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Dharma Talks
2012-08-15 Morning Instructions Day Two 54:55
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-15 Factors that Hinder and Support Concentration 65:10
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-15 Part 1: 1000 Serious Moves 1:26:17
  Tara Brach
We easily habituate to feeling stressed, leaning forward, trying to figure things out and get things done. The undercurrent is we are living reactively--resisting unpleasant experience, seeking out more comfort and ease--perpetually wanting life to be different than it is. In response to this confined way of living, the Buddha invites us to discover our innate capacity for happiness, the well-being that arises in full presence. These two talks explore the ways we get caught in the trance of reactivity and grimness, and the pathways to unconditioned happiness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-08-16 The Distortions of Perception (Part 2) 55:50
  John Peacock
Gaia House A Mindful Way to Equanimity

2012-08-16 Morning Instructions: Day Three 56:17
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-16 Silent Illumination 60:41
  Will Kabat-Zinn
In this talk, Will Kabat-Zinn explores the deeper meaning of the first five lines of the poem, "Guidepost of Silent Illumination" by Zen Master Hongzhi:

Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
When you reflect it you become vast, where you embody it you are spiritually uplifted.
Spiritually solitary and shining, inner illumination restores wonder,
Dew in the moonlight, a river of stars, snow-covered pines, clouds enveloping the peak.
In darkness it is most bright, while hidden all the more manifest.
~translated by Taigen Dan Leighton

The entire poem can be found on the web. One source.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-08-16 Deepening Concentration Through Contentment 60:48
  Tempel Smith
Through developing the jhana factors of piti, sukha and ekaggata (delight, contentment and one-pointedness) we can open a deeper ability to absorb with our breath.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-17 Question and Answer Session 55:57
  John Peacock
Gaia House A Mindful Way to Equanimity

2012-08-17 Morning Instructions Day Four 56:45
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-17 Letting Go of Disturbance, Finding Stillness 55:37
  Sally Clough Armstrong
To deepen in concentration, we need to be willing to recognize whatever disturbances or hindrances might be present, however subtle, and to work with them skillfully, ultimately to release them. This allows the mind to settle to the next level of stillness. This talk is based on practice as described in Majjhima Nikaya (2), the Cula-Sunnata Sutta, The Lesser Discourse on Emptiness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

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