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2007-10-26 The Way Things Are 59:34
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House The Heart Of Wisdom And Compassion

2007-10-26 The Way Things Are 59:34
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House The Heart Of Wisdom And Compassion

2007-10-25 #6 God & Buddhanature 57:15
  Stephen Batchelor
A study of the Buddha's understanding of God (Brahma) as found in texts of the Pali Canon. The Buddha was an ironic ATHEIST, who did not take a fanatic position against God. This is followed by a reflection on the idea of BUDDHANATURE, starting with its origins in the Pali Canon and seeing how it evolves in later Buddhist thought in ways that both complement and contradict the early tradition.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2007-10-25 Invoking The Beautiful - The Divine Abodes Of Lovingkindness 66:19
  Donald Rothberg
There are two main approaches in our practice - mindfulness and invoking beautiful and exalted states. They complement each other in important ways. After considering these two approaches, we explore the nature of each of the divine abodes, their near and far enemies, and their complementary nature - each requires the other three for its mature development.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart

2007-10-25 Awakening Or Enlightenment: Sudden Or Gradual 44:49
  Martine Batchelor
Awakening as a process of degrasping instead of being the production of a state of enlightenment that cannot be eaten in salad. The suggestion that the path consists of sudden awakening followed by gradual practices
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2007-10-25 A Question Of Control 38:59
  Achaan Sucitto
Cittaviveka Group Retreat

2007-10-24 #5 The Undeclared & The Declared 58:37
  Stephen Batchelor
A reflection on the nature of KAMMA in which the Buddha recognises that numerous conditions are responsible for our experience in this life. This is followed by an analysis of the ten UNDECLARED questions (is the world eternal, etc.) in terms of the Buddhist rejection of metaphysics in favour a pragmatic and therapeutic approach to living life in this world here and now.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2007-10-24 Wisdom 56:52
  Donald Rothberg
How do we live and act wisely, whether in our meditation practice or in the rest of our lives? The core of our practice is to come back to wisdom moment-to-moment. The main teaching on wisdom that can guide us is the Four Noble Truths. We explore this teaching as a practical guide, requiring an understanding of causes and conditions. Yet wisdom ultimately must also be connected to to two further qualities to be whole - to compassion, and to courage.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart

2007-10-24 Breaking Free Of Habits 50:16
  Martine Batchelor
How can meditation help us break free of our mental, emotional, physical habits?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2007-10-24 Living A Life Of Dharma Inquiry 54:42
  Myoshin Kelley
Meditation need not be limited to a practice that one can only do a on the cushion. When we bring the passion for truth to the center of our lives, it opens up every moment to be a moment of knowing truth.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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