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Urban Dharma



Kusala Bhikshu and his Urban Dharma; an American born Buddhist monk living in Los Angeles, California. Kusala shares his understanding of Buddhism in a simple, non-technical way through stories, humor and personal insights.



Published: Fri, 18 November 2016 07:04:14 -0700

Last Build Date: Mon, 16 October 2017 10:02:47 -0700

Copyright: 2005-2017
 






"High School Dharma"

Tue, 10 October 2017 11:17:04 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/PVerdesHS_10_9_17z.mp3




"Buddhist Meditation"

Mon, 2 October 2017 10:25:35 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/IBMC10_1_17x.mp3







"Life is Like a JPEG"

Fri, 18 August 2017 14:10:46 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/CSLV8.13.17.mp3




"Being Free"

Sat, 15 July 2017 20:42:41 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/1IBMC-7_2_17.mp3




"Building a Life"

Tue, 6 June 2017 15:28:20 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/01Makingalife.mp3




"The Karma of Waiting"

Sat, 3 June 2017 13:35:34 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS5_28_17x.mp3




"A Good Life"

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:35:37 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/music5.24.17.mp3







"Easter Sunday Dharma Talk"

Tue, 18 April 2017 18:14:41 -0700


Media Files:
http://urbandharma.org/mp4/KusEas.mp4




"Quotes and Kindness"

Sun, 26 February 2017 22:30:09 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS2.26.17x.mp3




"Finding Happiness"

Sat, 11 February 2017 11:45:49 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/01Happiness.mp3










"The Essence of Buddhism"

Sun, 18 December 2016 08:20:44 -0700


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http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/01spiritbudd.mp3




"The Best Way Out"

Tue, 22 November 2016 12:24:41 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/01cslv112016.mp4




"Nirvana vs Enlightenment"

Fri, 18 November 2016 07:04:14 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/Azuza111616x.mp3







"High School Buddhism"

Fri, 14 October 2016 16:12:05 -0700


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http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/03mac101316x.mp3







"Benedict's Dharma 2 - 2003"

Fri, 30 September 2016 07:39:44 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/NH2003.mp4




"Love, Kindness and Compassion"

Mon, 26 September 2016 15:47:34 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS092516x.mp3







"Why Stuff Happens"

Fri, 16 September 2016 14:21:26 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/01dharma.mp4




"God and So Much More"

Fri, 16 September 2016 05:57:51 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/bmh09.15.16.mp3




"Buddhist Wisdom"

Mon, 29 August 2016 09:19:47 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS082816x.mp3




"Being Grateful"

Fri, 29 July 2016 06:55:34 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS7.24.16x.mp3




"The Eight Ways We Suffer"

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:36:14 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/8ways.MP3




"The Meaning of Life"

Tue, 26 April 2016 16:17:21 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ats4.24.16x.mp3




Happiness in Buddhism

Mon, 4 April 2016 09:02:42 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/mp4/happiness4.3.16.mp4




"Who Dies"

Fri, 1 April 2016 16:12:17 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ats32716.mp3







"The Five Reflections"

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 21:03:40 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS012416.MP3




"Path and Journey"

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 09:40:19 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS12.27.15z.mp3




"The Six Perfections"

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:03:11 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/AZ11.23.15a.mp3







"The Week That Was"

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:35:33 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS10.25.15.MP3













"Why Stuff Happens"

Mon, 28 July 2015 17:54:25 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS72715xzx.mp3




"Letting Go"

Sun, 28 June 2015 06:07:40 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS062815x.mp3













Journey as Lifestyle

Fri, 10 April 2015 07:45:47 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/azuza040915r.mp3







A Good Death

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:56:11 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS-022215x.mp3



















The Politics of Rebirth

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:36:01 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS112314.MP3










The Zen Master Said...

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:39:48 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS092814.MP3










Day of the Dead

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:17:36 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS082414.MP3




Who Are You?

