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Dharma Talks
2012-08-21 Opening To Obstructive Energies 52:11
  Sky Dawson
There are many unhealthy and unhelpful tendencies that can be obstacles to happiness. This talk explores them as a refresher.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-08-22 Part 2: 1000 Serious Moves 1:21:27
  Tara Brach
We easily habituate to feeling stressed, leaning forward, trying to figure things out and get things done. The undercurrent is we are living reactively--resisting unpleasant experience, seeking out more comfort and ease--perpetually wanting life to be different than it is. In response to this confined way of living, the Buddha invites us to discover our innate capacity for happiness, the well-being that arises in full presence. These two talks explore the ways we get caught in the trance of reactivity and grimness, and the pathways to unconditioned happiness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-08-22 Self and Not Self VI--Integration and Review 59:21
  Donald Rothberg
We explore in this integrative sessions, how a "thick" sense of self appears in various ways, and how we open to experience with progressively "thinner" senses of self. We also look at how anxiety and disorientation may arise at each stage, and how to understand what skillful uses of self are.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-08-23 Teaching what we need to learn. 54:56
  James Baraz
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-08-24 Opening Talk for Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat 46:13
  Martine Batchelor
This talk also includes Jake Dartington
Gaia House Meditation and Mindfulness

2012-08-25 Samatha and Vipassana Retreat 58:05
  Martine Batchelor
Exploring the two qualities that are essential to develop creative awareness.
Gaia House Meditation and Mindfulness

2012-08-25 The Relaxation Of Inner Freedom 46:52
  Michael Grady
Relaxation within the Vipassana framework
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Weekend

2012-08-26 Mara and the Hindrances 48:25
  Jake Dartington
Gaia House Meditation and Mindfulness

2012-08-26 The First Foundation of Mindfulness on the Body: Practicing with the Four Elements, the 32 Parts of the Body, and the Charnel Ground Reflections 1:27:48
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Due to mechanical complications, the morning session of this daylong was not recorded. Deep regrets-
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2012-08-27 Creative Engagement and Vipassana 60:42
  Martine Batchelor
Investigating the process of grasping and its opposite, creative engagement. Looking also at how vipassana helps us to develop wise compassion.
Gaia House Meditation and Mindfulness

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