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Dharma Talks
2014-06-19 "Finding What Your Looking For" 51:58
  James Baraz
Our preconceptions and assumptions have a significant effect on how we perceive reality--what gets taken in and what gets filtered out. A rich area of practice is being aware of this so that we truly see clearly to the best of our ability. As we bring more awareness to our filters, we can also see others' Buddha nature inside them, and help it come out, even if they can't see it themselves.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-06-19 Deep Listening and Speech Practice in Difficult Circumstances 53:05
  Donald Rothberg
How can we be skillful with our speech practice in difficult or challenging situations? We examine a number of principles and capacities, particularly deep listening, that can guide us.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindful Communication: A Wise Speech Retreat

2014-06-20 Life Is Uncertain, Death Is Certain 59:42
  U Vivekananda
The Buddha's advise on death
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 15 - June 30, 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-06-20 Self, No Self and Freedom 61:09
  Howard Cohn
Exploring the Nature of Self and the freedom that is available as we see through the self illusion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Yoga Retreat

2014-06-21 Beneath the Trees - The Body of Life 43:05
  Martin Aylward
On this summer solstice evening out under the trees at Gaia House, Martin reflects on the importance of trees in the Buddhas life, the disingenuousness of the term mindfulness and what it means to be embodied.
Gaia House Intimacy and Infinity

2014-06-21 Mindfulness: An Antidote To The Distortions Of The Mind 47:18
  Bonnie Duran
The distortions of mind and how mindfulness addresses these Vipallasas!
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat

2014-06-22 Meeting Anger and Hatred 48:06
  Martin Aylward
Martin explores different personality styles of resistance and rejection, the ways anger functions and the importance of letting ourselves feel negative emotions as a way of freeing them up and letting go of our personal hard luck story. He also explores the way practice can transform anger into fearlessness as an important force against injustice, oppression and inequality.
Gaia House Intimacy and Infinity

2014-06-22 Guided Meditation: Breath at the Three Centers 43:19
  Dana DePalma
Guided meditation on sensing the breath at upper lip and tip of the nostrils, heart center and belly. A short talk on embracing and releasing follows.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-06-22 Guided Meditation: Releasing and Embracing 20:35
  Dana DePalma
Meditation on releasing and embracing, including Sylvia Boorstein's mantra, "May I meet it as a friend."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-06-23 Introduction to Mindfulness of the Body 20:30
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Embodied Awakening

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