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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 12,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Malunkyaputta Sutta. The Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is questioned regarding the “Great Existential Questions” that humanity has been seeking answers for since the beginning of time. The Buddha consistently refused to answer anything that would prove to be a distraction from the goal of the Eightfold Path, or would only reinforce ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

As Buddhism developed many of the accommodations and embellishments made to the Buddha’s teachings were done to provide answers to these questions. When looked at closely, and in the context of The Four Noble Truths, many of these questions have an underlying motive of establishing a permanent “self” in the physical realm or a non-physical realm.

“Malunkyaputta, did I ever tell you, or even imply, that my teaching would answer these questions, or that these questions deserve an answer?”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/malunkyaputta-sutta-staying-focused/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on May 9 will be on The Malunkyaputta Sutta. The Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is questioned regarding the “Great Existential Questions” that humanity has been seeking answers for since the beginning of time. The Buddha consistently refused to answer anything that would prove to be a distraction from the goal of the Eightfold Path, or would only reinforce ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

As Buddhism developed many of the accommodations and embellishments made to the Buddha’s teachings were done to provide answers to these questions. When looked at closely, and in the context of The Four Noble Truths, many of these questions have an underlying motive of establishing a permanent “self” in the physical realm or a non-physical realm.

“Malunkyaputta, did I ever tell you, or even imply, that my teaching would answer these questions, or that these questions deserve an answer?”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/malunkyaputta-sutta-staying-focused/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 8, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Malunkyaputta Sutta. The Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is questioned regarding the “Great Existential Questions” that humanity has been seeking answers for since the beginning of time. The Buddha consistently refused to answer anything that would prove to be a distraction from the goal of the Eightfold Path, or would only reinforce ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

As Buddhism developed many of the accommodations and embellishments made to the Buddha’s teachings were done to provide answers to these questions. When looked at closely, and in the context of The Four Noble Truths, many of these questions have an underlying motive of establishing a permanent “self” in the physical realm or a non-physical realm.

“Malunkyaputta, did I ever tell you, or even imply, that my teaching would answer these questions, or that these questions deserve an answer?”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/malunkyaputta-sutta-staying-focused/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 5, 2018. 

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Anuradha Sutta. The Anuradha Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is asked questions whose basis is rooted wrong views ignorant of Four Noble Truths.

“And is it authentic to my Dhamma to join with what is stressful, to self-identify with what is stressful by regarding what is impermanent, stressful, subject to change as 'This is mine. This is myself. This is what I am'?"

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/anuradha-sutta-authentic-dhamma/

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Anuradha Sutta. The Anuradha Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is asked questions whose basis is rooted wrong views ignorant of Four Noble Truths.

“And is it authentic to my Dhamma to join with what is stressful, to self-identify with what is stressful by regarding what is impermanent, stressful, subject to change as 'This is mine. This is myself. This is what I am'?"

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/anuradha-sutta-authentic-dhamma/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on May 2, 2018 will be on the Anuradha Sutta. The Anuradha Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is asked questions whose basis is rooted wrong views ignorant of Four Noble Truths.

“And is it authentic to my Dhamma to join with what is stressful, to self-identify with what is stressful by regarding what is impermanent, stressful, subject to change as 'This is mine. This is myself. This is what I am'?"

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/anuradha-sutta-authentic-dhamma/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on May 1, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Anuradha Sutta. The Anuradha Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is asked questions whose basis is rooted wrong views ignorant of Four Noble Truths.

“And is it authentic to my Dhamma to join with what is stressful, to self-identify with what is stressful by regarding what is impermanent, stressful, subject to change as 'This is mine. This is myself. This is what I am'?"

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/anuradha-sutta-authentic-dhamma/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta . The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta concludes the story of Vacchagotta. Vacchagotta was a wandering contemporary of the Buddha. He often encountered the Buddha and peppered the Buddha with common questions - then and now - that are irrelevant and a continual distraction from developing the Dhamma.

"Vaccha, the notion that 'the cosmos is eternal' is a thicket of views, as are all these views. These views are a wilderness of views. These views distort reality. These views are fetters. “

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/agi-vacchagotta-sutta-foolish-questions/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta . The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta concludes the story of Vacchagotta. Vacchagotta was a wandering contemporary of the Buddha. He often encountered the Buddha and peppered the Buddha with common questions - then and now - that are irrelevant and a continual distraction from developing the Dhamma.

"Vaccha, the notion that 'the cosmos is eternal' is a thicket of views, as are all these views. These views are a wilderness of views. These views distort reality. These views are fetters. “

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/agi-vacchagotta-sutta-foolish-questions/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on April 25, 2018 will be on the The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta . The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta concludes the story of Vacchagotta. Vacchagotta was a wandering contemporary of the Buddha. He often encountered the Buddha and peppered the Buddha with common questions - then and now - that are irrelevant and a continual distraction from developing the Dhamma.

