Beyond Thinking Mind

12/07/12   Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “Suffering is self-created. That’s it. You made it. You created the suffering…but I’m not blaming you. I’m giving you hope.” Topics covered include the first noble truth, criticizing mind, identifying as thinking mind, and who watches the breath. With a question and answer period at the end,Continue reading “Beyond Thinking Mind”

The Cessation of Hatred

12/06/12   Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me. In those who harbor such thoughts, hatred will never cease. He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me. In those who do not harbor such thoughts, hatred will cease. For hatred does not ceaseContinue reading “The Cessation of Hatred”

Meditation for Humanity

12/17/11   From this talk: “Meditation’s not a personal thing anymore..as humanity itself, we should meditate to advance one step further. It means from the world of thinking mind. Now everywhere…we are already reaching the limit…[there are] so many environmental problems, so many psychological problems. So now humanity, as a race, we are already reaching someContinue reading “Meditation for Humanity”

Living as Blue Sky

12/09/12   Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “We are Blue Sky from the beginning, but with our thinking mind we couldn’t understand. Why? Because our thinking mind can understand only the world of form. Why? Because our thinking mind itself is form.” Topics covered include remembering one’s original intention, the power of No andContinue reading “Living as Blue Sky”

Meditation and True Mindfulness (video)

The view from the Blue Sky…. part of a talk given by Ven. Ryodo Yamashita on 12/18/2011 in Mumbai, India To hear the rest of this talk, or to hear more One Dharma talks from Yamashita-sensei, please visit: www.onedharmainternational.com The One Dharma International Podcast is available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o…

We and They

Dharma Talk 12/03/11  New Delhi, India  From this talk: “Before being whatever religion, you’re just a human being. You have a body, you have a mind, you have this reality. We have a heart, and sometimes it’s painful. Let’s come back to this reality itself.” Topics covered include interdependence, connections with traditions and teachers, problems withContinue reading “We and They”