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Dharma Talks
2017-10-20 Metta For All Beings 49:16
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-19 Transcendent Dependent Origination 62:36
  Guy Armstrong
Traces the path from suffering to liberation through the twelve causal links that emphasize positive states like joy, happiness, and faith.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-19 The First 3 Truths (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:19
  Trudy Goodman
This talk was given int he midst of the mild personal dukkha of having a cough and cold. About the first three noble truths. Not getting what you want , getting what you don't want.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

2017-10-19 Moving Beyond Duality 39:50
  Kittisaro
Form is not different from emptiness. Reflections on the Heart Sutra. Kuan Yins method of contemplation. Turning the mind to the doorless.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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 Se libérer du joug du je 58:51
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

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

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