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Dharma Talks
2013-08-06 Five Preconditions for Insight: Friendship (the first precondition) 36:21
  Shaila Catherine
The Buddha taught that there are five preconditions necessary for us to develop our meditation practice in seclusion—good friends, virtue and restraint, engaging in talk on the Dhamma, wise effort, wisdom. These preconditions, presented in the Meghiya Sutta, are developed progressively and support one another. This talk begins with a reflection on the cultivation of good friends. A good friend is one who support our progress on the Noble Eightfold Path. Sometimes we need someone to show us our potential, or to correct us when we stray from the Path. The inspiration, faith, kindness, and generosity that develops in a relationship with a good friend nurtures awakening.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

2013-08-07 Speech Practice IV-Developing skills in Challenging Situations. 65:39
  Donald Rothberg
After a review of our foundational speech practices, we explore some suggestions for how to practice when there are difficulties or challenges, supported by three exercises.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults

2013-08-07 Metta Instructions - Day 4 1:10:12
  Kamala Masters
Difficult Person
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Awareness and Dhamma Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-08-07 True Belonging 1:20:43
  Tara Brach
We all have a longing to belong. When pursued at the egoic level--often through our good-personhood projects--there may be temporary satisfaction but our sense of separation is ultimately reinforced. In contrast, bringing mindfulness and compassion to whatever is arising dissolves the sense of separation and reveals the basic goodness of our own loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2013-08-07 The Process Of Insight 68:04
  Deborah Ratner Helzer
What is the insight in "insight meditation"? How do we realize it?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Awareness and Dhamma Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-08-08 The Way Goes Nowhere 47:50
  Will Kabat-Zinn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults

2013-08-08 Facing in the Right Direction 48:28
  James Baraz
Reflections on Ajahn Chah and his teaching on the wisdom of allowing your practice to take its natural course without forcing it or thinking you can control it.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2013-08-09 Generosity 27:17
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Aloka Vihara

2013-08-09 Dharma and Recovery - Step 8 - Part 1 59:10
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-08-09 Dharma & Recovery - Step 8 - Part 2 40:14
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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