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Dharma Talks
2012-08-16 Silent Illumination 60:41
  Will Kabat-Zinn
In this talk, Will Kabat-Zinn explores the deeper meaning of the first five lines of the poem, "Guidepost of Silent Illumination" by Zen Master Hongzhi:

Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
When you reflect it you become vast, where you embody it you are spiritually uplifted.
Spiritually solitary and shining, inner illumination restores wonder,
Dew in the moonlight, a river of stars, snow-covered pines, clouds enveloping the peak.
In darkness it is most bright, while hidden all the more manifest.
~translated by Taigen Dan Leighton

The entire poem can be found on the web. One source.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-08-16 Morning Instructions: Day Three 56:17
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-16 The Distortions of Perception (Part 2) 55:50
  John Peacock
Gaia House A Mindful Way to Equanimity

2012-08-15 Factors that Hinder and Support Concentration 65:10
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-15 Part 1: 1000 Serious Moves 1:26:17
  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

2012-08-15 The Heart of Awakening 54:41
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2012-08-15 Morning Instructions Day Two 54:55
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-15 Distortions of Perception (Part 1) 56:54
  John Peacock
Gaia House A Mindful Way to Equanimity

2012-08-14 Investigating Effort and the Other Faculties 48:59
  Sky Dawson
This talk explores Saddha in particular and the importance of confidence.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-08-14 Getting To Know the Neighborhood of Concentration 64:55
  Phillip Moffitt
There are many aspects and dimensions that are part of what we call concentration. Rather than take a fixed view of what your concentration practice is supposed to be like, why not take a tour of the neighborhood?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

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