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2011-11-22 Buddha's Recipe for Happiness 58:51
  Anushka Fernandopulle
There are many levels of happiness and joy available to us on the spiritual path. Here are descriptions of several levels, their relationship to each other, and how to get there.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Retreat

2011-11-23 Papanca 34:24
  Christina Feldman
Gaia House November Solitary

2011-11-23 Thanksgiving Retreat 2011 Guided Meditation 26:15
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Guided meditation during 2011 Thanksgiving Retreat.
Bhavana Society

2011-11-23 The Wheel 56:37
  Will Kabat-Zinn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Retreat

2011-11-23 Pathways to a Grateful Heart 1:21:14
  Tara Brach
When we are filled with gratitude, we are living from the most sincere, awake part of our being. This talk explores three pathways of practice that open us to serving and savoring this life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-11-23 The Problem With Greed 50:19
  Winnie Nazarko
Our relationship with sense pleasure is complicated. Moving towards what is pleasant is instinctual,and we need to be able to experience what is pleasant without clinging, fear or attachment in order to be whole. Yet pleasant vedana (sensation) is not a reliable goal or guide on the spiritual path. Pleasure - like all conditioned things - has its limitations and does not work well as the orienting principle in our practice and lives. Like the Buddha, we need to be able to swim upstream, and not be limited by our conditioning towards ease.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2011-11-24 Thanksgiving Retreat 2011 First Q & A 40:18
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Bhavana Society

2011-11-24 Instructional sit 35:43
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Retreat

2011-11-24 Thanksgiving Retreat 2011 Talk One 50:42
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Bhavana Society

2011-11-24 Anatta: Investigating the Misperception of Self 57:59
  Carol Wilson
As has been said, the self is a ghost that appears to exist only because it is not investigated. In this talk we explore some of the ways that we perceive experience inaccurately and create a view of lasting self. We also mention the advice of Achaan Buddhadasa to generate a contentment with emptiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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