Dharma Talks

#2 Eightfold Path: The Four Enobling Truths

Robert Beatty - The Second Talk in a series of 20 + talks on the Eightfold Path of the Buddha. The Four Noble Truths are the core of the Buddha's teaching. By looking deeply into suffering and its cause (craving) one can diminish suffering. Ultimately this strategy toward suffering takes one to awakening and the development of love and compassion.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Duration: 59:54 Type: video
#1 Eightfold Path: Introduction and Overview

Robert Beatty - Talk# 1 in a series of 20+ talks on the Noble Eightfold Path of the Buddha. From Wise Understanding to Wise Concentration this path is a model of spiritual development which begins where we are right now and leads toward the experience of the Buddha.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 Duration: 49:06 Type: video
Contemplating Feelings and Mind Internally and Externally

Robert Beatty - The Satipatthana Suttra explains with great clarity how to set oneself free from identification from liking/disliking and mental states and moods. It goes further to explain how by being aware of the arising and passing of feelings and moods in another we can live happier lives.

Sunday, March 30, 2014 Duration: 1:06:08 Type: video
Five Questions

Robert Beatty - 

1. What is a happy life?
2. How does one find a teacher? Is it necessary?
3. How does one act and progress in life if accepting the present is emphasized?
4. Can awareness be on the breath and wandering at the same time?
5. How does the Dharma encourage joy, beauty or creativity?

Sunday, March 16, 2014 Duration: 2:07:22 Type: video
Concentration and Pain

Robert Beatty

Sunday, March 9, 2014 Duration: 2:16:27 Type: video
Mindfulness of Body: Impermanance

Robert Beatty

Sunday, March 2, 2014 Duration: 2:09:15 Type: video
Refuge

Robert Beatty

Sunday, February 2, 2014 Duration: 52:58 Type: video
Mindfulness of Breathing

Robert Beatty

Sunday, January 26, 2014 Duration: ~48 min Type: audio
Feeling: Vedena. Learning to ride the waves

Moody Cow Returns: Every sense contact is either pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. We an spend our lives desperately trying to have only the pleasant or learn to surf the waves - Robert Beatty.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 Duration: 49:27 Type: video
Q and A: Concentration and Wisdom

How much concentration is enough - Robert Beatty.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 Duration: 26:26 Type: video
Everything in Change

Engage fully in the mysterious flow of life in which everything is miraculously arising and passing away.

Sunday, December 29, 2013 Duration: 51:05 Type: video
Meditation

Robert Beatty

Sunday, December 22, 2013 Duration: 24:54 Type: video
Equanimity: Ease Amidst Life's ups and downs

Cultivating balance and acceptance with a warm heart and boundless compassion - Robert Beatty

Sunday, December 22, 2013 Duration: 53:05 Type: video
Old Age: Lets Dance While We Still have have feet...

I just returned from several days in the desert with my 91 year old teacher. The precious essence of each moment is blazing. Old age, decay and death are not just Buddhist ideas. They actually exist. Lots of death and loss in my life right now - Robert Beatty

Sunday, December 15, 2013 Duration: 1:10:56 Type: video
Precepts: Guides to Happiness

Robert Beatty

Sunday, December 8, 2013 Duration: 51:25 Type: video
A Friend Passes Away: Four Truths

Wake up call with friend passing away in car accident. Four Noble Truths as a path to awakening. Engage life more and more fully in the present moment - Robert Beatty

Sunday, December 1, 2013 Duration: 50:20 Type: video
True Happiness Through Practice

A study of how to use the Eightfold Path of the Buddha to live a happy life of engagement with the world - Robert Beatty

Sunday, November 17, 2013 Duration: 1:01:35 Type: video
Ritual and Non-Ritual

In this moment we find ourselves at the junction of descending ritual in the form of tradition and the arising of the inspiration of the life of this moment. If we have only the former there is fundamentalism and rigidity. With only ascending ritual if the moment there is chaos. If we remain in the tension of these two poles the "transcendent third" or the ritual that enlivens emerges - Robert Beatty

Sunday, November 17, 2013 Duration: 53:12 Type: video
Craving

Robert Beatty

Sunday, November 17, 2013 Duration: 56:06 Type: video
Ritual and Chanting

Robert Beatty

Sunday, November 10, 2013 Duration: ~50 min Type: audio