"Vaccha, the notion that 'the cosmos is eternal' is a thicket of views, as are all these views. These views are a wilderness of views. These views distort reality. These views are fetters. “

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/agi-vacchagotta-sutta-foolish-questions/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta . The Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta concludes the story of Vacchagotta. Vacchagotta was a wandering contemporary of the Buddha. He often encountered the Buddha and peppered the Buddha with common questions - then and now - that are irrelevant and a continual distraction from developing the Dhamma.

"Vaccha, the notion that 'the cosmos is eternal' is a thicket of views, as are all these views. These views are a wilderness of views. These views distort reality. These views are fetters. “

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/agi-vacchagotta-sutta-foolish-questions/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta is the very first teaching ever presented by the Buddha. It occurred a few weeks after Siddhartha Gotama awakened and gained full human maturity Everything the Buddha taught during his forty-five year teaching career was taught in the context of Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

"There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with reference to sensual objects. This behavior is base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable. It is devoted to self-affliction. That which is devoted to self-affliction is (always) painful and ignoble. Avoiding both of these extremes the middle way is realized by the Tathagata. This middle way produces vision and knowledge. This middle way leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta is the very first teaching ever presented by the Buddha. It occurred a few weeks after Siddhartha Gotama awakened and gained full human maturity Everything the Buddha taught during his forty-five year teaching career was taught in the context of Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

"There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with reference to sensual objects. This behavior is base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable. It is devoted to self-affliction. That which is devoted to self-affliction is (always) painful and ignoble. Avoiding both of these extremes the middle way is realized by the Tathagata. This middle way produces vision and knowledge. This middle way leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk this week will be on April 19, 2018 will be on the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.

The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta is the very first teaching ever presented by the Buddha. It occurred a few weeks after Siddhartha Gotama awakened and gained full human maturity Everything the Buddha taught during his forty-five year teaching career was taught in the context of Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

"There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with reference to sensual objects. This behavior is base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable. It is devoted to self-affliction. That which is devoted to self-affliction is (always) painful and ignoble. Avoiding both of these extremes the middle way is realized by the Tathagata. This middle way produces vision and knowledge. This middle way leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

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

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta is the very first teaching ever presented by the Buddha. It occurred a few weeks after Siddhartha Gotama awakened and gained full human maturity Everything the Buddha taught during his forty-five year teaching career was taught in the context of Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

"There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with reference to sensual objects. This behavior is base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable. It is devoted to self-affliction. That which is devoted to self-affliction is (always) painful and ignoble. Avoiding both of these extremes the middle way is realized by the Tathagata. This middle way produces vision and knowledge. This middle way leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This Saturday's class is the week twelve class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on the hindrances.

In the Nivarana Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya 9.64, the Buddha describes five specific hindrances to be mindful of. Hindrances arise from ignorance and aversion to developing understanding of Four Noble Truths.

"In order to abandon these five hindrances, one should develop the Four Foundations of Mindfulness…”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/hindrances-practice/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This Thursday's class is the week twelve class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on the hindrances.

In the Nivarana Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya 9.64, the Buddha describes five specific hindrances to be mindful of. Hindrances arise from ignorance and aversion to developing understanding of Four Noble Truths.

"In order to abandon these five hindrances, one should develop the Four Foundations of Mindfulness…”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/hindrances-practice/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on April 11, 2018 will be on the Five Hindrances.

In the Nivarana Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya 9.64, the Buddha describes five specific hindrances to be mindful of. Hindrances arise from ignorance and aversion to developing understanding of Four Noble Truths.

"In order to abandon these five hindrances, one should develop the Four Foundations of Mindfulness…”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/hindrances-practice/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This Tuesday's class is the week twelve class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on the hindrances.

In the Nivarana Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya 9.64, the Buddha describes five specific hindrances to be mindful of. Hindrances arise from ignorance and aversion to developing understanding of Four Noble Truths.

"In order to abandon these five hindrances, one should develop the Four Foundations of Mindfulness…”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/hindrances-practice/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This  Saturday's class is the week eleven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Rebirth.  

The Buddha taught that an awakened, fully mature human being ceases wandering mindlessly through endless eons of confusing, unfulfilling, and disappointing individual life experiences.

“This was the third knowledge I attained in the third watch of the night. Ignorance was destroyed; knowledge arose; darkness was destroyed; light arose — as happens in one who is heedful, ardent, & resolute. Birth is ended, the integrated life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world.” (Majjhima Nikaya 19)

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

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

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

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here:

https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This Thursday's class is the week eleven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Rebirth.

The Buddha taught that an awakened, fully mature human being ceases wandering mindlessly through endless eons of confusing, unfulfilling, and disappointing individual life experiences.

