August 26, 2019

Dharma Talk: Oneness

This dharma talk explores the concept of oneness. It is common for Buddhists to consider the concept of not-self: there is no I nor me, rather we are a whole Here we consider what this means pragmatically, in our day to day life, through the example of how people come together during times of great stress.

The dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on August 18th, 2019.

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This dharma talk explores what it means to live in the moment. How do we identify what action we should engage with to be in the current moment? How do we balance having a plan for the future with living in the moment?

This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on August 25th, 2019.
 
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This dharma talk explores the sessionation from suffering that arises when we let go of selfish grasping. Loenard Cohen's comments and thoughts on a zen practice are used as the basis for the discussion.

This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on July 7th, 2019.
 
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This dharma talk explors the meaning of Zen. It discusses what it means to live in fully in each moment. Consideration is given to some of the common misconceptions about Zen.
 
This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on July 7th, 2019.
 
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What is Buddhism? This dharma talk explains the core principles of Buddhism - the four nobel truthes and the eight fold path. These concepts are discussed from the Pragmatic Buddhist postion that utilizes  Western pragmatism to understand the dharma.
 
This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on June 23rd, 2019.
 
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When we feel discomfort with another, it is us who brings the discomfort and not them. This dharma talk explores what it means to accept that discomfort and use it as the first steps to change.
 
This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on June 16th, 2019.
 
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This dharma talk explores the challenge of understanding emotional presence.

This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on June 9th, 2019.
 
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What are the different faces of compassion? Do we use a different face of compassion for ourselves than the one we show others?
 
This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on May 19th 2019.
 
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What does it mean when someone calls themselves an agnostic?
 
This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on May 5th 2019.
 
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Images of serenity are synonymous with zen. This talk explores the relationship between skilful action and serenity: when is taking action the serene thing to do?

This dharma talk took place at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism on May 12th 2019.
 
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