Sunday Dharma Talk
Knowing the Heart

Knowing the Heart

April 28, 2019

May all beings be happy of heart.
The practice of the dharma enables us to know the heart and, thereby, take action that's straight from the heart.  In this talk Peter Doobinin discusses how we learn to know the heart.  He explains the practice of lovingkindness meditation and its great benefits to dharma students who practice this meditation on a regular basis.  The talk was given at the Sunday Night class in April 2015.

Mindfulness of Effort

Mindfulness of Effort

April 21, 2019

What is skillful effort?  How, as dharma students, do we develop it?   As the Buddha noted, if our effort is skillful, in tune, our practice will flourish.  In this talk on mindfulness of effort, given in August 2015, Peter Doobinin discusses how, in terms of quality and quantity, we learn to develop skillful effort.

 

Clinging

Clinging

April 14, 2019

In developing wisdom, as dharma students, we look to see that our suffering is caused by what we're doing.  Specifically, by our clinging.  In this talk, Peter discusses how we bring about affliction through clinging and how, by abandoning clinging, we find freedom from suffering.  The talk was given at Sunday Night Meditation in September 2015.

Taking Care of Ourselves

Taking Care of Ourselves

April 7, 2019

In this talk, Peter discusses how by practicing mindfulness of breathing in the manner in which the Buddha taught, we're learning to take good care of ourselves.  The talk was given in October of 2006 at the Sunday Night Meditation class.