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Dharma Talks
2011-09-15 Meditation with Instructions 17:35
  Phillip Moffitt
Renunciation and earth and air elements; guided meditation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Training for Yoga Teachers Program (Retreat 2)

2011-09-15 First Noble Truth: Skillfully Working with Suffering 52:22
  Mark Coleman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Training for Yoga Teachers Program (Retreat 2)

2011-09-15 Faith, Wisdom and Doubt 56:40
  Andrea Fella
The faith we are asked to cultivate in our practice is the confidence to put wisdom of the Buddha into action in our lives. Doing this, we can see for ourselves the benefit of this wisdom. Yet the process is gradual and many of us have doubts. Recognizing and working with doubt is an essential aspect of our spiritual journey.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-09-16 Opening Talk for Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR Retreat 60:30
  Christina Feldman
This talk also includes John Teasdale and Jenny Wilks. This is the introductory talk for a retreat that is particularly relevant to those teaching or training in mindfulness-based applications. The retreat explores the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipatthana discourse given by the Buddha.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR

2011-09-16 Craving 55:09
  Anna Douglas
There are so many things to want in this world. The Buddha's advice? Want what is true...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Training for Yoga Teachers Program (Retreat 2)

2011-09-16 Trusting Awareness or Yatha Bhuta (reprise) 62:17
  Carol Wilson
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-09-17 Unveiling Our Inner Loveliness: Working Skilfully with the Hindrances 54:35
  John Teasdale
Working with the hindrances is a central, vital and continuing aspect of the path to freedom. But it is not easy - some reasons why are discussed.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR

2011-09-17 Reading of a Sutta on the elements and questions and answers 62:28
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July through October 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-09-18 Calming the Formations 54:21
  Christina Feldman
Learning to calm agitation is a theme that runs through the teaching of metta and insight meditation.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR

2011-09-18 Forgiveness & Assertiveness: Love in Action in the Real World 1:19:16
  Rick Hanson
To be able to enter deeply into relationship, it is necessary to be able both to forgive and to assert yourself skillfully. Forgiveness and assertiveness support each other. Forgiveness clears out ill will so you can assert yourself with compassion and Wise Speech. Self-assertion takes care of your own needs so forgiveness can emerge without the sense that you are a doormat. This experiential workshop will get into the nitty-gritty of how to bring the Buddha’s profound teachings on interrelatedness, lovingkindness, and virtue (sila) into the messy real world of relationships with family members, lovers, friends, bosses, and co-workers. This workshop - led by a world renowned expert on forgiveness, and by an experienced couples and family therapist and meditation teacher - will offer user-friendly information with lots of practical methods. We'll cover: -- The Buddha’s teachings on non-harming, wise speech, compassion and kindness, and releasing ill will -- as well as his teachings on self-care, respecting your own needs, and looking out for your own happiness -- The primacy of relationships in evolution, and the deep capacities for both loving altruism and fearful aggression -- The neural machinery of emotional reactivity and developing grievances with others -- Why forgiveness and assertiveness are both important -- The foundation of basic mindfulness, precepts, Wise Speech, compassion for oneself and others, and emotional self-care -- Forgiveness practices -- Assertiveness practices There will be some voluntary paired activities as well as time for questions and discussion. While the teachings are appropriate for use in health care professions, no background with psychology or meditation is needed. Also please know that this workshop is not psychotherapy or any substitute for professional care.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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