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IMCB Regular Talks

Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

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2011-05-05 The Five Aggregates 53:10
  Tempel Smith
The Five Aggregates
2011-05-12 TIME: the mysterious and wonderful thing without which we could not survive 56:03
  Susan Moon
Susan reflects on the mysterious and wonderful thing without which we could not survive: TIME! She introduces the idea of deep time in which we have access to infinite time in the present moment. The talk is illustrated with Zen stories and personal experiences. Sue concludes the talk with a reading from her most recent book: This is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Dignity and Humor. The evening ends with questions and comments from the sangha.
2011-05-19 Embodying Passion Through Expression 53:52
  James Baraz
There is a certain aliveness that comes when we speak honestly in a vulnerable, yet clear communication. It aligns us with our truth and we become authentic and wisely powerful. But it's often not easy to do that. I've based this talk on my son Adam's final thesis from Naropa University where he recently graduated with a B.A. in somatic and contemplative psychology. I was quite impressed and moved by it. It made me think. I wanted to share it as we explore Wise Speech together.
2011-05-26 The Gifts of Retreat Practice 55:55
  Gil Fronsdal
Guest speaker Gil Fronsdal shares his reflections on the benefit of retreat practice and the vision for his new Retreat Center in Scotts Valley: Insight Retreat Center.
2011-06-02 Atammayatta: The Last Word and Final Sword of Buddhism 49:19
  James Baraz
The Buddhist concept of Atammayata or "unconcoctibility" literally means "not made of that." The revered 20th Century master Ajahn Buddhadasa called this principle, "the last word and final sword of Buddhism."
2011-06-09 Intimacy with all things 56:19
  Debra Chamberlin-Taylor
2011-06-16 Shifting the Focus: From In Here to Out There 57:54
  James Baraz
It’s very easy to get trapped in the web of “selfing” which is the one step from self-consciousness. How can we shift the focus so that our interactions with others opens us to true connection?
2011-06-23 No Part Left Out 34:18
  Janet Keyes
Janet shares reflections on her meditation practice followed by a lively discussion with the audience on our individual practices.
2011-06-30 You're Already Free! 48:51
  Anam Thubten
You're Already Free!
2011-07-07 You Have a Choice 49:35
  James Baraz
We each have our own unique journey. While there are as many different possibilities as there are people, we have a choice whether to go through life as a heavy assignment or as an extraordinary adventure of awakening. If we're fortunate enough to discover a spiritual path that supports the latter, we want to make the most of our opportunity.
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