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Dharma Talks
2008-11-21 Living in the Truth 66:18
  Rob Burbea
A life dedicated to discovering the Truth of things is a life lived beautifully, and leading organically to freedom from suffering. Yet we frequently approach our seeking with hidden attachments to assumptions, preconceptions and views (often about Truth or the ways it is realised) that hinder a really complete, far-reaching, open and radical inquiry. On every level, from the personal to the mystical and ultimate, how can we give free reign to the heart's longing to live the truth?
Gaia House Solitary Month Retreat

2008-11-20 Dependent Origination: An Overview 57:49
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The Buddha considered Dependent Origination to be his most profound insight. This teaching shows us how we get caught in the cycle of suffering, and how it is possible to free ourselves. When we’re not aware of this process, we are blinded by our ignorance and get caught in craving again and again. We create different identities that we cling to, and that limit our ability to be free in the moment. When we’re aware of this process, we can make wiser choices about how to respond, and perhaps even break the cycles of becoming altogether. This talk gives a brief overview of the 12 links of Dependent Origination, and then describes how it works on a practical, moment-to-moment basis in our lives.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2008-11-20 Anapanasti 55:30
  James Baraz
Mindfulness of breathing
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2008-11-19 The Three Characteristics - part 3: No-Self 1:15:30
  Tara Brach
At the center of the Buddhist teachings is the understanding that the passing phenomena of this world--sounds, sensations, thoughts, bodies and minds--have no self at the center, no self as owner, and are not happening to a self. In other words, our familiar sense of self is an illusion. When there is full presence, a presence not filtered by thoughts, this illusion dissolves, freeing us to realize our true nature. This talk exploring the teachings of no-self, or emptiness, includes several reflections and practices that guide us in awakening to this essential and liberating truth.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2008-11-19 Maintaining Wholesome States 57:02
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2008-11-19 Liberation Through Non-Clinging 61:28
  Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2008-11-19 Metta - The Practice Of Kindness 58:13
  Mark Coleman
This talk gives a thorough overview of the practice and application of metta (unconditional love). Also explored is the unity of mindfulness and metta, and how when metta is cultivated it becomes a source of wisdom in our lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Yoga

2008-11-19 The Point Of Practice 57:22
  Sylvia Boorstein
Inspired by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2008-11-18 Independence And Freedom, Q&A - part 2 14:07
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-11-17 Beauty, Hope & Fear - part 1 of 2 29:30
  Jack Kornfield
A Monday Night class with Jack Kornfield and Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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