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Dharma Talks
2013-10-01 Investigating Aversion and Anger 38:15
  Shaila Catherine
This recording begins with approximately 20 minutes of teachings on anger, followed by a little less than 20 minutes of a guided meditative reflection. The talk examines the force of aversion, anger, hatred, and hostility as manifestations of what in Pali are called dose-rooted states. Rather than criticize and judge ourselves when anger arises, we extract ourselves from the story of anger, and practice seeing it as an experience of suffering—as dukkha. Anger does not happen to us; we actively engage in the process. Therefore, through clear seeing and wise inquiry, we can change the conditions that perpetuate anger in our lives. Often anger arises when there is unwise attention to an unpleasant sensory or mental contact. We can learn to work mindfully with these deeply conditioned tendencies and feeling how it manifests in the body, become aware of the feeling tone (vedana), recognize the mental state, and discern how it functions—its origin, cessation, and way leading to its cessation. The primary antidote is mindfulness.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

2013-10-02 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 36:15
  Mark Coleman
Intro to integrating kindness into the practice of mindfulness
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity

2013-10-02 The Anatomy of Ignorance 2 - The Social Roots of Ignorance and climate Disruption 64:06
  Donald Rothberg
For Earth Care Week we review the three aspects of ignorance examined last week - personal (or psychological), social, and universal. We focus on the social roots of ignorance with attention mostly to understanding and responding to the climate crisis.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2013-10-02 Metta (Lovingkindness): Allowing the Veils to Fall Away 53:18
  Sharda Rogell
A talk on how the Buddha's emphasis on loving kindness begins to dissolve the ego's confusion and awakens the heart to its natural expression of love.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity

2013-10-02 Loving Life, Loving Earth 69:31
  Tara Brach
What will it take to have us collectively awaken to the suffering of our earth and respond? This talk looks at how we are destroying our larger body, the earth; what stops us from recognizing and opening to the suffering of loss, and ways we can evolve our consciousness and act on behalf of this precious life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2013-10-02 Two Rare Individuals 64:16
  Steve Armstrong
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Through Dhamma Eyes, Awareness with Wisdom

2013-10-03 Guided Meditation: Expanding Awareness 46:22
  Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2013-10-03 Introduction and Guided Lovingkindness: Receiving the Love from our Benefactors 38:18
  Sharda Rogell
There are ordinary people in our life that care about our well-being. This guided meditation supports us to recognise and receive their care. (Adapted from John Makransky, in Awakening Through Love)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity

2013-10-03 Talk and Meditation Instructions on Compassion 65:42
  Mark Coleman
What is compassion? How to cultivate and practice it, in and out of meditation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity

2013-10-03 Mindfulness of Feeling: 62:35
  Andrea Fella
When the experience of vedana - of pleasant, unpleasant or neutral feeling tone - is not clearly seen with wisdom, it tends to lead on towards craving and suffering. With mindfulness of feeling, we understand feeling's nature as impermanent, which leads us towards peace.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

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