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Dharma Talks
2010-11-06 Appreciating silence and solitude at the Forest Refuge 53:49
  Sky Dawson
This talk is given at the Forest Refuge encouraging an appreciation of the silence and solitude of the environment and the deep listening that can result when we open deeply in practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2010-11-06 The Spiritual compost 48:04
  Winnie Nazarko
It is clear that spiritual practice is aimed towards the development of wholesome states. Yet our mind-streams have currents of greed, hatred and delusion - how can we use these very states to our own benefit?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2010-11-06 The Mystery of Vedana: A Key to Liberation 69:19
  Rob Burbea
The contemplation of vedana, the Second Foundation of Mindfulness, provides a powerful tool to dismantle suffering; it can also reveal surprising and profoundly liberating truths about the nature of reality.
Gaia House November Solitary Retreat

2010-11-06 Concentration 68:02
  Marcia Rose
Mountain Hermitage Wise Concentration Weekend

2010-11-05 Our Strategies Aren't Working: the Arising of Compassionate Heart 59:16
  Sharda Rogell
A simple and clear exposition on the Buddha's insights into releasing, grasping and suffering. This is the release that opens our heart to great compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Art of Embodied Presence

2010-11-05 How the Dharma Saved My Life 64:49
  Bob Stahl
How to work with self-loathing and doubt. How the Noble truths lead to freedom. How the Buddha guides us on the eight-fold steps on how to live our lives, train our minds and grow in wisdom. The Dhamma is most excellent in the beginning, middle, and end.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness of the Body

2010-11-05 Gratification - Danger and Escape 56:04
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Relating to sense pleasures in a way that leads to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2010-11-05 Practicing with the Hindrances 40:09
  Christina Feldman
The meditative journey involves understanding and dispelling the veils of mental states that cloud the radiance of the mind.
Gaia House November Solitary Retreat

2010-11-04 Ascending and Descending Movements of Dharma Practice + Buddhist Global Relief 1:11:40
  Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bhikkhu Bodhi discusses the Five Spiritual Faculties, the ascending factors that lead toward enlightment and the Four Brahma Viharas, the descending factors that lead toward engagement in the world.

Following the dharma talk, Kim Behan, Executive Director of Buddhist Global Relief, gives a presentation on the founding, goals, and projects of the organization. Buddhist Global Relief is a Buddhist organization dedicated to providing relief from poverty and hunger among impoverished communities worldwide. Read Bhikkhu Bodhi's provocative essay that led to the founding of BGR: “A Challenge to Buddhists”

Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2010-11-03 Training the Mind; Aiming Towards Love 59:21
  Sharda Rogell
When we identify with our cruel inner critic, this undermines our capacity for kindness towards ourselves and others. Inclining the mind towards metta points us towards our own innate goodness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Art of Embodied Presence

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