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2017-05-25 "Appreciating our Benefactors" 47:42
  James Baraz
It’s important to recognize and appreciate all the support we receive in our spiritual practice as well as in our lives. If practice sometimes seems like a solitary experience we’re not realizing all the ways that life has been supporting us. This can be an on-going rich source of inspiration in our spiritual development and growth. We’ll explore various practices and reflections to make this come alive.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2017-05-24 I Would Have Wanted More, But I Never Wanted Other (Drop-in at Spirit Rock) 2:04:21
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-05-23 Refuges & Precepts & Introduction to Chanting Them (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:06
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on one way of understanding the refuges and precepts. It also introduces the practice of chanting the refuges and precepts.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings on the Path of Awakening

2017-05-20 Three Tenets for a Happy Life 23:26
  Ayya Santacitta
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2017-05-20 When the Sun Rises; Waking Up 46:37
  Mary Grace Orr
Waking up and what we see.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Angela Center) Living Awareness Through Embodiment and Heart

2017-05-19 Mindfulness-Wisdom 50:36
  Heather Sundberg
An introduction to A Map of Awareness from the Thai Forest Tradition: Sati-Mindfulness-Mahi Sati (Great Mindfulness), Sati Panna (Mindfulness Wisdom), Panna-Vimutti (Wisdom which leads to release). Includes teachings on how to approach teachings and practices of awareness, how to use the Three Characteristics, (impermanence, unsatisfactotoriness, not self) to decrease and release activity of the Defilements (greed, hatred and delusion) and a fun experiential exercise based on a teaching from Ajahn Chah about letting go. For more information about these teachings, visit Heather's website and look up Talks, Retreat Schedule and ongoing trainings on MahaSati.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Angela Center) Living Awareness Through Embodiment and Heart

2017-05-18 "Courage: An Essential Quality of Practice" 52:25
  James Baraz
The Buddha spoke of waking up as going "against the stream" in order to see things with fresh eyes. One essential ingredient of the spiritual journey is courage required to grow and be willing to step outside of our comfort zones. Being a spiritual warrior means facing our deepest fears, dealing with loss, opening to the places inside we'd rather not see and trusting that your awareness can meet any moment that arises. We explore this topic in our dharma practice as it manifests on and off the cushion.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2017-05-18 A Long Lineage 51:40
  John Travis
John shares stories of his own personal lineage of practice from elders of the Thai Forest Tradition, including teaching based on Ajahn Chah's 'taking the one seat'.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Angela Center) Living Awareness Through Embodiment and Heart

2017-05-18 Mindfulness Guided Meditation and Q&A 67:49
  Mark Coleman
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

2017-05-18 Guided Mindfulness Practice 1:23:08
  Oren J. Sofer
Basic Instructions for Mindfulness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

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