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Dharma Talks
2009-05-17 Mindfulness of Body 56:39
  Dori Langevin
The life of the body is a tether to moment to moment experience. Cultivating an enlarged awareness, infused with kindness, plus directly contacting sensations, allows us to be with unpleasant sensations we often call "pain"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation Retreat

2009-05-16 Supports for Samadhi: An overview of the Buddha’s teachings on some of the beautiful qualities of mind and heart that lead to deepening concentration. 55:22
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The role of concentration is central to the Buddha’s teaching. This can be seen by the emphasis placed on it in some of the key Buddhist lists, such as the Noble Eightfold Path, the Five Spiritual Faculties, the Seven Factors Of Awakening and the 12 links of Transcendent Dependent Arising. This talk looks at the qualities we can develop in our practice that support concentration, such as faith, mindfulness, happiness and contentment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2009-05-15 No Self, No World 63:22
  Rob Burbea
Anatta (‘not-self’, or ‘no-self’) is one of the Buddha’s most subtle and profound teachings, and a full understanding of it involves seeing how not only the personal self, but also the entire world of experience, is empty of any intrinsic essence or existence. This talk explores some of the possible ways a meditator might work in practice to develop and strengthen such radical and liberating insights.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2009 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2009-05-15 The Path of Samadhi 66:04
  Eugene Cash
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2009-05-15 Generating the Sacred in Our Lives 65:09
  Sharda Rogell
What does it mean to live a holy, or sacred life in the world? This talk explores how to integrate the teachings and practices into our daily life.
Wood Acres Retreat Center :  Our Wisdom Heart

2009-05-15 Morning Instruction 6 - Selflessness 9:19
  Sharda Rogell
Wood Acres Retreat Center :  Our Wisdom Heart

2009-05-15 The Development of Virtue 51:28
  Bhante Bodhidhamma
Gaia House Mahasi Retreat

2009-05-14 Verses on the Faith Mind by Seng-T'san (3rd Zen Patriarch of China), part 1. 46:34
  James Baraz
Tonight James begins a series on his favorite piece of dharma wisdom: Verses on the Faith Mind by Sengstan, otherwise known as the 3rd Zen Patriarch of China. This is one of the best treatises on the non-dual approach to practice. A few choice lines: “The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.” “To live in the realization is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.” During this series, James reads through the text and discusses how we can apply it in our lives. If you are interested in reading the actual text of this sutra Click Here.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2009-05-14 Samadhi - Don't Worry, Be Happy 58:40
  Richard Shankman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2009-05-14 Choosing the Path to Freedom 57:30
  Sharda Rogell
When we let go, we feel threatened that we will lose everything, but in reality we have everything to gain. What are we actually letting go of and what remains once we let go.
Wood Acres Retreat Center :  Our Wisdom Heart

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