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Dharma Talks
2013-08-11 This Precious Moment 24:58
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-08-11 Questions and Answers - This Precious Moment 45:47
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-08-11 Arriving and Settling: A guided meditation 48:35
  Ayya Santacittā
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-08-11 Stop Running 26:54
  Ayya Santacittā
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-08-12 Retreat Opening 60:38
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2013-08-13 Morning Instructions - Day 1 59:12
  Adrianne Ross
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2013-08-13 Afternoon Instructions - Day 1 60:07
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2013-08-13 Dependent Origination: Desire 61:24
  Rodney Smith
We think of desire as a spiritually undesirable state of mind. Because it holds such power over our actions and thoughts, we are reluctant to thoroughly take it on and explore what it is. Desire is not just one simple state of mind. It is the composition of all the links that preceded it in Dependent Origination, the confluence of ignorance, mental formations, consciousness, name and form, six sense base, contact, and feelings. It holds all of that and the idea of "me" as well. As an analogy, think of snow as being the composite of temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, etc. Snow seems like something separate and different from the conditions that form it, but it is those conditions. We can enter and examine the energy of desire through any of these composite conditions. Encouraged by our thoughts, desire also has a strong sense of becoming something, something essential to us. But when we look at desire, it is a future thought holding the wish of a different life. Sad, is it not? When properly seen, we can you feel the grief of the unfulfilled desire?
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Dependent Origination

2013-08-13 Q&A for 8/13/13 Dharma Talk 18:48
  Larry Rosenberg
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2013-08-13 Dharma Talk 58:26
  Larry Rosenberg
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

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