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Dharma Talks
2011-12-15 Cultivating a Bodhisattva Heart 55:06
  James Baraz
We don’t have to wait to take Bodhisattva vows to practice the Bodhisattva attitude of being there for another’s suffering. In this talk we explore principles and practices to cultivate compassion—the heart of the Bodhisattva ideal—including 1) developing a caring heart towards those we may not feel an affinity and 2) holding the pain we feel at another’s suffering with wise discernment.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-12-15 Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places 64:34
  Howard Cohn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-12-15 Morning Instructions - Last Day 44:05
  Christina Feldman
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-12-14 Bhaddekarata Sutta 1:15:13
  Larry Rosenberg
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2011-12-14 Unburdening Ourselves for the Journey 49:40
  Mary Grace Orr
Nothing to do, nowhere to go, no one to be: these teachings help relieve us of our burdens.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-12-14 The Dance of Relational Trance 1:18:54
  Tara Brach
When we become emotionally reactive in our relationships, we often go into a trance that creates separation and locks us into a narrow sense of self. This talk explores how, by pausing and deepening our attention, we can reconnect with the wisdom of our hearts. (video available)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-12-14 Non Self / Emptiness 43:17
  Christina Feldman
The heart of the Buddha's path of awakening is the liberating understanding of non-self.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-12-14 Letting Go as the Path 56:40
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2011-12-14 Mindfulness and Wisdom 60:55
  Donald Rothberg
(There is a long pause at the beginning) We complete our exploration of "mature" (or "right") mindfulness, focusing on how mindfulness may be disconnected from wisdom, how it can lead to wisdom, and how "mature" mindfulness is integrated with wisdom (as well as ethics and the awakened heart)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-12-13 Satipatthana Sutta, Fourth Foundation: Discerning the Self 67:28
  Rodney Smith
Discernment must ultimately understand the nature of self completely. Awareness saw in the Third Foundation how the self was born from a feeling and elaborated on with thought forming the story and image of "I." Even though that process is now understood (wisdom), still, because of its tremendous momentum, there may be a residual belief in the self when it arises. Discernment wears down that residual belief by tracking the sense of self through all its manifestations until there is no longer the belief in self even though there is the occasional arising of self.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection The Satipatthana Sutta

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