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.
A dharma talk given on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Downtown Meditation Community in New York City.
As a mother would risk her life
to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate the heart limitlessly
with regard to all beings.
Life is good. An understanding of the preciousness of life is essential to the development of our goodness and our capacity to know true happiness. In this dharma talk, given on Sunday, February 5, 2017, Peter Doobinin discusses this elemental reflection.
This dharma talk was given on January 22, 2017. This evening marked the 15 year anniversary of Downtown Meditation Community's Sunday Night Meditation class.
On this evening Peter Doobinin gave a talk on "Gratitude." In the talk, he describes the essential tenets of the Buddha's teaching on this important theme.