Suburban Dharma

Suburban Dharma


Latest Episodes

Living and Dying Well
October 15, 2021

A talk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center Los Angeles Sunday service on 10/10/21. In memory of his late friend, Subodha gives a Dharma talk on the seven treasures as a guide to living and

Dealing with the Five Hindrances in Troubled Times
October 01, 2021

A Dharma talk at the International Buddhist Meditation Center Los Angeles Sunday Zoom service on 9/12/21. Tragedies large and small are discussed, including the attack on September 11. The five hindra

The Power of the Present Moment
August 15, 2021

A Dharma talk at the IBMC Sunday service on Zoom, 8/15/21. Subodha shares how the lesson he is preparing for the kids in Dharma school on the Eightfold Path reminded him of a book he read over twenty

Buddhism the Holistic Way
July 25, 2021

A Dharma talk at the IBMC Sunday service on Zoom 7/25/21. Subodha shares some of his thoughts on teaching the Noble Eightfold Path to children at an online Dharma school. This leads to a reflection of

Happiness: The Opposite of Suffering
June 20, 2021

A Dharma talk given at the IBMC Sunday Service on Zoom, 6/20/21. The Buddha's lessons on developing path factors to a reliable happiness and transcend suffering and stress are shared as a contrast to

Paving the Path with the Five Aggregates
May 30, 2021

A Dharma talk at the IBMC Zoom Sunday Service. Subodha talks about the five aggregates not as an objective description of a human being, but as the Buddha's explanation of why we suffer and how to fin

How to Know You Are Making Progress on the Path
April 25, 2021

A Dharma talk at the IBMC Sunday service on Zoom, 4/25/21. Subodha discusses the Devadaha Sutta (SN 22:2) as a good summary of the path and why we follow it. He also talks about meditation and its rol

True Equanimity
March 07, 2021

Subodha gives a Dharma talk at the IBMC Zoom Sunday service on 3-7-21. He shares life lessons with his grandfather and lessons that the Buddha shared with his son. Rahula, on meditation and equanimity. The Sutta discussed is MN 62, Maha Rahulovada Sutta.

Falling in Love with Meditation
February 14, 2021

Subodha gives a talk at the IBMC on 2/14/21, Valentine's Day, about falling in love with meditation and entering into a committed relationship with Buddhist practice by developing the seven factors for awakening. The Khaya Sutta, SN 46:26,

Fear and Terror in the Wilderness
December 06, 2020

A Dharma talk at the International Meditation Center Los Angeles Zoom Sunday service on 11/29/2020. Subodha discusses the fear and anxiety that he felt being alone in the dark as a child and what Buddhism can teach us about how to overcome fear and ter...