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Four Foundations of a Buddha’s Dhamma Retreat October 1 to October 3 2021

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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  

Four Foundations of a Buddha’s Dhamma Retreat October 1 to October 3 2021

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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  

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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  

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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  

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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  

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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  

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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  

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 talks, and our Sangha discussion will be on the first of three talks on the meaning of “Taking Refuge.”

The teaching known as the “Jewel Discourse” or the “Ratana Sutta” was given in the city of Vesali at a time of widespread famine and spreading disease. There were many dead bodies as the conditions overwhelmed the ability to properly dispose of bodies. The local citizens sought out the Buddha’s help, who was nearby in Rajagaha…
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Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

 

Saturday 8:30 AM True Vipassana Structured Study Class 32-2 of 33a

Anapanasati Sutta, An Example of Authentic Dhamma Practice Part 5

My Saturday Dhamma talks, and our Sangha discussion is the 5th of 5 talks this week on the Anapanasati Sutta. Often during the Buddha’s time, and continuing today, “Buddhist” teachers promoting dharmas lacking this context and a personal understanding of the Buddha’s direct teachings freely dismiss much of the Buddha’s teachings essential to context and developing understanding. Lacking understanding, one cannot teach understanding. Ignoring the Buddha’s teachings to promote individual or culturally influenced views is another contributing cause of stress and disappointment – Dukkha: Continuing ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

 

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

 

Saturday 8:30 AM True Vipassana Structured Study Class 32-2 of 33a

Anapanasati Sutta, An Example of Authentic Dhamma Practice Part 5

My Saturday Dhamma talks, and our Sangha discussion is the 5th of 5 talks this week on the Anapanasati Sutta. Often during the Buddha’s time, and continuing today, “Buddhist” teachers promoting dharmas lacking this context and a personal understanding of the Buddha’s direct teachings freely dismiss much of the Buddha’s teachings essential to context and developing understanding. Lacking understanding, one cannot teach understanding. Ignoring the Buddha’s teachings to promote individual or culturally influenced views is another contributing cause of stress and disappointment – Dukkha: Continuing ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

 

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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:  

Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079 

Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App 

Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap  

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:  

Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings) 

Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)  

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

 

Saturday 8:30 AM True Vipassana Structured Study Class 32-2 of 33a

Anapanasati Sutta, An Example of Authentic Dhamma Practice Part 2

My Saturday Dhamma talks, and our Sangha discussion is the second of 2 talks this week on the Anapanasati Sutta. Often during the Buddha’s time, and continuing today, “Buddhist” teachers promoting dharmas lacking this context and a personal understanding of the Buddha’s direct teachings freely dismiss much of the Buddha’s teachings essential to context and developing understanding. Lacking understanding, one cannot teach understanding. Ignoring the Buddha’s teachings to promote individual or culturally influenced views is another contributing cause of stress and disappointment – Dukkha: Continuing ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

 

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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. 

Thursday 2:15 PM Jhana Meditation, Mind and Body United, A Structured Study Class 1: An Introduction to Jhana Meditation

My Thursday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion begins our 21-class structured study of Jhana Meditation. Jhana means “concentration”. It is from a well-concentrated, free of distractions and worldly entanglements, hat understanding of Four Noble Truths is possible and liberation from stress and suffering developed.

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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

Tuesday 7:15 pm True Vipassana Structured Study Class 32-1 of 33
Anapanasati Sutta, An Example of Authentic Dhamma Practice Part 3

My Tuesday Dhamma talks, and our Sangha discussion will be on the first of two on the Anapanasati Sutta. The Anapanasati Sutta is a discourse from the Buddha on the proper use of mindfulness during Jhana meditation. The underlying and supportive theme for this sutta is a group of senior monks well-established in the "Heartwood Of The Dhamma" – the Eightfold Path – and their ability to teach a useful and effective Dhamma.

Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

Saturday 8:30 AM True Vipassana Structured Study Class 32-2 of 33a

Anapanasati Sutta, An Example of Authentic Dhamma Practice Part 2

My Saturday Dhamma talks, and our Sangha discussion is the second of 2 talks this week on the Anapanasati Sutta. Often during the Buddha’s time, and continuing today, “Buddhist” teachers promoting dharmas lacking this context and a personal understanding of the Buddha’s direct teachings freely dismiss much of the Buddha’s teachings essential to context and developing understanding. Lacking understanding, one cannot teach understanding. Ignoring the Buddha’s teachings to promote individual or culturally influenced views is another contributing cause of stress and disappointment – Dukkha: Continuing ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

 

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 talks, and our Sangha discussion will be on the first of two on the Anapanasati Sutta. The Anapanasati Sutta is a discourse from the Buddha on the proper use of mindfulness during Jhana meditation. The underlying and supportive theme for this sutta is a group of senior monks well-established in the "Heartwood Of The Dhamma" – the Eightfold Path – and their ability to teach a useful and effective Dhamma.

Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 

Saturday 8:30 am – Independence Day Weekend

Cula-Saccaka Sutta

 
M Saturday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Cula-Saccaka Sutta. In the Cula-Saccaka Sutta, the Buddha is confronted by Saccaka, a follower of Nigantha Nataputta, the local leader of a Jain sect. Saccaka is accompanied by a group of approximately five hundred Licchavis. The Buddha teaches Saccaka the pure and independent nature of his Dhamma. And so free of any worldly entanglements.
 

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 will be on the Culavedalla Sutta.

The Culavedalla Sutta is a teaching presented by the nun Dhammadinna to her former husband, also a member of the original Sangha. The Buddha praised Dhammadinna as one of the most knowledgeable nuns of the Sangha. This is another example of the importance of women in the early monastic tradition of the Buddha's sangha. Visakha, the questioner, is also well-established in the Dhamma.

 

Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 will be on the Culavedalla Sutta.

The Culavedalla Sutta is a teaching presented by the nun Dhammadinna to her former husband, also a member of the original Sangha. The Buddha praised Dhammadinna as one of the most knowledgeable nuns of the Sangha. This is another example of the importance of women in the early monastic tradition of the Buddha's sangha. Visakha, the questioner, is also well-established in the Dhamma.

 

Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 pm, and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time.   

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

My Saturday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion is on the Simsapa Sutta. The Simsapa Sutta is more commonly known as the “Handful of Leaves” sutta. Here the Buddha is describing the pure and direct focus of his Dhamma that reveals this awakened man’s unconditioned commitment to only Four Noble Truths that the Buddha’s Dhamma continues in relevance and effectiveness 2,600 years after he first taught.

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 will be on the Culavedalla Sutta.

The Culavedalla Sutta is a teaching presented by the nun Dhammadinna to her former husband, also a member of the original Sangha. The Buddha praised Dhammadinna as one of the most knowledgeable nuns of the Sangha. This is another example of the importance of women in the early monastic tradition of the Buddha’s sangha. Visakha, the questioner, is also well-established in the Dhamma.

 

Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 will be on the Sallatha and Bahiya Suttas.

In the Sallatha Sutta, the Buddha uses the metaphor of being struck twice by arrows – once by common circumstance and again by grasping-after desire. It is by personalizing the common worldly circumstance of stress and disappointment by reaction rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths that the second arrow of desire brings additional pain and obsession.
 
Bahiya Sutta shows that Bahiya was skillful to understand the immediacy of needing to awaken through the Dhamma. No one can know when sickness, aging and death will arise and this is why the Buddha gave these final instructions moments before he himself passed:
“Impermanence and decay are relentless. Strive diligently for your own salvation.”

Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 will be on the Girimananda Sutta.

The Girimananda Sutta is a profound and complete teaching on Three Marks Of Existence. With an initial focus on impermanence, the Buddha then relates underlying conditions that arise from self-identification with ordinary and impermanent phenomena and the stress, distractions, and ongoing disappointment that follows from misunderstanding these Three Marks.

 

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 will be on the Sambodhi Sutta.
The Sambodhi Sutta teaches the very specific “vipassana” or insight that the Buddha teaches. It is insight into Three Marks Of Existence. These three “marks” or common human characteristics define a person’s life when their minds are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 will be on the Jhana Sutta.

Jhana meditation is not another opportunity for fabricating experience through continued confusion or continued desire encouraged by misguided instruction. The four levels of Jhana are impermanent and are taught by the Buddha to provide a skillful means to notice ever-increasing levels of meditative absorption/concentration.

Please Join Us. Peace.

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 will be on the Sariputta Sutta.

In the Sariputta Sutta, Sariputta is questioned by Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin, and attendant. Ananda is confused about a fundamental aspect of the Dhamma. Ananda’s confusion is common and shows the importance of relying on those that have had the direct experience of developing the authentic Dhamma to very subtle and profound levels of understanding.

The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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. 

05/26/2021 - Saturday True Vipassana Structured Study Class 22 – Anuradha Sutta, Authentic Dhamma and Five Clinging Aggregates - May 29, 2021

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 

Prior to Tuesday’s Dhamma Class, David Allen will be formally acknowledged as a Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Dhamma Teacher.

Tuesday True Vipassana, True Introspective Insight into the Three Marks of Human Existence - Class 21 of 32:
Atthakanagara Sutta

David’s Tuesday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion will be on the Atthakanagara Sutta. When seen in the over-arching context of the Buddha’s Dhamma and in the context of engaging in Jhana meditation solely for deepening concentration, grasping after self-establishment in imaginary and fabricated mind-states is seen clearly as intentional distraction used to continue to ignore ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

 

The relevant chapter is linked above. The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is 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 

 

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. 

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