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Dharma Talks
2011-11-01 Whatever Arises and Ceases 59:00
  Stephen Batchelor
Further reflections on Secular Dharma; what was distinctive in the Buddha's teaching at his time; "Whatever arises ceases": the ocean, the breath, the heartbeat; the Kaccanagotta Sutta (S.12:15); quotes from Montaigne & Nagarjuna re: neither being nor non-being; the questions of Vacchagotta concerning self (S.44:10)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-01 Occupy the Six Senses 43:03
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Mission Dharma

2011-11-01 A New Paradigm 62:18
  Tempel Smith
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-01 A New Paradigm 62:18
  Tempel Smith
Through a greater self understanding brought about through mindfulness, we can live in alignment with anicca, dukka and anatta. Becoming aligned in the New Paradigm allows our frustrations with life to cease arising.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-01 Bhikkhuni Pioneers 35:39
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
Aloka Vihara

2011-11-02 Instructions on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Part 1) 24:20
  Christina Feldman
Gaia House November Solitary

2011-11-02 The Root of Longing 52:39
  Ajahn Thanasanti
at Against the Stream Centre in LA
Shakti Vihara

2011-11-02 Getting Down to Direct Experience IV: How Can We Relate Skillfully to Thinking? 58:49
  Donald Rothberg
After reviewing the emphasis on grounding in more direct experience, we explore how to be skillful as we move away from indirect experience with our thinking, focusing on (1) having our thinking connected with direct experience and (2) using "views" wisely. Includes Q and A.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-11-02 From Place to Ground 57:05
  Stephen Batchelor
The Buddha and the sick monk; the awakening as described in M.26 (The Noble Quest); awakening as a shift from place to ground, Not as a breakthrough to an ultimate Truth; "going against the stream"; the appearance of Brahma Sahampati who encourages the Buddha to teach as the arising of love and compassion and creativity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-02 Working in the Middle: Effort and Surrender 56:42
  Winnie Nazarko
Effort and energy are necessary to liberate the mind, but the effort needs to be wise and the energy calibrated to the task. Often we don't need to "try harder"- we need to learn to let go, to surrender to things as they are.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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