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2016-04-28 The Story of Devadatta: Lust for Power in the Buddha's Time 52:58
  James Baraz
Devadatta, the Buddha's cousin and brother-in-law, joined the Order in the early years with good intentions. Over time his jealousy and obsession with power turned him into the Buddha's main enemy. This dramatic story, reading like a Hollywood screenplay, gives us lessons in just what hunger for power can drive someone to do and the Buddha's wise responses to the various threats he faced.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2016-04-24 Equanimity: Finding Balance in Our Practice 2:55:56
  James Baraz
This daylong includes general talks on the theme of cultivating equanimity into your dharma practice. In addition to the talks and discussion, I offer the following practices with instructions that can be used to incline the mind toward equanimity (edited to remove lengthy periods of silence during the guided meditations): Practice #1 - Seeing things as they are Practice #2 - Looking through the lens of impermanence Practice #3 - Looking through the lens of vedana (feeling tone; 2nd foundation of mindfulness) Practice #4 - Equanimity with Big Mind meditation Practice #5 - Equanimty using traditional Brahma Viharas phrases
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2016-04-24 Embodied awareness 37:00
  Thanissara
Mindfulness of body and feeling. Working the jhana factors as support
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2016-04-23 Remembering to be here 58:25
  Thanissara
Journey into consciousness and presence through the use of attention and metta
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2016-04-23 Might there be another way? 42:41
  Kittisaro
Reflections on Viveka. -- Withdrawal and simplification, subduing longing and stress with regard to the world. Grounding gathering, cultivation of samadhi.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2016-04-21 Sacred Activism Part 5: The Seven Laws of Sacred Practice 61:56
  James Baraz
Andrew Harvey's seven mystical laws that both define what sacred activism is and shape its mysterious power and success in the world.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2016-04-21 Daily Life Jhana 38:21
  Ajahn Sucitto
People often have the idea that one practices “concentration” to achieve “special meditative states of mind” called jhana, but Ajahn Sucitto points out that in fact jhana is a daily life practice of absorbing into the wholesomeness of nature that leads to the embodiment of samadhi – a unified state of the heart. This talk was offered on April 21, 2016 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
Abhayagiri Monastery

2016-04-20 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 1 - An Introduction 61:57
  Donald Rothberg
We examine the nature of the judgmental mind, its relationship to discernment, the importance of working with the judgmental mind, and some practical ways to begin transforming the judgmental mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2016-04-18 Grief, Love and Groundlessness 53:49
  Matthew Brensilver
Audio recording of the Monday night class on April 18, 2016 with Matthew Brensilver.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2016-04-17 Reflecting on Metta 56:15
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center

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