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Dharma Talks
2011-11-30 Mindfulness and Ethics 63:03
  Donald Rothberg
In the context of the accelerating application of mindfulness in "secular" settings, we can ask questions about whether mindfulness is sometimes presented as a mere technique. We look at the nature of "nature" or "right mindfulness" (samma sati) and the importance of connecting mindfulness to the awakened heart, wisdom, and to ethics. In this talk, we focus especially on mindfulness and ethics.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-11-30 What is it all About 26:22
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Insight Meditation of Ventura, CA
Shakti Vihara

2011-11-30 What is it all About - Q&A 28:36
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Insight Meditation of Ventura, CA
Shakti Vihara

2011-11-29 Happiness Now - Why Wait for the Weekend 43:45
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2011-11-29 Seven Factors of Enlightenment 37:16
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks—2011

2011-11-29 Life Dharma 3 Short 14:56
  Mary Grace Orr
Insight Santa Cruz

2011-11-29 Surrender to Love 19:11
  Ajahn Thanasanti
at Santa Barbara Vipassana Sangha
Shakti Vihara

2011-11-29 Surrender to Love - Q&A 26:57
  Ajahn Thanasanti
at Santa Barbara Vipassana Sangha
Shakti Vihara

2011-11-28 The Coolness Of Letting Go 52:41
  Sky Dawson
Nibbana is the coolness of letting go when there is no grasping or resistance. When we do hold on; when we can put aside; how do we detach.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-11-28 Not Making Two 61:41
  Winnie Nazarko
At the end of retreat, there are often concerns about how to take "this" back home. If we define "this" too narrowly, with a dualistic mind, we will miss the chance to practice effectively when we return to the conditions of lay life.Lay life is different, and offers the opportunity for practice which is broader, more dynamic, and more relational than that done on retreat. The Buddha himself saw his teachings as useful and beneficial to lay people as well as monastics, sometimes in surprising applications. Some of his teachings for lay people are discussed, clarifying that the 8 Fold Path can be practiced outside of silent retreat, in daily life.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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