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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, Thursday's at 2 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 

 

Reminder: Our Cross Pond Meditation Center's Dhamma class is Live-Streamed Thursday's at 2 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Please join us if you can,

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our class discussion is class 10 of our 32-class structured study of Vipassana, True Introspective Insight into the Three Marks of Human Existence. This class talk is on the Dhatu-Vibhanga Sutta, tie Buddha's analysis of the six impersonal properties that constitutes a human being..

You can read the relevant chapter here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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  

The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  

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, Thursday's at 2 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 class 11 of our 32-class structured study of Vipassana, True Introspective Insight into the Three Marks of Human Existence.

This class talk is on the three sutras that describe the Buddha's meaning of becoming. It is in each moment that we have the opportunity to "become" awakened – develop full human, activity – or become further ignorant by continuing to ignore Four Noble Truths.

You can read the relevant chapter here: Vipassana A 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: 

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

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, Thursday's at 2 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 Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class eleven of our 2021 Thursday Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This class is on the Buddha's teaching of the Five Common Hindrances to developing his Dhamma to culmination..

 

Prior to each week's class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you've learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week's chapter to what was previously studied.  

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class nine of our 2021 Thursday Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This class is on the Buddha’s meaning of Karma and Rebirth.

 

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma 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, Thursday’s at 2 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  

 

We will resume in-person classes at CRMC beginning Saturday, March 20. We will also be resuming our Tuesday evening class in-person on March 23. All classes will continue to be live-streamed. Reasonable social distancing will be observed. Masks are encouraged at this time. 

 

 

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class 4-1 of our 32-class structured study of Vipassana, True Introspective Insight into the Three Marks of Human Existence. This class talk is the third talk on Dependent Origination

 

You can read the relevant chapter here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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  

 

We will resume in-person classes at CRMC beginning Saturday, March 20. We will also be resuming our Tuesday evening class in-person on March 23. All classes will continue to be live-streamed. Reasonable social distancing will be observed. Masks are encouraged at this time. 

 

 

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class 4-1 of our 32-class structured study of Vipassana, True Introspective Insight into the Three Marks of Human Existence. This class talk is the third talk on Dependent Origination

 

You can read the relevant chapter here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class eight-2 of our 2021 Thursday Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This class is on Five Clinging Aggregates.

 

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class eight of our 2021 Thursday Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This class is on Dependent Origination. Next week's class will be Part 2 of our week eight study and will be on the Five Clinging Aggregates.

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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, Thursday’s at 2 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  

All classes will be livestreamed only until approximately mid-March   

Those that can please join our Thursday class, also reviewing The Truth of Happiness Dhamma study at 2 PM Eastern.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our class discussion is class two of our 32-class structured study of Vipassana, True Introspective Insight into the Three Marks of Human Existence.

You can read the relevant chapter here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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  

The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  

Thank You. Peace. 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class one of our 32-class structured study of Vipassana, True Introspective Insight into the Three Marks of Human Existence.

You can read the relevant chapter here: Vipassana A 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, Thursday’s at 2 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  

All classes will be livestreamed only until approximately mid-March   

Those that can please join our Thursday class, also reviewing The Truth of Happiness Dhamma study at 2 PM Eastern.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our class discussion is on the Fire Discourse. Here the Buddha teaches the self-created stress and suffering that follows I-making rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and continued grasping-after sensory indulgence.   

Prior to this week’s class read the chapter on the Anicca, Anatta, and Dukka. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.  

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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  

The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class seven of our 2021 Thursday Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This class is on the Three Marks of Human Existence, Anicca, Anatta, Dukkha

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.  

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 class eleven of our 2021 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study on Tuesday and Saturday. This class is on Precepts, Paramitas, and Taking True Refuge.  

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.   

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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  

All classes will be livestreamed only until approximately mid-March   

Those that can please join our Thursday class, also reviewing The Truth of Happiness Dhamma study at 2 PM Eastern.

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our class discussion is on the common hindrances to Dhamma practice as taught by the Buddha.   

