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Dharma Talks
2009-06-09 Equanimity 41:43
  Shaila Catherine
This talk explores equanimity as the fourth of the four qualities called Brahma Viharas. Previous talks in this series addressed loving kindness, compassion, and appreciative joy. Equanimity allows us to remain present and awake with the fact of things—equally close to the things we like and the things we dislike. It is important to develop equanimity in two arenas: 1) in response to pleasant and painful feelings, and 2) regarding the future results of our actions. Equanimity develops in meditation and in life. We can use unexpected events that we cannot control to develop this quality. Our job is not to judge our experiences, but to be present and respond wisely. Equanimity is a beautiful mental factor that can feel like freedom, but if "I" and "mine" still operate, there is still work to be done. Many suggestions are offered for cultivating equanimity.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Four Brahma Viharas
In collections Four Brahma Viharas The Ten Paramis

2009-06-09 Practicing with the Four Noble Truths 60:04
  Howard Cohn
The Buddha's awakening and prescription for practicing the Four Noble Truths.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma Meditation Retreat

2009-06-09 The Heart Sutra 57:49
  Kittisaro
Gaia House The Wings of Awakening

2009-06-09 The Second Arrow 41:31
  Kittisaro
Gaia House The Wings of Awakening

2009-06-09 Desire & Aversion 25:40
  Thanissara
Gaia House The Wings of Awakening

2009-06-09 The Heart Sutra 57:49
  Kittisaro
Gaia House Wings of Awakening

2009-06-09 The Second Arrow 41:31
  Kittisaro
Gaia House Wings of Awakening

2009-06-08 Wise Speech in Daily Life 60:39
  Mark Coleman
How to cultivate wise speech so out words bring harmony, clarity & truth. Following the Buddha's guidlines on speaking.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-06-08 Mindfulness - Exploring The Universe Within 62:10
  Greg Scharf
An introduction about how I came to meditation, followed by a description of the characteristics and function of mindfulness as a tool for exploration and insight.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Mind and Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat

2009-06-08 We Can't Always Get What We Want on Retreat 57:16
  Anna Douglas
The vipassana retreat form encourages a particular way of learning about ourselves. How can we best use the conditions of this retreat form - silence, solitude, and simplicity - as vehicles for awakening.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma: Core Buddhist Teachings Part 2

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