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2011-10-16 Mindfulness According to Early Buddhist Sources 2:37:12
  Bhikkhu Analayo
"The aim of my presentation will be to investigate what mindfulness practice is about according to the early Buddhist discourses. These discourses have been preserved in the Pali Nikayas, in the Chinese Agamas, and at times also in Sanskrit fragments and sutra quotations preserved in Tibetan. From a historical viewpoint, these discourses represent the earliest layer of Buddhist textual material and thus take us back as close as possible to the original instructions delivered by the Buddha. In these texts, we find two basic expositions: 1) the fourfold establishment of mindfulness taught in general; 2) the threefold establishment of mindfulness associated with the Buddha himself. First, I will examine the fourfold establishment of mindfulness, based on the way it is depicted in the different extant versions of the Discourse on Mindfulness and the Discourse on Mindfulness of Breathing. Then, I will compare these to the threefold establishment of mindfulness. Through such comparison, I hope to arrive at key aspects of Buddhist mindfulness practice according to the earliest available textual sources at our disposition."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Attached Files:
  • Mindfulness According to Early Buddhist Sources by Bhikkhu Analayo (PDF)

2011-10-16 Developing Mindfulness with Children - A Workshop for Adults Morning Session 2:14:34
  Sharon Salzberg
with Susan Kaiser-Greenland
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

2011-10-15 Generosity 61:14
  Chas DiCapua
The Buddha's words on the role generosity plays on the path to awakening and how generosity can manifest in out daily lives.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-10-15 Brief Explanation of the 24 Paccaya (causal relationship) 1:39:19
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Found in the Patthana (Abhidhamma)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July through October 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-10-15 Path of Kindness 66:31
  John Peacock
Gaia House Befriending Oneself and Others

2011-10-14 Determination: Support for wise seeing 60:06
  Carol Wilson
Determination one of the ten paramis - is a wonderful support for our practice - learning to recognize this quality in our mind is the subject of this talk.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-10-14 Boundless Friendliness 60:54
  John Peacock
Gaia House Befriending Oneself and Others

2011-10-13 The cycle of suffering 58:44
  Andrea Fella
The Buddha's teaching on dependant origination describes how our minds create stuggle and suffering in our lives. This talk explores some practical ways this teaching can help us to break this cycle.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-10-13 Thursday AM - Question and Response on Retreat 12:29
  Tara Brach
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2011 - IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life

2011-10-12 Trusting Your Buddha-Knowing 59:55
  James Baraz
The source of our awakening is right inside us. As we learn to listen deeply to the wisdom and purity of heart that is connected to the truth, we are following the Buddha’s instructions to “be a lamp unto yourself.” This talk includes the Buddha’s five methods for dealing with distracting thoughts and how to discern the voice of wisdom from the voices of confusion and fear.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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