Letting Go of Time

February 10, 2019

A dharma talk provides food for thought.  In this offering, Peter talks about how we produce our personal narratives and how letting go of these narratives enables us to experience timelessness.  The talk was given at a Downtown Meditation Community daylong retreat in November 2016.

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What the Path is About

February 3, 2019

In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin discusses the Noble Eight-fold Path and the skills we need to develop to follow the path and move toward the end of suffering.  The talk was given on November 29, 2015 at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday Night Meditation class.

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Creating A Life

January 27, 2019

In practicing the dharma, we develop skills that enable us to become who we are.  The dharma talk, "Creating A Life," was given at the Sunday Night Meditation class on November 22, 2015.

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Mindfulness In All Postures

January 20, 2019

In dharma practice, we seek to maintain mindfulness in all postures.  In this talk, Peter explains how the practice of walking meditation supports us in this effort.  The talk was given at the Sunday Night Meditation class on April 5, 2015.

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Looking Inside

January 13, 2019

This dharma talk, "Looking Inside," was given at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday Night class on January 29, 2017.  

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Gifts That Bear Great Fruit

January 6, 2019

In this dharma talk, offered in June 215, Peter speaks about the skill of giving.  As the Buddha teaches, when gifts are given skillfully, they bear great fruit.

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The Future is Unwritten

December 30, 2018

"The Future is Unwritten."  A dharma talk given by Peter Doobinin at Downtown Meditation Community on New Year's Day in 2017.  May all beings be well and happy and at peace in the coming year!

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Giving & Receiving

December 23, 2018

This dharma talk on "Giving & Receiving" was offered at a Downtown Meditation Community daylong retreat during the holiday season in 2015.

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Knowing the Breath

December 16, 2018

If we can develop mindfulness of breathing,  the entire path will unfold for us.  In this dharma talk, offered on February 12, 2017, Peter Doobinin describes the Buddha's practice of "Knowing the Breath."

"You have to know the breath at all times, and then happiness will be yours. The human state, the heavenly state, and nibbana are all here in the breath."
-Ajaan Fuang

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Making a Diagnosis

December 9, 2018

The Buddha was often considered a "spiritual doctor."  As such, he knew that a good doctor, in curing an illness, must be able to make the correct diagnosis.  In this talk, given at Sunday Night Meditation on September 13, 2015, Peter talks about how we learn to make the right diagnosis in our efforts to heal our suffering.

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