Dharma Talks

#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
#10 Eightfold Path: Wise Mindfulness

Robert Beatty

Sunday, August 31, 2014 Duration: 1:03:55 Type: video
#8 Eightfold Path: Wise Livelihood

The Fifth Facet of the Eightfold Past: Is my livelihood supportive of my spiritual development? How can work become spiritual practice? - Robert Beatty

Sunday, August 10, 2014 Duration: 2:30:25 Type: video
#9 Eightfold Path: Wise Effort

Wise Effort is the Sixth factor of the Buddhas Eightfold Path. He discovered that the effort to restrain greed, hatred and delusion and to cultivate non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion was what leads to happiness and liberation. Robert Beatty

Sunday, August 3, 2014 Duration: 45:08 Type: video
Hurry Sickness

Where is the Fire? Why is it that we are so often in a hurry? Why do we have to be so "efficient" all the time? This is a talk reflecting upon the Second Noble Truth of the Buddha pointing out how "leaning into the future" and having "completion lust" causes suffering. Happiness lies in living now for now...just that. As the Buddha said, "Try to live in the present moment" - Robert Beatty

Sunday, July 27, 2014 Duration: 43:45 Type: video

Robert Beatty

Sunday, June 8, 2014 Duration: 38:25 Type: video
Q and A

Robert Beatty

Sunday, June 1, 2014 Duration: 51:58 Type: video
#5 Eightfold Path: Dependent Origination

The core teaching of the Buddha. Dependent Origination provides a model for understanding how mindfulness provides a window of opportunity to influence our future. An investigation of the nature of the self, karma, rebirth and liberation - Robert Beatty

Sunday, May 25, 2014 Duration: 53:33 Type: video