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Dharma Talks
2012-08-21 Morning Instructions Day Eight 54:13
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-21 Fundamentals of the Dharma: Surrender 2:00
  Rodney Smith
Surrender is not something we decide to do. It is what is left after we have tried every way to avoid or surmount a problem. Surrendering is releasing your guard and allowing the experience into you without protection or defense, and therefore it is an activity of faith. Mostly we try to adapt our way through a difficulty, changing strategies according to the results, but surrender is not another response to a problem, it's the ending of time, distance, and separation from the problem itself.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Fundamentals of the Dharma

2012-08-21 Generosity and Lovingkindness 37:03
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2012-08-21 Insight into Not Self in everyday life. 48:09
  Michael Grady
Seeing into Not Self in everyday life experiences.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2012-08-21 Gladdening the Heart, Training the Mind 54:39
  Sally Clough Armstrong
As we do the practice of samatha (tranquility) meditation, it is important not to strive towards any particular experience but rather to see the practice as a training of the mind that leads to well being and happiness here and now.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

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

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