What is the Buddha's teaching on "not-self?" In this dharma talk, Peter explains this often misunderstood teaching. For the dharma student, seeking freedom from suffering, it is a teaching that is essential to comprehend and put into practice. The talk was given at the Sunday Night Meditation class in October 2016.
"Rahula, any form whatsoever that is past, future, or present; internal or external; blatant or subtle; common or sublime; far or near: every form is to be seen as it actually is with right discernment as: 'This is not mine. This is not my self. This is not what I am.'" (MN 62)
This dharma talk on "Beginner's Mind" is the final talk that Peter Doobinin gave at the Sunday Night Meditation class. The class was held every Sunday night in New York City for sixteen years. The final class took place on Sunday, February 25, 2018.
The dharma student makes an effort to abandon the unskillful and cultivate the skillful. In this talk, Peter Doobinin describes specific ways that we can cultivate what's skillful, in support of our wish to know a greater happiness. The talk was given in February 2018 at the Sunday Night Meditation class.
As we develop insight into the impermanent and not-self nature of what we're holding on to, we begin to recognize the potential for letting go. We begin to glimpse what lies on the other side of our suffering. In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin explains how we learn to engage in this process of letting go. This talk was given at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday Night Meditation class on October 4, 2015.