Sunday Dharma Talk
Kindness

Kindness

April 25, 2021

Can we make kindness a priority?  In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin describes how, as we make a spiritual journey, we come to understand the blessing of kindness.  As Peter explains, it's through cultivating gratitude for the kindness others have shown to us that we deepen in our ability to practice kindness.   The talk was given online in April 2021.

"These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done."
(AN 2.118)

Acceptance

Acceptance

April 18, 2021

How do we relate to our difficulties, mistakes, misactions, pain, suffering?  Do we have acceptance?  Or do we react with aversion, judgment, self-doubt, self-loathing?  As Peter Doobinin explains, when we're able to cultivate acceptance, we're able to relate to our difficulties and challenges with compassion.  And we're able to move forward wholeheartedly in life, with compassion and love.  We're able to make the most of this life.

Suffering & Compassion

Suffering & Compassion

April 11, 2021

The path to the heart travels through an understanding of suffering.  In this talk, Peter Doobinin describes how the comprehension of suffering leads to the flowering of compassion.  The talk was given, online, in November 2020.

What is Reliable?

What is Reliable?

April 4, 2021

In a world of constant change and uncertainty, what can we rely on?  As Peter Doobinin explains, as dharma students we learn to rely on our ability to meet the moments of our lives with the heart, with wisdom, love, compassion.  This talk was given at a Downtown Meditation Community retreat in July 2015.

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