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This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15 pm, Third Thursday's at 2:15 pm, and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time.   

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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

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