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2011-11-24 Thanksgiving Retreat 2011 First Q & A 40:18
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Bhavana Society of West Virginia

2011-11-23 The Problem With Greed 50:19
  Winnie Nazarko
Our relationship with sense pleasure is complicated. Moving towards what is pleasant is instinctual,and we need to be able to experience what is pleasant without clinging, fear or attachment in order to be whole. Yet pleasant vedana (sensation) is not a reliable goal or guide on the spiritual path. Pleasure - like all conditioned things - has its limitations and does not work well as the orienting principle in our practice and lives. Like the Buddha, we need to be able to swim upstream, and not be limited by our conditioning towards ease.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2011-11-23 The Wheel 56:37
  Will Kabat-Zinn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Retreat

2011-11-23 Pathways to a Grateful Heart 1:21:14
  Tara Brach
When we are filled with gratitude, we are living from the most sincere, awake part of our being. This talk explores three pathways of practice that open us to serving and savoring this life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-11-23 Thanksgiving Retreat 2011 Guided Meditation 26:15
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Guided meditation during 2011 Thanksgiving Retreat.
Bhavana Society of West Virginia

2011-11-23 Papanca 34:24
  Christina Feldman
Gaia House November Solitary

2011-11-22 Buddha's Recipe for Happiness 58:51
  Anushka Fernandopulle
There are many levels of happiness and joy available to us on the spiritual path. Here are descriptions of several levels, their relationship to each other, and how to get there.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Retreat

2011-11-22 Thanksgiving 48:57
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2011-11-22 Satipatthana Sutta, Fourth Foundation: Discernment and the Hindrances 47:25
  Rodney Smith
Struggling with the hindrances draws us back into form. Each hindrance has to be thoroughly understood so that when it arises we no longer invest reality into its appearance. Discernment is the only tool that can reveal the truth of its emptiness. In seeing the true nature of the hindrance, we see our own and the struggle ends. All other applications of practice reinvest thought into the form and make it more than what it is.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection The Satipatthana Sutta

2011-11-22 Question and Answer Session 44:25
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House November Solitary

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