Prior to this week’s class read the chapter on the Anicca, Anatta, and Dukka. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.  

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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  

The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 . 

Our Thursday Dhamma Class and our sangha discussion is class six of our 2021 Thursday Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. This class is on the Concentration  factors of the Eightfold Perth: Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Meditation.

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.  

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 class ten of our 2021 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study on Tuesday and Saturday. This class is on Karma and Rebirth.

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.  

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 class discussion is class 8-2. This class is on Five Clinging Aggregates.   
Prior to this week’s class read the chapter on the Anicca, Anatta, and Dukka. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study  
We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week. 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

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 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information. 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is class five of our 2021 Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Perth: Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.  
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week. 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 class eight of our 2021 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study on Tuesday and Saturday. This class is on the Dependent Origination and Five Clinging Aggregates.

 

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied. 

 
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study 

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.  

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 

 

 

All classes will be livestreamed only until approximately mid-March 

 

Those that can please join our Thursday class, also reviewing The Truth of Happiness Dhamma study at 2 PM Eastern.

 

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our class discussion is on the thee Three Marks of Human Existence: Impermanence, Not-self, Dukkha.  

 

Prior to this week’s class read the chapter on the Anicca, Anatta, and Dukka. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied. 

 
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study 

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week. 

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

 

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 

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information. 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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 class six of our 2021 Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study on Tuesday and Saturday. This class is on the Concentration  factors of the Eightfold Perth: Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Meditation 

 

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied. 

 
The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study 

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week. 

 

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings. 

 

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 

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information. 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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

 

This newsletter will now be sent on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

Our Thursday Dhamma Class and our sangha discussion is class four of our 2021 Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the wisdom factors of the Eightfold Perth: Right View and Right Intention

 

Prior to each week’s class read the relevant chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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

 

This newsletter will now be sent on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

Our Saturday Dhamma Class and our class discussion is on Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

 

Prior to this week’s class read the chapter on Four Foundations Of Mindfulness from The Truth Of happiness. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You. Peace.

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

Our Thursday Dhamma Class and our class discussion continue our Thursday Truth Of happiness Dhamma Study. This class study is on The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness.

 

Prior to this week’s class read the appropriate chapter from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe they relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.

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, Thursday’s at 2 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

 

This newsletter will now be sent on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

Our Tuesday Dhamma Class and our class discussion begins our Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study on Tuesday and Saturday.

 

Prior to this week’s class read the Introduction and first chapter on Shamata-Vipassana (Jhana) meditation from The Truth Of Happiness book. For our sangha discussion, write a paragraph or two on what you’ve learned and any questions you may have.  As the Dhamma study continues describe the relevancy of each week’s chapter to what was previously studied.

The complete Truth Of happiness Book is available here: Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study

 

We will be holding two separate versions of the Truth of Happiness Dhamma Study simultaneously. Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will each review one chapter per class or two chapters per week. Our Thursday 2 Pm class will review one chapter per week.

 

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

Thank You. Peace.

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

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, Thursday’s at 2 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

 

This newsletter will now be sent on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

 

My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the importance of being mindfully present of life as life unfolds. 

 

“Friends, I will teach you the meaning of an auspicious day:

Do not chase after the past or project your thoughts to the future…"

 

Read this sutta here:

THE BHADDEKARATTA 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

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 Thursday Dhamma Class and our class discussion is on the Mula Sutta and is the third of three talks on the meaning of Becoming.

“Monks, if those of other sects ask you ‘In what are all phenomena rooted, how do they come into play, what is their origination, how are they established, what is their foundation, what is their governing principle, what is their defining state, what is their heartwood, where do they gain footing, and what is their cessation?’ On being asked this you should reply…"

Read Thursday’s class sutta here: Mula Sutta

 

My Saturday Dhamma Talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Nagara Sutta. Here the newly awakened Siddartha describes in remarkable and profound detail his awakening.

