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Dharma Talks
2006-01-12 Concepts And Reality 61:06
  Joseph Goldstein
Understanding self and selflessness. Looking at self-image, ownership, time, age, gender and self.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2006-01-11 Foundations Of Mindfulness 58:18
  Susan O'Brien
Establishing mindfulness of body, feeling tone, mind and mental patterns.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mind Life Retreat

2006-01-10 Living an Ethical Life 46:01
  Rodney Smith
Pick one of the Five Precepts (refrain from killing, refrain from taking what is not offered, refrain from distorted or harsh speech, refrain from sexual misconduct, and refrain from drugs or drink which cloud the mind) for study this week. This training is intended to heighten your awareness of both the gross and subtle forms of disconnection within that precept. Make a point to examine the subtle areas very carefully. For instance, wise speech might apply to self-beliefs such as your projections, self-doubt, and unworthiness. Refraining from taking life might include any dismissive or negating behavior to another. Refraining from sexual misconduct could imply using flirtation or sexuality in a manipulative or deceitful manner. Refraining from drugs and drink could include caffeine and sugar. Remember the precepts are not meant to foster a sense of failure but to point to a more connected view of life.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2006-01-10 Metta Sutta - All Of The Path 63:22
  Sylvia Boorstein
This talk combines ??????? Of the Metta Sutta as being all of the path - Sila, Samadhi, Punna - Morality, Mind Development & Wisdom with a presentation of a small book by Bruce Erik Kaplan, Inviting the Whole World to a Party and a book by Thomas Oliphant - Praying for Gil Hodges.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2006-01-06 Keeping The Heart Companionable 1:16:13
  Sylvia Boorstein
This introduction to Metta practice explores the wisdom potential of the benevolent heart. It presents kind heartedness as both the cause of wisdom and the fruit of wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2006-01-05 The Evolution Of Insight Practice 46:37
  Rodney Smith
The practice evolves through phases and stillness deepens.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2006-01-01 The Bored Mind 48:18
  Rodney Smith
The Mind that configure reality to be boring is without interest. That interest can be aroused by focusing on itself.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2005-12-31 Talk On New Year's Eve 43:58
  Ajahn Sucitto

2005-12-29 Relax, Observe, Allow 48:43
  Rodney Smith
Relax, observe and allow are three words that capture the complete orientation to meditation. Understanding these words and their near enemies will enhance ones practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2005-12-29 The Place of Love in Insight Meditation 47:31
  Rob Burbea
Gaia House New Year's Retreat

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