DHARMA TALKS

Dharma Talks

Below are Dharma Talks offered by our Guiding Teacher Marjolein Janssen and Guest Teachers.

These talks have been recorded during IMCR sangha gatherings, like on Tuesday evenings.

Dharma Talks given before May 2023 can be found on Marjolein’s website.

The Noble Eightfold Path - Wise Speech (part 2 of 2)

Speech is an important aspect of our lives. The Buddha has practical advice on how to engage in speech that is wise and wholesome. This is part 2 of 2. Both parts can be listened to independent of each other.

The Noble Eightfold Path - Wise Speech (part 1 of 2)

Speech is an important aspect of our lives. The Buddha has practical advice on how to engage in speech that is wise and wholesome. This is part 1 of 2. Both parts can be listened to independent of each other.

The Noble Eightfold Path - Wise Livelihood

The teachings on what wise livelihood is are very rich and go deeper than one might think at first.

The Noble Eightfold Path - A High Level Overview

In this talk a high level overview of the Noble Eightfold Path. This talk give the greater brush strokes of the Path and goes deeper into the topics of virtue, wisdom and meditation.

Overcoming the Three Defilements With Help of The Five Faculties

The three defilments are also called “the three unwholesome roots of existence”, they are: greed, aversion and delusion. With the help of the Five Faculties (faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom) we can overcome these three mind states.

The Five Faculties - An Essay by Bhikkhu Bodhi

An Essay by renowned Buddhist scholar Bhikkhu Bodhi about the Five Faculties, read and commented on by Marjolein Janssen. This is the link to the article.

The Five Faculties

An overview of the Five Faculties: faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom. These five aspects need to be developed and brought into balance with each other in our practice.

Practice in Daily Life

Often we think of meditation as sitting on a cushion for X amount of time. However the Buddha points out that we can be mindful during daily activities as well. We can bring our practice to our everyday lives, from the moment we get up out of bed until the moment we fall asleep.

The Hindrances: Doubt

The five classical hindrances in Buddhism are: sensual desire, ill will, sloth&torpor, restlessness&remorse, and doubt. During a series of talks we’ll go deeper into each one these. This time a deep dive into “Doubt”.

The Hindrances: Restlessness & Worry

The five classical hindrances in Buddhism are: sensual desire, ill will, sloth&torpor, restlessness&remorse, and doubt. During a series of talks we’ll go deeper into each one these. This time a deep dive into “Restlessness & Worry”.

The Hindrances: Sloth & Torpor

The five classical hindrances in Buddhism are: sensual desire, ill will, sloth&torpor, restlessness&remorse, and doubt. During a series of talks we’ll go deeper into each one these. This time a deep dive into “Sloth & Torpor”.

The Hindrances: Ill Will

The five classical hindrances in Buddhism are: sensual desire, ill will, sloth&torpor, restlessness&remorse, and doubt. During a series of talks we’ll go deeper into each one these. This time a deep dive into “Ill Will”.

The Hindrances: Sensual Desire

The five classical hindrances in Buddhism are: sensual desire, ill will, sloth&torpor, restlessness&remorse, and doubt. During a series of talks we’ll go deeper into each one these. This time a deep dive into “Sensual Desire”.

Dealing with Difficulty (RAIN)

The acronym RAIN is explored as a way to deal with difficult emotions and feelings.

The Four Noble Truths: The Third Noble Truth (part 2 of 2)

Series on The Four Noble Truths. After discussing the first, second and fourth noble truths, we now discuss the Third Noble Truth: the end of unsatisfactoriness. [Note: the first 5 minutes and 20 seconds the microphone was not properly attached, you can skip this part if the sound is not good enough.]

The Four Noble Truths: The Third Noble Truth (part 1 of 2)

Series on The Four Noble Truths. After discussing the first, second and fourth noble truths, we now discuss the Third Noble Truth: the end of unsatisfactoriness.

The Four Noble Truths: The Fourth Noble Truth

Series on The Four Noble Truths. After discussing the first and second noble truths, we first take a look at the Fourth Noble Truth: the Path leading to the end of unsatisfactoriness. In the following talks the Third Noble Truth will be discussed.

The Four Noble Truths: The Second Noble Truth

Series on The Four Noble Truths. The Second Noble Truth: the cause of unsatisfactoriness is craving.

The Four Noble Truths: The First Noble Truth

Series on The Four Noble Truths. The First Noble Truth: there is unsatisfactoriness.

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