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Dharma Talks
2010-11-05 Our Strategies Aren't Working: the Arising of Compassionate Heart 59:16
  Sharda Rogell
A simple and clear exposition on the Buddha's insights into releasing, grasping and suffering. This is the release that opens our heart to great compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Art of Embodied Presence

2010-11-05 How the Dharma Saved My Life 64:49
  Bob Stahl
How to work with self-loathing and doubt. How the Noble truths lead to freedom. How the Buddha guides us on the eight-fold steps on how to live our lives, train our minds and grow in wisdom. The Dhamma is most excellent in the beginning, middle, and end.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness of the Body

2010-11-05 Gratification - Danger and Escape 56:04
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Relating to sense pleasures in a way that leads to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2010-11-05 Practicing with the Hindrances 40:09
  Christina Feldman
The meditative journey involves understanding and dispelling the veils of mental states that cloud the radiance of the mind.
Gaia House November Solitary Retreat

2010-11-04 Ascending and Descending Movements of Dharma Practice + Buddhist Global Relief 1:11:40
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bhikkhu Bodhi discusses the Five Spiritual Faculties, the ascending factors that lead toward enlightment and the Four Brahma Viharas, the descending factors that lead toward engagement in the world.

Following the dharma talk, Kim Behan, Executive Director of Buddhist Global Relief, gives a presentation on the founding, goals, and projects of the organization. Buddhist Global Relief is a Buddhist organization dedicated to providing relief from poverty and hunger among impoverished communities worldwide. Read Bhikkhu Bodhi's provocative essay that led to the founding of BGR: “A Challenge to Buddhists”

Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2010-11-03 Training the Mind; Aiming Towards Love 59:21
  Sharda Rogell
When we identify with our cruel inner critic, this undermines our capacity for kindness towards ourselves and others. Inclining the mind towards metta points us towards our own innate goodness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Art of Embodied Presence

2010-11-03 Tending the garden of the heart and mind 50:52
  Mary Grace Orr
Just as we garden, tending out plants and pulling weeds, so we need to cultivate the ground of heart and mind. Uprooting obscurations and dealing with hindrances are part of this work.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness of the Body

2010-11-03 Part 4 - Living from Presence - Introductory Series 1:23:00
  Tara Brach
Our human potential is to express the wings of presence--mindfulness and lovingkindness--through all facets of daiy living. This talk explores the practices that enable us to both serve and savor this precious life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-11-03 The First Noble Truth 61:31
  Joseph Goldstein
Understanding Dukkha.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2010-11-03 Paramitas- Each a Permutation of the Others 60:34
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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