Sunday Dharma Talk
On Emotions

On Emotions

April 26, 2020

In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin describes how we learn to develop a skillful relationship to emotions.  The skill of practicing mindfulness of emotions is, of course, one of the most important elements of dharma practice.  The talk was given at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday night class in October 2017.

Why True Happiness?

Why True Happiness?

April 19, 2020

What is true happiness?  Why should we seek to know it?  In this talk, Peter Doobinin discusses these questions - questions the dharma student must learn to ask.  The talk was given on February 4, 2017, in New York City, at a Downtown Meditation Community daylong retreat.

What is Insight?

What is Insight?

April 12, 2020

What is insight?  In the Buddha's teachings, there are two primary forms of insight.  Each of these ways of practicing discernment is important to cultivate as we seek to find a greater happiness in life.  In this talk, Peter describes the forms of insight and how the dharma student develops them.  The talk was given at the Sunday Night Meditation class in November 2017.

A Home for the Mind

A Home for the Mind

April 5, 2020

Through the practice of breath meditation, the dharma student builds a home for the mind.  In this talk, Peter describes how we learn to build a home for the mind that's strong, secure, easeful, and realible, an abiding, inside, that's available to us no matter the circumstances of our lives.  The talk was given at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday Night Meditation class in September 2017.