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Dharma Talks
2012-01-15 Week 1, Part 2: Introduction to the Suttas 61:22
  Guy Armstrong
The most reliable version of the teachings of the historical Buddha is found in the Pali suttas, or discourses, which make up about 20 volumes of texts. These teachings were transmitted orally for 400 years and were first written down around 100 B.C.E. Their survival to the present day in such a complete form is so unlikely that it might be considered as slightly miraculous. By studying these original texts we can discover the tremendous rewards that come from hearing the authentic voice of this amazing teacher. In this 4-week series we will explore a few key texts which contain some of the most important of the Buddha's teachings in their original formulations. In the first class we will offer an introduction to the overall study of these suttas, which present certain challenges given the spiritual, cultural and historical distances involved for us today. Students will be provided with good English translations of all the suttas covered. This series is suitable for experienced meditation students who have some understanding of the Buddha's basic teachings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Sutta Study Class Series with Guy Armstrong & Richard Shankman

2012-01-16 Compassion Is The Natural Response To Suffering 52:48
  Sky Dawson
Compassion is balanced with wisdom and is a natural response to seeing pain in others. It comes with care for all life.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-01-17 Right View 32:07
  Lama Surya Das
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks—2012

2012-01-17 Practicing the Five Recollections 44:38
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Mission Dharma

2012-01-17 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 1 1:26:05
  Mark Nunberg
Class
Common Ground Meditation Center

2012-01-17 Desire and Steps 2 & 3 40:28
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Practice of Recovery

2012-01-18 Generosity as the Beginning and End of the Path 47:54
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-01-18 Practice Review and Q&A 54:43
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2012-01-18 Part 2: Trusting Your Basic Goodness 1:21:29
  Tara Brach
Einstein says the most important question we will ever ask ourselves is, "Is this universe a friendly place?" Do we trust that there is something essentially benevolent or good about this universe? That we are essentially good? These two talks explore what it means to trust basic goodness, and how this trust naturally emerges through cultivating a meditative presence. (also in video - show tracks)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-01-19 Embracing Resistance 54:40
  James Baraz
When things don’t go the way we hoped, resistance is often a natural response. A key element in our practice is how we respond to that resistance. Of course accepting things as they are is an essential part of our practice. This includes accepting the resistance. But an even more powerful practice is actually embracing the resistance so that it becomes a direct doorway to freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

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