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Dharma Talks
2008-12-13 Six Places To Rest The Mind 54:24
  Mary Grace Orr
The Buddha gives 6 places for the mind to dwell, 6 protections for our practice: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, our virtue, our generosity and the devas. This talk explores how we can use them in our everyday lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation

2008-12-13 Mindfulness, Peace and Happiness 52:10
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Mindfulness, Peace and Happiness

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

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