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Dharma Talks
2013-12-15 Natural Law 37:44
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Aloka Vihara

2013-12-15 No-Self in the Brain: Insights from Neuroscience about Not Taking Life Personally- #1 Present moment awareness of endings and beginings 17:51
  Rick Hanson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-12-15 No-Self in the Brain: Insights from Neuroscience about Not Taking Life Personally #2 The two truths: Futility and fullness 28:50
  Rick Hanson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-12-16 NYI People of Color Sit with Gina Sharpe & Larry Yang 1:13:39
  Gina Sharpe
This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice.
New York Insight Meditation Center POC Sangha Evening

2013-12-16 Two ways to Free the Mind... 62:08
  Pascal Auclair
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2013-12-17 Dependent Origination: Review 46:52
  Rodney Smith
If we review where the exploration of Dependent Origination has brought us over the course of this series of talks, we will notice four perceptional shifts that Dependent Origination has encouraged. The first is that through Dependent Origination we perceive there are an infinite number of influences on every event and that existence itself arises from multiple factors, and therefore there is no separate existences. Everything is tied together through the web of relationship. But Dependent Origination moves it even further by its second perceptual shift in which it shows how the web of somethingness was generated by the mind from nothing. Out of nothing, form arises and becomes the world of connected relationships with "me" arising within it. The "how did that happen," is explained by Dependent Origination, as the links build upon themselves to reveal a world of appearances that have no inherent substance. The third perceptual change from Dependent Origination is a variation of the second in which the world arises directly from "my" projections. In essence the world does not have a fundamental existence of its own. It is dependent upon "me" and what I know, for it to be. The fourth shift is the acknowledgment of struggle that is inherent in the arising of form from formlessness. We are birthed from that struggle and ultimately must grow old and die because of it.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Dependent Origination

2013-12-17 Patience, Energy and Determination 51:45
  Sky Dawson
This Talk Looks At Paramis, Particularly Energy and Determination
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 9 to 31 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-12-18 What is Binding You? 38:09
  Doug Phillips
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2013-12-18 Wise Concentration 66:50
  Marcia Rose
Exploring the purifying and beautiful current of concentration/Samatha...the teachings current of concentration/Samatha...the teachings and the practice. ...the basis, the process and the fruits of concentration.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind

2013-12-18 The Winter Solstice, the Dark and the Light and our Practice 62:13
  Donald Rothberg
At the Winter Solstice, we can learn better to embrace the dark-in multiple ways, and to invite the light. Using poetry, stories and teachings, we explore how practicing with darkness and light can deepen and illuminate what Mary Oliver calls our one "wild, precious life."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat

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