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Dharma Talks
2008-03-14 Brahmavihara Retreat 12:39:57
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
The brahmaviharas are four mental states that the Buddha encouraged for the practice of meditation. They are loving -friendliness (metta), compassion, sympathetic joy (rejoicing in the happiness of others), and equanimity. Through these practices we develop a loving heart, concentration, self-acceptance, fearlessness and happiness. These practices also establish our fundamental connectedness to all life.
Bhavana Society of West Virginia Brahmavihara Retreat

2008-03-14 The River Of Life 48:21
  Pamela Weiss
Exploring the ways that insight into impermanence deepens our appreciation for the beauty and mystery of life
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

2008-03-13 Rain - Difficult Emotions As A Path To Awakening 52:52
  Trudy Goodman
This is a talk on working with difficult emotions and how they can be an expression of truth, a doorway to the Dharma.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

2008-03-13 Compassion 51:43
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Discussed compassion as a Brahmavihara practice and the cultivation of compassion in our vipassana practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-03-13 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 1: Intention 56:51
  James Baraz
This is the first of a series based on cultivating the wholesome states that I share in my Awakening Joy Class. I intend to explore these principles from a more traditional Buddhist perspective and show how they reveal Buddhadharma as a path of happiness. I’ll be suggesting techniques that can be practiced in daily life in addition to formal meditation. This first week we’ll explore the theme of Intention. “Intending is karma,” said the Buddha. Through intention we create our reality. The clearer we are on our intention, the greater influence we have on the direction of our lives.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2008-03-13 Faith 43:57
  Mary Grace Orr
Insight Santa Cruz

2008-03-12 Befriending The Deities 1:15:03
  Tara Brach
The fruit of practice is releasing our identification with core beliefs and fear-based emotions, and realizing and inhabiting our Natural awareness. This is described as the N in RAIN - an acronym that can guide us in awakening loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2008-03-12 Practicing in Daily Life: Sila and Wise Sexuality part 1 56:11
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2008-03-12 Papanca - The Unbidden Wandering Of Mind 51:04
  Anna Douglas
As mindfulness deepens, we can uncover the 4 root causes of getting lost in our thinking, as well as remembering the aliveness of being when we step aside from thinking.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

2008-03-11 The Three Characteristics And Their Subtle Expressions 55:25
  John Travis
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

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