Dharma Talks

Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Robert Beatty

Sunday, April 12, 2015 Duration: 2:19:57 Type: video
Opposites and Love

Robert Beatty

Sunday, March 15, 2015 Duration: 1:47:03 Type: video
Honoring Ruth Denison

Ruth Denison passed away several days ago at age 92. Robert's reflections on the meaning and reality of her parting. - Robert Beatty

Sunday, March 1, 2015 Duration: 2:02:44 Type: video
#21 Eightfold Path: Mindfulness Part 2: The Journey of Awakening

A model of the path to awakening. Starting with the average neurotic mind, moving through the five hindrances to the seven enlightenment factors to access concentration and insight. - Robert Beatty

Sunday, February 8, 2015 Duration: 2:08:20 Type: video
#20 Eightfold Path: Mindfulness Part 1: Seven Enlightenment Factors

Mindfulness is the first of the seven Enlightenment Factors. It is the mysterious capacity of human conscious that "knows" what is happening. - Robert Beatty

Monday, February 2, 2015 Duration: 57:40 Type: video
What is a Cult?: Robert Lifton's Eight Points

A personal reflection upon Roberts participation in a Buddhist cult in the early 1970s followed by a description of the process of mind control and cult groups centered in Robert Liftons work with Ideological Totalism and cults - Robert Beatty

Sunday, January 25, 2015 Duration: 2:11:32 Type: video
#19 Eightfold Path: Hindrances: Doubt

Doubt is the practice killer. When we are identified with Doubt we cannot act skillfully to follow the Eightfold Path of awakening. Wisdom is the antidote for Doubt as we come to experience it as something that appears in consciousness rather than "who we are". - Robert Beatty

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Duration: 1:43:29 Type: video
#18 Eightfold Path: Hindrances: Sloth And Torpor

Working with Sloth and Torpor is essential in our awakening. We must learn to connect inwardly to the great wellsprings of energy and not be dependent upon external stimuli to stay present. Origins of sloth and torpor and how to deal with them. - Robert Beatty

Sunday, January 11, 2015 Duration: 2:08:51 Type: video
#17 Eightfold Path: Restlessness Agitation and Worry

Continuing the Eightfold Path series. Five Hindrances: Restlessness Agitation and Worry - Robert Beatty

Sunday, December 28, 2014 Duration: 1:05:55 Type: video
Christmas and The Buddha

This is an exploration of the great Myth that is at the heart of the Christian world through the lens of Buddhism. Seen mythologically or spiritually the entire Christmas season can have nourishing and important meanings once again.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 Duration: 1:54:03 Type: video

Robert Beatty

Sunday, November 30, 2014 Duration: 2:02:56 Type: video
Finding a Teacher

Robert Beatty

Sunday, November 9, 2014 Duration: 1:18:12 Type: video
#16 Eightfold Path: Ill Will

The Second of the Five Hindrances. The mind strikes against the object. Aversion, disliking - Robert Beatty

Sunday, November 9, 2014 Duration: 56:30 Type: video
#15 Eightfold Path: Mindfulness: Phenomena: Hindrances: Sense Desire

The first of the Five Hindrances is Lust, sense desire, craving, or wanting. This talk covers the traditional Theravada Buddhist antidotes and the application of mindfulness or bare attention. There is also poetry by Rumi and Hafiz about love - Robert Beatty

Sunday, October 26, 2014 Duration: 2:04:56 Type: video
#14 Eightfold Path: Intro to Five Hindrances

The five hindrances are: lust, hate, restlessness and agitation, sloth and torpor, and doubt. Every human mind comes equipped with these inner experiences. Unless one learns to use them as fertilizer for awakening, one is very unlikely to practice for long - Robert Beatty

Sunday, October 19, 2014 Duration: 1:27:43 Type: video
#13 Eightfold Path: Mindfulness of Mind

Robert Beatty

Sunday, October 12, 2014 Duration: 2:19:04 Type: video
#12 Eightfold Path: Feeling/Vedena

The second Foundation of Mindfulness. Pleasant and unpleasant, liking and disliking. The vicissitudes of life, the ups and downs are all impersonal - Robert Beatty

Sunday, October 5, 2014 Duration: 52:37 Type: video
#7 Eightfold Path: Wise Action

Robert Beatty

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Duration: 1:08:27 Type: video
#6 Eightfold Path: Wise Speech

Robert Beatty

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Duration: 55:12 Type: video
#11 Eightfold Path: Wise Mindfulness #2 Body

There is no dress rehearsal. This moment is your life. The First Foundation or Domain of Mindfulness is the body. This includes mindfulness of breathing, postures, activities, the 32 parts, the four elements and the stages of dissolution of the body following death. - Robert Beatty

Sunday, September 7, 2014 Duration: 49:41 Type: video