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2007-10-20 Opening Talk for the Heart of Wisdom and Compassion Retreat 45:07
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House The Heart Of Wisdom And Compassion

2007-10-20 Opening Talk for the Heart of Wisdom and Compassion 45:07
  Yanai Postelnik
this talk also includes Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Heart Of Wisdom And Compassion

2007-10-20 Be With It - Not In It 43:31
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Group Retreat

2007-10-19 The Gratification, The Danger And The Escape 58:54
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Sutra study regarding the limits of the gratification of sense pleasures and the freedom of abandoning attachment to them.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2007-10-19 Freedom 49:06
  Ariya B. Baumann
Unlike freedom as license, the freedom achieved through a disciplined practice of the Buddha’s teaching is all-encompassing and truly liberating.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2007-10-17 The Three Refuges 1:22:30
  Tara Brach
Dharma, Sangha and Buddha - In Buddhism there are three, interdependent gateways to freedom. Called refuges, they are the expressions of truth that carry us home to the essence of what we are. These two talks investigate the way we take "false refuge"--habitual ways of trying to control experience--and the profound happiness and peace in discovering true refuge.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2007-10-17 Investigating Dhamma 53:29
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2007-10-17 Meditation Q&A And The Hindrances 56:22
  Richard Shankman
Richard answers the Sangha questions about hindrances during meditation such as noise and sleepiness and later discusses the Hindrances in general. Along the way he also explains the refuges and talks about the importance of intention in meditation.
East Bay Insight Meditation Community

2007-10-17 Judgment 20:19
  Jason Murphy
Insight Santa Cruz

2007-10-16 The Hindrances: Doubt 41:30
  Shaila Catherine
Doubt can be an obstacle to meditation or a form of healthy inquiry. It is helpful to ask questions, to ponder, and be willing to doubt our beliefs and opinions. Ask yourself: are my views true? We hold many unexamined beliefs—beliefs about self, about how things should be, about what other people should do. The Kalama Sutta encourages us to question what we think, and to not adopt beliefs based on hearsay or mere tradition. We can use our minds to critically inquire into how things actually are. Doubt as an obstacle, on the other hand, is a painful state that leads to confusion, fear, indecision, and uncertainty. It manifests as obsessive thinking, planning, and anxiety. The Discourse to Malunkyaputta (Middle Length Discourses, M. 63) proposes that if we indulge in speculative thinking we might miss the opportunity to free ourselves from suffering. Specific suggestions are offered for working skillfully with the hindrance of doubt.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

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