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Dharma Talks
2011-09-11 Wise Speech in Groups, Part 2: Becoming More Skillful in Challenging Group Situations 3:22:40
  Donald Rothberg
We begin with a review of what was covered in Part I (July 10, 2011), covering the importance of speech practice, the basics of Wise (or “Right”) Speech practice, what this practice looks like in the context of small groups, and the basics of how to approach speech practice in challenging situations. We then bring in new materials, using short presentations and exercises, that expand our capacities to respond skillfully in challenging situations. We first examine how to direct mindful attention to emotions and underlying interests or values both in ourselves and in others (using some of the models from Nonviolent Communication and the Harvard Negotiation Project on "Difficult Conversations"). We also bring attention to our stories and narratives, using the model of the "Ladder of Inference" to help clarify how we often go very quickly to stories (particularly self-centered ones, often way beyond the "data") in challenging situations. We then develop further our capacities to use these tools and perspectives in situations in which we are triggered, and to respond more skillfully.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2011-09-11 Mindfulness - The Path To Release 56:55
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2011-09-11 Keys To A Long Retreat 58:33
  Guy Armstrong
When starting a long retreat, we should establish a proper attitude to our practice and also appreciate the purpose of renunciation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-09-12 What Is Mindfulness? 57:42
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Mindfulness is becoming more mainstream, but if we are to truly practice it, we need to understand what right mindfulness as a path factor is.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-09-12 9/12 ... Peace Begins Now 69:12
  Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-09-13 Satipatthana Sutta, Fourth Foundation: The Lions Roar 59:42
  Rodney Smith
Accessing the Fourth Foundation is as easy as abiding in wonder. A question that is interesting to you but does not immediately resolve itself into an answer holds that wonder. When you hold a question without trying to immediately find the answer, you will feel the pull of form (needing to know the answer) in conflict with the formless (the wonder within the mystery of the question itself).
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection The Satipatthana Sutta

2011-09-13 Music of the Heart 45:13
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2011-09-14 Dharmic Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, Part II--Wisdom, Compassion and Courage in our inner and outer lives 66:13
  Donald Rothberg
Howard Thurman, the great African American activist, mystic, and theologian, once said: “Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” In the spirit of this guidance, we continue exploring how to understand and respond some of the core issues related to the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. We are further guided by (1) understanding the inter-relationships between individual, relational, and collective domains of practice; and (2) taking wisdom, compassion, and courage (and responsiveness) as three touchstones of our practice, both more inner and more outer.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-09-14 Questions and Answers 60:47
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July through October 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-09-14 Part 1: Do You Make Regular Visits to Yourself? 1:21:13
  Tara Brach
These two classes cover the basic instructions for Buddhist mindfulness (vipassana or insight) meditation. The first class explores the attitude we bring to meditation that makes it rewarding, and the training that helps us in "coming back" from thoughts. The second class guides us in "being here," in cultivating a mindful awareness that recognizes and accepts what is happening in the present moment. Both classes include guided meditations and valuable reminders that can support you in developing a rich meditation practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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