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Dharma Talks
2014-05-27 Mindfulness Sacred or Secular? 26:58
  Shaila Catherine
Shaila Catherine gave this concluding talk in a guest speaker series that was organized to stimulate critical inquiry about mindfulness and how the teachings about mindfulness are manifesting in western cultures. This talk presents critical thinking, reflection, and discussion as integral elements of Buddhist practice. It refers to the early Buddhist custom of reciting teachings, sharing the Dhamma, and inviting correction and criticism about how the Dhamma was presented and taught. As mindfulness practices become mainstreamed, and applied in corporations and therapeutic contexts, some concern arises that the deep and liberating teachings of emptiness might be ignored as non-Buddhists, and sometimes non-practitioners, assert their own definitions of mindfulness in the media. This brief talk concludes with reflection questions about: 1. the meaning and definition of mindfulness—how is mindfulness different from attention? 2. how are ethics taught in Buddhist and secular applications of mindfulness? 3. how are secular interests affecting the development of western lay Buddhism?
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

2014-05-28 More of the Third Zen Patriarch 55:03
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-05-28 Humility 1:18:36
  Tara Brach
In Buddhism and most faiths, humility - feeling that we all share common ground, feeling neither superior or inferior to others - is both a prerequisite to awakening and an expression of mature spirituality. This talk explores how our conditioning and culture reinforce a swing from ego-inflation (self-importance, feeling special, better than others) to ego-deflation (feeling unworthy). We then look at how a wise and kind attention opens us to who we are beyond these confining egoic states, and enables us to live with humility and grace.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2014-05-28 Survol de l'enseignement et de la pratique des dernières semaines 40:12
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2014-05-29 Devotion in Dharma Practice 52:41
  James Baraz
Although devotion plays a significant role in Monastic Communities and Tibetan practices it's not something that's often discussed in lay communities. Yet devotion can be a major source of inspiration which can fuel our practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-05-30 The controlling Faculty Of Wisdom, Part I 62:09
  U Vivekananda
Nature of wisdom, factors contributing to the arising of wisdom
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 15 - June 30, 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-05-30 Searching For Me 31:43
  Jose Reissig
We spend much effort trying to define who we are. At times we even use our DNA for that. This search brings only suffering. Let's drop it.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat

2014-05-30 Sila, Samadhi, Panna 55:26
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
A discussion of the path of the insights it it nurtured through ethics, concentration and wisdom
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2014-05-31 When is Enough, Enough? 23:09
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Aloka Vihara

2014-05-31 Divesting Of Me 31:39
  Jose Reissig
This talk is a sequel of the previous one ("Searching For Me"). It invites us to forget our own press-releases, and to empty the screen of our mind.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat

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