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Dharma Talks in English
2014-08-30 Reflection. Technique-Skill-Attitude. The Myth of the Present Moment - Sati as Relationship. Bhaddekaratta gathā - Verses on a single excellent night. 23:25
  Akincano Marc Weber
On having a relationship with one’s mind: About the necessity and the limitations of technique, the role of skill and attitude in the meditative process. The (false) myth of "now“ and the difference between 'the present moment' and a 'presently arisen state‘. (Verses of M 131-134)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-29 The Pathless Path 60:02
  Howard Cohn
Opening to life as it is. Learning how to navigate and realize the four noble truths...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat

2014-08-29 On the 4 Paths to empowerment. A fresh look at the teaching on iddhipāda. 47:07
  Akincano Marc Weber
The "bases of power“ or the 4 paths to empowerment a) in the context of the suttas and b) in the context of everyday life. A non-canonical detour that maps the pattern of the "empowerment won by ardency, perseverance and concentration of desire / energy / mind / discernment“ with the archetypes; a and a possible reflection on the pattern of seeking success and empowerment in our own life.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-29 Reflection. (A) Fire simile: When and when not practice some of the awakening factors. (B) What do hindrances feed on? What are the nutriments of the awakening factors? What the texts and commentaries say. 31:25
  Akincano Marc Weber
(A) Short exposition of S 53,3 / S v 112: When to practice which particular awakening factors. (B) Exposition of S 51,1 / S v 102-105: a look at a terse text and a commentary’s helpful suggestions.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-28 The What, Why and How of Dharma Practice 59:45
  James Baraz
Coming to retreat people often ask themselves "What are we doing and why?" This talk explains the basic principles of vipassana, why it's so transformative and attitudes that support the deepening of that transformation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat

2014-08-28 Reflection. Dhammānupassanā. Contemplation of Mindobjects and States. 24:49
  Akincano Marc Weber
Structural difference of the 4th satipaṭṭhāna in comparison to the other three. Focusing on the nivāraṇa (hindrances) and bojjhaṅga (awakening factors) as possibilities for inquiry and investigation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-27 Loving Truth - The Power of Investigation 1:19:21
  Tara Brach
A key element in spiritual awakening is wise and compassionate investigation. This talk explores how investigation and inquiry (the use of questions) serves emotional healing, intimacy with others and the deepest realization of who we are.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2014-08-27 Dharma Talk 1:16:51
  Larry Rosenberg
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2014-08-27 Practicing with Challenges 5 - Working with Conflict 2 66:06
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore how to practice with conflicts, focusing especially on the vision of non-dual conflict transformation and empathy, learning particularly though a series of exercises.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-08-26 Awakening The Belly 53:30
  Leela Sarti
The gut is sometimes referred to as the second brain. It takes guts to live and practice in this beautiful, sweet, terrible and messy existence. The more we turn to life, open to life, the more our metabolisation of stored up past experiences accelerates. Full presence in belly, heart and head makes us more open to the Nothingness that is the deepest nature of reality. When we are natural in ourselves we know how to let go.
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