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2010-09-20 Am I OK? 54:16
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Though we receive lots of instructions for our meditation practice on retreats, let’s face it – we spend a lot of time thinking. What do we think about? At the heart of these movements of the mind is answering the questions, “Am I OK?”, “Was I OK?”, and “Will I be OK?” Our obsession with these questions is the cause of a huge amount of restlessness. Restlessness is one of the major hindrances to calming the mind and deepening our meditation, and can be seen as both the cause and the effect of all the other hindrances. The Buddha also talked about this kind of thinking, and called it unwise attention that leads to all kinds of suffering. We need to look at the core issues that lead us to dwell on these questions if we are to create a more skilful relationship to our thoughts.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2010-09-21 Morning instructions – Day 10 - Standing meditation 58:49
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The Buddha said that we should be mindful in all four postures – sitting, walking, standing and lying down. We talk a lot about sitting meditation, some about walking and very little about the other two. This session is a guided meditation on standing meditation. Standing can be used as a practice in itself, or as a way to balance energy, especially sleepiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2010-09-21 Purity and Happiness 50:21
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2010-09-22 Inner and Outer- Part 2 58:07
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore the twin practices of studying and deconstructing the separate self, and opening to interdependence, in part through a number of practices.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2010-09-22 Mundane Right View 57:49
  Joseph Goldstein
Wise understanding in the world.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2010-09-22 The Power of Mindful Investigation 0:00
  Tara Brach
We each have a deep interest in reality--in understanding what is true and who we are. In Buddhist teachings, our interest, and its expression in wise investigation, energize the path of awakening. This talk explores how mindful investigation can free us from emotional suffering, nourish loving relatedness and create the conditions for deep spiritual realization.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-09-23 Intro to Meditation 18:53
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Colorado College
Shakti Vihara

2010-09-23 Intro to Meditation - Guided Meditation - Balance, Alignment and Relaxation 34:57
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Colorado College
Shakti Vihara

2010-09-23 Compassion is a verb 30:21
  James Baraz
Caring for the earth 10/10/10
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2010-09-23 Stealth Bodhisattvas 27:03
  Amita Schmidt
Yellow Springs Dharma Center

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