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Dharma Talks
2011-04-21 6. Concentration (samadhi) 51:57
  James Baraz
Sixth talk in an 8-week series on the 7 Factors of Awakening that began with an overview on March 10, 2011.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-04-21 An Ordinary Person's Life 60:49
  Stephen Batchelor
The story of Ch'an Master Teshan; through Ch'an (Zen) the Chinese make Buddhism their own - a similar challenge faces us in the West today; the practice of 'What is this?' is the practice of the First Noble Truth: dukkha; how Zen fits into the context of the Four Truths; the Four Truths and the Four Great Vows; the self who practices the path is neither existent nor non-existent; Layman P'ang: chopping wood and carrying water.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

2011-04-20 Part 2 - Realizing True Well-being 1:23:21
  Tara Brach
Buddhist psychology and the Western oriented field of positive psychology agree: How we pay attention determines whether we live primarily in fear and judgment, or happiness and peace. This two part series explores the teachings, practices and attitudes that enable us to live a meaningful life with a heart that is "happy for no reason."
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-04-20 The Story of the Elm Dance 40:28
  Joanna Macy
A story about Chernobyl.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center World as Lover, World as Self

2011-04-20 Awakening To The Body 54:30
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2011-04-20 World as Lover, World as Self 37:52
  Joanna Macy
Four ways the world has been seen: as a battlefield, a trap, a lover, as self. Honoring indigenous peoples' capacity for gratitude.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center World as Lover, World as Self

2011-04-20 Experiential Wisdom 58:49
  Martine Batchelor
What should we rely on when practising? An exploration of the four reliances found in Zen texts. Also looking at the actualisation of experiential wisdom in daily life.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

2011-04-19 Four Elements Meditation—Instructional Talk and Guided Meditation 41:58
  Shaila Catherine
This talk introduces the Four Elements Meditation as a systematic method for developing mindfulness of the body. A guided meditation and instructions are provided that reveal the body as a dynamic interaction of characteristics classified as earth (hardness, roughness, heaviness, softness, smoothness, lightness), water (flowing, cohesion), fire (heat, cold), and wind (supporting, pushing).
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks—2011

2011-04-19 Four Domains of Mindfulness - Flame of Awareness 7:13
  Steven Smith
Hollyhock :  Metta Vipassana with Mindful Movement

2011-04-19 Where the Mind has Nowhere to Rest 65:42
  Stephen Batchelor
Hui-neng's definition of sitting meditation; the middle way as the avoiding of the 'deadends' of existence and non-existence; the Greek philosopher Pyrrho as an example of a similar attitude; Hui-ko asks Bodhidharma to 'set his mind at rest'; the infinity of things; emptiness as the unfindability of things; to question 'what is this' is the practice of such emptiness that neither affirms nor denies anything.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

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