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Dharma Talks
2013-05-01 Renunciation 53:16
  Christina Feldman
Explores the context of renunciation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Women in Meditation

2013-05-01 Talk to the European Teachers Meeting How I came to establish a non-community 25:00
  Bhante Bodhidhamma
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Satipanya Buddhist Retreat

2013-05-01 Living with the Cobra 57:23
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2013-05-01 Guided Meditation - Flower Metta 25:27
  Pat Coffey
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life

2013-05-01 Dependent Origination II 67:47
  Donald Rothberg
After some general background on dependent origination, we look in detail at the twelve links (nidana) with an interest in seeing how we can intervene to break cycles of conditioning and unskillful action.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2013-05-01 Marcia Rose: Reflection on Equanimity 13:43
  Marcia Rose
Mountain Hermitage April 2013 Month Long Hermitage

2013-04-30 Life Is A Practice - Practice Is A Life 55:10
  Greg Scharf
A discussion of ways to bring our practice to our life outside of formal retreat - emphasizing the paramis as a model for the unfolding of the path.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Kindhearted Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-04-30 When the Heart-Mind is Open 33:11
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2013-04-30 Monthly Sitting & Inquiry: April 30, 2013 59:34
  Gina Sharpe
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

2013-04-30 Dependent Origination: Consciousness 62:42
  Rodney Smith
The third link in Dependent Origination is Consciousness. Consciousness springs forth from the fertile ground of ignorance and mental formations. We might think of this expression of consciousness as "egoic consciousness," the sense that "I am conscious of..." Different traditions use various definitions for the term, consciousness. In Buddhism there are different consciousnesses for each sense door. To get a sense of what this means, image you are standing on the ocean shore. If you focus exclusively on sight, certain memories and sense impressions will flood your mind, but if you concentrate exclusively on smell, there will be a whole new set of sense impressions and accompanying memories that may be very different from your visual consciousness. So too with each sense door - hearing, tasting, thinking, touching - each evokes a different set of memories and mental formations. The mind collates these separate consciousnesses into a single consciousness with "me" as the central casting figure. When each person speaks of "my consciousness or my mind" they usually mean the summation of all the separate consciousnesses falsely organized (ignorance) as a single conscious entity.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Dependent Origination

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