 

“Friends, before my awakening, when I was only an unawakened Bodhisatta, (Sanskrit: Bodhisattva) I came to the realization of the difficulties of the world. The world is born, it ages, it dies, it falls away and returns, but there is no understanding of ending the stress and suffering of aging and death. When will the world understand the cessation of the stress and suffering from aging and death…”

 

Read Saturdays’ class sutta here: Nagara 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

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 the second of three talks on meaning of becoming.
Even during the Buddha’s time, there was confusion regarding the meaning of becoming. In the Bhava Sutta, Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin and chief attendant asks for clarity:

“In this way karma is the field, consciousness the seed, and craving the moisture. The consciousness of human beings rooted in ignorance and bound by craving is established in wrong view. Established in wrong view, (ignorance) renewed becoming is produced…"

 

Read this sutta here:

Bhava 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

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

 

Our Thursday December 17 class begins our Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. Please join us via Zoom and support our newest sangha members. Live-Stream Information.

 

Our Tuesday/Saturday class Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study begins January 12, 2021

 

Our Saturday Dhamma Class will be live-streamed only. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Loka Sutta.
“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’…"

Read this Saturday’s class sutta here: Loka Sutta

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

 

Our Thursday December 17 class begins our Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study. Please join us via Zoom and support our newest sangha members. Live-Stream Information.

 

Our Tuesday/Saturday class Truth Of Happiness Dhamma Study begins January 12, 2021

 

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is the second of three talks on the key theme of the Buddha’s Dhamma: Understanding Dukkha and resulting release from all fabricated views of human life.

 

Dukkha is one aspect of Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha – the Three Marks Of Human Existence. The purpose of the Buddha’s Dhamma is to understand and abandon the clinging of views ignorant of Four Noble Truths onto impermanent and impersonal phenomena. It is the role of true vipassana, true introspective insight into these Three Marks that is developed through the Eightfold Path. 

 

Saturday’s talk is on The Maha-Dukkhandha Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the distraction and drawback of Five Clinging Aggregates.

“This drawback of sensuality, this mass of stress and suffering that is visible here and now has sensuality as it source and its establishment. Simply put, the drawback is sensuality…"

 

I look forward to sharing the Buddha's Dhamma with you at our center in Frenchtown or online via Zoom.

Read this Saturday’s class chapter here: Maha-Dukkhakhanda Sutta

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 continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Khodavagga.

 

The Khodavagga teaches the importance to recognize and abandon anger. Anger is the immediate manifestation of ignorance of Four Noble Truths

"The disciple, well-concentrated, remains mindful and restrained in thought, word, and deed. They are well-controlled and free of anger…"

 

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

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 continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on 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.

"Entangled with what is not their task, ignoring what is their task, having dismissed the goal of understanding to grasp after what is desired, the fool envies the wise who followed the Dhamma…"

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

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 continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Sukhavagga.

Sukkha is a state of profound contentment. The Buddha taught that Dukkha, the state of ongoing confusion, deluded thinking, and ongoing disappointing and unsatisfying experiences is rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths. In this chapter the Buddha compares the profound contentment established through developing the Eightfold Path to those whose minds are ignorant of Four Noble Truths and the suffering that follows.

As with the Buddha’s entire Dhamma, this chapter’s relevance to current events is remarkable:

"The wise live content within a hostile world. Within a hostile world, the wise remain free of hatred…"

 

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

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

Ram’s Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Buddhavagga. Here the Buddha emphasizes a common theme throughout the Sutta’s of wise associations and the importance of developing wise restraint – restraint informed by the Eightfold Path.

"Those Rightly Self Awakened, established in Jhana, delighted with a calm mind resting in renunciation, remaining free and mindful. The wise hold these dear…"
Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

Learn More About Ram

BBCRMC Teaching Staff

 

 

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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.

 

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

 

The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

 

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 Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion continue our structured study of the Dhammapada with this class chapter on the Lokavagga. This chapter is similar to the Loka Sutta and the meaning of Becoming in the Buddha’s Dhamma. 

 

"Do not associate with what is offensive. Do not live mindlessly. Abandon fabricated views. Do not dwell in the world…"

 

Read this class chapter here:
Dhammapada Structured Study

 

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Thank You. Peace.

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