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Dharma Talks
2007-08-25 The Brahma Viharas 1:13:01
  Anna Douglas
Qualities of heart which we can cultivate and use in our lives.

2007-08-24 Questions And Answers 50:22
  Michael Grady
Questions and Answers
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2007-08-24 Opening Talk from Forming and Transforming the World 46:24
  Reb Anderson
Gaia House Forming and Transforming the World

2007-08-23 Compassion 49:48
  Narayan Helen Liebenson
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2007-08-23 Working With The Three Poisons 54:34
  Mark Coleman
How to work with the three fundamental attitudes or habitual tendencies of mind that obscure our ability to be present and how the mindfulness ultimately reveals and liberates these forces so we can abide more in the peace of our true nature.

2007-08-22 Touching Enlightenment With The Body 1:13:49
  Tara Brach
Our suffering arises from the unseen, unfelt parts of our experience- our unlived life. This rejected energy is stored in our bodies and prevents us from living wakefully and wholeheartedly. By bringing a courageous, mindful presence to bodily sensations our energies untangle and flow freely. Rather than a frightened resisting "self" we rediscover our full aliveness, connectedness and luminosity of Being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2007-08-22 The Mind and the Way: Relating to the Past, Present and Future with Wisdom 57:03
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2007-08-22 Wisdom - A Journey Of Awakening 50:34
  Michael Grady
Wisdom – A journey of awakening
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2007-08-22 The Birth Of Wisdom 45:49
  Anna Douglas
When we shine the light of mindful awareness into present experience, the path is illuminated and wisdom is born.

2007-08-21 Enlightenment and Mindful Awareness 62:50
  Lama Surya Das
Unlike the three Western monotheistic religions, Buddhism is not a religion of the book. Rather, Buddhism is based on the Buddha’s enlightened experience. More specifically, among other things, the Buddha was an early scientist. He said that if you reproduce his experiment by cultivating the Eightfold Path, your can replicate the same enlightenment result in yourself. There is no need for any beliefs, cosmology, dogma or creed. Indeed, all sentient beings are endowed by the luminous Buddha nature. The Buddha merely serves as a mirror for us to see our own enlightened nature. However, this means that we need to have the wisdom to see our true nature as it really is. This wisdom is described as the “right view” in the first step of the Eightfold Path. The problem is how can we see things as they really are when our attention is so scattered and our view is so obscured by poisons such as greed, hatred, delusion, pride and jealousy? The answer is through mindful awareness. Indeed, mindful awareness is something that we can learn even the first time we meditate. Eventually, we can reach a state of effortless awareness. This clear seeing allows our mindfulness to create some space between the stimulus and our response. Instead of knee-jerk, blind response, our mind has more time to choose a more skillful, intelligent response, thus, leading to more freedom and proactivity.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

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