Sunday Dharma Talk
The Future is Unwritten

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!

Giving & Receiving

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.

Knowing the Breath

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

Making a Diagnosis

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.

New Action

New Action

December 2, 2018

In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin discusses how, by taking action, we shape our lives.  The talk was given at a Downtown Meditation Community daylong retreat on November 14, 2015.