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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.

    True Vipassana Structured Study Class 30 of 32 Culavedalla Sutta. A Nun Teaches Her Husband

    True Vipassana Structured Study Class 30 of 32 Culavedalla Sutta. A Nun Teaches Her Husband

    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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 


    My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion will be on the Culavedalla Sutta.



    The Culavedalla Sutta is a teaching presented by the nun Dhammadinna to her former husband, also a member of the original Sangha. The Buddha praised Dhammadinna as one of the most knowledgeable nuns of the Sangha. This is another example of the importance of women in the early monastic tradition of the Buddha’s sangha. Visakha, the questioner, is also well-established in the Dhamma.


     


    Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

    Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
    The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  


    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  


    The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  


    Thank You. Peace. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    True Vipassana Structured Study Class 27 of 32 Sallatha Sutta, Two Arrows / Mindfulness of Bahiya

    True Vipassana Structured Study Class 27 of 32 Sallatha Sutta, Two Arrows / Mindfulness of Bahiya

    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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 


    My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion will be on the Sallatha and Bahiya Suttas.



    In the Sallatha Sutta, the Buddha uses the metaphor of being struck twice by arrows – once by common circumstance and again by grasping-after desire. It is by personalizing the common worldly circumstance of stress and disappointment by reaction rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths that the second arrow of desire brings additional pain and obsession.
     
    Bahiya Sutta shows that Bahiya was skillful to understand the immediacy of needing to awaken through the Dhamma. No one can know when sickness, aging and death will arise and this is why the Buddha gave these final instructions moments before he himself passed:
    “Impermanence and decay are relentless. Strive diligently for your own salvation.”




    Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

    Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
    The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  


    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  


    The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  


    Thank You. Peace. 

    • 51 min
    True Vipassana Structured Study Class 26 of 32 Girimananda Sutta, Abandon Disease

    True Vipassana Structured Study Class 26 of 32 Girimananda Sutta, Abandon Disease

    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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 


    My Saturday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion will be on the Girimananda Sutta.

    The Girimananda Sutta is a profound and complete teaching on Three Marks Of Existence. With an initial focus on impermanence, the Buddha then relates underlying conditions that arise from self-identification with ordinary and impermanent phenomena and the stress, distractions, and ongoing disappointment that follows from misunderstanding these Three Marks.


     


    The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  


    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  


    The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  


    Thank You. Peace. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    True Vipassana Structured Study Class 25 of 32 Sambodhi Sutta, The Wings to Self-Awakening

    True Vipassana Structured Study Class 25 of 32 Sambodhi Sutta, The Wings to Self-Awakening

    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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 


    My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion will be on the Sambodhi Sutta.
    The Sambodhi Sutta teaches the very specific “vipassana” or insight that the Buddha teaches. It is insight into Three Marks Of Existence. These three “marks” or common human characteristics define a person’s life when their minds are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths.

    Our Tuesday and Saturday Classes Are In-Person and Live-Streamed.

    Our Thursday Classes are Live--Streamed Only
    The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  


    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  


    The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  


    Thank You. Peace. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Saturday 6/5/21 8:30 AM True Vipassana Structured Study Class 24 of 32 Jhana Sutta, Mind and Body United

    Saturday 6/5/21 8:30 AM True Vipassana Structured Study Class 24 of 32 Jhana Sutta, Mind and Body United

    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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 


    My Saturday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion will be on the Jhana Sutta.


    Jhana meditation is not another opportunity for fabricating experience through continued confusion or continued desire encouraged by misguided instruction. The four levels of Jhana are impermanent and are taught by the Buddha to provide a skillful means to notice ever-increasing levels of meditative absorption/concentration.


    Please Join Us. Peace.


    The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  


    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  


    The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  


    Thank You. Peace. 

    • 56 min
    Tuesday 6/1/21 7:15 PM - True Vipassana Structured Study Class 23 of 32 - In-person & Live-Streamed Sariputta Sutta and the Cessation of Ignorance

    Tuesday 6/1/21 7:15 PM - True Vipassana Structured Study Class 23 of 32 - In-person & Live-Streamed Sariputta Sutta and the Cessation of Ignorance

    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, Third Thursday's at 2:15 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 


    My Tuesday Dhamma talk and our Sangha discussion will be on the Sariputta Sutta.


    In the Sariputta Sutta, Sariputta is questioned by Ananda, the Buddha’s cousin, and attendant. Ananda is confused about a fundamental aspect of the Dhamma. Ananda’s confusion is common and shows the importance of relying on those that have had the direct experience of developing the authentic Dhamma to very subtle and profound levels of understanding.


    The entire text and past recordings from our Vipassana Structured Studies is here: Vipassana A 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 600 videos, and my audio archive has over 700 audio recordings.  


    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  


    The goggles I occasionally wear are Irisvision low-vision aid that helps with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.  


    Thank You. Peace. 

    • 28 min

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