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Dharma Talks
2009-11-06 Dukka - Three Kinds Of Suffering 59:52
  Rebecca Bradshaw
The first Noble Truth of Dukkha is to be understood deeply on out journey to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat

2009-11-07 Entering the Stream 59:49
  Stephen Batchelor
A reflection on the meaning of "stream entry" (sotapatti), based upon Pali canonical sources. The "stream" refers to the eightfold path and the "stream entrant" is one who has made that path their own. The talk explores the meaning of the three fetters that are "abandoned" on entering the stream as well as how stream entry is related to the three refuges.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2009-11-07 No-Self in the Brain 44:01
  Rick Hanson
Insights from Neuroscience about Not Taking Life Personally
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2009-11-07 Joining Our Practice With Others 60:15
  Winnie Nazarko
We are deeply connected with others and experience their pain as well as own own. Learning to relate to out own difficulty strengthens our capacity for compassionate presence with others.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat

2009-11-08 Dana: Generosity As The Foundation Of Practice 61:30
  Greg Scharf
One description the path of practice is as the ripening of the 10 paramis. This ties directly to the 3 trainings in Dana, Sila and Bahavana. This talk explains the practice of generosity as the foundation for out practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat

2009-11-09 Anything Can Happen: Faith & Confidence in Awareness 56:22
  Carol Wilson
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2009 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2009-11-09 The Perfection of Truthfulness 56:43
  Jack Kornfield
On knowing the part of Self that "Truly" knows...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-11-10 Papanca 38:13
  Christina Feldman
Gaia House November Solitary Retreat

2009-11-10 Meditation for Life 47:11
  Martine Batchelor
Meditation is not an idea of getting to a mystical state but of helping us to release. It is not an exotic practice but it is more like eating, brushing our teeth - it is a way to nourish ourselves and to open and finally to let go. It is a lifelong journey where we learn to let go and stop grasping as we become aware of our life in each moment, accept each moment as it is. Meditation can help us to be more in the world, by being here and now we can be skillful and respond to whatever happens in the present. We develop clarity, we see the changing nature of things. When we are engulfed by feelings we can step back and say ‘how long will this last?’ We do not have to feed the feelings, we just need to be with them and watch them as they change. We can bring creative awareness to everything that we do and use it to be fully where we are, to be in our relationships in our life.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2009-11-10 Ten Paramis: Metta (2) 58:50
  Rodney Smith
To know love as stillness is to embrace the world unconditionally.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection The Ten Paramis

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