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Dharma Talks
2009-01-21 The Courage To Awaken 1:17:48
  Tara Brach
Courage is the greatness of heart that allows us, in the face of fear, to be true to what matters. This talk is a reflection on how we can become increasingly courageous in those parts of our lives where we have held back from living and loving fully.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-01-21 Starting with Right View 53:37
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2009-01-21 Gentling The Mind 36:42
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Winter Retreat

2009-01-20 Practice Q and A 58:13
  Rodney Smith
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2009-01-20 Emptying the Boulders of the Mind 43:10
Using the breath to steady the mind, to reflect on impermanence and to see ‘non ownership’ The boulder is not heavy if you don’t pick it up This is ‘how it is’ – methods to access the third noble truth Replacing reactivity with mindfulness – the flood stopper
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-19 The First Noble Truth 53:48
  Susan O'Brien
How a skillful engagement with suffering leads to greater ease.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2009 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2009-01-19 Through the Gateway of Dukkha 40:19
The 4 truths that en-noble as we grow through them The 8 kinds of Dukkha – Anando, ex marine & monk, bowing through anger Death is also impermanent, seeing through impermanence, one touches peace. When the causes of dukkha break up, it ceases - revealing the timeless dharma.
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-19 The End of Mark Making 37:39
The tendency of the proliferating mind to designate permanence to the transitory through the process of thought Papanca – conceptual proliferation creates the billion fragments of the world The Diamond Sutra – The Guest and the Host What remains? Kappa’s question to the Buddha

2009-01-18 Suffering as Opportunity 37:19
The Buddha’s reluctance to teach The first turning of the Dhamma wheel The Four Noble truths and accompanying practices Contemplating desire – resolving dukkha – the primary split.
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-18 The Centrality of Minfulness 37:16
Replacing reactivity of mind with mindfulness Mindfulness as container & as that which reveals & discerns what is Citta conditioned by perception & sankhara Healing the citta through mindful awareness Finding balanced energy as a support for mindfulness
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

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