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:12:20 -0700


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http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS081114.MP3
















Wisdom in Buddhism

Mon, 23 June 2014 11:39:10 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS062214.MP3










Life and Death

Sun, 25 May 2014 14:49:05 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS052514.MP3




The Four Noble Truths

Mon, 19 May 2014 10:19:05 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/Sunset051814.MP3




The Buddha's Birthday

Sun, 28 Apr 2014 15:58:00 -0700


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http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/ATS042714.MP3










Urban Studies

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/talk4914.mp3







Peace or Happiness

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:14:00 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/PeaceHappiness.mp3







Two Tales of Woe

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:32:00 -0700


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/TalesWoe.mp3







My Journey as a Buddhist

March 29, 2009

My talk at 'Against the Stream / Buddhist Meditation Society' on becoming a Buddhist and what I learned along the way. I spoke at Against the Stream on March 29, 2009.


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/againstthestream.mp3




The Path Is Not The Goal

Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:06:17 -0700

My talk at 'One Spirit' Center for Conscious Living on why the path is not the goal. The featured singer was Margaret Owens, her web site is - www.margaretowens.com - and my harmonica tune was backed my Andy Howe musical director of "One Spirit". - www.OneSpirit.org


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/OS081808.mp3




The Four Immeasurables: Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity.

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 20:35:41 -0700

My talk at 'One Spirit' Center for Conscious Living on the Four Immeasurables and how to use of them in everyday life.


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/OS080308.mp3




Gethsemani III - Reading of the Monastic Statement

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:56:45 -0700

The official G-3 conference statement read by the monastic statement committee at Thomas Merton's hermitage, with original music by Rev. Heng Sure... This was the closing ceremony of the G-3 conference. We made our way from the Abbey of Gethsemani to Thomas Merton's hermitage to read the conference statement on the environment. The music is from Rev. Heng Sure's CD, "Paramita - American Buddhist Folk Music," available from iTunes. The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/earthmusic1A.mp4




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 12

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:46:35 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/RENEE.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 11

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:43:59 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/SEMKYE.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 10

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:41:17 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/HUGH.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 9

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:38:26 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/TATHA.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 8

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:15:53 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/CHARLES.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 7

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:13:18 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/EKO.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 6

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:10:12 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/SUTERA.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 5

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:05:46 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/SURE.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 4

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:36:34 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/JAMES.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 3

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:33:42 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/PUNO.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 2 - Part 2

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:29:42 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/KAZA2.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 2 - Part 1

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:59:00 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/KAZA1.mp3




Gethsemani 3 - Presentation 1

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 22:55:17 -0700

Gethsemani 3, a monastic conference on the environment was held at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky May 27- 31, 2008. Buddhist and Catholic monastic men and women came together to share thoughts on living simply and being green in a world of consumerism. What do monastic men and women have to say about the importance of simplicity, gratitude and inter-connectedness? The G-3 conference web page: www.Gethsemani3.info


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/G3T1.mp3




Pizza and Theology

Wed, 21 May 2008 10:05:48 -0700

A presentation by Sister Benedicta and myself on meditation and contemplation in our religious traditions to the UCLA Catholic and Buddhist clubs. The presentations were made on 5/20/08 in the University Catholic Center at UCLA. It was an evening of pizza, friendship and dialog. The Carmelite Sisters web site - www.carmel-msh.org


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/UCLApizza.mp3




Chadwick School 5-2008

Thu, 08 May 2008 10:33:13 -0700

My talk at Chadwick School on the five precepts, karma and Buddhist perfection. Much thanks to Terry Andrews for the invitation to speak to his class.


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/chadwick0508.mp3




Enlightenment: What a Trip.

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 13:42:21 -0700

My talk at "One Spirit; Center for Conscious Living," on my understanding of enlightenment according to Buddhism. Much thanks to Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones for the invitation to speak and Mr. Andy Howe for backing me up on the blues. Web Site - www.onespirit.org


Media Files:
http://www.urbandharma.org/podcast/OS030908.mp3