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Dharma Talks
2014-07-29 Wise Speech and Wise Acrtion 43:25
  Chas Dicapua
How these two path factors fit in with the Buddha's teaching on liberation, and how to create a wise and compassionate approach to the practing of them.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds

2014-07-29 Intention, Motivation and Purpose 37:06
  Andrea Fella
This talk was given as a part of the series "Where Rubber Meets the Road: A Series on Mindful Living." When we start to meditate, we notice how much our body and mind influence each other. In the teachings of the Buddha, he highlighted a quality of mind at which this point of connection between body and mind happens. It's a factor in the mind he called "intention" or "volition." Intention or volition is a mental urge that impels us to act. Every action that we do of body, of speech, of mind, has this impulse that precedes it. With practice, it is possible to see this urge or impulse. With an intention to act comes motivation -- the reason why we are going to do something or say something. The Buddha said that this is an interesting place to pay attention to, because when we are not aware of our motivations, our habits of mind (such as greed, aversion and delusion) are choosing our motivations for us, and often those habits are not so helpful. So at this moment of choice when we have this intention to act, the motivation that accompanies that intention is what will either lead us down the path towards more struggle in our lives, or lead us down the path towards more happiness in our lives.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Where Rubber Meets the Road: A Series on Mindful Living

2014-07-30 The Stories That People Will Say About Us 59:39
  Sylvia Boorstein
About dying and living with grace.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-07-30 The Seven Factors of Enlightenment and the Noble Eightfold Path. 1:26:47
  Bhante Khippapanno
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-07-30 Part 1: Basic Trust 1:19:05
  Tara Brach
One of the expressions of an awakened heart-mind is a basic trust in reality. These talks explore the severed belonging that gives rise to mistrust, and two primary pathways to realizing and trusting the indivisible field of loving awareness that is our source.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2014-07-31 Family Retreat Talk; Equanimity 39:30
  Gil Fronsdal
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Family Retreat

2014-07-31 Why Mindfulness is Liberating 57:11
  Jenny Wilks
Exploring how mindfulness practice can take us from stress reduction to freedom from suffering.
Gaia House Mindfulness and Awakening

2014-08-01 Parenting With Equanimity and Warmth 44:56
  Betsy Rose
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Family Retreat

2014-08-01 Why Practice Mindfulness? 33:12
  John Peacock
Please note that this talk is unfortunately cuts out after 30 minutes, but it is still well worth listening too!
Gaia House Mindfulness and Awakening

2014-08-01 Opening Talk: Retreat format, refuges and precepts 49:54
  Steve Armstrong
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Awareness with Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat

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