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Dharma Talks
2007-10-03 Semantics And Meaning - part 1 41:13
  Bonnie O'Brien Jonsson
In conversation with our Sangha
East Bay Insight Meditation Community

2007-10-03 Relationship As Spiritual Practice II 62:54
  Donald Rothberg
We continue our exploration, with a review of why, in the contemporary west, it’s important to develop a fuller sense of relationship as practice, and what the prerequisites for this practice are, in terms of Buddhist resources. Then we explore how in relationship there can be a full sense of inner awareness and roundedness (the “I”), awareness of and xxx toward the other (the “you”), and a third “body” (the feid of the “we”. We use experiential exercises to explore this.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2007-10-02 Impermanence: The Great Teacher 62:31
  Myoshin Kelley
Teachings of impermanence continually surround us. As we open our eyes to this great truth, it becomes the means of whithering away the tendency to grasp and cling.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2007-10-02 Body Sweeping With Annica 65:01
  Ruth Denison
Teaching on Annica through a guided body sweep.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Vipassana: Awareness of the Nature of Life

2007-10-02 Love And Non-Self 64:54
  Christopher
We are preoccupied with self and other. Love needs to be liberated from self and other, popular culture and religion. Authentic love is a liberating force in the world.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation, Inquiry and the Nondual

2007-10-02 Suffering 16:43
  Mary Grace Orr
Insight Santa Cruz

2007-10-01 Guided Movement Meditation 63:04
  Ruth Denison
Cultivating skiils to live closely with this bodily process through sense experience. Practice in lying down, sitting, standing, and moving or walking.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Vipassana: Awareness of the Nature of Life

2007-10-01 Facing Aggression 54:03
  Norman Fischer
Turning away is so natural to us but we must turn toward the aggression within us if we want to overcome it. Our practice is to do this, be patient with what we find, and learn to let it come and go rather than fix it. Then we will be able to act with kindness, and to change this world inside and out.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2007-10-01 Vipassana Meditation The Science Of Mindfulness 60:07
  Ruth Denison
Instructional overview of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, focusing on intentional investigation, your attention with an allowing attitude. Vipassana, clear seeing, as outcome to this practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Vipassana: Awareness of the Nature of Life

2007-10-01 Effort + Ease = What Needs To Be Done 52:55
  Shaila Catherine
This talk explores the range of skillful effort, from ardent and zealous practice to spacious relaxation. Shaila points to a nondual realization that reveals our freedom in both action and in ease.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation, Inquiry and the Nondual

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