Dharma Talks

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Rude Awakening

Presented by: 
Karen Vielle

The title of my dharma talk this morning is Rude Awakening and it’s about chickens.  Some of you know that Paul and I have officially become urban farmers.  Earlier this spring we brought home 3 one-day old baby chicks from the feed store, to raise as egg laying hens.  It was still very cold in early March and so we were told that we could keep them in a protected, heated area of the house for up to 6 weeks before moving them outside.  That gave us plenty of time to build a coop and fenced yard, or so we thought. 

The Dharma of Dylan

Presented by: 
Karen Vielle

Good morning. Some of you know that I’m a big Bob Dylan fan. I can listen to the same songs over and over and have a line or phrase pop out to me in a new way every time. I’ll find myself thinking, “That’s a really Buddhist statement”. In fact I have a scrap of paper and a pencil in my car, which is where I usually listen to music. When these random lines stand out to me as representing a Buddhist thought on any given day, I jot them down. I’ve always wanted to write a dharma talk based on these quotes and call it, “The Dharma of Dylan”. The trouble with that idea is that only people who also recognized the song lines would get it. So, here is a much simpler attempt to incorporate one phrase into a dharma talk. The Dharma of Dylan.

New Year’s Resolutions

Presented by: 
Karen Vielle

It’s the end of January.  Some of you may have made New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of the month and are finding your resolve starting to fade.  I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions and I think it has something to do with the word “resolution”.  In my dharma talk this morning, I’m going to talk about the difference between a resolution, which seems very Western and ego centered to me, and an intention, which I believe represents a much more Buddhist approach.

Thubten Chodron Dharma Talk - 11-21-2010

Artist: 
Thubten Chodron

11-22-2009 Adult Dharma Talk

Only the Adult Dharma Talk portion of the 11-22-2009 service

Artist: 
James Boyd

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