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Dharma Talks
2011-11-04 instruction pour la pratique de vipassana 13:53
  Charles Genoud
instruction pour la pratique de la méditation vipassana, introduction.
Centre Bouddhiste Vimalakirti Retraite d'un mois à Montchardon

2011-11-04 Entering the Stream 62:15
  Stephen Batchelor
Further thoughts on secular Buddhism; ELSA = Embrace, Let Go, Stop, Act; ELSA is a continuous stream; Mara as Namuci, the drought demon; the stream as the 8-fold path; stream-entry as confidence in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha; abandoning the three fetters; an inclusive conception of Sangha; Sarakani the Sakiyan
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-04 Instructions on Mindfulness of the Body 29:38
  Rob Burbea
Gaia House November Solitary

2011-11-03 The Four 60:20
  Stephen Batchelor
A commentary on the "Turning of the Wheel of Dhamma," the Buddha's first discourses.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-03 Working with the Hindrances 32:53
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House November Solitary

2011-11-02 Appropriate Mindfulness and Thoughts 63:09
  Martine Batchelor
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism

2011-11-02 Divine Abodes: Equanimity 1:20:55
  Tara Brach
Equanimity is the mental state of balance and non-reactivity that arises when we are resting in open, wakeful presence. This talk reviews the key pathways to equanimity in the face of difficulty. We also explore the blessing of equanimity: the freedom to respond to our life with wisdom, compassion and love. (video available)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-11-02 The Weight of Denial 56:59
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

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

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

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