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Dharma Talks
2011-05-11 Good Enough. 45:10
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2011-05-12 Finding Refuge As We Leave Retreat 59:52
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Review of the 3 characteristics and 5 precepts. Exploration of faith and refuge as we leave retreat. Explanation of 'karooke' as appreciation practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Yucca Valley) Spring Vipassana Retreat

2011-05-12 TIME: the mysterious and wonderful thing without which we could not survive 56:03
  Susan Moon
Susan reflects on the mysterious and wonderful thing without which we could not survive: TIME! She introduces the idea of deep time in which we have access to infinite time in the present moment. The talk is illustrated with Zen stories and personal experiences. Sue concludes the talk with a reading from her most recent book: This is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Dignity and Humor. The evening ends with questions and comments from the sangha.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-05-13 Nun's Tea and the First Noble Truth 45:42
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Using a simple example of stress in every day life, this talk examines the Buddha's teaching on the first noble truth - particularly "having to associate with things we don't like, be separated from things we like, and not get what we want." It considers the insights that accompany such opening.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-05-14 First Day Jitters and Hopes 54:31
  Bob Stahl
This talk is about addressing the first day of a week of intensive meditation practice. Exploration and instructions on working with challenges around gathering inspiration to deepen practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steadying the Mind, Opening to Insight

2011-05-15 Concentration In Relation To Insight Meditation 61:42
  Richard Shankman
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steadying the Mind, Opening to Insight

2011-05-16 Faith 56:31
  Mark Coleman
What is faith? What role does faith play in Dharma practice? This talk explored levels of faith and how essential it is in guiding our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-05-16 How To Work With Distractions As Practice 64:12
  Bob Stahl
Developing steadiness or undistractability of mind involves working and engaging with what is distracting you. Developing insight and a lighter heart.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steadying the Mind, Opening to Insight

2011-05-16 Caught in the Storm of the First Day 48:21
  John Travis
Starts with one of John's poems describing the currents that push and pull us as we begin this journey -- coupled with one of his India stories from 40 years ago..
Spirit Rock Meditation Center May Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-05-17 Stepping out of Grasping and Rejection into Freedom 51:51
  Sharda Rogell
When we step back from the difficult patterns of mind with awareness and kindness, we find the first blush of freedom from non-suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center May Insight Meditation Retreat

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