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Dharma Talks
2012-09-08 Embodiment 47:21
  Christina Feldman
Using the metaphor of the two darts, this talk explores how mindfulness of the body is an antidote to the second dart of reactivity.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/SR

2012-09-07 Opening Talk for Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/SR Retreat 48:45
  Christina Feldman
Opening Talk for an Insight Meditation retreat that is particularly relevant to those teaching or training in mindfulness-based applications. This retreat explores the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as taught in the Satipatthana discourse given by the Buddha. This talk also includes John Teasdale and John Peacock
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/SR

2012-09-06 The Two Truths: Personal Truth and Universal Truth. 52:46
  Heather Sundberg
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-09-05 Trance of the Unreal Other 1:22:49
  Tara Brach
We are conditioned to perceive people as unreal others- two dimensional characters who lack sentience, vulnerability and goodness. This is often most insidious when we filter people through demeaning culturally driven stereotypes. This talk explores the suffering of living in a trance that separates us from others, and how our practices of mindfulness and compassion enable us to experience what Thoreau calls the "miracle" of seeing through another's eyes, if only for a moment.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-09-05 Relating Wisely the Sense of Self 33:10
  Heather Sundberg
Talk explores the 5 aggregates and the 3 characteristics using stories, suttas and practical exercises to develop relating wisely to the sense of self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-09-04 Back to School 48:19
  Howard Cohn
Introduces 100-Day Retreat in Daily Life
Mission Dharma

2012-09-04 The Direction of Meditation in Daily Life 30:38
  Yvonne Weier
Gaia House Touching Heaven and Earth - Meditation and Qi Gong Retreat

2012-09-03 Respect & Dignity 65:58
  Jack Kornfield
How Mindfulness, Loving attention bring respect & dignity to all...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat

2012-09-03 Mara 60:31
  Annie Nugent
Our sneaky friend Mara, “The Tempter” needs to be seen in all his guises so that he doesn't fool us. This talk looks at the 10 Armies of Mara that might be operating at any time when we are not being mindful.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-09-02 Transforming Suffering into Happiness 64:22
  James Baraz
The magic of mindfulness is how it weakens unwholesome (akusala) states of suffering and strengthens wholesome (kusala) states of well-being. This talk explains this process of alchemy: how greed, hatred and delusion are trnsformed into generosity, loving-kindness and wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat

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