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2008-07-13 Metta: Near And Far Enemies 55:13
  Guy Armstrong
The near enemy of metta is attached affection, common in romantic love. The far enemy is aversion, which takes many forms, such as resentment and fear. The talk explores these responses and how to work with them in metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

2008-07-13 The Nonstick Mind 43:22
  Jose Reissig
To believe that clinging is a requisite for engagement is like believing that the food needs to stick to the pan in order to cook. Yet sticking only leads to burning. Likewise with clinging: it only detracts from true intimacy with life.
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat

2008-07-13 Restless Body, Unworried Mind 47:37
  Rodney Smith
When sufficiently investigated, the whole of the Dharma can be seen within a single hindrance.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat

2008-07-12 The Play Of Love And Equanimity 46:48
  Sharda Rogell
Metta (lovingkindness) is a mind-turning practice, directing our heart and mind towards love and equanimity. How can we support ourselves to make this transformative turn?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

2008-07-12 Mind As Mirror 51:37
  Jose Reissig
Ultimately, in our search behind appearances, we need to let go of "name and form" and become like a mirror which is contacting no image. In this emptiness, the mind's capacity to see -- to be aware -- shines unimpeded.
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat

2008-07-12 Sila with Q&A 1:19:37
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-12 Creative Engagement with People 44:13
  Martine Batchelor
Looking at the eight worldly winds and exploring how meditation can help us to creatively engage with people we know and love.
Gaia House Meditation And Study Retreat

2008-07-12 The Great Passing 60:33
  Stephen Batchelor
This is the seventh of a series of seven talks from the Study Retreat that interweaves reflections on Siddhattha Gotama's life, with critical interpretations of his teachings as recorded in the Pali Canon. In this seventh talk we conclude with his last years and death.
Gaia House Meditation And Study Retreat

2008-07-11 Behind Appearances 48:42
  Jose Reissig
To go behind appearances, to go for real into the unfamiliar, we need to go by ways which are unfamiliar.
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat

2008-07-11 The Role of the Teacher 40:27
  Martine Batchelor
Looking at the different roles teachers have in the Buddhist tradition and exploring the four reliances, which help us understand and walk on the meditative path.
Gaia House Meditation And Study Retreat

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