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2014-10-21 Kamma and Intention: A Fresh Start 24:54
  Shaila Catherine
This talk was given as a part of the series "Enhancing Mindfulness Skills: A Seven-Week Series Dedicated to Cultivating Transformative Insight." Action influenced by intention is called kamma in the Pali language or karma in Sanskrit. We condition patterns, habits, and create pleasant or painful results through repeated intentional actions. The key to working with our patterns is not in the past, it is how we relate to present events. We are not condemned to dwell in any mental state. We have the potential to disentangle ourselves from suffering and cease creating causes for suffering. When we are mindful, we can notice the process that occurs between a stimulus and our response. Then, supported by calmness, wisdom, and clear intention, we stop reacting to life through the conditioned force of habit and may experience a truly spontaneous, free response to life.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2014-10-21 The Heart Centre and Earthly Awakening 48:52
  Leela Sarti
The heart is where things are made personal. The outrageous heart puts gentle, clear pressure on all our defenses and structures. To learn to stay with things, with presence, opens the heart to its true capacity, opens our life and accelerates our metabolization of experience.As we open to life we can rediscover our belonging to the ancient and venerable sangha of all beings. Craving, aversion and delusion within the human mind and heart is the root cause of our own suffering, and the cause of global destruction of land, of water and beings. We can make our heart and mind a good place to live. For our own well-being and for the love of the earth and the divesity of beings.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2014-10-21 Guided Metta Meditation 46:22
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Expanding our hearts and minds to embrace all beings in the world
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-10-21 Big Mind - Guided Meditation 47:23
  Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-10-20 The Experience Of Wisdom 63:06
  Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-10-20 Contemplating Our Mortality 56:24
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2014-10-20 People of Color Sangha, October 2014 1:17:34
  Gina Sharpe
New York Insight Meditation Center POC Sangha Evening

2014-10-20 Miranda July & The Dharma 39:25
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-10-19 The Third Nobel Truth 61:39
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
The practice of mindfulness of fetters (mental defilements)
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-10-19 What Goes On In The Head 60:06
  Leela Sarti
When we get out of the stories, the proliferation and fragmentation of the mind, through sustained embodied presence, the true capacity of our mind is revealed: to allow emptiness and a quality of allowing. A welcoming space for things to happen without rejection, without trying to hold on. It can be a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up the the space. Silence is the language of God, all else is a bad translation sais the sufi poet Rumi. To treasure and train our capacity to quiet down can open up our life.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

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