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2013-11-26 Dependent Origination: Death 56:14
  Rodney Smith
Birth and aging inevitably lead to dying and death. The Buddha suggests this pattern can be broken by waking up to the sequencing of Dependent Origination. We cannot prevent the body from dying but we can opt out from the paradigm in which "I" die along with it. When we live encased within the idea of "me," with the "me" as real as the physical form we embody, then as the body ages we will fear our death. Interestingly enough, by eliminating everything that lives within the cycle of birth and death, we find our way out of death. Investigating what remains after death or what cannot be born or age can begin to move us away from dependency on form. We cannot rest our answer on the visible world because all we see will be taken away. If _what_ we see dies, perhaps the invisible _seeing_ itself holds the deathless. What is it that sees out of our eyes? Again, not what we see, but the seeing or awareness itself. Awareness gives us the capacity to see, but awareness cannot be seen. Though awareness cannot be seen, it can be intimated through a felt-sense of the body.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Dependent Origination

2013-11-26 Monthly Sitting and Inquiry: Nov 26, 2013 67:59
  Gina Sharpe
Monthly Sitting and Inquiry: Nov 26, 2013
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

2013-11-26 The Joy and Preciousness of Change 59:21
  Pat Coffey
Change is the fundamental law of nature. How one learns to skillfully be with unwanted change is the difference between a life of peace and a life of anguish. Mindfulness practice addresses this directly.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-11-26 Living the Eight Fold Path 60:26
  Annie Nugent
Seeing the Noble Eight Fold Path within life shows us that the dharma is always available to us, when we recognize its presence. If we do, confidence prevails....we know that we can live the dharma in each moment, no matter what may be happening.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2

2013-11-27 Samatha Supports Insight: Integrating versus Disintegrating 6:46
  Ajahn Sucitto
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 9 to December 8 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-11-27 Impromptu Interview with Korean Bhikkhuni 61:56
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2013-11-27 Dharma Talk 1:16:51
  Larry Rosenberg
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2013-11-27 Relative and Ultimate Bodhicitta: Compassion and Emptiness 57:15
  Joseph Goldstein
An exploration of the causes, obstacles and mind states of compassion in our lives and in the world.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2

2013-11-27 The Experience of Feeling 58:31
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-11-27 The Evolving of Generosity 1:26:21
  Tara Brach
This talk explores how we can open out of the habit of grasping and deliberately nourish our natural capacity for generosity, for living love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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