Awakening to the Fourth Noble Truth

The Buddha taught that Awakening to the Fourth Noble Truth means that The Noble Eightfold Path has been developed. In the Samyutta Nikaya 56.11, [1] Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Truth in Motion, The Buddha describes awakening very simply and directly…

Shamatha Vipassana Meditation

A guided recording and instruction on Shamatha-Vipassana meditation developing profound concentration supporting refined mindfulness of the Eightfold Path…

A Prince Becomes a Buddha

Siddartha Guatama was born into a royal family of a small kingdom, the Shakyan republic. His hometown, Kapilavastu was in what is now southern Nepal on the Indian border…

The Truth Of Happiness Course Talk on The Fire Discourse

About a month later the Buddha presented The Fire Discourse. At the time there were many different cuts, one of which was a cult that used fire worship in their rituals. The Buddha used this as metaphor to teach how we become aflame with passion through contact with our six-sense base. ..

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…

TOH Week Five Saturday Q&A

This is a recording of the Truth Of Happiness course week five Saturday class discussion and Q&A on developing the Eightfold Path as the broader framework for Shamatha-Vipassana meditation in the context of the Four Noble Truths. This is a recording of our Sangha discussion on the virtuous factors of the Eightfold Path and was recorded in Frenchtown NJ on January 2, 2016.

TOH Tuesday Closing Talk

This is the closing talk for our Tuesday Truth Of Happiness ten-week Dhamma Study. This talk summarizes the dhamma study and includes very insightful Sangha Q&A and comments.

TOH Week Ten Tuesday Sangha Q&A

This is a recording of the Truth Of Happiness course week ten Tuesday class discussion and Q&A on developing the Eightfold Path as the broader framework for Shamatha-Vipassana meditation in the context of the Four Noble Truths. This is a recording of our Sangha discussion on The Five Hindrances.