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Dharma Talks in English
2017-10-18 Truthfulness. 59:08
  Annie Nugent
The Buddha did not ever, in all the his eons of practice, tell a deliberate lie. The base line for our practice to progress is Truthfulness - it is the very foundation upon which the practice unfolds towards ultimate Truth. Truthfulness also plays an important role in the world - bringing a sense of trust and respect into our lives, if it is present.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-18 The Body: Practicing ease and contentment (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:14
  Christiane Wolf
Making peace with the body. Practicing safety, contentment and love.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

2017-10-18 Bridging Separation 65:06
  Pat Coffey
Bridging separation is the activity necessary for the survival of our species and the biosphere. Buddhism encourages us to find ways to bridge our internal fragmentation AND bridge all external divides. How can we resist vigorously those we deem involved in causing harm yet not put them out of our hearts? How can we utilize the skills of our practice to bridge the separation we feel with others not like us.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

2017-10-17 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course - Week 6 1:34:12
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course (2017)

2017-10-17 Mahakaccana: Clarifying the Most Cryptic Teachings 42:18
  Shaila Catherine
Shaila Catherine concluded our lecture series on the Great Disciples, with a talk about the Venerable Mahakaccana. He was a monk famous for explaining difficult and perplexing teachings. The Buddha sometimes gave brief teachings that left the listeners confused. Sometimes the disciples did not ask the Buddha questions to clarify their doubt. Instead they sought out another monk to elucidate the matter and explain the detailed meaning. The Pali Canon preserves several insightful discourses in which initial enigmatic teachings by the Buddha are systematically explained by Venerable Mahakaccana. He addresses profound topics including the construction of I-making and mine-making, craving, conceit, views, mindfulness of sense perceptions, obsession with thoughts of past and future, and overcoming desire and lust. His methods of exposition became the basis of early commentary, and Mahakaccana became known as the first Buddhist commentator.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection The Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community

2017-10-17 Liberation and Mindfulness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:48
  Jack Kornfield
Here and now, how the deepening levels of Mindfulness and Loving Awareness can free the heart and mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

2017-10-17 Understanding Our Defences and How To Work With Them - Part 2 65:33
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Meeting our defenses with mindfulness and understanding can help us to let go of difficult emotions and attain peace, happiness, and freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-17 The Akaliko (timeless) Dharma 62:38
"Beings lose sight of the "Original Brightness" Taking a bubble to be the whole ocean. Papanca (conception proliferation) and the ending of that. The mysterious Dharma, words fall silent before it.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-10-17 Day 1: Afternoon Session Brahma Viharas (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 29:48
  Trudy Goodman
Introduction to metta with the "jelloyroll" and metta for the miracle and magic of this self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

2017-10-17 Guided Metta For All Beings. 43:30
  Beth Sternleib
Reflections on interbeing.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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