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Dharma Talks
2007-10-31 Discovering the Awakening Factor of Energy 54:47
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2007-10-31 Joseph's Dharma Story - part 1 61:16
  Joseph Goldstein
Joseph's Dharma Story
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2007-10-31 Practicing With Thoughts And Emotions 61:22
  Donald Rothberg
Mindfulness of thoughts and emotions gives us one of our great resources for applying our practice in daily life -- in the midst of work, relationships, and family. Here we explore some general qualities of mindfulness, then explore the guidelines of "RAIN" -- recognition, acceptance, inquiry and non-identification -- applying this approach to the experiencing of anger. Next week we explore skillful action with thoughts and emotions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2007-10-30 Compassion 59:00
  Carol Wilson
The understanding of emptiness manifests in our experience as the intention of compassion. One way that compassion develops is through meeting our own physical and mental suffering with kind awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2007-10-29 Quiet The Mind, Open The Heart 69:27
  Jack Kornfield
The essence of meditation is a shift of identity and awakening of compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2007-10-27 Spirit of the Path 34:07
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Heart Of Wisdom And Compassion

2007-10-27 Spirit of the Path 51:51
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Heart Of Wisdom And Compassion

2007-10-26 #7 Self & Society 59:18
  Stephen Batchelor
A consideration of the Buddhist understanding of self as a process, based on passages from the Pali Canon. A critique of "perfection" as the aim of the teachings, based on the understanding of "freedom" as found in the Padhana Sutta. Followed by a reflection on the Buddha's SOCIAL VISION. This leads to comments on the nature of Buddhism itself as a religious institution, and concludes with a call for a CULTURE OF AWAKENING in a secular world.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2007-10-26 Supporting And Deepening Daily Life Practice 53:25
  Donald Rothberg
Practicing mindfulness and metta in the United States is definitely challenging for a variety of reasons which are explored briefly. We outline a number of basic supports for practice (daily practice, community, study, etc. ) and then focus on four main ways of deepening daily life practice - (1) Finding regular ways to break habits, (2)Working with a mentor or teacher, (3) Grounding in the body, and (4) Learning to take obstacles and suffering as opportunities. (note: There is a 15 minute gap about 11 minutes into this talk and cuts out again at 53 minutes, due to technical difficulties.)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart

2007-10-26 The Tenderness Of Compassion 49:25
  Sharda Rogell
What is compassion and how do we open to our compassionate heart? And as we let GO OF our self interest AND demands ON LIFE TO BE THE WAY WE WANT IT TO BE and turn toward our own pain and other's pain, compassion can awaken in our hearts.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

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