose of retreats that are focused on the Buddha’s Dhamma, a thirty-minute meditation session, and Sangha Q&A and discussion.

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Greetings Friends, This is a recording of the second session of our 2019 Becoming Buddha Immersion In The Dhamma Spring Retreat on May 17, 2019.

This talk begins with the Arahant Sutta. In the Arahant Sutta the Buddha teaches that an Arahant, an awakened human being has recognized and abandoned the Five Clinging-Aggregates. The Five Clinging-Aggregates describe the ongoing personal experience of stress that follows from ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

This second talk and our Sangha discussion is on The Paticca-Samuppada Sutta. This sutta teaches that the pervasive human condition of ignorance is the cause of all manner of greed, aversion, and ongoing deluded thinking. Everything the Buddha taught was taught in the context of Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

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Greetings Friends, This is a recording of the third session of our 2019 Becoming Buddha Immersion In The Dhamma Spring Retreat on May 17, 2019.

Our Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Satipatthana Sutta. In this primary sutta, the Buddha establishes the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness as the meditation method for deepening Jhana - concentration - and then how to apply a well-concentrated mind to establish and maintain mindfulness of the various themes of the Dhamma.

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Greetings Friends, This is a recording of the fourth session of our 2019 Becoming Buddha Immersion In The Dhamma Spring Retreat on May 18, 2019.

My Dhamma talks and our Sangha discussions are on the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta and the Magga Vibhanga Sutta. The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta is the first teaching of the Buddha and established the Four Noble Truths as the overarching purpose and context for the Buddha’s entire teaching career. The Magga Vibhnag Sutta is the Buddha’s analysis of the Fourth Noble Truth, the truth of the Eightfold Path leading to awakening. The beginning of this recording is a continuation of the previous evening's session discussion on Right Speech as Right Speech relates to discussing the modern tragedy of sexual predation within modern Buddhism

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Greetings Friends, This is a recording of the fifth session of our 2019 Becoming Buddha Immersion In The Dhamma Spring Retreat on May 18, 2019.

My Dhamma talks and our Sangha discussions are on the Dhatu Vibhanga and the Anuradha Sutta.

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Greetings Friends, This is a recording of the sixth session of our 2019 Becoming Buddha Immersion In The Dhamma Spring Retreat on May 18, 2019.

My Dhamma talks and our Sangha discussions are on the Anatta-Lakkhana Sutta and The Fire Discourse. The session concludes with the Bhaddekaratta Sutta. The first two suttas speak directly to the heart of the Buddha’s teachings and describe how views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths establish fabricated or corrupted views of self and the world. The Bhaddekaratta Sutta teaches that developing the refined mindfulness of the Buddha’s Dhamma is an auspicious day.

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Greetings Friends, This is a recording of the seventh and concluding session of our 2019 Becoming Buddha Immersion In The Dhamma Spring Retreat on May 19, 2019.

My Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Anapanasati Sutta. The Anapanasati Sutta uses the example of awakened monks to describe a skillful and authentic Dhamma practice.

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This is a recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 25, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion 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 the profound understanding of the nature of stress and suffering, gain insight into There Marks Of Existence, and abandon all views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“In this same way, anyone who cultivates and methodically practices the Noble Eightfold Path will comprehend with direct knowledge and profound wisdom whatever phenomena are to be comprehended with direct knowledge and profound wisdom…”  (Agantuka Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/agantuka-sutta-for-all-who-reside-in-the-dhamma/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of my Thursday evening Dhamma talk on May 23, 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 twentieth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Maggavagga. The Maggavagga is remarkable in its clarity and directness of the Buddha’s words and his singular path to the cessation of craving rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths

“Of all paths, the Eightfold Path is unsurpassed. Of all truths, the Four Noble Truths are incomparable. The noblest attainment is dispassion. The One Who Knows (The Buddha) is foremost among teachers..”(Dhammapada 20)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/maggavagga-the-eightfold-path-dhammapada-20/

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 Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 21,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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Mt Tuesday evening Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Upaddha Sutta and the importance of wise associations within Dhamma practice. In this sutta, the Buddha provides guidance on this underlying theme running throughout the Buddha’s Dhamma. Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin and chief attendant, is confused about the importance of wise associations and friendships as a Dhamma practitioner. The Buddha teaches Ananda that fidelity to the Buddha's Dhamma is the guiding framework for associations and friendships within Dhamma practice..

“Ananda! Having admirable people as friends, companions, and colleagues is the whole of the well-integrated life. The practitioner of my Dhamma who has admirable people as friends, companions, and colleagues, can now be expected to avoid distraction (arising from unskillful associations) and pursue and fully develop the Noble Eightfold Path...”  (Upaddha Sutta)

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

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Thank You. Peace.

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This is a recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 14,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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

“There is no more precious jewel than the teachings of the Buddha, the Dhamma. Understanding this brings true liberation and freedom...”  (Ratana Sutta)

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

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/

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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 May 11, 2019. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 Am Eastern US time.

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This is the seventeenth week of our Saturday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Ahara Sutta. The emphasis in this sutta, and the entire Buddha’s Dhamma, is to integrate the Eightfold Path as the singular path for recognizing and abandoning these Five Hindrances and developing the Seven Factors necessary to awaken.

“And what denies sustenance for the arising and increase of uncertainty? Remaining mindful of the mental qualities that are skillful and unskillful, blameless and blameworthy, refined or gross, inclined towards understanding (Four Noble Truths) and inclined towards further ignorance…”  (Ahara Sutta)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/sustenance-for-awakening-ahara-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 May 9, 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 nineteenth chapter of the Dhammapada is known as the Dhammatthavagga. In the Dhammatthavagga the Buddha teaches the importance of developing the Heartwood of the Dhamma - the Eightfold Path - if one is to safely judge one's own Dhamma practice and judge and teach others.

“Judging mindlessly does not define a judge.
The wise one knows both right judgment and wrong.”(Dhammapada 19)

A related article is here:  https://becoming-buddha.com/judgment-and-wisdom-dhammatthavagga-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 recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 7,  2019. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

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This is the fifteenth week of our Tuesday 2019 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on two suttas that describe the Five Hindrances and the proper application of refined mindfulness for recognizing and abandoning these common hindrances.

“In order to abandon these five hindrances the wise Dhamma practitioner should develop the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness…”  (Nibbana Sutta)

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/hindrances-to-awakening-two-suttas/

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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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