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These are podcasts of the most recent dhamma talks presented at weekly meditation classes and retreats of the Cross River Meditation Center. All past Dhamma talks are available at CrossRiverMeditation.com. Dhamma subjects include The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path, Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta, Dependent Origination, Not-self, and other original teachings of the Buddha.

These are podcasts of the most recent dhamma talks presented at weekly meditation classes and retreats of the Cross River Meditation Center. All past Dhamma talks are available at CrossRiverMeditation.com. Dhamma subjects include The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path, Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta, Dependent Origination, Not-self, and other original teachings of the Buddha.
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These are podcasts of the most recent dhamma talks presented at weekly meditation classes and retreats of the Cross River Meditation Center. All past Dhamma talks are available at CrossRiverMeditation.com. Dhamma subjects include The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path, Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta, Dependent Origination, Not-self, and other original teachings of the Buddha.

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Episodes

Mahakala - The Corpse August 15 2018

8/15/2018
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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time. My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on a verse from the Theragatha. The Theragatha preserves 264 poems of elder monks and is the eighth section in the Khuddaka Nikāya. A Related article are here: https://becoming-buddha.com/mahakala-the-corpse/ An audio-only version of this video is...

Duration:00:14:07

Pamadaviharin Sutta Dwelling In Mindfulness Talk 2 August 14 2018

8/14/2018
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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 August 14, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Pamadaviharin Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha teaches the importance of developing dwelling in refined mindfulness. Modern life encourages constant engagement with the world and in many subtle ways discourages restraint. Many...

Duration:01:03:19

Pamadavarin Sutta Dwelling In Mindfulness Talk 1 August 11 2018

8/11/2018
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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 August 11, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Pamadaviharin Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the importance of developing dwelling in refined mindfulness. Modern life encourages constant engagement with the world and in many subtle ways discourages restraint....

Duration:01:01:26

A Liberating Dhamma August 8 2018

8/8/2018
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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time. My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the liberation that is developed through following an authentic Dhamma. An authentic Dhamma is a dhamma taught by the Buddha. This talk follows my recent talks on the Dhamma-Viharin Sutta and the Dhammannu Sutta. Related articles are here:...

Duration:00:18:08

Dhammannu Sutta One With A Sense Of The Dhamma August 7 2018

8/7/2018
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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 August 7, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Dhammannu Sutta. Similar to last Saturday’s talk on the Dhamma-Viharin Sutta, in the Dhammannu Sutta the Buddha teaches what it means to be “one with a sense of the Dhamma.” “A disciple who is one with a sense of the...

Duration:01:08:05

Dhamma-Viharin Sutta Dwelling In The Dhamma August 4 2018

8/4/2018
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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 August 4, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Dhamma-Viharin Sutta. In the Dhamma-Viharin Sutta, the Buddha is teaching that engaging with the Dhamma through intellectual study alone will not develop cessation of craving after and clinging to views ignorant of Four...

Duration:01:52:39

Introduction To Meditation And Mindfulness August 2 2018

8/2/2018
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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 August 2, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time. On the first Thursday of each month our class will be an introduction to meditation and mindfulness as the Buddha teaches meditation and mindfulness. Here is an article for those new to meditation and mindfulness or new to the direct teachings of the Buddha:...

Duration:00:24:38

Nidana Sutta Ending The Defilements August 1 2018

8/1/2018
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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time. My Wednesday Dhamma talk 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...

Duration:00:11:32

Upaddha Sutta An Admirable Sangha July 31 2018

7/31/2018
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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 July 31, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Upaddha Sutta. In the Upaddha Sutta the Buddha emphasizes a common theme present throughout his Dhamma. When the context and purpose of the Buddha’s Dhamma is understood, it can clearly be seen that who and what one associates...

Duration:00:41:47

Phena Sutta Emptiness Of Five Clinging-Aggregates July 28 2018

7/28/2018
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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 July 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 Phena Sutta. The Phena Sutta is another sutta on emptiness as the Buddha uses the term. In this sutta he teaches the emptiness of The Five Clinging Aggregates and the emptiness of creating self-identities by clinging to...

Duration:00:54:51

Brahma Viharas Exalted Mind States July 26 2018

7/26/2018
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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 July 26, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the the Brahma Viharas. There are four exalted states of mind taught by the Buddha. These are perfected mind-states that reflect an enlightened view of humanity. “Friends, when one dwells continuously with their heart filled with...

Duration:00:15:41

Arahant Sutta Awakening July 25 2018

7/25/2018
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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time. My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the Arahant Sutta. In this sutta, the Buddha describes the meaning of awakening in the context of Five Clinging-Aggregates. A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/awakening-single-paragraph/ An audio-only version of this video is...

Duration:00:11:04

Samadhi Sutta The Purpose and Practice of Concentration July 24 2018.

7/24/2018
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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 July 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 Samadhi Sutta. The Samadhi Sutta teaches the proper use of Shamatha-Vipassana meditation practice within the broader framework of the Eightfold Path. “And how does the development of concentration lead to developing the...

Duration:00:40:29

Fire Discourse July 21 2018

7/21/2018
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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 July 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 Fire Discourse. About one month after the Buddha’s first two discourses, he presented The Fire Discourse to approximately 1,000 followers. Upon hearing this short discourse, most of those in attendance awakened. “Monks, the...

Duration:00:50:41

Ratana Sutta True Refuge July 19 2018

7/19/2018
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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 July 19, 2018. The stream begins every Thursday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the the Ratana Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the meaning of taking true refuge in the Buddha, his Dhamma, and a well-informed Sangha. “Those whose karma is extinguished, the future of no concern, with rebirth ending, due...

Duration:00:29:58

Karma and Rebirth July 18 2018

7/18/2018
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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time. My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on Karma and Rebirth. Karma and Rebirth are conditions arising from ignorance. Karma means action. Karma is in no way punishment as a result of arbitrary judgments from a supreme being. Karma is not the consequences from a vague interdependent...

Duration:00:16:28

Tissa Sutta Confused and Uncertain Talk 2 July 17 2018

7/17/2018
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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 July 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 Tissa Sutta. This is a powerful and typical sutta in the depth of knowledge that is presented to Tissa in a concise and direct manner. “Tissa, is it true that you feel lost and uninspired? Is your mind cloudy and overwhelmed?...

Duration:00:40:52

Tissa Sutta Confused and Uncertain Talk 1 July 14 2018

7/14/2018
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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 July 14, 2018. The stream begins every Saturday at 8:30 AM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Tissa Sutta. This is a powerful and typical sutta in the depth of knowledge that is presented to Tissa in a concise and direct manner. “Tissa, is it true that you feel lost and uninspired? Is your mind cloudy and overwhelmed?...

Duration:00:45:59

Mula Sutta Clinging To Impermanence July 11 2018.

7/11/2018
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This is my Wednesday Dhamma talk posted by noon on the direct teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. These talks will be posted by noon Eastern US time. My Wednesday Dhamma talk will be on the Mula Sutta. In this sutta the Buddha teaches the suffering inherent from clinging to that which is impermanent. A related article is here: https://becoming-buddha.com/becoming-explained-the-loka-bhava-and-mula-suttas/ An audio-only version of...

Duration:00:14:04

Vipallasa Sutta Fabrications Explained Talk 2 July 10 2018

7/10/2018
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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 July 10, 2018. The stream begins every Tuesday at 7:15 PM Eastern US time. My Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion will be on the Vipallasa Sutta, a sutta on fabrications. A fabrication is a conclusion formed from false, misrepresented, or incomplete information. Fabrications are experienced in the mind and body as stress and as disturbance. “Friends,...

Duration:01:00:44