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2017-10-17 Mahakaccana: Clarifying the Most Cryptic Teachings 43:07
  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 Instructions et méditation guidée 27:09
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

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
  Kittisaro
"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

2017-10-17 Day 1: Morning Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:49
  Spring Washam
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

2017-10-17 Guided Meditation - First Breath, Last Breath 45:56
  James Baraz
How present would you be for your first breath? Your last breath? This guided meditation takes you from birth through the stages of life - to your last breath. To see this moment in a fresh way.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-16 Buddhist Studies Course - The Three Refuges - Week 6 1:10:11
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - The Three Refuges

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