How are we spending our days and nights? Much of our time, we may come to see, we're living in thought worlds. We're lost in thought. We're not present. As dharma students, our task is to abandon our thought worlds and establish ourselves in the present moment. When we're able to maintain present moment awareness, we're able to live from the heart. We're able to make the most of our days and nights. Peter Doobinin gave this dharma talk at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday night class in the summer of 2009.
When tranquility develops, we know ease of being, stillness, peace. In a world of busyness and commotion, we may not put value on tranquility, but it's one of the most important factors for dharma students to cultivate in their efforts to know a greater happiness. In this talk, Peter Doobinin discusses the factor of tranquility, what it is and how we develop it. The talk was given at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday night class in August 2015.
In the place of silence, we know the heart; we're able to connect to our innate wisdom, compassion, lovingkindness. In this dharma talk, Peter discusses how we develop external and, importantly, internal silence. The talk was given at a daylong retreat in New York City in 2016.