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Dharma Talks
2012-08-16 Silent Illumination 60:41
  Will Kabat-Zinn
In this talk, Will Kabat-Zinn explores the deeper meaning of the first five lines of the poem, "Guidepost of Silent Illumination" by Zen Master Hongzhi:

Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
When you reflect it you become vast, where you embody it you are spiritually uplifted.
Spiritually solitary and shining, inner illumination restores wonder,
Dew in the moonlight, a river of stars, snow-covered pines, clouds enveloping the peak.
In darkness it is most bright, while hidden all the more manifest.
~translated by Taigen Dan Leighton

The entire poem can be found on the web. One source.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-08-16 Deepening Concentration Through Contentment 60:48
  Tempel Smith
Through developing the jhana factors of piti, sukha and ekaggata (delight, contentment and one-pointedness) we can open a deeper ability to absorb with our breath.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-17 Question and Answer Session 55:57
  John Peacock
Gaia House A Mindful Way to Equanimity

2012-08-17 Morning Instructions Day Four 56:45
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-17 Letting Go of Disturbance, Finding Stillness 55:37
  Sally Clough Armstrong
To deepen in concentration, we need to be willing to recognize whatever disturbances or hindrances might be present, however subtle, and to work with them skillfully, ultimately to release them. This allows the mind to settle to the next level of stillness. This talk is based on practice as described in Majjhima Nikaya (2), the Cula-Sunnata Sutta, The Lesser Discourse on Emptiness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-17 Simplicity 52:19
  Annie Nugent
In connecting with the ordinariness of this moment we can taste the simplicity of life. Just the six sense doors not being grasped at or pushed away, but known as they are.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-08-18 Mindfulness (Part 1) 49:30
  John Peacock
Gaia House A Mindful Way to Equanimity

2012-08-18 Morning Instructions: Day Five 55:41
  Tempel Smith
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-18 How Intention and Energy Support Concentration 62:40
  Phillip Moffitt
Collecting and unifying the mind requires both the immediacy of intention and the energy for patience and persistence. Developing clarity of intention and utilizing the three kind of energy may deepen your experience of concentration.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-19 Mindfulness (Part 2) 57:29
  John Peacock
Gaia House A Mindful Way to Equanimity

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