“This was the third knowledge I attained in the third watch of the night. Ignorance was destroyed; knowledge arose; darkness was destroyed; light arose — as happens in one who is heedful, ardent, & resolute. Birth is ended, the integrated life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world.” (Majjhima Nikaya 19)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This Tuesday's class is the week eleven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Rebirth.  

The Buddha taught that an awakened, fully mature human being ceases wandering mindlessly through endless eons of confusing, unfulfilling, and disappointing individual life experiences.

“This was the third knowledge I attained in the third watch of the night. Ignorance was destroyed; knowledge arose; darkness was destroyed; light arose — as happens in one who is heedful, ardent, & resolute. Birth is ended, the integrated life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world.” (Majjhima Nikaya 19)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 31,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This  Saturday's class is the week ten class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Karma and Rebirth.

Karma and Rebirth ar closely linked concepts of the Buddha’s teachings. Many modern schools claim the Buddha taught karma and rebirth only to relate to the prevalent beliefs of his time. They hope to show that Karma and Rebirth are not useful or relevant teachings. Understanding karma and rebirth is essential to Becoming Buddha.

“I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions. I am born of my actions and related through my actions. My actions will determine the fortune or misfortune in my life.” (Anguttara Nikaya 10.176)

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

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

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

A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here:

https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 27  2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Thursday's class is the week ten class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Karma and Rebirth.  

Karma and Rebirth ar closely linked concepts of the Buddha’s teachings. Many modern schools claim the Buddha taught karma and rebirth only to relate to the prevalent beliefs of his time. They hope to show that Karma and Rebirth are not useful or relevant teachings. Understanding karma and rebirth is essential to Becoming Buddha.

“I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions. I am born of my actions and related through my actions. My actions will determine the fortune or misfortune in my life.” (Anguttara Nikaya 10.176)e

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on March 28, 2018 will be on the Nidana Sutta. In the Nidana Sutta, the Buddha focuses on recognizing and abandoning the Three Defilements of greed, aversion, and deluded thinking. All three of the defilements are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and the resulting ongoing self-referential “I-making.”

The Buddha teaches: “Friends, there are three causes for unskillful actions:

  •    Greed is a cause for unskillful actions
  •    Aversion is a cause for unskillful actions
  •    Deluded thinking is a cause for unskillful actions

“Any action that is born from greed through conceit (I-making) will bring further confusion and suffering as individual life unfolds.

“Any action that is born from aversion through conceit (I-making) will bring further confusion and suffering as individual life unfolds.

“Any action that is born from deluded thinking through conceit (I-making) will bring further confusion and suffering as individual life unfolds.

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

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 27  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday's class is the week ten class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Karma and Rebirth.  

Karma and Rebirth ar closely linked concepts of the Buddha’s teachings. Many modern schools claim the Buddha taught karma and rebirth only to relate to the prevalent beliefs of his time. They hope to show that Karma and Rebirth are not useful or relevant teachings. Understanding karma and rebirth is essential to Becoming Buddha.

“I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions. I am born of my actions and related through my actions. My actions will determine the fortune or misfortune in my life.” (Anguttara Nikaya 10.176)e

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This  Saturday's class is the week ten class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Bhava Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the ongoing personalization of suffering in relation to the Five Aggregates and Karma.

“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.” (Bhava Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on March 21, 2018 will be on the life of Siddartha Gotama and his awakening.

'This Dhamma leads not to disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to stilling, to direct knowledge, to awakening, nor to unbinding, but only to reappearance in the dimension of nothingness.”

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

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 20  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This Tuesday's class is the week ten class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Bhava Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the ongoing personalization of suffering in relation to the Five Aggregates and Karma.

“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.” (Bhava Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 17,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week nine class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the first class  on Dependent Origination, Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Loka Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the importance of becoming empty of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Stress (Dukkha) arises in dependence on becoming ‘self.’ With the ending of clinging to ‘self’ and maintaining ‘self,’ no stress will arise.” (Loka Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is the week nine class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the first class  on Dependent Origination, Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Loka Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the importance of becoming empty of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Stress (Dukkha) arises in dependence on becoming ‘self.’ With the ending of clinging to ‘self’ and maintaining ‘self,’ no stress will arise.” (Loka Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on March 14, 2018 will be on the meaning of Shunyata. The Buddha teaches an Eightfold Path to gain wisdom and become empty of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Yes, Ananda, you heard that correctly, you learned it correctly, and you remembered it correctly. Now as before I remain fully dwelling in emptiness. (Phena Sutta)

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

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 13  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week nine class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the first class  on Dependent Origination, Five Clinging Aggregates, and understanding not-self.  My talk will be on the Loka Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the importance of becoming empty of ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

“Stress (Dukkha) arises in dependence on becoming ‘self.’ With the ending of clinging to ‘self’ and maintaining ‘self,’ no stress will arise.” (Loka Sutta)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on March 7, 2018 will be on The Bahiya Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches an impatient Bahiya a concise instruction on the dhamma leading to Bahiya’s awakening.

