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Dharma Talks
2012-02-09 Wisdom Wide and Deep 57:35
  Shaila Catherine
Shaila shares her process of discovering and practicing the deep concentration states of jhana, and detailed vipassana practices as taught by Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw of Burma. She speaks about the cultivation of concentration and insight, and the systematic path that leads the mind from distraction to clarity, understanding, and nibbana. At the request of Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw, she wrote a book to serve as a practice guide for other practitioners: Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-02-09 Emptiness 55:39
  Simon Child
Gaia House Chan Koan Retreat

2012-02-09 Prostration Instructions 16:09
  Simon Child
Gaia House Chan Koan Retreat

2012-02-08 This Precious Opportunity 63:24
  James Baraz
Suffering can lead to contraction and more suffering or can be a catalyst for awakening. Just why and how some people have the good karma to hear the Dharma and practice is a mysterious blessing and precious opportunity. This talk explores the different temperaments that fuel practice, known as the Four Iddhipadas.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, February Month long

2012-02-08 The Hand that Sees 48:45
  Matthew Daniell
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2012-02-08 Questions, Guided Meditation and Group Sharing - Led by Tara 1:16:48
  Tara Brach
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-02-08 What Do We Need Most to See? 50:45
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-02-08 Traps in Practice 51:57
  Simon Child
Gaia House Chan Koan Retreat

2012-02-07 Opinions and Truth 41:14
  Shaila Catherine
Our views, beliefs, and opinions affect our perception of events. To what extent do we assume that we are right and become attached to our opinions? With attachment to views we solidify a sense of self. Mindfulness meditation invites us to observe our relationship to views and opinions and see how it might be distorting perception by reinforcing a fixed sense of self. The term "right view" does not imply a more accurate or factual perspective; rather, right view describes a perspective beyond all attachment to views and opinions.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks
In collection Buddhist Perspectives on Right View

2012-02-07 Awakening Joy 50:24
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Practice of Recovery

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