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Dharma Talks
2016-01-08 Day Three, Instructional Sit 8:12:45
  Mark Coleman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma Meditation Retreat

2016-01-08 Standing meditation 37:38
  Ajahn Sucitto
vitaka, vichara; assessing the feelings; breathing and lengthening

2016-01-08 Morning talk - Guided meditation 32:01
  Ajahn Sucitto
the intelligence of citta responding to the needs of the puja; noticing (vitaka) and getting into the flow (vichara) sampling, assessing, appreciating, snuggles in - like trying on new clothes; the result is piti (a refreshing lifting up) and the citta appreciates this; these are the factors and not the object(s) of Samadhi; how does your citta fit in your body?; posture and balance can trigger it; feel it and adjust the two experiences – adjusting to it and sensitivity to it; can be sensed (a visual sense) and feel it (tactile) and can adjust between the two of these to be with it; thoroughly sensitive to it; calming any excitement or over eagerness with the breath; noticing the experience and noticing the noticing; sensitive to the mind consciousness, its objects; we are aware that we are aware; objects releasing by themselves

2016-01-08 Morning Chanting – English 10:58
  Ajahn Sucitto

2016-01-07 Impermanence: Beyond the Rise and Fall of Things that Change 51:14
  Shaila Catherine
This is the first talk in a speaker series titled "Doorways to Insight." Shaila Catherine speaks about how in the Buddhist tradition, a great deal of emphasis is placed on impermanence, and this is what we observe in insight meditation practices. The primary insight that we have is that things change. In whatever we experience, everything is changing. For example, sensations, sounds, sights, tastes, thoughts, moods, and emotions. But when we don't see the impermanence of things, we tend to clasp of hold of them, we tend to cling to them, we tend to want to make them to last, and we tend to become attached and identify with them. As a result, we suffer, because they are changing anyways. Can we see beyond things that changes to the changeless, to the deathless, to nibbana?
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2016-01-07 Understanding the Hindrances 57:44
  Mark Coleman
What are the hindrances to meditation and how do we work constructively with them?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma Meditation Retreat

2016-01-07 Group D Interview 1 66:37
  Ajahn Sucitto
1. Noticing subtler states of mind as they arise; 2. Can you talk more about what citta is and how we can feel it. Understanding the concept of citta; 3. How to investigate states of the citta; 4. Dealing with being drawn into objects as they arise in the subtle mind; 5. When the noting dissolves into planning and thinking; 6. Getting overwhelmed with thinking and going into dullness; 7. Forgiveness

2016-01-07 Closing Talk and Q&A and Dedication 33:29
  Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat

2016-01-07 Group C Interview 1 40:09
  Ajahn Sucitto
1. The Wandering Mind; 2. Dealing with physical pain; 3. Dealing with fear, 4. Energy; 5. Moving into Daily Life, open eyes ad normal mode

2016-01-07 Guided meditation on the sense of touch and commentary 45:13
  Ajahn Sucitto
the sense of space/ distance; responding tonalities / intensities and the effect on awareness and the citta; appreciating body sensitivities to pressure, vibration, intensity, tension; the experience of noticing the body and appreciating the apparent sensitivities on the citta; returning to a mildly agreeable sensation; direct felt experience and its qualities; handing mental inclinations with a similar sensitivity; effects on the citta of the background pressure to “get it right”; the citta’s obsession to become something; learning the art of sensitivity; using discomfort as vehicle to attend internally to sensitivity and physical and emotional pain; widening the emotional lens

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