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

Search for: Vipallasa Sutta – Fabrications Explained Class 18 - Vipallasa Sutta - Fabrications - Vipassana, Introspective Insight - November 2 2019Vipallasa Sutta Fabrications Explained Talk 1 July 7 2018Vipallasa Sutta Fabrications Explained Talk 2 July 10 2018...

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

Search for: True Refuge spring 2020 Retreat Talks True Refuge Retreat 1 Dhajagga And Nagara Suttas May 1 2020True Refuge Retreat 2 Ariyapariyesana Sutta – The Buddha’s Noble Search for the Noble Path May 2 2020 W_JTrue Refuge Retreat 3 Sariputta Sutta W_Kevin Hart May...

Dhajagga Sutta – True Refuge – The Highest Standard

Search for: Dhajagga Sutta Talks Coming Soon These are the most recent talks on this subject. As of December, 2019, There are more than 600 Dhamma talks on this and other teachings of the Buddha in my audio and video archives: AUDIO ARCHIVEAND PODCAST LIVE...

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

Search for: Vipassana Structured Study Introduction Talks Vipassana - Introspective Insight Class 1 Introduction Talk 1 August 20 2019Class 2 - Introduction - Vipassana - Introspective Insight Class 2 August 24 2019 These are the most recent talks on this subject. As...

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.

Fire Discourse Attachments to Passion

About one month after the Buddha’s first two discourses, he presented The Fire Discourse to approximately 1,000 followers. Upon hearing this short discourse, most of those in attendance awakened…

Simsapa Sutta A Handful Of Leaves

“This is what I teach. I teach these things because they are related to my Dhamma and they support the principles of a life integrated with the Eightfold Path. These things that I teach lead directly to disenchantment, to dispassion…

The Mindfulness of Bahiya

The Buddha was serene, at peace. Bahiya placed himself at the Buddha’s feet and asked: “Teach me the Dhamma Awakened one. Teach me the Dhamma for my long-term welfare and lasting happiness…

The Sambodhi Sutta – The Wings of Self-Awakening

The Sambodhi Sutta teaches the very specific “vipassana” or insight that the Buddha teaches. It is insight into Three Marks Of Existence. These three “marks” or common human characteristics define a person’s life when their minds are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths…

Anuradha Sutta Authentic Dhamma

The Anuradha Sutta is another sutta where the Buddha is asked questions whose basis is rooted wrong views ignorant of Four Noble Truths and Dependent Origination…

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