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Dharma Talks
2012-01-23 It's About Time 46:43
  Wes Nisker
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2012-01-23 Fundamentals of the Dharma: Moving Toward the Struggle 0:36
  Rodney Smith
Why did the Buddha say he only taught suffering and the end of suffering? If this is the core of what he taught, how diligently do we practice it? Do our practices attempt to understand the nature of anguish, or do they sidestep that issue and attempt to create anguish-free environments and foster greater dependency on pleasant experiences? Do we see anguish as a fundamental dharmic principle that guides and directs us toward liberation, or do we pull back and adapt a philosophical approach to anguish - "This too shall pass." Suffering provides all that is necessary for a complete understanding of the formation of self, but we must be willing to move toward the difficult for that to be imparted.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Fundamentals of the Dharma

2012-01-23 The Joys In Practice 53:06
  Sky Dawson
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-01-24 Dana, Sila and Bhavana 41:00
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2012-01-24 What is Right View 41:01
  Shaila Catherine
Right view is an approach to life that leads to awakening, to enlightenment. As mindfulness becomes mainstreamed in western culture, serious practitioners should take care that the framework of virtue, the integrated eight-fold path, and the liberating potential of meditation practice are not lost. Both mundane and supramundane right view are examined in this talk. Ultimately, right view implies a direct realization of the four noble truths and of the model of dependent arising.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks
In collection Buddhist Perspectives on Right View

2012-01-24 Buddhist Perspectives on Right View 3:23:09
  Shaila Catherine
Right view appears as the first step of training in the Noble Eight-Fold Path. It leads to an integrated understanding of the liberating teachings of the Buddha and the successful development of meditation and wisdom. Right view is essential to understanding the causes and the end of suffering. Without right view awakening is impossible, and wrong view is considered the insidious obstacle to all progress. In this six-week series Shaila explores right view from several perspectives found in the discourses of the Buddha. Related themes of wise attention, concepts of liberation, truthfulness, false beliefs, attachment to opinions, kamma, cause and effect, learning and peaceful engagement in discussion will bring this traditional theme to life in our contemporary practice.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2012-01-25 Hero's Journey 50:47
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

2012-01-25 Deepening Daily Life Practice, I 67:38
  Donald Rothberg
We explore how our practice can come alive in the flow of daily life, focusing on some of the challenges as well as three areas: (1) Various supports for daily life practice, (2) the centrality of mindfulness of the body, and (3) taking difficulties and even suffering as opportunities for practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-01-25 Leadership and Dharma 38:49
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

2012-01-25 Part 1: Three Blessings on the Journey 1:24:06
  Tara Brach
Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the role of forgiveness, inner fire and looking at our own minds, in finding freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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