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Dharma Talks
2014-05-24 Equanimity, The Sweet Joy of The Way 51:17
  Spring Washam
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings of the Path of Awakening

2014-05-25 Sally Armstrong Suttas on Concentration Practice 9:59
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Sally Armstrong Suttas on Concentration Practice
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dedicated Practitioners Program 5

2014-05-25 Spiritual Idealism, Dukkha and Compassion 54:16
  Rebecca Bradshaw
The perils of spiritual idealism and meeting dukkha with compassion
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2014-05-25 A Simple Act of Kindness 55:32
  Mark Coleman
What are the important qualities that we bring into our lives from our practice; bringing forth the innate qualities of kindness and compassion into the midst of life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings of the Path of Awakening

2014-05-26 The Controlling Faculty Of Concentration 62:00
  U Vivekananda
Qualities of concentration, arousing and balancing it
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 15 - June 30, 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-05-26 Finding True Happiness 55:37
  Greg Scharf
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2014-05-27 Vipassana Instructions 42:24
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Guided meditation instructions encouraging a balance of energy and relaxation as well as investigation and kindness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2014-05-27 Mindfulness Sacred or Secular? 26:58
  Shaila Catherine
Shaila Catherine gave this concluding talk in a guest speaker series that was organized to stimulate critical inquiry about mindfulness and how the teachings about mindfulness are manifesting in western cultures. This talk presents critical thinking, reflection, and discussion as integral elements of Buddhist practice. It refers to the early Buddhist custom of reciting teachings, sharing the Dhamma, and inviting correction and criticism about how the Dhamma was presented and taught. As mindfulness practices become mainstreamed, and applied in corporations and therapeutic contexts, some concern arises that the deep and liberating teachings of emptiness might be ignored as non-Buddhists, and sometimes non-practitioners, assert their own definitions of mindfulness in the media. This brief talk concludes with reflection questions about: 1. the meaning and definition of mindfulness—how is mindfulness different from attention? 2. how are ethics taught in Buddhist and secular applications of mindfulness? 3. how are secular interests affecting the development of western lay Buddhism?
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

2014-05-28 More of the Third Zen Patriarch 55:03
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-05-28 Humility 1:18:36
  Tara Brach
In Buddhism and most faiths, humility - feeling that we all share common ground, feeling neither superior or inferior to others - is both a prerequisite to awakening and an expression of mature spirituality. This talk explores how our conditioning and culture reinforce a swing from ego-inflation (self-importance, feeling special, better than others) to ego-deflation (feeling unworthy). We then look at how a wise and kind attention opens us to who we are beyond these confining egoic states, and enables us to live with humility and grace.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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