The Buddha's teaching on karma is almost universally misunderstood. With a superficial understanding, and some fundamental misinterpretation it is possible to use this teaching to foster guilt and shame, and ultimately a sense of powerlessness or failure. In fact, teaching on karma empowers us to respond to our present situation with skillfulness and compassion in such a way that it leads us toward a happier future - Robert BeattySunday, May 18, 2014 Duration: 52:08 Type: video
Kate StaplesSunday, May 4, 2014 Duration: 41:41 Type: audio
Robert Beatty - An Exploration of the Forty Ennobling Truth: The Eightfold Path: and the First Characteristic of Existence, Impermanence (Anicca)Sunday, April 27, 2014 Duration: 1:01:35 Type: video
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
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
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?
Robert BeattySunday, January 26, 2014 Duration: ~48 min Type: audio
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
Robert BeattySunday, December 22, 2013 Duration: 24:54 Type: video
Cultivating balance and acceptance with a warm heart and boundless compassion - Robert BeattySunday, December 22, 2013 Duration: 53:05 Type: video
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 BeattySunday, December 15, 2013 Duration: 1:10:56 Type: video
Robert BeattySunday, December 8, 2013 Duration: 51:25 Type: video
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 BeattySunday, December 1, 2013 Duration: 50:20 Type: video
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 BeattySunday, November 17, 2013 Duration: 53:12 Type: video
Robert BeattySunday, November 10, 2013 Duration: ~50 min Type: audio
Robert BeattySunday, September 22, 2013 Duration: 1:08:56 Type: video
Robert BeattySunday, August 11, 2013 Duration: 51:16 Type: video
A compassionate perspective on spiritual development that includes human frailty and the shadow. There is a reading of the children's book Moody Cow and an excerpt from Jack Kornfield's After the Ecstasy the Laundry. Group members speak of their experience - Robert BeattySunday, August 4, 2013 Duration: 53:53 Type: video
Recorded live on my iPad on 8/4/13 at 9:11 AM PDT - Robert BeattySunday, August 4, 2013 Duration: 49:16 Type: video
Robert responds to a question from someone who has done Goenka style retreats concerning how to bring the practice into daily life - Robert BeattySunday, July 28, 2013 Duration: 48:56 Type: video