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Dharma Talks
2008-12-12 Change is Here to Stay 1:16:59
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Guest Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2008-12-12 Constructions And Their Fading 56:18
  Gil Fronsdal
A core part of Dharma practice is bringing to peace our mental construction, the talk discusses this in context of three aspects of the present experience: what is happening, our relationship to what is happening, and the subject who experiences all of this.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation

2008-12-12 Opening Talk for Mindfulness, Peace and Happiness Retreat 69:25
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Mindfulness, Peace and Happiness

2008-12-11 Against The Stream 56:42
  Howard Cohn
Distraction, "swimming" against our habit of distraction, our practice helps us open to the truth of dukkha, let go of its causes, realize its end and cultivate the the path of liberation, a version of the Four Noble Truths.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation

2008-12-10 Relaxed Attentiveness 1:14:37
  Tara Brach
While the heart of meditation is resting in open awareness, our conditioning to be distracted and reactive can keep us on the wheel of suffering. We awaken from trace by developing skillful ways of paying attention that create the environment for natural presence. This natural awareness, while sometimes hidden, is always here: It is our true home.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2008-12-10 Practicing With Fear - part III 58:49
  Donald Rothberg
After a review of four guidelines for practicing with fear, we explore more deeply the nature of fear, including many of the more unconscious ways that we carry fear, as well as the biological basis of fear. We also examine the relationship of fear to a sense of self, and of opening into fearlessness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2008-12-09 Practice Q and A 44:27
  Rodney Smith
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2008-12-08 The Life Of The Buddha 58:18
  Annie Nugent
We might think that it was easy for the Buddha on his journey to awakening....not so. The story of his life and how the path unfolded for him can reveal parallels that we might experience in our own practice - this can be both inspiring and reassuring to us
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2008-12-08 Parami Series 9 Metta; The Heart That Is Inclusive" 56:51
  Myoshin Kelley
Breaking down the barriers of separation to live a life recognizing the interconnection of all beings.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-12-07 The Retreat Never Ends 35:36
  Eugene Cash
Going home, we take the understanding of that the Dharma is our lives. We enter through various Dharma Gates, Sangha, Service, Meditation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Three Centers Retreat: Eye of Wisdom; Heart of Compassion; Body of Awakening

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