"I will teach you the Dhamma, Bahiya. Listen carefully to my words. Train your self in this manner: In what is seen, there is only the seen. In what is heard, there is only the heard. In what is sensed, there is only the sensed. In what is cognized, only the cognized.." Bahiya Sutta

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

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on March 3,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week eight class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the second on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on February 28, 2018 will be on The Agati Sutta.

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/agati-sutta-losing-the-way/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 27,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week eight class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is the second class  on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-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 including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is the week seven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is the week seven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study this week is on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks are streamed live every Wednesday at noon Eastern US time.
My Dhamma talk on February 21, 2018 will be on The Ratana Sutta - True Refuge .
A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/ratana-sutta-true-refuge/
Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.
The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.
Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.
Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.
I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.
An audio only version of this video is available at my podcast archive: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-buddha-podcast/
A video of our classes including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/
Here is the archive for all of my Dhamma articles and talks: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-articles-and-talks-archive/
If you find benefit from this talk please consider a donation: https://becoming-buddha.com/support-john-and-becoming-buddha-com/
Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 20,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week seven class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. Our study is on the Three Marks Of Existence and my talk will be on the Culavedalla Sutta. In this sutta the nun Dhammadinna teaches her ex-husband useful insight.

“Clear knowing (true insight) lies on the other side of ignorance. And, Visakha, with clear knowing comes release (from clinging). From release from clinging comes complete unbinding.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-culavedalla-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 including a beginning Shamatha-Vipassana meditation is available here: https://becoming-buddha.com/dhamma-stream-videos/

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 17,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week six class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Friends, these are the four qualities that are developed from concentration. Those who understand The Three Marks of Existence, for whom there are no disturbances, free of desire, at peace, this one has abandoned confusion, delusion, and disappointment.” 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/samadhi-and-jhanas-concentration-and-absorption/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

This is the week six class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Friends, these are the four qualities that are developed from concentration. Those who understand The Three Marks of Existence, for whom there are no disturbances, free of desire, at peace, this one has abandoned confusion, delusion, and disappointment.” 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/samadhi-and-jhanas-concentration-and-absorption/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on February 14, 2018 will be on The Yasa Sutta, a sutta on the importance of developing freedom from worldly entanglements.  A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-yasa-sutta-freedom-from-entanglements/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 13,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week six class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the concentration factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Friends, these are the four qualities that are developed from concentration. Those who understand The Three Marks of Existence, for whom there are no disturbances, free of desire, at peace, this one has abandoned confusion, delusion, and disappointment.” 

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/samadhi-and-jhanas-concentration-and-absorption/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Saturday morning Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 10,  2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time.

This is the week five class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path. 

“Rahula, all those who purify their minds through continual reflection (mindfulness) will do so in just this way. Rahula you should train yourself in just this way through continual mindfulness of your thoughts, words, and deeds.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/rahulavada-sutta-the-buddha-teaches-his-son/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Thursday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 8,  2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week five class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Rahula, all those who purify their minds through continual reflection (mindfulness) will do so in just this way. Rahula you should train yourself in just this way through continual mindfulness of your thoughts, words, and deeds.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/rahulavada-sutta-the-buddha-teaches-his-son/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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

My Dhamma talk on February 7, 2018 will be on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta - mindfulness of what is occurring: an auspicious day.  A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/the-bhaddekaratta-sutta-mindfulness-of-what-is-occuring/

Siddartha Gotama awakened, gained full human maturity, and became Buddha. He spent the last forty-five years of his life teaching anyone interested to do the same.

The purpose of these talks is to clearly present these teachings free of the adaptations, alterations, and embellishments that have developed since Siddartha Gotama’s passing.

Siddartha Gotama awakened to Dependent Origination which clearly and directly shows that it is ignorance of Four Noble Truths results in ongoing disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, and suffering - in a word Dukkha. He taught an Eightfold Path to become empty of ignorance.

Subtle but very effective strategies have developed due to the need for continued self-establishment to ignore this basic ignorance.

I will occasionally discuss the confused and contradictory modern “dharma’s” and the continuation of ignorance and suffering that follows.

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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This is a live stream and recording of our Tuesday evening Dhamma class from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey on February 6,  2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time.

This is the week five class of our 2018 12-week Dhamma study based on my book The Truth Of Happiness. This class is on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path.

“Rahula, all those who purify their minds through continual reflection (mindfulness) will do so in just this way. Rahula you should train yourself in just this way through continual mindfulness of your thoughts, words, and deeds.”

A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/rahulavada-sutta-the-buddha-teaches-his-son/

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You. Peace.

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