The first of the Five Hindrances is Lust, sense desire, craving, or wanting. This talk covers the traditional Theravada Buddhist antidotes and the application of mindfulness or bare attention. There is also poetry by Rumi and Hafiz about love - Robert BeattySunday, October 26, 2014 Duration: 2:04:56 Type: video
The five hindrances are: lust, hate, restlessness and agitation, sloth and torpor, and doubt. Every human mind comes equipped with these inner experiences. Unless one learns to use them as fertilizer for awakening, one is very unlikely to practice for long - Robert BeattySunday, October 19, 2014 Duration: 1:27:43 Type: video
Robert BeattySunday, October 12, 2014 Duration: 2:19:04 Type: video
The second Foundation of Mindfulness. Pleasant and unpleasant, liking and disliking. The vicissitudes of life, the ups and downs are all impersonal - Robert BeattySunday, October 5, 2014 Duration: 52:37 Type: video
Robert BeattyTuesday, September 16, 2014 Duration: 1:08:27 Type: video
Robert BeattyTuesday, September 16, 2014 Duration: 55:12 Type: video
There is no dress rehearsal. This moment is your life. The First Foundation or Domain of Mindfulness is the body. This includes mindfulness of breathing, postures, activities, the 32 parts, the four elements and the stages of dissolution of the body following death. - Robert BeattySunday, September 7, 2014 Duration: 49:41 Type: video
Robert BeattySunday, August 31, 2014 Duration: 1:03:55 Type: video
The Fifth Facet of the Eightfold Past: Is my livelihood supportive of my spiritual development? How can work become spiritual practice? - Robert BeattySunday, August 10, 2014 Duration: 2:30:25 Type: video
Wise Effort is the Sixth factor of the Buddhas Eightfold Path. He discovered that the effort to restrain greed, hatred and delusion and to cultivate non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion was what leads to happiness and liberation. Robert BeattySunday, August 3, 2014 Duration: 45:08 Type: video
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 BeattySunday, July 27, 2014 Duration: 43:45 Type: video
Robert BeattySunday, June 8, 2014 Duration: 38:25 Type: video
Robert BeattySunday, June 1, 2014 Duration: 51:58 Type: video
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 BeattySunday, May 25, 2014 Duration: 53:33 Type: video
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 BeattySunday, May 18, 2014 Duration: 52:08 Type: video
Kate StaplesSunday, May 4, 2014 Duration: 41:41 Type: audio
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
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
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
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?