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Dharma Talks
2013-03-28 Speech, Entangling & Liberating 53:25
  Pascal Auclair
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

2013-03-28 Opening Talk 62:20
  Jake Dartington
This talk also includes Kirsten Kratz
Gaia House Clear Seeing

2013-03-27 Eye to Eye 52:47
  Lila Kate Wheeler
Love for self and other as a door to the Deathless.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

2013-03-27 Part 2: Three Blessings - Inner Fire 1:11:06
  Tara Brach
Each of us has the longing to manifest our full potential--to realize and live from loving, awake awareness. This longing is our inner fire, and when conscious and vibrant, it energizes the spiritual path. In this talk we reflect on how fear obscures and redirects our inner fire, and how practices of presence and wise reflection awaken the power and purity of our longing.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2013-03-27 Wake up, Grow up, and Clean Up 25:59
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Shakti Vihara

2013-03-26 Emptiness, Creativity & Joy as Appropriate Response 53:29
  Jack Kornfield
Weaving the themes of joy, emptiness, awakening and a long voyage of practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

2013-03-26 Altruistic Joy 43:27
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2013-03-26 Introduction to Mindfulness - Week 2 of 6 1:28:45
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center

2013-03-26 Four Establishments of Mindfulness 1:17:54
  Ayya Tathaaloka
Four Establishments of Mindfulness talk given at the Mainstream Mindfulness group in Spokane, Wa.
Dhammadharini (Mainstream Mindfulness of Spokane)

2013-03-26 Dependent Origination: Mental Formations 61:07
  Rodney Smith
Sankharas or karmic formations, the second link of causality within Dependent Origination, appear only within the environment of ignorance (first link). In other words, sanskaras form when our back is turned in denial or aversion or when we do not look beyond conventional meaning. Using the analogy of the sky, as clouds form and we are conscious of what is occurring, we do not take the clouds to be anything other than the formation of moisture in air. If there is a lapse of awareness and the cloud shapes itself into a recognizable form, we will no longer just see the cloud as a cloud but could easily lose ourselves in the shape it has now taken. So too, like a Rorschach inkblot test, ignorance or the lack of awareness brings our conditioned mental tendencies forth and configures each moment as a personal representation of our past. We then fall in line and behave as the formation dictates. If it says we are sad, we assume the posture of sadness, never questioning how this filter is coloring our experience. If we infuse enough belief into the formation, assumptions and attitudes create the sense of a personal truth that we then play out in action. The only tool we have to free ourselves from these false assumptions is awareness, and it is all we need to break their hold.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Dependent Origination

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