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Dharma Talks
2011-09-10 Talk Four - To Be Or Not To Be : Is There a Self or Isn't There? 41:40
  Martin Aylward
The series of 5 talks from this retreat explore a central feature of Dharma practice and teachings: How we get uptight and reactive (Upadana / Clinging) around our experience, and the transformational possibility of letting go. The talks cover the Buddhas teachings on the 3 main realms of experience that we cling most tightly to, as well as exploring and pointing towards the nature of the heart that is free from clinging. Starting with the existential, progressing towards the personal, this fourth talk explores the Buddhas teachings on the third realm of clinging - to existence and non-existence. Martin explores what we identify with - as well as what we dont, and our limited capacity to only conceive in terms of is or isnt, exists or doesnt, while pointing to a way of meeting life that isnt constrained by this reductive dichotomy.
Gaia House Live and Let Go: Freedom From Clinging

2011-09-10 Guided Meditation - Directing Attention To Arising 48:07
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka

2011-09-10 Meeting The World 41:21
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka

2011-09-10 Attitude/Perspective 1:14:16
  Sayadaw U Jagara
How to change and enhance the quality of our mind with samadhi. How this will give us different views and angles to see life. How as a result, our attitude to life may change.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July through October 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-09-11 Talk Five - The Heart Free of Clinging: Four Expressions of Love 1:21:01
  Martin Aylward
The series of 5 talks from this retreat explore a central feature of Dharma practice and teachings: How we get uptight and reactive (Upadana / Clinging) around our experience, and the transformational possibility of letting go. The talks cover the Buddhas teachings on the 3 main realms of experience that we cling most tightly to, as well as exploring and pointing towards the nature of the heart that is free from clinging. This fifth and closing talk looks at the affective quality of our experience in the heart. This explores the subjective experience of clinging as greed, hatred and delusion, and Martin points out how as the heart clarifies, it naturally rests into the expanded states of different forms of love.
Gaia House Live and Let Go: Freedom From Clinging

2011-09-11 Wise Speech in Groups, Part 2: Becoming More Skillful in Challenging Group Situations 3:22:40
  Donald Rothberg
We begin with a review of what was covered in Part I (July 10, 2011), covering the importance of speech practice, the basics of Wise (or “Right”) Speech practice, what this practice looks like in the context of small groups, and the basics of how to approach speech practice in challenging situations. We then bring in new materials, using short presentations and exercises, that expand our capacities to respond skillfully in challenging situations. We first examine how to direct mindful attention to emotions and underlying interests or values both in ourselves and in others (using some of the models from Nonviolent Communication and the Harvard Negotiation Project on "Difficult Conversations"). We also bring attention to our stories and narratives, using the model of the "Ladder of Inference" to help clarify how we often go very quickly to stories (particularly self-centered ones, often way beyond the "data") in challenging situations. We then develop further our capacities to use these tools and perspectives in situations in which we are triggered, and to respond more skillfully.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2011-09-11 Mindfulness - The Path To Release 56:55
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2011-09-11 Keys To A Long Retreat 58:33
  Guy Armstrong
When starting a long retreat, we should establish a proper attitude to our practice and also appreciate the purpose of renunciation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-09-12 What Is Mindfulness? 57:42
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Mindfulness is becoming more mainstream, but if we are to truly practice it, we need to understand what right mindfulness as a path factor is.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-09-12 9/12 ... Peace Begins Now 69:12
  Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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