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Dharma Talks
2013-03-05 Boredom 37:18
  Shaila Catherine
Boredom not a state of relaxation. It is a manifestation of aversion and restlessness that arises when we are not bringing enough mindfulness, interest, energy, or attention to what is actually happening. The habit of seeking happiness in external events and sensory pleasures is fundamentally unsatisfying. The restless seeking of more stimulating experiences ignores the First Noble Truth of dukkha—that there is suffering in conditioned experiences; that unpleasant feelings arise in our lives. Boredom arises because the quality of attention is not well direction; it arises with unwise attention. We can counter boredom with mindfulness. Make the effort to observe the changing nature of things. Appreciate and enjoy what is worthy. Notice moments in which there is no clinging. Reflect upon your purpose and goal—aim for the highest liberation, complete awakening, the peace of release, nibbana.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

2013-03-04 Entering Retreat 27:42
  Winnie Nazarko
A welcoming talk for retreatants joining an on-going long retreat. Description of the process of forming community, and entering silence. An exploration of the power of motivation as retreatants turn to the Great Task.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

2013-03-04 Not Self - No need to be afraid. 53:32
  Michael Grady
Seeing things as they are - five aggregates
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-03-04 What's Up With Change? 58:26
  Mark Coleman
How come we forget about impermanence or try to deny the reality of change, aging and death. What happens when we turn toward this fact - so it supports life, freedom and well being and we use it as a inspiration to practice and experience the preciousness of the moment
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2013-03-03 Questions and Answers 43:10
  Michael Grady
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-03-03 Overview of Mindfulness Meditation 55:30
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2013-03-03 Mindfulness 34:31
  Mark Nunberg
Guided Meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center

2013-03-03 Seeing with Eyes of Kindness: The 4 Brahma Viharas 62:16
  Ayya Tathaaloka
Dhamma Talk given at the Marin Sangha in San Rafael, CA

2013-03-02 Refuge and Relationship 39:07
  Sky Dawson
Both being in refuge and being in relationship.s are important aspects of this path. How we live our lives in relationship to the world is explored.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-03-02 Contentment 57:07
  James Baraz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

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