Dependent Origination And Conditioned Mind

All of human life is anicca, impermanent and uncertain. Life in the phenomenal world is ultimately unsatisfactory, dukkha, due to life’s inescapable qualities of impermanence and uncertainty. Arising from a wrong view of life in the phenomenal world, an impermanent and insubstantial “self” is formed…

Salvation-Free Buddhism

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Poems From The Heartwood

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BBCRMC Teaching Staff

Search for: BBCRMC Teaching Staff On February 23, 2020 Jennifer Seiz, Matt Branham, Ram Manders, and Kevin Hart completed our first Becoming Buddha Cross River Meditation Center’s Teachers Training. During our ceremony acknowledging this auspicious event they...

Vipallasa Sutta – Fabrications Explained

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Knowing True Refuge – Three Suttas

Search for: Knowing True Refuge – Three Suttas Knowing True Refuge Two suttas consistently misunderstood, misquoted, and misapplied in modern Buddhism are the Ratana and Kalama Suttas. The common occurrence of adapting, accommodating, and embellishing what an...

Becoming Buddha Spring 2020 True Refuge Online Retreat

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Khanda Sutta Five Clinging-Aggregates

The Five  Clinging-Aggregates are the Buddha’s description of the ongoing personal experience of ignorance of Four Noble Truths and the stress and suffering that follows this initial condition. 

Ratana Sutta – True Refuge

Nearly all schools of Buddhism refer to “The Triple Refuge” or taking refuge in “The Three Jewels.” Refuge is a place or state of mind that is a source of comfort and peace…

Online Forum Comments

These are comments of mine from online Buddhist forums. My intent here is not to disparage other dharmas. My intent is to provide clarity to what an awakened human being actually taught as preserved in the second book of the Pali Canon, the Sutta Pitaka…

Vipassana – Skillful Introspective Insight

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Rahula – The Buddha’s Son – Two Suttas

These are two suttas referencing Rahula, the Buddha’s son, who was born just before Siddhartha he left his home seeking understanding. Now seven years later, the Buddha teaches his seven-year-old son a profound lesson in mindfulness. The second sutta has Rahula describing the results of his own awakening some years later.

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