Dharma Talks

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
#4 Eightfold Path: Karma

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 Beatty

Sunday, May 18, 2014 Duration: 52:08 Type: video

Kate Staples

Sunday, May 4, 2014 Duration: 41:41 Type: audio
#3 Eightfold Path: Fourth Truth and Impermanence (Anicca)

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
#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
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
Mindfulness of Breathing

Robert Beatty

Sunday, January 26, 2014 Duration: ~48 min Type: audio
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

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
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
Ritual and Chanting

Robert Beatty

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

Robert Beatty

Sunday, September 22, 2013 Duration: 1:08:56 Type: video