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Dharma Talks
2011-02-25 Working with Thoughts & Skillful Discernment 56:42
  James Baraz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong Insight Retreat

2011-02-24 Purification of Motivation 43:43
  Winnie Nazarko
Our minds have many mixed motivations, and they can be at play in meditation practice. This talk discusses some of the common "ulterior motives" which can be present, how to recognize them and how to re-frame them to make them into skillful supports-not distractions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong Insight Retreat

2011-02-24 Introduction to the class series 10:15
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

2011-02-24 Step One: Powerlessness 34:58
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

2011-02-23 Exploring the Nature of Craving with Wiusdom 62:15
  Carol Wilson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong Insight Retreat

2011-02-23 When We are Lost 1:19:30
  Tara Brach
It's part of our make up to get lost in the trance of thinking-- to believe our thoughts to be real and to live in the story of a separate, endangered self. It is also our capacity to recognize our trance and choose presence. This talk explores how the practice of pausing and arriving in the aliveness of our senses opens us to our natural compassion and wisdom, and enables us to experience the great mystery we are part of.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-02-23 How Effort, Mindfulness and Concentration Are Interwoven 56:55
  Donald Rothberg
We step back to look at how we develop the three meditative path factors separately, and how, as practice deepens, the factors become interwoven, and we move forward a kind of mindful, concentrated, effortless effort.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-02-23 Retreats And A Thriving Daily Life Practices (Part 3) 49:49
  Larry Rosenberg
A new attitude towards intensive meditation retreats so that our practice in daily life is enhanced.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-02-22 Nature of Awareness 56:04
  Guy Armstrong
The Buddha clearly described consciousness as an impermanent part of the mind. Yet many people feel that awareness has some kind of lasting or ongoing nature. How can we understand this seeming contradiction? How can we make awareness itself part of our meditation?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong Insight Retreat

2011-02-22 You are Indescribable 39:43
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

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