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Dharma Talks
2012-09-12 The Freedom of Yes 1:24:10
  Tara Brach
How do we accept ourselves or others when our actions are causing harm? Does acceptance mean passivity? Does it undermine our efforts towards change? This talk responds to these questions with a simple, illuminating and challenging principle about genuine transformation: Acceptance is the prerequisite of true healing and awakening. Only when we've paused to recognize and allow this moment's experience to be fully as it is, can we respond from our intelligence and compassion to prevent future suffering.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-09-12 States of Mind: Forming and Transforming the World we Experience 51:43
  John Teasdale
This talk examines the way that states of mind form and shape the world we experience in each moment, and how we can transform that world by knowing the state of our mind from moment to moment, and changing our relationship to it.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/SR

2012-09-11 The Home of Experience 39:53
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2012-09-11 Fundamentals of the Dharma: Love of Honesty 4:35
  Rodney Smith
We cannot talk about the fundamentals of Dharma without mentioning honesty. All we have to do is meet a truly honest person to know that honesty is infectious. We sense that it must take courage to live with honesty and integrity, but what it really takes is a love of the truth. Honesty in Dharma practice is simply the love of what is true. It is behind all of our inquiry and Dharma investigation. "What is going on here?" is the soul searching question that opens the doors of the heart. We release our deceptions for two reasons: first, it is painful to deceive, and second, we have a profound urge to know the true causes and motivations for our defensiveness. That urge, when properly honed, will be our vehicle for the completion of the spiritual journey.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Fundamentals of the Dharma

2012-09-11 Papanca 52:19
  Christina Feldman
this talk explores the different streams of thought proliferation that can torment the mind.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/SR

2012-09-10 Natchiketa & the Lord of Death 67:43
  Jack Kornfield
Initiation, Forgiveness & the Timeless Realm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-09-10 Wise and Unwise Attention 56:32
  Annie Nugent
Attending unwisely to the moment keeps us trapped in the delusion that experience is personal, me and mine. Wise attention keeps us on our toes - for example: we are not pulled into those little thoughts, believing them to be real. Check to see in any moment are you attending wisely or unwisely?
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-09-10 Mindfulness Of The body 56:24
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Developing a wise relationship to our body is an important part of our meditation practice. We often have a distorted, even aversive attitude to the body.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2012-09-10 Four Distortions of Perception 57:04
  John Peacock
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/SR

2012-09-10 Grief 18:49
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Shakti Vihara

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