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Dharma Talks
2011-06-03 Sangha Refuge and the Relational Field of Practice 56:00
  Oren Jay Sofer
How do we understand the role of community, the refuge of sangha and our life's relationships in the context of the Buddha's teachings?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness, Wise Speech, and Compassionate Communication

2011-06-03 Letting Go 56:58
  Annie Nugent
In one way or another all of the Buddha's teachings point towards letting go... other words with the same meaning are: renunciation, abandoning, reliquishing or giving up... This talk is about the what, why, where and when of letting go..
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-06-03 Opening Talk for Transforming Self, Transforming World 67:12
  David Loy
Opening Talk for a retreat that explores the relationship between personal and social transformation. There are profound parallels between our individual predicament and our collective situation, and this retreat explores their nonduality. If the self is an insecure construct haunted by a sense of lack, we gain insight into our preoccupation with attachments such as money, fame, power and romance, and how the 'three poisons' (greed, ill will and delusion) have become institutionalised.
Gaia House Transforming Self Transforming World

2011-06-02 Deep Listening and Speech Practice in Challenging Situations 60:37
  Donald Rothberg
The essence of speech practice in difficult situations is to find ways to stay connected, in one's inner experience and use of speech, to our awareness, love, and wisdom. We focus on a number of supports for such practice, including grounding and centering in the body, being open to difficulties as opportunities for learning, understanding the judgmental mind, and, especially, cultivating deep listening.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness, Wise Speech, and Compassionate Communication

2011-06-02 Living With Metta, Dana and Sila Practice 60:55
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Taking our metta hearts into the world - practicing giving and non-harming.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Loving Friendliness: Metta Retreat

2011-06-02 Atammayatta: The Last Word and Final Sword of Buddhism 49:19
  James Baraz
The Buddhist concept of Atammayata or "unconcoctibility" literally means "not made of that." The revered 20th Century master Ajahn Buddhadasa called this principle, "the last word and final sword of Buddhism."
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-06-02 Gratitude 18:34
  Mary Grace Orr
Insight Santa Cruz

2011-06-01 On Intention or What We Bring to a Situation 38:18
  Ayya Santacitta
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2011-06-01 The Heart that Feels 53:22
  Oren Jay Sofer
Exploring the cultivation of the heart and empathy in the context of wise speech practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-06-01 Part 2: Stress and Meditation 1:15:54
  Tara Brach
When we are suffering from stress, we are paying attention to our world in a narrow and rigid way. Through meditations that cultivate a wakeful and open attention, we can dramatically transform the feelings of anxiety and aloneness that underlie all stress.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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