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Dharma Talks
2008-07-03 Why Do Intensive Retreat Practice? 55:52
  James Baraz
Why would you do a silent meditation retreat? This talk explores the value and experience of silent retreat practice. Along with James, Kate Janke, who returned from sitting a month at the Forest Refuge in Barre, Massachusetts, a few days before this was recorded, shares her thoughts and personal experience of retreat practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2008-07-02 Conscious Activity 1:19:34
  Tara Brach
Most meditation guidance is aimed at formal sitting practice. Yet we spend much of our lives "doing" activities and often, in a way that lacks presence. This talk explores the practical ways that we can transform ego-based doing into activity that is aligned with our heart and expresses our natural creativity, joy and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2008-07-02 Equanimity - The Ocean Of Experience 50:22
  Larry Yang
The last of the seven factors of awakening. What is equanimity as a practice and how does it impact communities who have experienced trauma.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat

2008-07-02 What Is The Jhana Practice? #1 66:22
  Tina Rasmussen
This talk includes: how the jhanas fit into Buddhist practice; overview of the entire samatha practice; the three types of concentration; and differences from other practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-02 What Is The Jhana Practice? #1 66:22
  Stephen Snyder
This talk was given by both Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder: how the jhanas fit into Buddhist practice; overview of the entire samatha practice; the three types of concentration; and differences from other practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-01 Tranquility And Concentration 53:07
  Gina Sharpe
Two necessary factors in realizing the already awakened mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat

2008-06-30 Energy And Joy 62:39
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Energy is a factor that is useful for preventing or overcoming unwholesome states of mind and for cultivating wholesome states of mind. A joyful mind is a natural outcome of this unfolding prcess that leads to freedom and enlightenment.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat

2008-06-28 Happiness: Not Forgetting The Gladness Of Heart In Practice 58:06
  James Baraz
Abhayagiri Monastery

2008-06-28 Happiness: Not Forgetting The Gladness Of Heart In Practice 1:11:21
  James Baraz
Abhayagiri Monastery

2008-06-28 Working With Papanca And Self-View 61:10
  Mark Coleman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Training for Yoga Teachers

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