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These are podcasts of the most recent dhamma talks presented at weekly meditation classes and retreats of the Cross River Meditation Center. All past Dhamma talks are available at CrossRiverMeditation.com. Dhamma subjects include The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path, Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta, Dependent Origination, Not-self, and other original teachings of the Buddha.

Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center Podcast John Haspel

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These are podcasts of the most recent dhamma talks presented at weekly meditation classes and retreats of the Cross River Meditation Center. All past Dhamma talks are available at CrossRiverMeditation.com. Dhamma subjects include The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path, Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta, Dependent Origination, Not-self, and other original teachings of the Buddha.

    Wishes Granted - Akhanka Sutta - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 23 August 1 2020

    Wishes Granted - Akhanka Sutta - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 23 August 1 2020

    This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 
    If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com
    The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.
    My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Akankha Sutta. Here Buddha addresses the assembled sangha on the wish to be helpful to others.  He teaches that having a mind inclined to compassion and wisdom is noble. The Buddha also teaches that developing awakening within The Eightfold Path carries responsibilities of behavior and Dhamma practice.
    “If your wish is to be held dear by your sangha, to be respected and inspiring to them, listen closely to my words. If your wish is that the gifts you receive be of benefit for all, listen closely to my words. If your wish is that thoughts of you bring benefit to all, listen closely to my words....” (Look For Class 23 linked below)
    All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study
    Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta.
    My talks and classes can be joined live:
    Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079
    Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap
    My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.
    New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:
    Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings)
    Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)
    If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.
    To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John
    Thank You. Peace.

    • 44 min
    Wise Restraint - Bikkhuvagga - A Moinks Behavior - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 22 July 28 2020

    Wise Restraint - Bikkhuvagga - A Moinks Behavior - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 22 July 28 2020

    This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 
    If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com
    The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. 
    My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is from the Dhammapada. The Bikkhuvagga teaches the skillful behavior of a well-restrained monk.
    “Skillful is restraint at the eye, at the ear, at the nose, and at the tongue...” (Look For Class 22 linked below)
    All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study
    Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta.
    My talks and classes can be joined live:
    Through your web browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079
    Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App
    My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.
    New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:
    Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings)
    Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)
    If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.
    To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John
    Thank You. Peace.

    • 59 min
    Hindrances To Awakening - Nirvana Sutta - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 21-2 July 25 2020

    Hindrances To Awakening - Nirvana Sutta - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 21-2 July 25 2020

    This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 
    If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com
    The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.
    My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Nirvana Sutta, a sutta on the five common hindrances to developing the Dhamma. 
    “The wise Dhamma practitioner should develop these Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. these Four Frames Of reference,  in order to abandon these Five Hindrances.....” (Look For Class 21 linked below)
    All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study
    Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta.
    My talks and classes can be joined live:
    Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079
    Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap
    My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.
    New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:
    Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings)
    Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)
    If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.
    To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John
    Thank You. Peace.

    • 36 min
    Hindrances To Awakening - Avarana Sutta - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 21-1 July 21 2020

    Hindrances To Awakening - Avarana Sutta - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 21-1 July 21 2020

    This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 
    If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com
    The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. 
    My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is first of two classes on common Hindrances To Awakening.  This talk is on the Avarana Sutta. The Buddha taught that to develop Jhana – a well-concentrated mind – mindfulness of five specific hindrances is imperative to recognize and on them. It is the concentration developed in Jhana meditation that can then support the refined mindfulness necessary to integrate and develop the Eightfold Path as the framework for Dhamma practice. 
    These common hindrances to awakening can not be wished away or ritually dismissed. 
    These hindrances are not to be "validated" or analyzed as to origin or blame. 
    These hindrances cannot be ignored. 
    These common hindrances can be calmly recognized and abandoned throughJhana and a complete and pure Dhamma practcie.
     
    “In order to abandon these five hindrances, the wise Dhamma practitioner should develop the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness, the Four Frames Of Reference...” (Look For Class 21-1 linked below))
     
    All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study
    Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta.
    My talks and classes can be joined live:
    Through your web browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079
    Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App
    My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.
    New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:
    Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings)
    Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)
    If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.
    To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John
    Thank You. Peace.

    • 35 min
    Released From Affliction - The Khajjaniya Sutta- Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 21-1 July 18 2020

    Released From Affliction - The Khajjaniya Sutta- Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 21-1 July 18 2020

    This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 
    If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com
    The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases.
    My Saturday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Khajjaniya Sutta. The Khajjaniya Sutta is a profound teaching on the confusion and suffering that follows from clinging to speculative views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths. 
    “Friends, any Dhamma practitioner who directs their thinking to past lives are only recollecting one or all of the Five Clinging-Aggregates....” (Look For Class 21-1 linked below)
    All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study
    Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta.
    My talks and classes can be joined live:
    Through your web browse: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079
    Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS Ap
    My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.
    New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:
    Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings)
    Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)
    If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.
    To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John
    Thank You. Peace.

    • 1 hr
    Karma Sutta - Acting To Awaken - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 19 July 14 2020

    Karma Sutta - Acting To Awaken - Local Knowledge Uncommon Dhamma Class 19 July 14 2020

    This is a recording from Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Our Dhamma classes are streamed live on Tuesday evenings at 7:15  pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am Eastern Us Time. 
    If you find benefit from this talk and to support  future recordings and the continued restoration, preservation, and presentation of the Buddha’s Dhamma, please consider a donation: Support John and B ecoming-Buddha.com
    The goggles I am wearing are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. 
    My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our sangha discussion is on the Karma Sutta. Rather than teach Karma (and rebirth) as irrelevant anachronisms or magical and mystical “spiritual” attainments, the Buddha taught recognizing the cause and developing the cessation of Karma as the central theme of his Dhamma.
    “Listen and pay close attention, friends, and I will teach you past and current Karma, the cessation of Karma, and the path and practice leading to the cessation of Karma...” (Class 19)
    All Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study sutras and schedule are here: Local Knowledge - Uncommon Dhama Structured Study
    Each Dhamma class will have a Jhana meditation session followed by my Dhamma talk and Sangha discussion. We conclude with mindfulness of Metta.
    My talks and classes can be joined live:
    Through your web browser: https://zoom.us/j/9083919079
    Through your Android device here: Zoom Android App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App
    Through your IOS device here: Zoom IOS App
    My video archive has over 500 videos and my audio archive has over 600 recordings as of December 2019.
    New audio and video recordings are posted typically within twenty-four hours post-class:
    Podcast/Audio Archive  (700+ Audio Recordings)
    Video Archive  (600+ Video Recordings)
    If you are subscribed to my Podcast on Podbean or iTunes you will receive notifications when new videos are posted.
    To schedule private individual or group Dhamma instruction via video-conference please  Email John
    Thank You. Peace.

    • 36 min

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