Becoming Explained – The Loka, Bhava, and Mula Suttas

There is much confusion as to the meaning of “becoming.” Due to this confusion, great license is taken in interpreting what is meant by becoming as taught by the Buddha. This confusion and the following misapplication of the Dhamma can be avoided by simply looking at the Buddha’s own words from the following three sutta’s…

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…

How We Teach And Practice Dhamma

Search for: How We Teach And Practice Dhamma OUR SUGGESTED DHAMMA PRACTICEContinuing Right Effort We suggest two Jhana meditation sessions a day using the recordings linked below  to continually reinforce the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as your Jhana practice....

Current & Upcoming Dhamma Class Suttas / Topics

Search for: Current & Upcoming Dhamma Class Suttas / Topics Curren & Upcoming Dhamma Class Suttas/Topics  Current Dhamma Review: Dhammapada, Concise Dhamma Instruction Shunyata - Three Discourses On Emptiness Begins June 20   Wise Restraint - Understanding...

BBCRMC Spring 2023 Anapanasati Sutta Retreat

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The Nidana Sutta – Ending The Defilements

In the Nidana Sutta, the Buddha focuses on recognizing and abandoning the Three Defilements of greed, aversion, and deluded thinking. All three of the defilements are rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths and the resulting ongoing self-referential “I-making”…

Three Trainings For Liberation – The Sikkha Sutta

The Sikh Sutta teaches the the Eightfold Path is a path that incorporates the three aspects or trainings necessary for becoming Rightly Self-Awakened as the Buddha instructs. The Eightfold Path is a training in developing heightened virtue, heightened concentration, and heightened wisdom…

Sustenance For Awakening – Ahara Sutta

Rather than avoid responsibility for these hindrances through modern “dharma” practices, the Buddha taught the why and how of applying the Dhamma in specific direct, skillful, and highly effective Eightfold Path. I..

The Nagara Sutta – The Buddha Describes His Awakening

The Nagara Sutta is remarkable in its simplicity in describing Dependent Origination in a practically applied way. In this sutta the Buddha clearly shows how ignorance of Four Noble Truths and of The Three Marks of existence “originates” the process that all manner of disappointment, unsatisfactoriness, distraction, and suffering – in a word Dukkha – is “dependent” on…

Vimala – A Courtesan Unbound

This poem describes the nun Vimala’s awakening, gaining full human maturity. Through developing the Eightfold Path, [2] Vimala, abandoned all self-referential views rooted in ignorance of Four Noble Truths [3] and gained release from self-imposed suffering…

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