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Dharma Talks
2009-02-06 What is the Middle Way? 41:55
  Caroline Jones
Gaia House The Work Retreat - Working and Awakening

2009-02-05 Shifting The Paradigm 60:16
  Carol Wilson
Meditation is the work of the mind: as in the famous saying of the Buddha: Avoid evil, do good and purify the mind. The attitude with which we approach our practice can be a continuation of our usual habits of getting and doing, or we can shift the view (the paradigm) to that of trust and confidence in natural awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February

2009-02-05 The Qualities Of Compassion And Metta 65:40
  Mark Coleman
How to cultivate and develop those qualities of compassion and appreciative joy and work with potential obstacles.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat

2009-02-05 Different Kinds Of Meditation Techniques And Their Use 57:04
  Richard Shankman
A talk about various meditation techniques and their efficacy.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2009-02-05 The Pattern of Experience - Dependent Origination Part Two 1:19:55
  John Peacock
Please note that these talks are from a 4 week retreat for experienced meditators. The talks and meditations can be listened to in any order or individually, but as they progressively unfold different levels of understanding of Emptiness, they will probably be more fully understood and the practices more easily developed if taken in series
Gaia House Meditation on Emptiness (2009)

2009-02-05 Merit 35:33
  Mary Grace Orr
Insight Santa Cruz

2009-02-04 The Grace Of Suffering 60:00
  James Baraz
Suffering is often what brings people to the Dharma as well as opening us up to resources inside we didn't know were there. Looking at hindrances and difficulties in this way allows us to relate to them wisely and realize the gifts that they bring and the ways they help us grow.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February

2009-02-04 Part 2 - True Refuge In The Face Of Fear 1:19:28
  Tara Brach
One understanding of the spiritual path is relating wisely to fear. Our conditioned reaction is to feel aversion to fear and do anything but simply experience it. We discover freedom when instead of reacting, we recognize and open to fear with a kind, committed presence. While fear might or might not remain, with awareness, the suffering of being identified as a fearful self dissolves. In Part I of this talk, we look at how to recognize the physical, mental, emotional and behavioral facets of the body of fear. In Part II we explore a range of pathways for cultivating a healing and freeing presence in the midst of fear.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-02-04 On Being Certain 54:46
  Sylvia Boorstein
Discussion of book of this name by Robert Burton
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-02-04 Opening Talk for the Work Retreat - Working and Awakening 36:30
  Caroline Jones
Gaia House The Work Retreat - Working and Awakening

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