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.
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.
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.
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."
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.