Sunday Dharma Talk
Standing Guard

Standing Guard

August 25, 2019

As dharma students, we learn to stand guard over each others' solitude.  In this talk, Peter Doobinin discusses this crucial aspect of relationship.  The talk was given at a daylong retreat in New York City in June 2015.

“I consider the following to the be highest task in the relation between two people:  for one to stand guard over the other’s solitude." (Rilke)

Equanimity

Equanimity

August 18, 2019

The dharma student established in equanimity meets the circumstances of life - all the ups and downs - with balance, even-mindedness, and inner strength.  Equanimity is the culminating factor of the seven factors of awakening; when equanimity is developed we're in position to know freedom.  In this dharma talk, given in 2015 at Downtown Meditation Community, Peter Doobinin discusses this essential element of the Buddha's path.

Useful Emotions

Useful Emotions

August 11, 2019

Some emotions can be very useful to us as we make our way along the Buddha's path.  In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin talks about three useful emotions and how to cultivate them.  The talk was given in 2019 at the Downtown Meditation Wednesday night class.

Law of Change

Law of Change

August 4, 2019

When we truly understand the law of change, the Buddha tells us, we're able to know true happiness.  In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin explains how dharma students learn to develop this essential element of wisdom in their efforts to make the most of their lives.  The talk was given in November 2017, at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday Night Meditation class.

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