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Dharma Talks
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

2007-10-16 Seclusion 59:04
  Carol Wilson
Seclusion or viveka – of body and mind can be an important supportive condition for clear seeing. The hermit, for example, is found in many spiritual traditions.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2007-10-14 Metta And Compassion 61:04
  Mark Coleman
What is the role of loving kindness in Dharma practice. How do we cultivate it, what are the obstacles, and what is the full expression of the heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Training for Yoga Teachers, Retreat 1

2007-10-14 The Seven Factors Of Awakening - part 2 59:51
  Patricia Genoud-Feldman
The Seven Factors of awakening Part 2
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2007-10-14 Meeting the World - The Eightfold Path 45:49
  Martin Aylward
Gaia House Tranquility, Insight and Awakening

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