What does it mean to be present? We may talk about "being present," but what actually is it to be present? In this dharma talk, Peter explains what it means, according the Buddha's teachings, to be be present, how we establish ourselves in the present, and why there's such great benefit in doing so. The talk was given in New York City on September 18, 2016.
Dharma practice offers, for those who seek it, a way of liberation. It's a way of living. As such, dharma students are asked to make choices about how they live. In this talk, we discuss these choices and how to make them in a wise and compassionate manner. The dharma talk was given in New York City in September 2016.
This dharma talk was given on Mothers Day in 2007. In the talk, Peter describes how by learning the skills the Buddha teaches, we're able to develop a skillful, loving, compassionate relationship with our parents and all beings. The talk was offered at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday night class. May all beings be happy of heart!
In meditation, we learn to make the journey to the present moment. Of course, it's often a difficult journey, fraught with obstacles. In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin describes the obstacles we're bound to encounter and how we make our way through them. The talk was given at the Downtown Meditation Community Sunday night class on October 22, 2017.