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Dharma Talks
2011-11-01 Bhikkhuni Pioneers 35:39
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
Aloka Vihara

2011-11-02 Instructions on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Part 1) 24:20
  Christina Feldman
Gaia House November Solitary

2011-11-02 The Root of Longing 52:39
  Ajahn Thanasanti
at Against the Stream Centre in LA
Shakti Vihara

2011-11-02 Getting Down to Direct Experience IV: How Can We Relate Skillfully to Thinking? 58:49
  Donald Rothberg
After reviewing the emphasis on grounding in more direct experience, we explore how to be skillful as we move away from indirect experience with our thinking, focusing on (1) having our thinking connected with direct experience and (2) using "views" wisely. Includes Q and A.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-11-02 From Place to Ground 57:05
  Stephen Batchelor
The Buddha and the sick monk; the awakening as described in M.26 (The Noble Quest); awakening as a shift from place to ground, Not as a breakthrough to an ultimate Truth; "going against the stream"; the appearance of Brahma Sahampati who encourages the Buddha to teach as the arising of love and compassion and creativity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-02 Working in the Middle: Effort and Surrender 56:42
  Winnie Nazarko
Effort and energy are necessary to liberate the mind, but the effort needs to be wise and the energy calibrated to the task. Often we don't need to "try harder"- we need to learn to let go, to surrender to things as they are.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2011-11-02 The Weight of Denial 56:59
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2011-11-02 Appropriate Mindfulness and Thoughts 63:09
  Martine Batchelor
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-02 Divine Abodes: Equanimity 1:20:55
  Tara Brach
Equanimity is the mental state of balance and non-reactivity that arises when we are resting in open, wakeful presence. This talk reviews the key pathways to equanimity in the face of difficulty. We also explore the blessing of equanimity: the freedom to respond to our life with wisdom, compassion and love. (video available)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-11-03 Working with the Hindrances 32:53
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House November Solitary

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