Sunday Dharma Talk
Patience & Compassion

Patience & Compassion

February 23, 2020

The dharma talk, "Patience & Compassion," was given at a Downtown Meditation Community residential retreat in January 2009.  In the talk, Peter Doobinin describes how we cultivate these essential qualities, in the service of deepening our practice and knowing a greater happiness in life.  As Peter explains, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the dharma student must learn to develop a "tough mind and a tender heart."
May all beings live with patience and compassion.

The Nature of the Heart

The Nature of the Heart

February 16, 2020

In the heart we find compassion and love.  This is the nature of the heart.  The truth of the heart.  The dharma student learns to know the truth of heart, to cultivate the sublime qualities of the heart, to meet suffering with compassion, to live straight from the heart.  This talk was given by Peter Doobinin at a Downtown Meditation Community daylong retreat on December 3, 2016.

The Truth of Our Goodness

The Truth of Our Goodness

February 9, 2020

"The Truth of Our Goodness" is a dharma talk given by Peter Doobinin at a Downtown Meditation Community daylong retreat in March 2018.  As human beings we have a goodness ... and as dharma students we learn to develop our goodness.  We learn to know the truth of our goodness.  We learn to know the dharma inside us.  We learn to know the heart.

Heedfulness of Thinking

Heedfulness of Thinking

February 2, 2020

The dharma talk was given at a Downtown Meditation Community retreat in July 2015.  In the talk, Peter Doobinin describes how we practice "Heedfulness of Thinking."  When we're heedful of our thinking, in meditation and in our lives, we're able to abandon unskillful thinking: thinking that leads to suffering; and we're able to cultivate skillful thinking: thinking that leads to true happiness.  As Peter explains, this is a skill that all dharma students can all learn.

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