Sunday Dharma Talk
Grief & Compassion

Grief & Compassion

August 29, 2021

In dharma practice, we learn to develop certain skills.  In this talk, Peter Doobinin describes the skills we practice in relating to grief and cultivating compassion.  In order to know happiness in life we need to learn to work skillfully with human emotions such as grief.  This is something we can do.  And we can learn, through the application of skill, to develop compassion for ourselves and all beings.  The dharma talk was given online on March 14, 2021.

The Moment

The Moment

August 22, 2021

The only place where we can find happiness is in the very moment we're in.  In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin describes how we're able to find happiness in the moment, regardless of the circumstances of our lives.  The talk was given at Sunday Night Meditation in New York City in 2016.
May all beings be happy of heart.

Purity of Heart

Purity of Heart

August 15, 2021

We seek, as dharma students following the Buddha's path, to develp purity of heart.  In this dharma talk, Peter Doobinin describes the gradual process by which we establish and deepen into our connection to the heart.  The talk was given in February 2021.

Knowing Our Goodness

Knowing Our Goodness

August 8, 2021

Each of us has an innate goodness.  And many of us have made great effort to develop it.  But we may not be in touch with the truth of our goodness.  As Peter explains, the Buddha asks that we reflect on the truth of our goodness.  This essential reflection bring about joy.  And it leads us toward the development of concentration and insight.  In the talk, Peter describes the skills we learn in an effort to be in touch with our goodness.

Conviction

Conviction

August 1, 2021

When we have conviction, we practice.  We put forth effort.  We develop concentration and wisdom.  We move toward a greater happiness.  In this dharma talk, Peter explains what conviction is and how we develop it.  The talk was given at an Eight-Day Retreat in 2017.

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