Dharma Talks

Managing the Shadow in our Lives

Kate Staples

Sunday, October 4, 2015 Duration: 1:01:17 Type: audio
Community, Love, Volunteers

This Sunday was devoted to honoring our volunteers. Robert described the community aspect of PIMC - Robert Beatty

Sunday, September 27, 2015 Duration: 2:13:30 Type: video
Wise Effort

Wise Effort is the sixth factor of the Buddha's Eightfold Path. We can make any number of efforts in our lives while seeking fulfillment and happiness. The Buddha discovered that true happiness comes from making the effort to cultivate "wholesome" factors of mind and to restrain the "unwholesome" - Robert Beatty

Sunday, September 20, 2015 Duration: 51:45 Type: video
Worldview - Wise Understanding

The filters through which we view the world are fundamental in how we behave and what goals we seek. Wise understanding is both the beginning and blossoming of the Eightfold Path - Robert Beatty

Sunday, September 13, 2015 Duration: 1:11:46 Type: video
Impermanence as a Practice

Robert Beatty

Sunday, September 6, 2015 Duration: 1:58:53 Type: video
Ruth Denison Memorial

Ruth Denison passed away February 26, 2015. Her memorial service and cremation took place in Yucca Valley California March 21, 2015.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Duration: 2:25:03 Type: video
All the World is a Stage

Shakespeare's famous statement concerning life being a sort of dream. The ongoing flow of life from the pleasant and desirable to the unpleasant and undesirable. Application of meditation for stress management, psychological and emotional growth, spiritual understanding and freedom - Robert Beatty

Sunday, August 9, 2015 Duration: 2:05:46 Type: video
Present Moment

Robert Beatty

Sunday, August 2, 2015 Duration: 1:53:12 Type: video
Grand Tour: Spectrum Meditation

This is the entire Sunday morning meditation at PIMC. The Dharma talk is a guided meditation that guides one through the entire spectrum of practice from beginner to effortless presence. - Robert Beatty

Sunday, May 24, 2015 Duration: 2:12:05 Type: video
Jon Aaron Guest Speaker Sunday, May 10, 2015 Duration: 1:16:05 Type: video
Practice NOW and with Everything that happens

These are the fundamental instructions that make Insight Meditation a way of life rather than a simple relaxation practice. Every single event of a lifetime is grist for the mill of awakening once one realizes how to work with it. - Robert Beatty

Sunday, April 19, 2015 Duration: 1:03:36 Type: video
Five Remembrances, Honesty, Fully Incarnated

Practices to help us fully incarnate. "Honesty" by David Whyte. Five daily contemplations from the Buddha - Robert Beatty

Sunday, April 19, 2015 Duration: 1:56:17 Type: video
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