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Dharma Talks
2013-09-01 Expanding The Heart and Remaining Within the Window of Prescence 57:12
  Leela Sarti
This talk explores how the heart can awaken in mindful contact with the fundamental aspects of life - anicca, anatta and dukkha. To embody the awakening heart we need to understand and end the harmful force of shame and self-judgement. When there is an emerging inner climate of kind and attuned presence, the heart awakens itself.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2013-09-01 Meditation Instructions on Sitting and Walking 57:36
  Yanai Postelnik
This talk also includes Leela Sarti
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2013-09-01 It's Only Natural! 68:10
  Pascal Auclair
Morning instructions and Q&A
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Uncovering Innate Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend

2013-09-01 Transforming Fear into Love 61:03
  James Baraz
Practice is an alchemical process that turns dukkha into sukkha. If we have the courage to face our demons and learn to open to our blessings, we radiate love and wisdom that not only transforms ourselves but the world as well.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat

2013-09-02 The Art of Unknowing 61:05
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2013-09-03 From Craving to Sacred Intention 55:48
  Leela Sarti
This talk explores desire and craving; as a fuel for evolution, as the main cause of human suffering, and as the noble heart's intention and sacred wish to awaken. To fully embrace the second aspect of the eightfold path we need access to true strength and resolve.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2013-09-03 Be Still, Be Quiet, Listen 49:37
  Sky Dawson
Silence and seclusion at the Forest Refuge. Staying present. Getting lost in memories.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-09-03 Five Preconditions for Insight: Wise Effort (the fourth precondition) 33:04
  Shaila Catherine
The Buddha taught that there are five preconditions necessary for the development of 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 explores the role of effort and energy on the path of awakening. We make the effort to avoid and abandon unwholesome states, and to cultivate and maintain wholesome states. We apply our energy with diligence and balance. If too lax we will fall short of the goal and permit obstructions to distract the attention; if there is too much striving and forced effort we will exhaust ourselves and become discouraged. Right effort is balanced between relaxation and vigor; it is appropriate to the situation—applying just enough strength to meet the current conditions with wisdom and clarity. Skillful effort requires the commitment to endure difficult and painful situations without becoming disheartened. We persevere on our path, adjusting the quality of effort with mindfulness and sensitivity.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

2013-09-04 Seeing, Opening, Silence 61:57
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2013-09-04 The Buddha's Four Teachings 65:15
  Tony Bernhard
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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